This 5-Day Green Camp Safari is a fantastic budget-friendly Kruger Park Safari option. It offers an intimate and authentic safari experience staying at an environmentally friendly camp near Kruger Park - an ideal budget package for small groups and families.
Explore Kruger National Park on game drives with professional and experienced game rangers, enjoying leisurely evenings around the campfire back at camp. The game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles designed for optimal wildlife and bird watching in the African bush. Accommodation is in comfortable safari tents set on wooden platforms surrounded by natural vegetation at the private camp with a pool, fire-pit boma and thatched dining area.
Head to Kruger Park for five days of big game adventure in the untamed African bush. This morning you are transferred to the private eco-camp which is located just outside of Kruger National Park - South Africa's leading safari destination. Collection is from OR Tambo International Airport or a selection of hotels near the airport or in the Sandton area of Johannesburg. Departing from the megacity we travel north-east to Greater Kruger, via Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga Province.
Arriving at the camp you are shown to your tented room, before enjoying a cold drink beside the swimming pool or crackling campfire. Then dinner is served in the dining area or open boma introducing you to hearty South African cuisine.
After dinner, it is time for our first adventure in the African bush - an exhilarating night game drive in Kruger Park. Hop on board the open game viewing vehicle and set off into the wilderness to experience the nighttime sounds and sights under the stars. A bright spotlight is used to see the nocturnal animals moving quietly in the bush, their eyes glowing in the light we cast. Nocturnal sightings include large predators such as lions as well as smaller animals like porcupines, civets, genets and bats. At the end of the day lie back in your comfortable bed and fall asleep to the sounds of nature.
Wake up to the sound of birds and take in the wild environment at the eco camp. Days two, three and four follow a similar program. Our days on safari typically begin with coffee and a snack followed by a game viewing drive in Kruger Park. Our wildlife viewing drive lasts about 3 hours, after which we return to camp and a welcome breakfast. During the midday heat, there is time to relax, take a nap or dive into the sparkling, crystal clear pool to cool down. At this time of day, the animals retreat to the shade and rest before going in search of dinner. Lunch is served in the early afternoon and as the afternoon draws to a close we head out on a sunset game viewing drive. African sunsets are usually spectacular and night falls quickly once the sun has gone down. As we head back to camp and dinner, keep an eye out for the nocturnal creatures as they begin to stir.
Three days of exploring in Kruger enables you to experience the vast scale, diversity and biological richness of this 19 485 km² wildlife reserve. With about 150 species of mammals and an awe-inspiring variety of plant, insect, reptile, amphibian and bird species every game drive offers unique encounters and different discoveries. Over the next three days, our chances of sighting the Big Five are excellent, as Kruger is home to high densities of these iconic species (rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant).
The game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles, by one of the camp's professional game rangers. The rangers are chosen for their experience, and in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the African bush and its wild inhabitants. Thus your ranger is able to provide fascinating details and insights while improving your chances of spotting animals and birds in the bush.
In the evenings scrumptious dinners are served in the covered dining area or around the campfire in the open-air boma.
Start your final day on safari with coffee and breakfast, relaxing in the peaceful natural setting of the eco-camp.
Then, we take a scenic drive along the Panorama Route back to Johannesburg, leaving Greater Kruger behind. Travelling via Blyde River Canyon we stop to admire the beautiful views at highlights such as Gods Window, Lisbon Falls and Graskop.
At about 5h00 this afternoon, we reach OR Tambo Airport where we bid farewell, bringing this well-priced Kruger Eco Camp Safari to a close.
This small, eco-friendly camp offers an authentic Kruger Park safari experience at an excellent price. The affordable tented camp is located 10-minute's drive from one of the main gates to Kruger National Park, next to Sabi Sand Game Reserve of Greater Kruger.
The camp features a handful of walk-in safari tents on raised wooden platforms. Each tent has its own private bathroom nearby, accessed by a well-lit pathway. These permanent tents are fitted with fans, power-points, basic furnishings and twin beds, complete with linen. Camp facilities include an open-air boma area with a fire-pit, a swimming pool and a thatched dining area. The camp is constructed of natural materials and canvas and operates on gas and solar power, making it a more eco-friendly alternative to mainstream lodges.