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Kruger National Park: One of Africa’s largest game reserves, known for its diverse wildlife.

The most famous place to visit is Kruger National Park – the largest game reserve in Africa, filled with wildlife. Covering an area of approximately 19,000 square Kilometers, Kruger is a paradise to any wildlife fans and visitors having the opportunity to see the Big Five which includes the lion, elephant, buffalo; leopard, and rhino in their natural environment. Discover a variety of terrains, including tropical forests and wide open plains, and meet an impressive number of animals and birds, with over 500 types of the latter counted on the island. For the passenger on the wing and for one embarking on a self-drive tour, Kruger is worth being expected to present one with an unforgettable experience of exploring the natural face of South African land.

Itinerary

This itinerary offers a comprehensive Kruger National Park experience, combining game viewing with scenic exploration, ensuring an unforgettable adventure.

Day 1: Arrival and Afternoon Game Drive

Arrive at Johannesburg and transfer to Kruger National Park, either by a short domestic flight or a 5-6 hour drive. Check-in at your lodge or camp and have lunch. In the late afternoon, embark on your first game drive to spot the Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino—as well as other wildlife and bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Full-Day Safari Adventure

Start your day with an early morning game drive, the best time to see predators like lions and leopards on the hunt. Return to the lodge for breakfast, then set out for a mid-morning guided bush walk, learning about the park’s flora and smaller fauna. After lunch and some relaxation at the lodge, head out for an afternoon game drive, exploring different areas of the park. Return to the lodge for dinner, followed by an evening of stargazing or relaxing around the campfire. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Panorama Route and Departure

Begin with an early morning game drive or bush walk, then return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out. Take a scenic drive along the Panorama Route, which includes stops at breathtaking sites such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Blyde River Canyon. Enjoy a packed lunch or stop at a local restaurant. Return to Johannesburg by late afternoon or early evening for your onward journey.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, breathable clothing for daytime.
  • Warm layers for early mornings and evenings.
  • Binoculars and a good camera.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.

Additional Notes:

  • Carry enough water and snacks for the drives.
  • Follow your guide’s instructions and respect the wildlife.
  • Consider a guided safari for a more enriching experience.

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