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Melanie’s Essential Essence of Kruger Safari

Melanie’s Essential Essence of Kruger Safari

14 Days

Kruger Safari Essential Essence – 3 nights Manyeleti | 4 nights Klaserie | 3 nights Timbavati | 3 nights Balule

Overview

For your safari experience …just one word: Pembury Tours!

Once again, I enjoyed the beauties and the wonders of magical southern african bush, guided expertly by my tour consultant with which everything is already easy: planning, communication, advices, problem solving and organization are the strengths of Pembury.

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Itinerary

Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be met by our representative and are transferred by road to your safari lodge for a three night stay. Spend the afternoon soaking up the beautiful gardens and relaxing in the comfortable suites available at your lodge.

Manyeleti Game Reserve is owned and managed by the local Mnisi tribe. They successfully claimed the land as they have been living in the area for many generations. All safari lodges in Manyeleti Game Reserve are privately owned and make use of the land on a concession basis. As there are only three lodges in the reserve, and more than 200 kilometres of gravel roads, you can assume to have this game reserve pretty much to yourself.
Manyeleti means “Place of the stars” in the local language. It truly is a unique safari destination well off the beaten path. You can be certain not to encounter big tour groups travelling around in busses, but rather expect a pristine bush experience in one of the world’s most beautiful places. This 23,000 hectare private game reserve borders directly to the vast Kurger National Park, as well as the famous Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserves. It is situated on the eastern side of Kruger, perched between the Sabi Sands and Timbavati. As such, you can be absolutely sure to only experience the best game viewing possible. As there are no fences between the national park and the private game reserves, wildlife is able to roam freely. Manyeleti is prime “Big Five” territory, offering exceptional good possibilities for viewing the elusive leopard. Other Big Five animals (lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant) are also often spotted on a very regular basis. Furthermore, with more than 300 bird species present in the area, Manyeleti makes a great safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and bird watchers alike.

This morning after your early morning game drive, you are transferred to Klaserie Private Nature Reserve – enjoy taking in the sights and sounds as you move to your next lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park.

Covering an impressive 60 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve was established in 1972 as part of the greater Kruger National Park, and is one of the largest privately owned reserves in South Africa.
It is an entirely non-government organisation involved in the full spectrum of Nature Conservations. Klaserie has all of the Big Five species and as there are no boundaries between this concession and the rest of the Timbavati and Greater Kruger Parks, the likelihood of wonderful sightings is almost guaranteed.

After your early morning game drive, you are transferred from your lodge in Klaserie to your new lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve – another area world-renowned for excellent game viewing experiences.

Umlani is located in the Timbavati, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This is true Big Five territory and guests have an opportunity to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino on safe, expertly guided game drives and bush walks. The area is also home to more than 40 mammal species and 350 bird species. The traversing ares is 15000ha. As an ethically operated and fair trade certified safari camp, Umlani is dedicated to conserving the African wild and uplifting the local community. This gives our guests an opportunity to have a more meaningful experience of Africa and a holiday that makes a real difference.

After your morning game drive you are transferred to the Balule Nature Reserve for your three night stay in the last area of the Kruger National Park that you visit on your tour.

The Balule Game Reserve forms part of the 2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. This area is home to an array of spectacular wildlife, including the “Big Five”. World famous for its abundance of animal, bird and reptile life, game-viewing is at its best. As the annual rainfall is generally low, waterholes become focus points, especially in August and September. As animals are largely territorial, you will be assured of excellent sightings during the safari activities.

With no boundary fences between Balule Private Nature Reserve (50 000ha) and the Kruger National Park a great diversity of wildlife is found here. Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving on most areas enables the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements. Our experienced guides will not only use all their vast knowledge and bush craft to try and show you the notorious Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and other plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, but they will do their best to paint memories of an Africa that will never fade away.

Day 9 :
Departure

You enjoy your morning game drive and then are met at reception but our representative for your transfer to the OR Tambo Airport for your departure flight later in the evening.

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $2680

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This is an actual itinerary, 100% tailor-made to meet this client’s expectations. We can use this itinerary as a starting point for you.

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Meet the Team

Susan Pattison-Wait
Susan Pattison-Wait
Managing Director & Tour Consultant
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Melanie Macphail
Melanie Macphail
Tour Consultant
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Heidi Bedford
Heidi Bedford
Tour Consultant
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Anya Jarvis
Anya Jarvis
Tour Consultant
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Gail Davis
Gail Davis
Tour Consultant
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Tammy Harding
Tammy Harding
Tour Consultant
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Kerry Ririe
Kerry Ririe
Tour Consultant
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