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Kruger Encompassed

Explore the Greater Kruger area on this 7-day South African adventure with a perfect balance of wildlife, cuisine and culture. A visit to a G Adventures-supported school gets you right into the thick of it, balanced with a multitude of wildlife photo opportunities at a Private Nature Reserve and in Kruger National Park. Of course, our open vehicle safari drives give you even more chances to spot elephants, lions and rhinos, up close and in person. Top it off with a farewell Afrikaans Braai (BBQ) and you wont want the trip to end.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: DSKE/141258
  • Starts: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Finishes: Johannesburg, South Africa
You will Visit
  • Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg

Itinerary

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Day 1: Johannesburg

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrive and transfer to the guest house. Enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) welcome dinner tonight.

02

Day 2: Johannesburg/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue on to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park.

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Day 3: Kruger National Park

Embark on an early morning game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle, taking in views of the abundant wildlife. Return to our camp, and enjoy a drink on the deck with views of the watering hole, a popular spot for game to visit. In the afternoon, opt to take another game drive or bush walk. Tonight enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma.

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Day 4: Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve

In the morning, visit a G Adventures-supported Children's Day School and Shalati Village, located just outside Kruger National Park. Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area, to enjoy open vehicle game drives while searching for Africa's famed Big Five.
For the next 2 days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening game drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve. Search for elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo - Africa's famed Big Five. Traversing over the 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for game viewing.

We use various accommodations within the reserve based on availability. During your time here, the group will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents - both of equal quality and with similar amenities.

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Day 5: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy an early morning game drive, followed by brunch and free time at the Lodge. In the afternoon, indulge in high tea before an evening game drive. In the evenings enjoy a sundowner (drink) while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

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Day 6: Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

After one last safari game drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy an Afrikaans dinner at our local guest house.

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Day 7: Johannesburg

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Traditional Braai (BBQ) welcome dinner
    • Panoramic Route scenic drive including visits to Blyde River Canyon, Bourke Luck Potholes and God’s Window
    • Kruger National Park entrance fee with game drive in open vehicle
    • Visit a local village and G Adventures-supported school
    • Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with game drives in open safari vehicles
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Guest house (2 nts), safari camp (2 nt), comfort tent or chalets (2 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides and rangers
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Tour Highlights:
  • Meet new friends in a local village school
  • Snap photos of a lifetime on open vehicle game drives in the Greater Kruger area and private reserve
  • Share dinner and conversation in a local Afrikaans guest house