Kruger National Park Tour & Safari from Johannesburg $1149*
(This tour does NOT include air transporation, it is Land Only)

6 Days/5 Nights
Departures Every Friday: Sep 30, 2016 thru Oct 27, 2017
(Accommodations begin in Johannesburg on Saturday, Safari begins on Sunday)

Explore the spectacular Mpumalanga region of South Africa on this guided tour, including Kruger National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive by air-conditioned vehicle along the Panoramic Route from Johannesburg and visit Elephant Whispers, an interactive sanctuary. See endangered white rhinos as well as lions, giraffes and buffalo on several safari drives through the national park and Mthethomusha Game Reserve. You’ll view more than 200 rock paintings by the San people. It’s a great option for any wildlife enthusiast!

Overnight Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels
Meals: 3 breakfast and 3 dinners on safari

Itinerary:

Friday:
Depart via your own carrier.

Saturday:
Arrive Johannesburg and proceed on your own to your airport hotel.

Overnight: Silverburch at Birchwood Hotel - Johannesburg Airport or similar.

Sunday: Johannesburg – Sabie (D)
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your journey. Head east in your luxury car from Johannesburg along the Panoramic Route to the Mpumalanga – ‘Place Where The Sun Rises’ – and drive past spectacular scenic terrain as you listen to your guide’s commentary along the way. You’ll pass through the village of Dullstroom and travel over Robbers Pass to have lunch (own expense) in Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic mining town.

Continue to the Northern Drakensberg and stop to take a few photos of natural attractions such as God’s Window, Pinnacle Rock and the gorgeous Lisbon Falls, which plunge 209 feet (64 meters) into a forested gorge below.

In the afternoon, arrive in Sabie, nestled in the Drakensburg Mountains on the banks of the Sabie River. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this tranquil, small town at your leisure until you meet your group for dinner.

Overnight: 3- to 4-star hotel accommodation in Sabie

Monday: Sabie – Kruger National Park (B, D)
After breakfast, head to Elephant Whispers, a sanctuary for six African Elephants, for a rare opportunity to interact with the majestic giants up close. Discover the mammals’ remarkable intelligence and fantastic memory as you touch their wrinkly skin.

Continue to the Kruger Cultural Village to learn about the cultures of Mpumalanga, including the Swazi, Shangaan, Zulu and Ndebele people. Listen to African songs and see dancers perform in traditional attire before you dine on authentic cuisine for lunch (own expense).

Then, enter Kruger National Park for an unparalleled look at South Africa’s diverse flora and fauna, including magnificent bird life. Embark on an afternoon game safari in a closed vehicle and pursue the Big Five – white rhinos, buffalo, elephants, lions and leopards – as well as other endangered species.

Finally, return to the lodge for dinner under the stars in a traditional ‘boma,’ an open-air shelter made of reed walls enclosing a fire pit, where you’ll enjoy a feast by lantern light (weather permitting).

Overnight: 3- to 4-star hotel accommodation in Kruger National Park

Tuesday. Kruger National Park – Mthethomusha Game Reserve (B, D)
After breakfast, relax on another drive through the superb expanse of Kruger National Park for more game-viewing opportunities. Then, head to Mthethomusha Game Reserve, set against the gorgeous Malelane Mountains, and enjoy high tea at the lodge.

In the late afternoon, set out on an open-vehicle game safari, traversing through the reserve past granite outcrops and crags. Stop to view an outdoor exhibit of more than 200 spectacular rock paintings, which record the spiritual belief system of the San, hunter-gatherers who populated the region for millennia.

Afterward, enjoy a dinner of Pan-African cuisine and relax for the evening at your comfortable accommodation.

Overnight: 3- to 4-star hotel accommodation

Wednesday: Mthethomusha Game Reserve – Johannesburg (B)
Dine on an early breakfast before embarking on another open-vehicle game drive through the reserve to spot white-tailed mongoose, kudu, giraffe, zebra, sable and – of course – the ‘Big Five.’

Next, admire beautiful vistas of the de Kaap Valley and surrounding mountains as you enjoy lunch (own expense).

After a scenic drive back through Mpumalanga with your guide, you’ll arrive back in Johannesburg in the late afternoon, where your tour ends.

Overnight:
Silverburch at Birchwood Hotel - Johannesburg Airport or similar.

Thursday:

Proceed to the airport for your return flight home.


*Inclusions:

Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Sandton, Rosebank and Johannesburg Airport hotels
Park fees
2 nights accommodations in Johannesburg
3 nights accommodation on tour
Sightseeing as specified
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Maximum number of participants on tour is 12
This tour is not suitable for children aged 7 years and under
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Cancellations more than 41 days in advance of the scheduled departure incur a $200 per person cancellation fee.
Cancellations between 16 and 40 days in advance of the scheduled departure incur a $500 per person cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 15 day of the scheduled departure incur a 100% cancellation fee.


**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy Persons traveling single require a single supplement.

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