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4-Day Safari to South Africa’s Top Wildlife Reserve

One of the most famous and storied wildlife reserves in the world, Kruger National Park offers superlative big-game experiences. From lions to elephants, zebra and giraffes, hippos and buffalo, Kruger has it all. This excellent 4-day safari takes you inside Kruger National Park and the bordering private concessions and reserves. No matter which accommodation you choose, this trip is an excellent addition to a business trip or tour in Southern Africa, and pricing includes flights from and to Johannesburg.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Kruger National Park: Upon arrival at Johannesburg, you’ll be assisted to your light aircraft transfer to the Kruger area and then your selected accommodation.

Luxury – Sabi Sand Game Reserve: Londolozi Granite Suites offer an extraordinary experience, either booked individually or as a private camp for six guests. Bold, inspiring materials mirror the extrusion of granite rocks that flank the camp while conveying the raw essence of Africa. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting in each expansive suite. A seamless integration with nature is achieved with large doors and windows all opening directly onto the Sand River. Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool. Between game drives, choose from many optional activities, including a bush walk, photographic studio, village experience, massage, Good Work Foundation community experience, inclusive yoga class and boutique shopping.

Luxury – Thornybush Private Game Reserve: Royal Malewane is a classic and luxurious safari lodge with just six luxury suites and two royal suites (which each have two bedrooms). Game drives, walking safaris, spa treatments, community visits, guided tours of the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, helicopter rides, golfing, horseback riding and canyon cruises are all on offer.

Deluxe – Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve: Dulini Leadwood has just four intimate safari suites set seamlessly in riverine forest. It offers a relaxed and personalized safari escape in a lodge centered around contemporary design. With its sought-after location at the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers, memorable sightings and spectacular views can be enjoyed from your very own secluded terrace with a private, heated lap pool or from your elevated treehouse deck.

Deluxe – Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve: Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp offers six luxury suites, each with a private viewing deck and heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed. Suites are complete with luxury furnishings, full bathrooms en-suite, indoor and outdoor showers and air conditioning. The Camp is located in the private Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, allowing for day and night game drives on and off road.

Value – Timbavati Private Nature Reserve: Kambaku River Sands has ten thatched suites adorned in authentic African style. Each suite sports an en-suite bathroom with a spa bath, double shower and outdoor shower. The suites are air-conditioned, neatly equipped with mosquito nets and modern amenities and have private viewing decks. It is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, a vast expanse of nearly 150,000 acres of pristine African bush. Visitors may see all of the Big 5, as well as other game such as cheetah and wild dog. With only two vehicles allowed per sighting, guests can experience an exclusive safari, enjoying sightings all to themselves. Walking safaris are also available in the reserve.

Value – Mutlumuvi Concession/Kruger National Park: Rhino Plains Camp offers four comfortably furnished African explorer-style tents, with en suite & hot running water and the African wilderness right on your doorstep. With a maximum of eight people only, guests are ensured a quality, pristine wilderness experience. For a totally unique experience, guests wanting something different will be able to walk to their sleepouts – elevated wooden platforms twelve feet high where the night will be spent sleeping outdoors under the stars! 

Days 2 & 3 – Kruger National Park: Enjoy two full days of safari activities including morning and evening game drives exploring Kruger National Park or your private reserve or concession. Meals and overnights at your lodge.

Kruger National Park: The park consists of nearly 8,000 square miles of unrivaled diversity of life forms fused with historical and archaeological sites – this is real Africa. This world-renowned national park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

Day 4 – Kruger/Depart: Enjoy your last morning on safari. You will be transferred to the local airport for your light aircraft transfer to Johannesburg for your onward flights.

Optional – Sabi Sand Treehouse: Add a night at Chalkley Treehouse, or Kingston Treehouse: Pack an overnight bag with your essentials, while leaving your other belongings back in your room at camp. The treehouses at Sabi Sand are for the hopeless romantic (ideal as a wedding or anniversary treat), the adventurer, the person who needs a complete disconnect and digital detox, or the wildlife enthusiast who prefers the bush au-natural (additional fee). All of the treehouses are securely constructed above the ground, where animals will remain at a safe and comfortable distance. Our field guide will provide a full orientation when he drops guests off before sunset and will remain on call via the radio left behind until it is time to leave the following morning after sunrise and a good cup of coffee!

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Quick Facts

Perfect for:

  • Perfect for Luxury Accommodations
  • Perfect for Big 5/Wildlife Sightings
  • Perfect for Families
  • Duration 4 days
  • Departures Anytime
  • Accommodations Safari lodges
  • Fitness Rating Easy
  • Activities Game drives, nature walks, night drives
  • Safari Type Big 5/Wildlife
  • Style Value, Deluxe or Luxury
  • Land-Only Price* $
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*Pricing is per person and an estimate. Contact a Journey Specialist for a customized quote.
$ = <$5,000 | $$ = $5,000 – $9,999 | $$$ = $10,000 – $20,000 | $$$$ = >$20,000

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