Many of today's Big Five safari experiences revolve around the safari lodge where extravagance is the key, but there are still lodges that hark back to the golden era of the early safaris, where there is a genuine feeling of being part of the wilderness, and yet not giving up on the comforts associated with the modern safari.
This 3-day South African safari allows for the opportunity to be part of something from the past. The unique tented safari accommodation is not the only attraction on this Kruger Park safari, for the time is spent in a private concession in Africa's most iconic game park.
The game is plentiful and the birdlife prolific, and with experienced field rangers guiding the activities, the experience can only be memorable. Combine a legendary game reserve with luxury tented safari accommodation and you have an unbeatable South African safari in Kruger.
Depart Johannesburg for your flight to Hoedspruit where you will be met by your driver who will take you through to your Kruger National Park luxury tented safari Camp. This drive will be in the wilderness of the Kruger Park, allowing you your first views of the wildlife.
Arrival at the camp will be in the early afternoon with time to check in, enjoy high tea and relax a bit before heading out on your first open safari vehicle game drive. The drive will be between 3 - 4 hours with a stop to watch the sunset and enjoy a refreshing drink. Upon return to the lodge, dinner will be served on the deck or in the dining room.
Following your early morning wake-up call with coffee/tea and rusks, you will head out on a morning open safari vehicle game drive with your ranger where you have the chance of viewing lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and cheetah. After the 3 to 4-hour game drive, you will return to camp. After a delicious breakfast, the rest of the day can be spent on your peaceful verandah overlooking the wilderness of Kruger Park or around the swimming pool.
Tea, coffee and cakes are served in the late afternoon before you are taken out on the afternoon open safari vehicle game drive which also doubles as a night drive since you return to the lodge after dark. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks before a candle-lit dinner.