Krugers Big Five

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Krugers Big Five

September 26 - October 6

£850 – £3499

This is the classic safari; elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and many more all against the back drop of rolling hills, endless grasslands and thick, prickly bush. This tour is dedicated to finding all the major mammal species found in Africas oldest and most famous national park. Kruger National Park is the size of Belgium and home to an unbelievable array of wildlife, so why wouldn’t you want to join us on this brilliant tour?

Holiday Features

TigerUp to 50 species of mammals

Guided night safaris

At least 8 full days game viewing

8-9 nights in Kruger

Guided morning walks

Up to 14 hours per day game viewing

Top Animals on Tour

African elephant

Cape buffalo

Lion

Leopard

White rhino

Wild dog

Itineraries Details

Destination:  South Africa

Tour Dates:  26/9/2019 – 6/10/2019

Duration:  10 nights

Type / Focus:  Mammals

Tour Difficulty:    

Pricing & Costs

Price: £3499 per person

Deposit: £850 per person

Single Supplement: £350

Min. Passengers: 4 persons before tour runs

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Holiday Breakdown

Day 1

Nelspurit / Kruger National Park

On arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga Airport you will be met by your zoologist guide/driver and depending on the time you arrived we will either head straight towards the main gate into Kruger National Park and onto a first camp (1-2 hours), level – bush camp bungalow (Berg-en-Dal / Lower Sabie / Crocodile Bridge). If this is the case then we will get your first opportunity to view Kruger National Parks wildlife as we drive through the south of the park towards our camp but if your flight is an afternoon/evening arrival you will be transferred to accommodation in Nelspurit, level – 4* (Shandon Lodge Guesthouse / La Rocha Guesthouse). We will eat our lunch or lunch and dinner (depending on the time) at our accommodation or along the way if we are heading into the park. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 2

Kruger National Park

This morning we will rise early regardless of where we spent the night, however if we inside Kruger National Park we will rise very early and get ready for a morning game drive. If we are in Nelsuprit we can rise a little later and enjoy breakfast before driving into Kruger and arriving at one of the following camps (1-2 hours), level – bush camp bungalow (Berg-en-Dal / Lower Sabie / Crocodile Bridge). Once here we will proceed onto a game drive. The game drives around these three camps are great, the southern parts of the national park play host to a massive variety of wildlife. The most commonly seen animals here include white rhino, cheetah, leopards, giraffes, klipspringers, kudu, spotted hyenas, scarlet-chested sunbirds, Heuglin’s robins, common hippopotamus, lions, goliath herons, giant kingfishers and of course near Crocodile Bridge camp Nile crocodiles. We will have around 6-8 hours of game driving during the day, coming back to the camp for lunch and our evening meal. In the evening there will also be a night drive with the national park rangers. Here the spotlighting is a great way to find the nocturnal animals such as leopards, spotted hyenas, springhares, African crested porcupines and aardvarks.

Day 3

Kruger National Park

This morning we will have a guided morning walk outside the perimeter of the camp. The walk is conducted by the national park wardens and allows you a unique chance to track rhinos, elephants or even lions on foot with trained guides. After the walk we will have breakfast before heading out for a few more hours of game driving. Our lunch will be back at the camp and after another game drive we will once again have a night drive. Our accommodation, level – bush camp bungalow (Berg-en-Dal / Lower Sabie / Crocodile Bridge).

Day 4

Kruger National Park

Today we will do the same as yesterday, including a morning walk, game drives and night drive. Our accommodation, level – bush camp bungalow (Berg-en-Dal / Lower Sabie / Crocodile Bridge).

Day 5

Kruger National Park

This morning we will once again have a guided walk or a sunrise game drive with the national park wardens. After we return and have had breakfast we will spend the rest of the day leisurely driving north towards our next campsite, level – bush camp bungalow (Olifonts / Letaba). Along the way we have a good chance of spotting African elephants, lions, common hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, martial eagles, bushbuck, red-headed weavers, African fish eagles, Burchells zebra, blue wildebeest, black-backed jackals and many other animals. After lunch and settling in we will have more game drive time around the park before a night drive in the evening. Our evening meal will be in the camp.

Day 6

Kruger National Park

This morning we will again rise before dawn and have a guided walk or sunrise drive. After this and breakfast we will have a full day game driving again, interrupted for lunch back at the camp. The evening will be the same as yesterday with a night drive and evening meal at the camp restaurant. Our accommodation, level – bush camp bungalow (Olifonts / Letaba).

Day 7

Kruger National Park

Today will follow the same format as yesterday. Including a full day game drive, guided morning walk/sunrise drive, night drive and three meals at our accommodation, level – bush camp bungalow (Olifonts / Letaba).

Day 8

Kruger National Park

This morning will start as the previous few with an early morning guided walk or sunrise drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast we will leave this camp and spend the best part of the day heading towards our next camp, level – bush camp bungalow (Satara). Here we have a good chance of spotting red-billed buffalo weavers, lions, giraffes, blue wildbeest, honey badgers, cape buffalo, leopard tortoises, ground hornbills and saddle-billed storks. Once we arrive at the camp we will have lunch and then head back out for more game driving. The evening will be spent with a night drive before our evening meal.

Day 9

Kruger National Park

Today is our last full day and night in the most famous park in all of Africa and we will have a morning guided walk/sunrise drive followed by breakfast, game drive, lunch, another game drive, night drive and our evening meal at our accommodation, level – bush camp bungalow (Satara).

