Kruger National Park & Panoramic Route

Kruger National Park & Panoramic Route

Day 1:  Johannesburg – Kruger National Park 

Arrive Johannesburg and proceed to shuttle departure point. A scenic drive takes us to the magnificent Imabali Safari Lodge, where you will spend the 3 Nights on safari

Set on the banks of the N’waswitsontso River in the Central Kruger National Park, this palatial haven offers immaculate accommodation and unrestrained luxury.

Experience magnificent wildlife sightings in the heart of the Kruger National Park – Africa’s most iconic game reserve.

Check in and the Afternoon/Evening Safari departs.

After an exciting Safari with sunset drinks served in the open bush with your armed ranger,we return after dark for a excellent meal around the roaring camp fire as one here the savage roars of the lions on the hunt.

Why choose a private concession lodge in the Kruger National Park

  • We are able to offer you one hundred square kilometres of exclusive safari space – only our own vehicles traverse this area
  • We have our own extensive road network to access the concession
  • We are permitted to leave the road and drive off-road to get closer to the wildlife and capture that perfect image
  • Centrally located and adjacent to some of the most famous safari lodges in the Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves we enjoy the some of the most productive game viewing anywhere on the planet
  • Walks are available to our guests accompanied by highly qualified guides

Overnight : Imbali Safari Lodge – Fully inclusive of all meals, scheduled safari activities, conservation levies and gate fees

Day 2-3:   Imabli Safari Lodge adventure 

Two daily safaris are included in all rates at Imbali Safari Lodge and an optional bush walk can be arranged in advance, subject to availability.

A private concession within the Kruger National Park comprising three lodges – Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, and Hamiltons Tented Camp, Mluwati Concession was born out of a spirit of ensuring the future sustainability of the National Park.

As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.

Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home. Over 500 species, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling.

Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.

Experience a morning and evening safari during your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher, and the steady chirping of sociable tree frogs.

Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains.

A safari at Imbali will reveal new scents, curious sounds, and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.

Overnight : Imbali Safari Lodge – Fully inclusive of all meals, scheduled safari activities, conservation levies and gate fees

Day 4:  Kruger National  Park  – Mpumulanga

We have an early morning game drive followed by an excellent breakfast.

We check out and your private transfer will meet you in the lobby at 11h00

Today we have a scenic journey towards the lovely Oliver Guest House

We arrive in time for lunch and check in

Enjoy an afternoon Elephant Back Safari planned for the rest of the day.

A short transfer takes us to the Elephant Safari and we are welcomed and given a briefing

Experience the thrill of being close to these magnificent creatures; witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and the deep bonds they share with their human family.

While the Elephant Handlers share their wealth of knowledge about fascinating elephant behaviour, enjoy a wonderful hour of touching and feeding the elephants, taking photographs and experiencing the incredible trust that has developed through gentle interaction.

After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a privileged journey atop an elephant.

We return to Olivers for an excellent dinner in our most luxurious surroundings.

Overnight : Oliver’s Lodge – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 5:  Panoramic Route Experience

Today we have a private Panorama Tour to all the breathtaking sites!

 Breath taking views, plunging waterfalls, eagles flying above you and a rich history, quite literally, as it includes the gold rush years, are the kinds of things you see in this magnificent area.

‘Guarded’ by the small town of Graskop, this famous route is home to mountains, forests and canyons, most notably, the Blyde River Canyon which is also world’s largest ‘green canyon’.

The awe-inspiring Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls and Mac Mac Falls are just a short drive away.

As are scenic landmarks such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window, where you can walk in the thick, indigenous mist forest that stands amongst the clouds some 800m above Blyde River Canyon. Bourke’s Luck Potholes are an unusual geological formation and well worth the visit.

These giant potholes formed at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers and mark the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon.

We do stop over for lunch at Graskop

After a wonderful day we return to Olivers for the night.

Overnight : Oliver’s Lodge – Bed & Breakfast 

Day 6:  Return to Johannesburg

Breakfast is served and today after a wonderful and memorable few days we are picked up by the shuttle for our return to Johannesburg arriving late afternoon.

“HERE I AM IN AFRICA , WHERE I BELONG’  ( Karen Blixem – Out of Africa )

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Our itineraries are “recommended itineraries” and may be booked as suggested. However, they also serve to inform you, as a possible first time traveller to Africa, an idea of what can be done. If you find that the recommended itineraries do not suit you entirely, we will tailor make a program to best meet your individual requirements.

Costs are based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room 

Should there be more travellers or if you wish to have the itinerary tailor -made to your specifications, please contact one of our expert travel consultants for your personalized quotation

Valid from 01 July – 31 December 2021 

From ZAR 32 781 per adult sharing

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Costs inclusive of:

  • Shared Transfer Johannesburg-Imbali-Olivers-Johannesburg
  • 3 Nights Imbali Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner each day at Imbali
  • All scheduled Safari activities at Imbali
  • Conservation Levies and Gate Fees
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Olivers in a standard room including Breakfast
  • Elephant Interaction and Ride
  • Full Day Panorama Tour

Subject to availability at the time of confirmation

There are no set departure dates  –  please inform us of your preferred travel dates

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2 Night Sensational Fly-In Kruger National Park Safari

2 Night Sensational Fly-In Kruger National Park Safari

If you want an Out of Africa experience, this is it.

