9 Day Holiday Northern Kruger Safari
Our 9 day Kruger Park holiday safari is designed for the African wildlife enthusiast who enjoys the sights and sounds of the African bush. This 9 day holiday safari covers the length and breadth of the Kruger National Park, one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. From the game rich south through the grass plains of the central Kruger to the bird and elephant rich northern regions, your game ranger will ensure that you have a memorable Kruger Park holiday safari.
ALL GUIDES ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND THE HIGHEST PAID IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
- Eight Nights Private en-suite fully serviced Chalet Accommodation three or four camps.
- Eight Breakfasts
- Eight Dinners
- Complimentary bottle of house wine with dinners.
- Courtesy Binoculars on vehicles
- Extended Open Vehicle Game Viewing drives Morning and Afternoon.
- A Night Safari conducted by National Parks Rangers.
- Collection and Drop Off after the safari in Johannesburg or Pretoria with our own Luxury transfer vehicles and professional driver.
- Transport for the Entire duration of your safari.
- Daily Conservation and Entrance Fees.
- Bottled Mineral Water on all vehicles.
- Welcome Gift from Nhongo safaris.
Day 1: Phalaborwa - Kruger Park
Your Kruger Park holiday safari starts by entering the Kruger park through the Phalaborwa Gate. We continue on towards Camp. The northern Kruger is elephant country, where you are most likely to encounter these large beasts. Roan antelope live in small herds of three to ten and are one of the Kruger National Parks rarest game species. We arrive at camp late afternoon in time for check in and to relax before dinner is served in the restaurant.
Day 2: Kruger Park (B/D)
After getting up early morning we depart from camp on your morning open vehicle game drive making our way to Punda Maria Camp for breakfast. The Punda Maria Camp was originally established in 1919 as a post from which to monitor ivory poachers and was converted into a tourist camp in the mid 1930’s. En-route you have the opportunity of spotting large packs of wild dogs and large herds of eland, one of our largest antelope species. We return to camp mid afternoon for a siesta and time to relax or browse the curio shop. Dinner is served in the restaurant and your guide will discuss the following days activities as you settle in to your 9 day holiday safari.
Day 3: Kruger Park (B/D)
We depart on this the third day of your Kruger Park holiday safari making our way towards the camp of Mopani for breakfast. This camp is situated on the banks of the Pioneer dam which has large pods of hippo which can be viewed from the deck. After breakfast we continue our drive. Arriving mid-day you may spend the afternoon visiting the Elephant Hall an impressive collection of record elephant tusks which are housed in the Goldfields Environmental centre or sit and relax along the Letaba River watching elephant and antelope coming down for a drink or photograph the resident bushbuck as they wander between your chalets. Dinner will be served once again in the restaurant.
Day 4: Kruger Park (B/D)
Same as day 3, except for departure on a sunset safari at 17h00, returning to camp at 20h00 for dinner.
Day 5: Kruger Park (B/D)
This morning we depart from Camp and make our way for breakfast, en-route hoping to spot either a leopard on the prowl or a lion on a kill. You will also be able to spot giraffe enjoying the early morning coolness as they browse along the way. After breakfast and time to view the majestic views of the Olifants River as it flows by the camp, we make our way on towards the central region of the Kruger Park. The central area of the Kruger National Park includes some of the best scenery in the park with the craggy Lebombo mountains rearing up in the east forming a solid natural boundary with Mozambique. We arrive early afternoon to check in to camp and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy either browsing in the curio shop or relaxing by the pool and talking about your Kruger Park holiday safari experiences thus far.
Day 6: Kruger Park (B/D)
Today we explore the central region of the park returning to camp for breakfast and visiting some of the waterholes in the area.
Day 7: Kruger Park (B/D)
Today we depart from Camp and make our way for breakfast. After breakfast, we make our way along the H10 towards another camp for lunch. Here you have the opportunity to view herds of elephant, buffalo, rhino, zebra and wildebeest with the possibility of lion on the prowl. After lunch we continue our 9 day holiday safari along the Sabi River and make our way on towards camp. Dinner will be served in the Restaurant.
Day 8: Kruger Park (B/D)
We explore the southern side of the Kruger Park stopping for breakfast at one of the many camps on this side of the Kruger. After a bit of game viewing we will stop at one of the camps for lunch before returning to camp late afternoon. This evening as it is your last night your guide will prepare a Traditional South African Barbeque for you under the African sky and tackle any unanswered questions you may have about you Kruger Park safari.
Day 9: Kruger Park – Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport or OR Tambo International in Johannesburg.
After breakfast we depart from the Kruger National Park at 10h00 and either make our way back to Nelspruit for you to be able to connect with your flight back to Johannesburg or take a road trip back to Johannesburg in an air-conditioned shuttle bus back to the OR Tambo International Airport. Arrival back at OR Tambo is 16h00.
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