Day 10

Nelspurit

Today we will rise more leisurely and eat breakfast. We will then be on the road south-west as we head out of the park towards Nelspurit. This will take most of the day as we will be game driving. We will stop for lunch along the way at another camp. Our evening meal will be at our accommodation, level – 4* (Shandon Lodge Guesthouse / La Rocha Guesthouse). Tonight your zoologist escort will treat you all to a drink as we recap the holiday and what we have seen.

Day 11

Home

This morning after our breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight home.

Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us. The morning guided walks, drives, sunset drive, walks, night drives and other national park operated activities are subject to availability once we are in the camp.

This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.

Extra Information

Weather Conditions

October is considered one of the best times to visit Kruger as we are at the very end of the dry season and the low water levels have concentrated all the animals around them, making game viewing very good and easy. The temperatures are also very nice and hover between a low of 16 and a high of 32 degrees C. The very first rains of the rainy season occur towards the end of October and this can make for an unforgettable experience as the landscape changes over night.

What’s Included

Everything mentioned in the itinerary is included. Including three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). There will be an amount of bottled water (approx 1ltr) available for each guest each day. We have our own private air conditioned vehicle with an excellent driver. We have a zoologist to escort you on all your excursions.

All our excursions including guided walks, sunrise, morning, evening, sunset and night drives rides and park entrance fees are also included.

Personal Equipment

We recommend you bring along your own binoculars or scope as well as appropriate clothing; which should be light and airy clothes as well as comfortable walking shoes. As the nights can be chilly we recommend you bring a fleece, long trousers, scarf and a woolly hat. A water proof coat is also a good idea. Insect repellent is handy as there can be mosquitoes about during the evenings and nights. Andy medication, books or other items of a personal nature is of course up to you to bring along. Oh and please bring plenty of memory cards or film for your camera. Also do not forget sun cream, sun hat and sun glasses as the sun can be strong here during the day.

Included Equipment

We provide a comprehensive species list of all the vertebrates present in the areas we are visiting as well as some of the best field guides and reference books for the areas we are visiting. There is usually a spare pair of binoculars but in a group of 4-6 people these do not stretch too far.

Extra Expenses

Nearly everything is included in this tour. The only things not included are international flights, travel insurance (contact us for more information one what is required from your insurance policy), any food bought outside of the three main meals, drinks outside of any offered with the meals and the bottled water provided each day and any items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and tips. Any applicable departure taxes and not included (but maybe included in the cost of your flights). Please check before departure.

Flight Information

As we are based in Manchester we recommend flights from Manchester International Airport

We recommend Emirates or KML as good airlines for flights to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg we recommend South African Airways for the journey from Johannesburg to Nelspurit/Kruger Mpumalanga. One of the best websites to search for the best fares is for both flights is www.opodo.co.uk. They are an IATA accredited agent and this provides all the securities related to ATOL protection. Please check our terms and conditions regarding booking flights.

Please contact us for more information about flights and we can provide you with a link direct to the flights from another supplier; in which case you only have to enter the passenger information and payment details. By using the above link you will leave our site and we at Royle Safaris hold no responsibility for the content on the site.

Visas and Health Information

All UK passport holders and most other nationalities are required to have a visa for South Africa. However these are given out free of charge on arrival at the airport. Usually 30 days is granted but please confirm this as less if sometimes given. The easiest way to find information is by visiting www.southafrica.info (be aware that this link leaves our site and we at Royle Safaris hold no responsibility for information on the site).

There are no mandatory vaccinations needed to visit South Africa, but it is recommended to be protected against TB, polio, typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis A as well as taking a form of malaria prophylactics. Please consult your GP about your individual requirements for visiting South Africa as soon as you have decided on this trip.

Reviews of this Holiday

...the wildlife was spectacular-many different and new species as well as the usual lions etc...The camp restaurants, cars and cabins were really comfortable and pleasant.

Jenny Peters, Cornwall

4.0
2018-04-21T10:04:25+00:00

Jenny Peters, Cornwall

...the wildlife was spectacular-many different and new species as well as the usual lions etc...The camp restaurants, cars and cabins were really comfortable and pleasant.
The trip leader was excellent in finding and identifying target bird and mammal species and in organizing everything very smoothly.

S.S. Rahman, Essex

5.0
2018-04-21T10:05:04+00:00

S.S. Rahman, Essex

The trip leader was excellent in finding and identifying target bird and mammal species and in organizing everything very smoothly.
Fantastic animals and great guides, the morning walks were my favourite. Im already booking for next years Royle Safaris holiday!

Mrs. Dewer, Belfast

4.0
2018-04-21T10:05:46+00:00

Mrs. Dewer, Belfast

Fantastic animals and great guides, the morning walks were my favourite. Im already booking for next years Royle Safaris holiday!
Martin organised our comings and goings with great care and attention to detail. We also liked his sensitivity to the environment when on safaris.

Sam Corral, Tytherington

4.0
2018-04-21T10:06:24+00:00

Sam Corral, Tytherington

Martin organised our comings and goings with great care and attention to detail. We also liked his sensitivity to the environment when on safaris.

The tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and deeply committed to the African wildlife. I found it a good balance of mammals and bird life abundant in the area.

Mr & Mrs. O\'Connor, Hertfordshire

5.0
2018-04-21T10:07:04+00:00

Mr & Mrs. O\'Connor, Hertfordshire

The tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and deeply committed to the African wildlife. I found it a good balance of mammals and bird life abundant in the area.
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Details

Start:
September 26
End:
October 6
Cost:
£850 – £3499
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Venue

Kruger Mpumalanga
Kruger Mpumalanga, South Africa + Google Map

Organizer

Royle Safaris
Phone:
0845 226 8259
Email:
info@royle-safaris.co.uk

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Deposit:
£850 per person
Single Supplement:
£350
Minimum Passengers:
4 persons before tour runs

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