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Explore Kruger National Park

7 Days, Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Explore Kruger National Park

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Explore the Greater Kruger area on this seven-day tour in South Africa. Search for elephants, lions, and rhinos at one of the continent's most celebrated national read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 6 nights accommodation (Guest house (2 nts), hotel (1 nt), tent (1 nt), tent or chalets (2 nts)).
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking.).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Panorama Route scenic drive.
  • Kruger National Park and private nature reserve game drives in open vehicles.
  • Lecture and game drive with a researcher.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) / driver throughout the tour, local guides and rangers.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD130-170 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Johannesburg
Day 2 Johannesburg/Kruger National Park
Day 3 Kruger National Park
Day 4 Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Day 5 Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Day 6 Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg
Day 7 Depart Johannesburg
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • Karongwe Private Nature Reserve
  • Johannesburg to Johannesburg Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Johannesburg

    Arrive and transfer to the guest house. Enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) welcome dinner.

    Arrival Airport Transfer
    Oliver Reginald Tambo International - Johannesburg 30m-45m
    You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (Dinner)

  • DAY 2 Johannesburg/Kruger National Park

    Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park.

    Panorama Route Scenic Drive
    Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route. You'll see magnificent mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, and waterfalls. There will also be stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window.

    Private Vehicle
    Johannesburg - Kruger National Park 7h-8h 30m 500km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Kruger National Park

    This afternoon, take an included game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife from your seat. Return to the camp and enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma.

    At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa's Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent.

    Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Kruger National Park 4h Afternoon
    Get in our vehicle and get ready to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, and many other species in this impressive South African NP. Don't try to feed the animals!

    Safari vehicle
    Kruger National Park 3h
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.

    Opt to take a morning game drive or bush walk, or relax on the deck with views of the watering hole, a popular spot for game to visit.

    Free Time
    Kruger National Park
    Opt to take an optional morning safari drive or game walk.

    Optional Activities
    Kruger Area Game Walk

    Kruger National Park 2h 30m-3h 30m
    Embark on a bush walk in Kruger National Park with a local guide/ranger. Encounter the wildlife and enjoy an on the ground perspective of this amazing ecosystem.

    Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Kruger National Park
    Get in our vehicle and get ready to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, and many other species in this impressive South African NP. Don't try to feed the animals! (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    In the morning, visit a G Adventures-supported Children's Day School and Shalati Village, located just outside Kruger NP. Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area to enjoy open vehicle game drives while searching for Africa's famed Big Five.

    For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening game drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve. Search for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos - Africa's famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for game viewing.

    We use various accommodations within the reserve (the location is based on availability). During your time here, you will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents (both of equal quality and with similar amenities).

    Hope Africa Children's Day School
    Manyeleti Morning
    Learn how G Adventures supports accessible early childhood education in South Africa through the Hope Africa Children's Day School. This school provides education for over 80 children under the age of five. The parents of the children are mostly rangers and lodge staff in the Kruger area. This school provides families with access to safe childcare during the day, so they can rest assured while being employed in the tourism industry. The preschool also provides two meals a day for each student. A past G Adventures' traveller who visited the school helped raise much needed funds to have a water line, borehole, and tank installed. Thanks to her efforts, the school and community have access to water.

    Private Vehicle
    Kruger National Park - Karongwe Private Game Reserve 3h 150km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Karongwe Private Game Reserve 3h Afternoon
    Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Game drives are conducted with qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    Take part in an early morning game drive and then enjoy brunch and free time at the lodge. In the afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Programme, a project headed by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick. A member of Kelly's team will teach us about their ongoing research and join us on our evening game drive.

    Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Karongwe Private Game Reserve 3h 05:00
    Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Game drives are conducted with qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush.

    Carnivore Conservation Talk and Game Drive
    Karongwe Private Game Reserve
    Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Programme, a project headed by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick. Vincent van der Merwe, a member of Kelly's team, will give a talk about carnivores in South Africa and the research CCP is doing. Vincent will also discuss conservation within parks and reserves and National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative. You will then be accompanied by Vincent or one of his colleagues on a game drive to give you more insight into cheetahs and other carnivores.

    Free Time
    Karongwe Private Game Reserve Afternoon
    Relax and enjoy some down time between game drives. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

    After one last safari game drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.

    Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Game Drive
    Karongwe Private Game Reserve 3h 05:00 Morning
    Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Game drives are conducted with qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush.

    Private Vehicle
    Karongwe Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg 7h 500km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 Depart Johannesburg

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD130-170 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 9 passengers, at an average there are 6 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt. of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. PASSPORT AND VISA: A valid passport and visas are required for entry into South Africa.

  10. YELLOW FEVER: South Africa is to enforce new rules requiring proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers - even in airport transit - who have been in Zambia or other countries where the disease is endemic. The stricter guidelines, effective 01 Oct 2011, will see pax without an international Yellow Fever certificate refused entry.

  11. TRAVEL DAYS: This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned touring vehicle for the long drives.


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