With 6 Luxurious and opulent tented suites, Hamiltons Tented Camp awaits to welcome you into the very special realm of the legendary Kruger National Park.

From open vehicle game drives with extraordinary rangers, to delicious dinners around the camp fire , a day in the bush is an unsurpassed experience.

Located in the Western Kruger area bordering Sabi Sands and the Mayeleti concession, Hamiltons Tented Camp promises fantastic game viewing !

To understand the difference between Kruger and the concessions, The Kruger National Park is state owned and the concessions are privately owned.

Most concessions share an unfenced border with Kruger allowing free movement of the game.

Day 1:  Your safari adventure begins

Check in at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport for your direct flight (one hour ) to Skukuza airport.

On landing , one may see lions along the airstrip.

Met by your ranger , and you will be transferred the 63 km to the camp.

One already sees wildlife en route.

We arrive in time for check in and a delicious lunch

Dining at Hamiltons is a classy affair from crystal glasses to uniformed butlers. Every care is taken by the proud chefs to bring you the very best of African cuisine,

Your ranger will then brief you on the next couple of days game activities.

The afternoon/evening Game drive then departs deep in the African Bush, stopping at a viewpoint for sunset drinks

As the evening falls and darkness surrounds us , the rangers light their powerful spotlights which are moved from side to side

One often will come upon a thrilling lion kill.

After a wonderful time we return to the lodge for Dinner

Overnight: Hamiltons Tented Camp  – Fully inclusive of all meals and game activities 

Day 2:   In search of the Big Five 

We have an early start to the day with a 05h00 wake up call.

Hot coffee and rusks are served before boarding the Land Rover.

It can get chilly so bring a warm jacket and of course a hat for when the sun comes out.

The animals are most active at this time , still engaging with the nights hunt.

Your ranger knows the terrain well and will often work with their colleagues via radio when an important sighting has been made.

There is always a good chance of seeing the Big 5 on these drives as the area is very game rich.

After the thrill of the bush we return for a excellent hot breakfast!

Then we have a most thrilling hour and a half experience walking through the bush with our armed ranger. This brings us up close to the wild animals all around.

No perfume or cologne please!  Clothing must be khaki or neutral colours.

We then return for an excellent lunch.

Time to relax for High Tea where a selection of fresh pastries is served.

The afternoon evening game drive then departs where once again we drive deep into the bush in search of the Big 5!

We have a bush dinner this evening!

Overnight: Hamiltons Tented Camp  – Fully inclusive of all meals and game activities 

Day 3:  Safari ends 

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast.

After a wonderful time its time to check out and transfer to Skukuza airport for our flight to Johannesburg

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Optional extension – Add on a few nights in Cape Town, visiting this beautiful city with its mountains, winelands and beaches.

Contact us for more information.

Our itineraries are “recommended itineraries” and may be booked as suggested. However, they also serve to inform you, as a possible first time traveller to Africa, an idea of what can be done. If you find that the recommended itineraries do not suit you entirely, we will tailor make a program to best meet your individual requirements.

COSTS 

Valid 01 Jan – 30 June 2021 

R 17,000 per adult sharing

Valid 01 July  – 31 December 2021

R 18,200 per adult sharing

Costs inclusive of : 

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Complimentary airport transfers  ( Subject to availability – please let us know soonest so we can book these )

Costs exclusive of: 

  • Domestic flights
  • Please enquire about our affordable road shuttles from Johannesburg

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Luxury 3 Night Fly in Safari at Sabi Sands Little Bush

Luxury 3 Night Fly in Safari at Sabi Sands Little Bush

Includes Free flights to and from Johannesburg

This amazing safari offer includes complimentary return flights to and from Johannesburg, or a one way flight depending on your requirements

Spend a glorious three nights in the game rich Sabi Sands private concession in the Kruger National Park in utmost luxury at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge or Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Day 1       Johannesburg  – Sabi Sands Kruger National Park

Departure on a scheduled Federal Air  flight from Johannesburg to the Sabi Sands airstrip in the Kruger National Park 

Note – Luggage restrictions apply on Federal Air flights 

On arrival at the airstrip  you will be met by a Sabi Sabi representative and a short road transfer will take you to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge or Sabi Sabi Selati Camp, where you will be on safari for the following three nights

Enjoy a late afternoon Game Drive in open Safari vehicles with experienced rangers and trackers in search of the Big Five, returning to your lodge for a hearty dinner in the evening

BIG 5 SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unforgettable Big 5 game viewing
  • Interpretive game drives and exhilarating night drives
  • Superlative safari accommodation
  • Intimate exclusivity for guests preferring privacy
  • Year-round Big Five game viewing
  • Excellent sightings of Africa’s great predators – lion, cheetah and leopard

Overnight in a luxury Suite at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge or Sabi Sabi Selati Camp  – Fully inclusive of all meals, selected local beverages, twice daily game drives in open safari vehicles, daily bush walks and conservation levies 

Day  2 – Day  4     Safari in the Sabi Sands

Morning safaris

An early morning call from the Ranger will wake you before first light, while the kitchen brews hot coffee or tea, and prepares cool fruit juices with a muffin, rusk or other freshly made delicacy. So begins the morning safari.

