8-Day Kruger in Depth - roundtrip Johannesburg
This eight-day adventure does one thing very, very well: Kruger National Park. Starting in Johannesburg, get a taste of the region with a mouth-watering welcome braai before setting out for the Greater Kruger Area. Got your camera ready? Good. Because your next few days will (hopefully) feature a healthy dose of elephants, lions, and giraffes on the savanna, as well as chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimp Eden. This tour is Kruger National Park done to perfection.
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8 DAY KRUGER IN DEPTHMay 25, 2024Roundtrip Johannesburg | Travel Style: Classic | Service Level: Standard
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Accommodations: Hotels (2 nts), Tented Camp (2 nts) Lodges (3 nts)
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
CAD $1,999 Per Person Incl taxes
Day 1: Johannesburg, South AfricaTour Begins | Meal: Dinner | Accommodation: Airport Game Lodge
Arrive at any time. Enjoy an included Braai to get your first taste of South African fare.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South African Braai (Barbecue)
Enjoy a spread of grilled meats, vegetables, and homemade salads, and the opportunity to taste some of the South African flavors after your welcome meeting.
Day 2: Johannesburg & Greater Kruger AreaMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Accommodation: Awelani Lodge
Depart Johannesburg early to get a jump start on our long drive. Arrive late afternoon in time to freshen up for dinner.
An included lunch en route breaks up the drive. A long drive today means wildlife first thing tomorrow.
Private Vehicle: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle on the way to the Greater Kruger Area and your accommodation for the night at the Awelani Conservancy.
Day 3: Greater Kruger AreaMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Accommodation: Awelani Lodge
Up bright and early for an included bushwalk, take this opportunity to stretch your legs after yesterdays drive and to get up close and personal with the nature around you. Enjoy a picnic lunch after the walk and an afternoon rest back at camp. The afternoon includes a Safari drive to see the wildlife in the area.
Nature Walk - Awelani Conservancy
There are many ways to experience the African soil, but doing it on foot is one of the most exciting ways to immerse yourself in the Great Kruger area. Follow an expert guide into the bush. The area is surrounded with Baobab trees and other plants and bushes endemic to the area. This is a great place to visit for any avid birdwatchers.
Northern Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive
Hop in a 4x4 safari vehicle and get yourself one step closer to the surrounding nature. Be ready to spot large herds of elephants roaming in the area as well as groups of buffalo, antelope, hyena, and more.
Day 4: Kruger National Park AreaMeals: Breakfast, Dinner | Accommodation: Umbhaba Eco Lodge
Enjoy an early start this morning to enter the park and enjoy the full-day safari drive through the park in our touring vehicle in search of the Big Five. Spend the day in Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five. After an exciting day of safari, arrive late afternoon at your lodge and enjoy some local fare at dinner.
Private Vehicle: Kruger - Hazyview
Spend the day in Kruger National Park, trying to spot the big five. Enjoy a full day safari drive en-route to our lodge.
Day 5: Kruger National Park AreaMeals: Breakfast, Dinner | Accommodation: Umbhaba Eco Lodge
Another full day in Kruger awaits. Hop into a 4x4, because the wildlife safari drive is in a smaller vehicle today, offering a fresh perspective of the scenery and animals around you. Finish the day with a delicious dinner with your fellow travelers. Every day of safari is different, and it's the promise of the unknown that keeps every day so exciting.
Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Full day
Hop in a 4x4 safari vehicle and get yourself one step closer to the surrounding nature. Be ready to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, and many other species in this impressive South African national park.
Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing
Enjoy a cultural evening with the local community. Dive into local fare with a delicious traditional dinner, then watch a local dance performance.
Day 6: Kruger National Park AreaMeals: Breakfast, Dinner | Accommodation: Umbhaba Eco Lodge
Today is a day at leisure. Choose to do another morning or afternoon safari drive or instead flex your photography muscles and join a tour of the Panorama Route. With lots to see and do, there is something for everyone to choose from. Opt for another full day in Kruger, or a half day perhaps if some relaxing is in order. Or visit the iconic Panorama Route during an optional full day tour.
With loads of optional activities to choose from, there's lots to see and do in Greater Kruger.
Day 7: Kruger & JohannesburgMeal: Breakfast | Accommodation: Airport Game Lodge
Conservation plays a big role in Kruger and the surrounding areas. Broaden your knowledge about conservation when you visit Jane Goodall Foundation's Chimp Eden this afternoon en route to Johannesburg. Jane Goodall's Chimp Eden tour is the perfect way to capstone an epic safari in South Africa. Enjoy the remainder of the scenic drive back to Jozie, and arrive at the lodge early afternoon. Opt to join your CEO for a farewell dinner.
Private Vehicle: Hazyview – Johannesburg
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Chimp Eden Tour
Chimp Eden, run by the Jane Goodall Institute, is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. This is a home for orphaned and rescued chimps as well as those displaced from their natural habitats in other parts of Africa. Tour the facility and visit viewing areas for two different 'camps' where a guide will introduce you to the chimps and tell you about their history and behavior.
Day 8: Johannesburg, South AfricaTour Ends | Meal: Breakfast
This marks the end of your Kruger in Depth adventure.