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Discovery Tours - South African Safari

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Discovery Tours - South African Safari

South Africa • 7 Hotel Nights • Solos Board



Our fabulous South African Safari offers both game drives in the famous Kruger National Park and also a week staying right on the edge of this park – surrounded by amazing scenery and incredible wildlife. We are in big game country here and it is not unusual to see the Big Five on one game drive. This well-established park was set up at the end of the nineteenth century by Paul Kruger, then President of the Transvaal, who recognised the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld. The first vehicles entered the park in 1927 for a fee of just one pound.



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“ The whole holiday was a highlight, well organised and looked after by knowledgable guides.”
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About this holiday

Day 1 – Johannesburg to Nkambeni. After arriving in Johannesburg we drive to our tented lodge inside Kruger National Park with a break for lunch on the way. Our accommodation is more glamping than camping and surrounded by the wild beauty of a natural African landscape. You may see some hippos around the rock pool while enjoying your pre-dinner drink. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (L, D)

Day 2 – Nkambeni. Our lodge has its own private game reserve and our first game drive, this morning, will take us through this reserve. All our game drives are in open vehicles which offer the best and safest viewing of animals – blankets are available to ward off the early morning chills. This area is best known for its large herds of elephants. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Day 3 – Nkambeni. Early morning is the best time for game viewing in the Kruger National Park so we will take a packed breakfast when we set off on a full day game drive through the park. Covering over seven thousand and five hundred square miles this park offers one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa. Its inhabitants include the Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos as well as hundreds of other mammals. Numerous different species of birds such as vultures, eagles and storks fly above its open plains. We will have a break for lunch at the Skukuza rest camp inside the park. On our return to our lodge there will be time to relax around the rock pool before your evening meal. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Day 4 – Nkambeni. This morning is at your leisure and a chance to indulge in a late breakfast and some relaxing time by the pool. There is also the option of an early morning wildlife walk with a guide from the lodge. In the afternoon we will be back on board our vehicle for a second game drive in the Nkambeni Game Reserve. Dinner included at the lodge. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Day 5 – Nkambeni. This area is not only about wildlife so today is a good opportunity to take a trip to explore some interesting archaeological sites – there are over two hundred cultural heritage sites in the park. Or you may wish to take in some of the dramatic scenery here including the Three Rondavels, Blythe Canyon, Gods Window and the Burkes Potholes. Another option, taking advantage of your proximity to Kruger Park would be to book an extra game drive. All these activities can be arranged with the lodge manager. Tonight there will be a special cultural evening at the lodge, including traditional Shangaan singing and dancing – so don your frilly skirt and get ready to join in. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Day 6 – Nkambeni. Today is your second day at leisure and another chance to choose from a good selection of optional activities available through the lodge. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Day 7 – Nkambeni. This morning we have our last game drive, through the Nkambeni Game Reserve. After which the rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Day 8 – Nkambeni to Johannesburg. This morning, after breakfast, we drive back to Johannesburg for our flight home. Overnight Nkambeni Tented Lodge (B, D)

Why go?

• A safari adventure in a beautiful part of the world
• Explore the legendary Kruger National Park
• Eyes peeled for The ‘Big Five’ - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard
• An introduction to local Shangaan traditions
• Incredible scenery – great photo opportunities
• Join in with African dancing & music if you wish


Our accommodation


Nkambeni Tented Lodge

 

Facilities include

Just a short drive from the Numbi Gate entrance of Kruger National Park our tented lodge’s main facilities include a restaurant, lounge area and a bar. Sit back and watch the world go by from the verandah with its views over the Kruger National Park and the hotels freeform swimming pool. The viewing deck overlooks the dam with its own resident hippo. Dinners are in either the restaurant at the Lodge or in the ‘Boma’ (an area in the bush next to the main tent).

Rooms include

Our permanent timber and canvas tented rooms built on wooden stilts are constructed to have a minimum impact on the natural environment. They all come with their own decking area, air-conditioner, wardrobe, tea/coffee-making facilities and en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower.

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Date Duration Holiday Notes Age group Price
25 Aug 17 7 nights South African Safari Guaranteed Departure All Ages From £2,379

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