A fantastic 3 star lodge tour to Kruger National Park in South Africa, at a really great price! This Budget Lodge Safari travels from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park via the Panorama Route highlights of God's Window, Lisbon Falls and Graskop.
After settling in at the comfortable lodge we embark on an afternoon or evening game drive in Kruger. Spend a full day game viewing in open 4x4 safari vehicles on day two, hopefully sighting the Big Five, amongst numerous other wild animals and birds in the vast Kruger Park. Take a final game drive on the third morning, before returnig to Johannesburg where this action-packed Budget Kruger Safari ends.
Our Kruger Lodge Safari starts with a collection from your accommodation in Johannesburg. We travel to the Kruger Park via the well-known Panorama Route in an air-conditioned vehicle. This scenic area is located in the Province of Mpumalanga in South Africa and is breathtakingly beautiful.
Along the way we visit the sites of God's Window, Graskop and Lisbon Falls. From here we head to our 3 Star Safari Lodge on the outskirts of the small town of Hazyview, near the Phabeni Gate of Kruger Park.
After settling in at the comfortable lodge we head into Kruger National Park on our first exciting game drive. We embark on either an afternoon or an evening game drive, depending on availability (to be confirmed en route to the lodge this morning). Late afternoons and early evenings are ideal for spotting wildlife as animals become more active during these times. If we take an evening game drive, our guide will attempt to locate the animals of the night for us. Arriving back at the stylish safari lodge we will have dinner before retiring for the night.
It's up nice and early for our full day of game viewing in Kruger. We spend the whole day on game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle, going in search of the diverse wildlife that make Kruger one of the top game reserves in Africa. Hopefully we will sight a few (possibly even all) of the Big Five of Africa - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
During the day we stop to stretch our legs, have breakfast, take comfort breaks and enjoy lunch (own account) at one of the rest camps in Kruger Park. The professional guide will share his or her in-depth knowledge of the local flora and fauna with you as you explore, searching for and pointing out the animals, birds, other creatures and features of that make the African bush so extraordinary.
After our eventful day of game viewing we return to our nearby safari lodge for dinner and relaxation, before retiring.
We get up early this morning and set off on one last game drive in Kruger Park. Returning to the lodge mid-morning we have breakfast before checking out and boarding our transfer vehicle back to Johannesburg. We stop for lunch (own expense), along the way, and on arrival back in Johannesburg your Kruger Park Exclusive Lodge Safari will come to an end.
While we are on the open road between Johannesburg and the Kruger Park we will make use of a luxury minibus that is fully air-conditioned.
When we go on our game drives the vehicle we make use of is an open-sided 4x4 game viewing vehicle. This specially adapted safari vehicle will be driven by a highly qualified guide.
Accommodation on this Kruger Safari is at a 3 star lodge near the Phabeni Gate of Kruger National Park, in the game-rich Mpumalanga Province.
The safari lodge is set amongst lush indigenous vegetation in beautifully landscaped gardens and boasts an authentic African safari atmosphere. Facilities include a ladies bar, wine cellar, two outdoor swimming pools, a curio shop, communal lounge, laundry services and 24-hour security.
Stay in luxurious, air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms. These spacious and comfortable rooms overlook the Sabi River or the two swimming pools and leafy grounds of the safari lodge. Some of the rooms have balconies and verandas for bird watching and spotting the resident hippos as they graze. The tastefully decorated rooms also feature heating, fans, tea and coffee making stations, and satellite television.
The lodge features an a la Carte restaurant typically serving African-style and country cuisine of international standards. Guests can dine in the thatched boma area under the stars, or out on the terrace overlooking the Sabie River.
Our family-friendly lodge accommodation lies a short distance from the Panorama Route and its scenic highlights of Blyde River Canyon, God's window, Pilgrims Rest and Bourke's Luck Potholes. The safari lodge offers a variety of outdoor and game viewing activities that can be booked at extra cost.
NOTE: In the unlikely event of the lodge being fully booked, we reserve the right to use an alternative lodge of the same standard.
Kruger Park Conservation fees are not included in the Tour Price. Please click on the link for more info.
This Safari can be done as a 4/5 day package or simply add on the amount of extra days you want. Day 2 of the programme will be repeated for the additional days.
Please note that due to operational procedures departures for single passengers are no longer available, unless departing with an existing booking. Please contact African Budget Safaris to confirm availability.
The Safari includes a sunset drive, however due to availability, this may be exchanged for an afternoon drive.
Please note that we offer convenient pre and post tour lodge accommodation, which can be added to your tour booking upon request. The 4 star lodge accommodation is located 10-15 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. For pricing information please follow the link.
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