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Gail’s Comprehensive Kruger National Park Experience

Gail’s Comprehensive Kruger National Park Experience

9 Days

Kruger National Park Experience – 2 nights Kruger | 3 nights Sabi Sand | 3 nights Timbavati

Overview

Myself and a friend have just returned from a fantastic trip to South Africa arranged by Pembury. Our consultant Gail made sure everything was in order and our air and ground transfers between Johannesburg and the three different camps (Rhino Post, Nottens & Simbavati River Camp) were seamless. We were thrilled with the lodges Gail recommended- they were exactly what we were looking for. Gail was very responsive throughout the whole process and I felt no trepidation booking with her from across the world. This was my third safari holiday and my last experience with a different tour provider had left something to be desired. With Gail and Pembury, all went according to plan – and the plan they put together happened to be spectacular. I recommend Gail and Pembury wholeheartedly and look forward to the possibility of booking with them again in the future.

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred by road to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit. On arrival in Nelspruit you will be met by our representative and transferred through to your lodge situated within a private concession of the Kruger National Park.

Flight time – Johannesburg to Nelspruit: approx 45 minutes

Transfer time – Nelspruit to Lodge: approx 2½ hours

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience second to none. At nearly two million hectares, it is the largest game reserve in South Africa, stretching 350km along the Mozambican border and is, on average, 60km wide. It is unrivalled in its diversity of species and is a recognised leader in environmental management techniques and policies.

Rhino Walking Safaris (Plains Camp), lies within a private wilderness concession just north of Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, offering exclusive walking trails and game drive safaris.

The park is home to an impressive number of species, has an amazing 16 different ecosystems, and ranks as a prime Big Five game viewing area.

After your morning game drive and brunch, you are transferred southwards to your game lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve, also part of Greater Kruger. There is time to check in before you depart on your afternoon game drive.

Transfer time – Lodge to Sabi Sand: approx 1 hour

Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives – visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.

After your morning game drive, you are collected from your lodge and are transferred by road northwards to the Timbavati Reserve, also part of the Greater Kruger National Park. There is time to settle in at your new lodge before setting off on the afternoon game drive.

Transfer time – Sabi Sand to Timbavati: approx 3 hours

The Timbavati forms part of the 2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. It was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and is part of one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements. The Timbavati is 14 700 hectares (36 300 acres) and shares an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park. Track the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of other game such as antelope, zebra, warthog, giraffe and hippo, in the company of an armed ranger and local Shangaan tracker. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. The Timbavati is also home to the world-famous “White Lions of Timbavati”.

Day 07 :
Departure

This morning you enjoy your last game drive before bidding farewell to this African wonderland. You are transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you connect with your evening international flight home.

Transfer time – Lodge to Hoedspruit Airport: approx 1½ hours

Flight time – Hoedspruit to Johannesburg: approx 50 minutes

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $3612

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Susan Pattison-Wait
Susan Pattison-Wait
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Gail Davis
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