4 Day Budget Southern Kruger Safari
- 3 days
As you wing your way from Johannesburg to the iconic Kruger National Park, you begin the first of four glorious days of thrilling to the sights and smells of the African bushveld. In this 4 day/3 night package costs are slashed, but the experience remains priceless. You will enjoy no less than 6 magnificent guided day safaris with your experienced Safari Guide in an open safari vehicle.
Outdoor barbecue breakfasts and sumptuous suppers are all part of the package. Every morning and late afternoon it’s time to head out on the game drive to seek Africa’s prized ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. Learn of this world renowned Park’s contribution to the preservation of its precious wildlife and of its smaller reptile and insect life, its flora and incredible birdlife.
Between game drives relax, swim in sparkling pools, catch a tan, read your book or enjoy a siesta. Bring your binoculars to enjoy a little bird watching and sometimes you may experience a visit from a larger wild game camp visitor too! Evenings are spent around warm open bush boma campfires, building comradery with fellow game spotters and reminiscing on the day’s thrilling sightings!
Day 1 - Johannesburg - Kruger Park. You will be collected from your Johannesburg Hotel between 06h00am and 07h00am and no later than 07h00am from OR Tambo Airport, we make our way to Nelspruit to meet up with your guide and change to your open safari vehicle and then be on your way to the Kruger National Park. On arrival at your camp time to have lunch and check into your accommodation, before departting on your first game drive till gate closing. Return to camp time to relax before dinner is served. Your guide shall update you on times and venue.
Day 2 - Kruger Park. The day starts early in the Kruger National Park depending on the time of the year. It is always good to be out and about as early as possible in order to still find the cats on the prowl before the heat of the day. Breakfast is had at either your camp where you are staying or at one of the many picnic areas found in the park. After breakfast, we continue our game viewing, stopping off at water holes, following river lines, making our way back to camp during the heat of the day in summer October to April allowing you to relax, swim, read your book or enjoy a siesta. In winter we are able to stay out a bit longer May to September. We depart once again three hours before sunset for our afternoon safari, returning to camp before gate closing time. Dinner is enjoyed in the restaurant.
Day 3 - Kruger Park. This morning once again you will be departing early from camp for your game drive, watching the sunrise over the African plains in search of the Big 5. We return to camp mid-day for a siesta or time to relax at the swimming pool. We will depart once again depart mid – afternoon for your game drive till the sun sets when we return to camp for dinner.
Day 4 - Kruger Park - Johannesburg. The last morning’s open game viewing drive departs at gate opening time, enjoying breakfast in the outdoors, before departing at 10h00am and making our way slowly out of the park. We return to Johannesburg at 16h00pm or you can be dropped at Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your onward journey.
Good to know
- This is a 4 day trip
- Minimum age 6 years
- Three nights private fully serviced chalet / tent accommodation with communal bathrooms (one camp is used for this safari)
- Three breakfasts
- Three dinners
- Open vehicle game drives morning and afternoon
- Transfers to and from the Kruger National Park in our own luxury vehicles with professional drivers
- Entrance fees
- Bottled mineral water
- 1 x night drive
- Personal expenses
- Drinks and curios
- Items of personal nature
- Gratuities (optional)
- Comfortable shoes or sandals (no heels)
- Neutral coloured clothing cool clothing in summer (shorts and T-shirts), long pants and jacket in winter
- Swimsuit (all camps have swimming pools)
- Malaria medication and anti mosquito sprays
- Personal medications
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Camera and spare memory cards
- Travel adapter plug (these can be purchased in the park)
- Neutral coloured clothing
BEST TRIP EVER! I was very nervous about the whole idea of going on safari. Kruger National Park exceeded my expectations and much of that was down to my experience with Nhongo Safaris, I felt extremely safe and well looked after, Amanda our guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. Under promise and over achieve she did!
I will be back and will be recommending Nhongo Safari’s to anyone who will listen!
Thank you again, I’d give you more stars if I could!
Our Nhongo Safari focused on seeing and learning about the park's animals and ecosystems. We saw the big five and so much more- a leopard in a tree with a kill, mating lions (interesting), elephants up close, black rhinos, a poached rhino (very sad), hyenas, hippos, giraffes... Our guide Amanda was dedicated and passionate about the park and its animals. Her experience and knowledge as a guide made the trip a once in a lifetime event. We were glad we chose the 7 day safari - there is so much to see. If you want to experience, the wildlife of Africa, Nhongo is a great choice.
From beginning to end all the staff we interacted with was great and professional. Booking was easy and straight forward. This was our first safari but it will surely wont be the last!.
But the highlight of the trip was our awesome guide, Michael. That guy sure loves his job and it shows!!!!. Very professional, knowledgeable and great fun!!!
Below is a review given by one of our clients on a "Six Day Safari".
We had a 6 days private safari with Nhongo. Our guide was Amanda and she was wanderful. She took care of everything, explain everything and was very knowlageable. We saw leopard and chita and many other animals.
Nhongo also upgrade our stay to ensure we will have wonderful time and we did.
Thank you Amanda and Verity for an unforgettable safari.
So frustrating... I am very very upset about the experience I just had with Nhongo Safaris. Kruger Park is amazing, please go there, it totally worth. I only chose the wrong agency to go with. Nhongo is super well rated however they charged my friends and I quite a lot of money and fit us 3 in a small room, even they had sold us 2 bedrooms. Nobody came to clean our room for the first day. The guide we had was good, can’t complain about him - Clint his name. My main issue was with the Nhongo’s management: Verity. I tried to wire them money before the trip taking place but it didn’t go through once my bank was seeing the wire transfer as potentially a fraud, I offered to pay locally and so Verity agreed with that. Unfortunately once I got there she changed wanted me to pay in cash only (it is a National Park, I couldn’t take 400usd out of a ATM where the daily limit is way lower). She made the chaos in my life, involved me in such an embarrassing situation that I will never forget. Ahe reached out to my friends chasing them for money, she ordered our guide to stop the car in the middle of the jungle until she got the money, pretty much she forced one of my friends to pay it on my behalf without asking me for it. There were 8 people in the pickup truck and everyone was watching the car stopped because of this. I have never felt so embarrassed and frustrated in my whole life. Even I said I could wire from another bank, pay it on a card machine, I offered to go to her office in Johannesburg, I offered plenty of alternative solutions and she made this to me.
Other than that We made good friends, we took awesome pictures, so please go to Kruger Park, just don’t join Nhongo Safaris!
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