Call of the Wild - Safari Trip
0 ½ weeks: Johannesburg to Johannesburg (4KP)A short four day safari into the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Luxury camping in a private concession and one night in a private lodge. Departs on a daily basis.
Departs on a daily basis.
Day 1 Kruger Park South Africa
We depart Johannesburg, the city of Gold and head off on an adventure of a lifetime. A truly unique African experience unfolds as we enter the Kruger Park via our private concession within Southern Kruger. The Park is home to 150 species of mammal, including Africa’s famed “Big Five”. The staggering 507 bird species, plus the wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians, make this the ultimate wildlife experience. We board open safari vehicles and make our way to our secluded safari camp taking in the sheer beauty of the African bush along the way. After settling into camp, we venture out on an afternoon/ early evening game drive. Returning to camp after dark, we enjoy a boma dinner in the form of a traditional Shangaan culture evening. Accommodation at our private camp situated in a wilderness area away from the normal commercial camps. (LD)
Day 2 Kruger Park South Africa
An early rise as we depart our camp at first light. Our game drive takes us to some of the best game drive routes within Kruger, giving us the opportunity to view the varied landscapes, ecosystems and abundant wildlife. The entire day is spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping off at the various waterholes en route. After an awesome day’s game viewing we return to camp to enjoy sundowners before heading out on another exciting evening game drive. Upon our arrival back at camp we are greeted with the aroma of traditional bushveld cooking as we enjoy a braai (barbeque) around a log fire. (BLD)
Day 3 Private Lodge South Africa
Up at daybreak, we venture out on an early morning game walk. After breakfast we make our way out of the park, heading for a private game lodge. Our journey takes us along the panoramic route to sights including the Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and the Bourkes Luck potholes. The rest of the afternoon is to be spent at leisure, enjoying the facilities that the lodge has to offer. After a relaxing afternoon, we take a brief tour of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee haven. This institute forms part of an international plight to rescue orphaned and abandoned Chimpanzees worldwide. It is the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Southern Africa. (BLD)
Day 4 Johannesburg South Africa
Guided by our curator, the morning is spent on an in depth tour of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee sanctuary. We gain insight into the problems facing this endangered species and the efforts enforced to try and protect them. We depart the Sanctuary after lunch and make our way to Johannesburg. (B)