6 Day Kruger and Balule Experience
You will be collected from your accommodation, or from the airport, and driven to Greater Kruger National Park where you will do a 3 hour evening game drive and end off with a braai (barbeque) out in the African Bush. An early rise sees you going on a 4 hour Big five bush walk with armed rangers today, with 4 hour sundowners game drive done after lunch. An early wake up sees you going on a full day game drive deep into the heart of the Kruger National Park. The next morning takes us to an animal rehabilitation centre before heading out to do another 3 hour big five game drive. Today you will enjoy a second full day Kruger National Park Game Drive. Enjoy an early morning game drive before getting your transport back to Johannesburg via the beautiful and scenic panorama route with a quick stop to gaze out at the beautiful vistas of the Blyde River Canyon.
Johannesburg – Greater Kruger National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Gauteng or Johannesburg Airport and travel via the Highveld grasslands to our main lodge in the Kruger Park. Board an open Landcruiser for a 3h Sunset Drive, your first opportunity to experience the fauna and flora of Africa. Watch the magnificent African sunset and, after dark, use a spotlight to view nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Marula Tree Boma will be a Bush Braai. After dinner, continue with your Night Drive and overnight in en suite air conditioned chalets.
Greater Kruger National Park
At sunrise we drive to the Olifants River for a 4h Bush Walk. Your rangers will show you many secrets of the bush. Adrenalin surges will be acute even if your rangers are adequately armed. Return to your lodge for brunch. Later you may sleep in your air-conditioned chalet, swim or read wildlife magazines in our Lapa. A light lunch will be served and at around 15h30 we enjoy a 4 h drive on Balule. We stop for sundowners and toast the splendour of Africa. Dinner and overnight at our main lodge.
Greater Kruger National Park – Kruger Park
Drive to Kruger Park in your custom-built open-sided Gameviewer. You will view game without intervening glass windows and also listen to and smell the denizens of the bush. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region has open plains that attract large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope that, in turn, attract many predators. In fact, this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.
Greater Kruger National Park
After breakfast, we drive to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. Here you will learn about the sterling work being done in rehabilitating injured and orphaned animals. You will get close and personal to some of the residents, including lions and leopards. Your understanding of Wildlife Conservation will be greatly improved. Return to your lodge for a light lunch. At around 15h00 we drive to Tshukudu Game Lodge where we have High Tea. Enjoy a 3 h game drive in this enclosed Big 5 reserve where our chances of seeing the Big 5 are very good. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy another exciting day on the open vehicle watching game in Kruger Park. Your ranger will attempt to show you any animal you have not yet seen.
Greater Kruger National Park – Johannesburg
Enjoy a Sunrise Drive, after breakfast, drive via the Panorama Route to see the scenic splendours including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde Canyon. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop off by arrangement.
This tour includes:
- 3-hour Sunset Drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve
- Bush Braai
- 4-hour Bush Walk with armed ranger
- 4-hour Game Drive on Balule BIG 5 Reserve
- Two full days in Kruger on open Gameviewer
- 3-hour Game Drive on Tshukudu Big 5 Reserve
- Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
- Sunrise Drive
- Scenic highlights of Blyde Canyon including Three Rondawels