Our 11-day private small group (max 6) safari itineraries in the magnificent Kruger National Park in South Africa have become extremely popular and sought after experiences of African wildlife interpretations and spectacular photography opportunities.
Accommodated in en-suite and air-conditioned single roomed or family roomed cottages, this safari itinerary combines the best of the Kruger National Park with 5-star guiding and hosting.
Your guide has travelled ½ million Kms of the Kruger roads taking over two thousand international guests into this great and diverse big 5 wildlife reserve for over 20 years, his passion, experience, training and knowledge of the biology, the behaviour and the ecology of the Kruger combined with his extensive knowledge and passion for wildlife photography turns your trip to the Kruger National Park into an unparalleled experience of African wildlife.
Your guide and his chef host and entertain your group with stories of the bush, a great sense of humour, compassion and professionalism, they combine 5 star hosting and guidance with fantastic South African outdoor cuisine and wildlife experiences, photography and interpretations.
We host these 11-day experiences of the Kruger National Park every month during the March – November seasons which include best opportunities to see the Kruger National Park at its very best.
Scientists, honeymoon couples and families wanting to combine a lot of laughs, plenty of education and stunning wildlife in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of Africa’s greatest natural spaces should seriously consider this itinerary:
Meet and Greet – arrival day
Our road transfer fetch you at Nelspruit airport and drive you into Kruger. After settling into your cottage you will get onto our open-sided safari game viewing vehicle for your first afternoon gamedrive.
Crocodile Bridge Camp/ (restcamp/south western Kruger) (3 Nights)
White rhino, kudu, impala, giraffe, some elephant, reedbuck, klipspringer, grey rhebok and warthog.
Leopard and wild dog are regularly seen in the region. Lion are usually found in the lower plains on the roads to Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge. Bird watchers will find the appeal of the camp irresistible as a wide variety of birds species can be seen here.
Accommodation is a private en-suite cottage under beautiful thatch roofs (including fresh linen and towels) that sleeps two people.
Skukuza (restcamp/central Kruger) (1 night)
Skukuza restcamp is named after the Tsonga name for James Stevenson-Hamilton, the first warden of the park. Literally translated it means 'he who sweeps clean', a reference to his removal of all the local people to make way for the establishment of the Park. The Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Museum houses many interesting artifacts – very well known is the knife ranger Harry Wolhuter used to single-handedly slay a Lion and save his own life.
Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. Skukuza Restcamp is home to some interesting birds and amazing plant life.
Accommodation consists of a serviced (fresh linen and towels) private en-suite one-bedroomed cottage that sleeps two people.
Satara (restcamp/ central Kruger)
Situated in an excellent game viewing area, Satara has relatively open bushland and the game is plentiful and diverse. Satara camp itself has a rustic charm, with the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara camp is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. Owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roar of lion.
Accommodation consists of an en-suite cottage with two beds (includes fresh linen and towels).
Orpen restcamp (restcamp/north western Kruger) (2 Nights )
The camp has acacias and marula trees sharing the grounds with red bush willows, and huts are separated by rock gardens flecked with aloe and Barbeton daisies
The area around the camp allows for watchings the nomadic Senegal (Lesser Black-winged) Plover, and, on a few occasions, Montagu's Harrier. White-faced and Comb (Knob-billed) Ducks, Little Grebe (Dabchick) and Lesser Moorhen, African Rail and African Crake, as well as Wooly-necked, Marabou, Open-billed (African Openbill), White and Black storks may all be seen in the camp and surrounding areas. Additionally, the camp is home to a wealth of raptors, shrikes, nightjars and owls. Accommodation is a two-bedded en-suite cottage.
Talamati (private bushveld lodge/central Kruger) (2 Nights)
This private bushveld lodge is ideally situated in the central Kruger NP. Our drives and activities include several dams, open savanna and thorn thickets with some amazing riverbeds and pools to explore. Elephants, lion and buffalo are prolific in this area as well as the endangered cheetah.
Night time at Talamati plays host to unbelievable African wildlife sounds, and you are sure to see many animals at the waterhole by simply sitting in the game viewing hide for an hour or two. Bird watching is also prolific. A resident troop of baboons is always seen foraging around the camp in the evenings.
Accommodation is in a private en-suite cottage that sleeps two people (fresh linen and towels included).
In all locations your guide and chef will stay close by and host hospitality and mealtimes from their cottage.
We always fit in an early morning game drive, and of course, a hearty breakfast before departure back to Nelspruit.
Return road transfers from Nelspruit to Kruger.
All accommodation in private en-suite cottages in four locations in the Kruger (includes fresh linen and towels).
Conservation and entrance fees.
All private guiding and game drives in our open-sided game viewing vehicle (see pic below).
All breakfasts, dinners, gamedrive snacks and refreshments courtesy your safari chef.
Refreshments include: Limited South African wine and beer at dinner, plus all sodas, bottled water and fresh juice.
All safari activities as per itinerary (including two gamedrives a day and two morning guided walks).
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