Kruger Safari Experience
Go on a bush safari in South Africa!
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Group Size: Avg 2-10
Trip code: KNPS
Duration: 5 days
Take a walk on the wild side with an epic 5 day safari adventure in Kruger National Park, South Africa. From sunset drives and sunrise treks through the bush, to camping out under the stars, nocturnal wildlife spotting, and a full-on day safari in the park's most densely inhabited areas to spot the elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos, and buffalo that make up the famous 'big five', this is an experience you're unlikely to forget any time soon. You'll also get the opportunity to see giraffe, zebra, antelope, reptiles, insects, and more than 500 bird species!
- Get to know Johannesburg, choose form a multitude of different optional activities and try out some delicious local food
- Stay on a fantastic game reserve in Kruger National Park and get to go on safari to see if you can spot the big five
- Go on a sunrise trek through the bush and get a closer look at some of the wildlife with a park ranger by your side
- Take a trip to the Blyde River Canyon for some of the most breathtaking views across Kruger
- Go on a sunset bush drive and witness nocturnal animal behaviour in the wilderness
Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg
You'll spend your first day in Johannesburg with a bit of free time to get settled at your accommodation, make use of your onsite pool, and check out the local area. You'll be located right in the heart of the city, so you'll have easy access to the main attractions.
Day 2: Sunset in the bush
Get ready for an adventure today! You'll be collected and taken to the game reserve by our local team in the morning, for your first glimpse of Kruger. Later, we'll head out in open top trucks for a sunset bush drive and then watch some of the park's nocturnal animals as the sun disappears. Later, we'll enjoy a dinner at the accommodation.
Day 3: All day Kruger safari
Today is all about the animals as we head into Kruger for a full day's safari. We'll keep to the Orpen Gate area, which is known for its abundant wildlife; you'll get to see a huge number of different species, from antelope, giraffe, and zebra, to beautiful birdlife, and you might even catch a glimpse of the big five.
Day 4: Bush trekking
Wake early this morning to enjoy an incredible sunrise bush trek with a park ranger to learn more about the animals, reptiles, and insects that live here. Later in the day we'll go to the beautiful Blyde River Canyon and take in some truly breathtaking views from the Three Rondavels. Late afternoon we'll head back to our accommodation in Johannesburg.
Day 5: Back in Johannesburg
There's nothing on the schedule today, so do a bit more sightseeing or get in one final swim before checking out of the hostel this morning.
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You will need to fly into Johannesburg O.R Tambo International Airport in South Africa to arrive on day one of your trip itinerary. We suggest arriving before 6pm. Airport transfers are not included in the cost of the trip, but a taxi from the airport to the starting hostel will cost around £15.
You can depart at any time on the last day of the itinerary.The local team in country can help you book a taxi back to the airport.
While you're in Johannesburg, you'll stay in a small and friendly hostel in the heart of the city with its own pool and bar on site. You'll stay in mixed dorms here for two nights; the first and last day of your itinerary.
On nights 2 and 3 you'll stay on the edge of Kruger National Park in comfortable lodge or tent-style twin share rooms, which come with full bedding, towels, soap, lighting and a fan.
You'll get to enjoy two breakfasts and two dinners in the bush during your stay, with simple but filling breakfasts provided on days three and four, and dinners provided on days two and three. Try some of the delicious local food at the huge array of markets and restaurants in Johannesburg, or pick up some fresh ingredients and cook up your own dishes in the kitchenette at the hostel.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18.
Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand don’t require a visa to enter South Africa. South African Immigration does ask that you have two completely blank consecutive pages in your passport. UK visitors are allowed to stay in South Africa for up to three months. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after you return.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.