The bush is already alive, the air filled with birdsong as the rising sunlight dances off beads of dew on spiders’ webs. Nobody, not even the tracker who can read the bushveld like a book, knows what’s in store. He will watch the road for spoor, leaning forward intently to find any print left by a predator during its hunt in the dark. There may be hushed discussions in Shangaan between Ranger and Tracker, and brief radio interactions from one vehicle to another. Sharing information ensures that the occupants of each Land Rover have the best chance of a wide range of sightings during their drives – and also ensures control and responsible behaviour as the vehicles move in close to the animals.

Morning guided bush walk

Renowned for luxury experiences, Sabi Sabi isn’t all about phenomenal game drives and exceptional dining. Opportunities for education and adventure are definitely on the cards for those interested and energetic. On the morning safari walk you can be part of a small group that sets out on foot after breakfast. The walk is an opportunity to feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet and experience the bushveld at close quarters.

Sabi Sabi boasts approximately 350 different species of birds, a paradise for birdwatchers. Raptors are plentiful, including 11 species of owl, the seldom seen cuckoo hawk and rare bat hawk. There is an endless diversity of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, and whatever the time of year, no two walks are ever the same.

Evening safaris

Evening falls and you prepare for the night safari. As the fierce heat of the day cools, the inhabitants of the bush become restless, and the animals move out of the shade of the trees. The call of the crested francolin reverberates through the bushveld and birds increase the volume of their song. You will be aware of colours softening to the beautiful, gentle hues that vary with each season. New scents fill the air and as the sun dips behind the horizon your Ranger will choose a spot where you can stretch your legs and enjoy sundowners alongside the vehicle. Watch in awe as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, golds and oranges typical of an African sunset. There is a lull as the animals sense the transition into a time of increased danger. It is during evening safaris that the nocturnal hunters start stirring, and their prey needs to be alert for survival through the night.

During your safari you may be lucky enough to watch lions prepare for their evening hunt. Their long bodies stretch to ease muscles cramped from lying in the shade during the day; sinews are lengthened and claws sharpened against a tree; the vegetation is marked with scent, and the wind checked for smells; only then do they set off in a slow, loose-jointed, arrogant amble. There are numerous nocturnal hunters and on your evening safari, with the help of a spotlight, a leopard’s eyes may reflect back from a nearby tree. Or you may be lucky enough to spot another smaller predator, a genet, African civet or African wild cat. One can come across scenes at night that become etched in memory: elephants moving heavily but silently in the moonlight; the incredible flying leaps of bushbabies from treetop to treetop, and the red shine from a lion’s eyes as it looks up from its kill. A Sabi Sabi evening safari will never be forgotten.

Daily safari programme

The daily safari programme at our four luxury African safari lodges provides the perfect combination of thrilling wildlife activities, world class accommodation, fine dining and absolute relaxation.

Overnight in a luxury Suite at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge or Sabi Sabi Selati Camp  – Fully inclusive of all meals, selected local beverages, twice daily game drives in open safari vehicles, daily bush walks and conservation levies

Day  4       Your safari comes to an end

Enjoy your last game drive in the African Bush, followed by breakfast and check out

Transfer to the Sabi Sands airstrip and return to Johannesburg on a scheduled Federal Air flight 

Why not add on a few days in Cape Town either before or after your safari !

Valid  06 January 2021 – 19 December 2021 

ZAR  43,990  per adult

Costs inclusive of: 

  • Return flights on Federal Air :  Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Federal Air   – Sabi Sands Airstrip   – Johannesburg, **
  • 3 Nights on Safari in a luxury suite at either Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp or Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
  • All meals [ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily ]
  • Open Land Rover safaris by day and at night to see Africa’s big game, accompanied by qualified rangers and trackers.
  • Environmental awareness walking safaris
  • House selection of beverages
  • Fine selection of sundowner drinks during your evening safari
  • Return road  transfers to and from Sabi Sands Airstrip 
  • Sabi Sands Conservation contribution
  • Sabi Sands entrance fee

** Note  –  Federal Air flights subject to weather conditions and flight schedules on day of departure as per Federal Air Terms & Conditions

 

There are no set departure dates.  Subject to availability  and subject to a maximum of 3 suites per booking  

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