Package Tour - 2-7 night Kruger Park Open Land Rover Safari
Categories: Big 5 / Photographic / Wildlife
Our Kruger National Park Safaris are all about providing an exclusive and personalised wildlife experience. When we say exclusive we really mean it! We will not combine your Kruger safari with another group, whether you are 2 or 10 guests.
At a Glance
Day 1: Hazyview or Nelspruit airport (transfers can be arranged from JNB) to Kruger National Park
Courtesy binoculars, mineral water & fresh orange juice, blankets for early mornings and waterproof ponchos in case of a summer shows are all provided whilst on safari.
Professional and entertaining guides, with extensive knowledge of the region and its anecdotes, will strive not only to find the spectacular ‘Big 5’ but also to point out and explain the smaller things that the untrained eye would never notice.
At Regent Safaris, we will always ensure your wildlife experience become memories to treasure for life.
After welcoming you on board our comfortable and well-equipped Land Rover open safari vehicle, your private guide will present a brief synopsis of what to expect during your safari. There is a short drive before entering a Kruger gate in the southern region, an area known for its elephant and buffalo herds, home to the king of the jungle and of course wherever lion prides are, antelope, zebra and giraffe abound.
We continue our Kruger wildlife journey to the central region of the Kruger towards Satara (or similar), an excellent area for wildlife with the bush relatively open and animals plentiful and diverse.
We arrive at the camp in the late afternoon to book into the comfortable en-suite and air-conditioned rondavels (thatched units).
At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets during the summer months. The call of owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated intermittently by the whoop of hyena, screech of jackal and the roar of lions.
Dinner in the camp restaurant.
Overnight: Kruger National Park Rondavel/Bungalow
Day 2: Kruger National Park Camp to Kruger National Park
Leaving camp an hour earlier (in the summer months) than the Kruger entrance gates open, is the perfect time to spot night-night-time predators that are still active. Perhaps we’ll see a pride of lions, a leopard or the elusive cheetah - the opportunities are endless.
After stopping for breakfast, we continue our wildlife adventure before returning to camp to escape the hottest part of the day. An opportunity for a dip in the pool, explore the camp or perhaps a siesta.
As the day begins to cool, we board the open safari vehicle mid-afternoon. With a network of roads to select from, your guide's knowledge and experience could lead to a predator kill or to an area known for its regular sightings of the elusive leopard. The open plains offer great sightings of general wildlife, including the elegant giraffe and the dazzling zebra
With evening drawing closer, we head back to camp for a sundowner and dinner whilst recounting experiences of the day.
Overnight: Kruger National Park Rondavel/bungalow
Day 3: Kruger National Park to Hazyview
Awaken to a spectacular African sunrise, before leaving for a last morning safari in this world-renowned wildlife reserve.
This is the perfect time to spot night-time predators still active, perhaps an elusive leopard in the fork of a tree or lion cubs rushing to catch up with their pride.
After stopping for breakfast we’ll continue our search for the magnificent creatures of the wild. In the late morning, we leave the Kruger with an approximate Hazyview arrival at midday.
It is true that a visit to rural Africa is like a step back in time, where nature rules and mankind is but a spectator.
Overnight: Optional and recommended!