Birds and Big Cats - 11 day / 10 night package tour

Bushcat Safaris

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Package Tour by Bushcat SafarisBirds and Big Cats

Birdwatching Nature Wildlife

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 11 days / 10 nights
  • Group size: Minimum of 2 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Johannesburg
  • Price: No price range submitted

Tour Highlights

  • Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Game Reserve,
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Private Lodge Experience

Tour Itinerary

  1. DAY 1: Johannesburg Airport or your hotel to Dullstrrom Highlands

    Arrive in Dullstroom for lunch, followed by afternoon birding activity.

    Birding and wildlife highlights include Southern Bald Ibis, Denham’s Bustard, Sentinel Rock-Thrush, Buff-streaked Chat, Yellow-breasted Pipit, Jackal Buzzard, Gurney’s Sugarbird, Malachite Sunbird, Grey Crowned Crane and many others. Mammals include Blesbok, Mountain Reedbuck, Grey Rhebok and Yellow Mongoose.

    OVERNIGHT: Critchley Hackle

  2. DAY 2: Dullstroom Highlands

    Early morning excursion to Veloren Valei Nature Reserve in the morning, followed by breakfast and an afternoon birding activity.

    OVERNIGHT: Critchley Hackle

  3. DAY 3: Dullstroom to Nr Pilgrims Rest

    Leave Dullstroom after breakfast and head on to Mount Sheba.

    Forest birding will be the highlight of your stay here as there is a large patch of indigenous mist-belt forest surrounding the hotel.

    Birding and wildlife highlights here include Narina Trogon, Knysna Turaco, Chorister Robin-Chat, White-starred Robin, Orange Ground Thrush, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Cape Batis, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler, Olive Bush-Shrike and Olive Woodpecker, among others, as well as the forest-dwelling Samango Monkey.

    OVERNIGHT: Mount Sheba

  4. DAY 4: On the Escarpment

    Your second day to explore this area

    OVERNIGHT: Mount Sheba

  5. DAY 5: Mount Sheba to Skukuza Kruger National Park

    Leave Mount Sheba early and take in some of the sights of the Panorama Route such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels.
    Enter Kruger National Park

    Birding and wildlife highlights include Saddle-billed Stork, Marabou Stork, Lappet-faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Southern Ground Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Lilac-breasted Roller, Purple-crested Turaco and the Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Cape Buffalo, to mention but a few.

    OVERNIGHT: Skukuza Camp

  6. DAY 6: Skukuza - Kruger National Park to Skukuza -Kruger National Park

    Full day in Kruger looking for wildlife and birds as above

    OVERNIGHT: Skukuza Rest Camp

  7. DAY 7: Skukuza - Kruger National Park to Satara Kruger National Park

    Leave Skukuza and continue through the Kruger National Park driving towards Satara Rest Camp with its slightly different habitat to Skukuza.


    Birding and wildlife highlights include Saddle-billed Stork, Marabou Stork, Lappet-faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Southern Ground Hornbill, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Lilac-breasted Roller, Purple-crested Turaco and the Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Cape Buffalo, to mention but a few.

    OVERNIGHT: Satara Rest Camp

  8. DAY 8: Satara Rest Camp - Kruger National Park to Satara Kruger National Park

    Another day in the park to search for birds and wildlife in the area

    OVERNIGHT: Satara Rest Camp

  9. DAY 9: Satara Rest Camp - Kruger National Park to Sabi Sands

    After a last morning drive in the Kruger depart for the adjacent Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a world-renowned private conservancy of 65 000 hectares and which boasts some of Africa’s finest game viewing.

    Your time here will include morning and afternoon open vehicle safaris, where close-up encounters with big game will be the highlight of this wonderful itinerary.

    Bush walks, fine food and wine, and alfresco dining under the stars in the boma (open eating area) will complement the game viewing and make for a cherry-on-the-top experience.

    Birding and Wildlife highlights include Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, White Rhino, Spotted Hyena, Kudu, Burchell’s Zebra and Blue Wildebeest, among others.

    OVERNIGHT: Nkorho Bush Camp

  10. DAY 10: Sabi Sands

    Another day to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the lodge and game drives to search for the Big 5 and birds of the area

    OVERNIGHT: Nkorho Bush Camp

  11. DAY 11: Sabi Sands to Johannesburg Airport or your hotel

    After a final safari from Nkorho Bush Camp you will have breakfast and head back to Johannesburg, a seven hour drive away.

    TOUR ENDS

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Contact: Marie McCrae

Telephone: +27(0)83 302 - 6228

Postal Address:
Stand 29, Letamo Estate, Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, 1739, Gauteng, South Africa

Quick Facts

Transport
Tours are conducted in air-conditioned 4X4 vehicles, with game drives in open game viewing vehicles.

You will be picked up and dropped off at either Johannesburg International Airport or your hotel at the beginning of and the conclusion of all tours. Your personal safety and enjoyment is of the utmost importance to us.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
February 2002 - 14 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We found Marie to be the perfect guide for keen photographers when we spent a very rewarding week with her criss-crossing the lower section of the Kruger...

Margaret Brown, Sydney, Australia

SA-Venues.com Travellers' Rating

Excellent

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