On your second day of the package, our guide will pick you up in the early morning and will spend the full day with you in the Kruger Park, where hopefully you will be able to view the Big Five. During the day, there will be a number of comfort breaks and a chance to enjoy lunch at your own cost.
Our guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the Park, and will provide you with an insightful, unforgettable and enjoyable experience. You will be in an open 4×4 game vehicle, so please bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.
After your game drive, return to the lodge with time to relax and freshen up for dinner.
On the third day, you will be picked up early morning and will spend the morning in the Kruger Park and will return mid-morning to the lodge for breakfast and will check out. We will transfer you to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve for the remainder the safari package, the transfer is roughly an hour and a half.
Arriving at Umkumbe Safari Lodge or similar, you will be greeted by the friendly lodge staff and have time for lunch and time to settle in and rest before embarking on the afternoon game drive. Sabi Sands has a high concentration of wildlife and is known for the predators, especially the cats. Although the Sabi Sands is a private reserve and is a more exclusive safari experience, it forms part of the Greater Kruger Park with its borders being unfenced with the national park.
Late afternoon and into the evenings is a great time to spot wildlife, after which you will make your way to the lodge for supper and an opportunity to have a relaxed evening.
Day four, you will be greeted with a cup of coffee before heading off for the morning game drive in a 4×4 safari vehicle, hopefully with an opportunity to spot the Big Five waking and roaming in your path. There is an alternative to go on a morning bush walk rather than the drive if you so prefer.
Upon return from your safari, you will be served a leisurely breakfast and have the remainder of the morning at the lodge to catch up on sleep or resting at pool. Lunch will be served and there will be some more time to unwind before returning for an afternoon/evening safari drive with your guide. Sunset will be spent in the bush, after which you will be returned to the lodge for dinner and the evening at your leisure.
Early morning rise on day five and head out for your morning game drive to spot the animals that have been eluding you on your safari experience. Return to the lodge for breakfast and check out, where our driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Johannesburg via Nelspruit.
Should you want to fly in and out of Nelspruit (KMIA), rather than be transferred from and to Johannesburg, this can be arranged. The drive time is roughly two and half hours to Nelspruit from the lodge or about six hours to Johannesburg.