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8 day 7 night Kruger Safari ( budget – approx 3 star )

ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

You will be met and welcomed by one of our representatives in Johannesburg. Pickup from your guesthouse/hostel or Johannesburg Airport or Nelspruit and drive to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule section of the Kruger National Park. After a short break, during which you can unwind at the bar or enjoy a quick swim, we board an open Landcruiser for a Sunset Drive. Toast the magnificent African sunset with your favourite liquid "sundowner" . After dark, your ranger will use a powerful spotlight to identify nocturnal animals. Drive to Marc's Treehouse Lodge where you will be accommodated in fascinating treehouses. Dinner will be held in our boma, around a crackling open fire.
Overnight at Marc’s Tree Lodge DBB

Bedroom in treehouse

DAY 2:

After breakfast, we depart for the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park. From your open Gameviewer you are afforded an outstanding opportunity to fully experience Africa's wild animals. The elevated vantage position and absence of glass windows allow for truly unforgettable sight, sound and scent experiences and brilliant photographic opportunities. Spend the full day game-viewing and bird-watching in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Overnight in your romantic treehouse with the sounds of the African night to lull you to sleep.
Overnight at Marc’s Tree Lodge DBB

Guests on our open Gameviewer close up to elephants

DAY 3:

After breakfast visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, where orphaned and injured animals and birds are cared for . After lunch drive to Balule private Big Five Game Reserve for a late afternoon game drive on an open Landcruiser. After dark, your ranger will use a powerful spotlight to locate nocturnal animals. Return to Marc's Camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Marc’s Tree Lodge DBB

DAY 4:

Another full day of gameviewing and birdwatching from the open Gameviewer. Your guide will use his intimate knowledge of the Park and travel along different roads in an attempt to show you the Big Five. From your open Gameviewer, your chances of seeing the Big Five are greatly enhanced.
Dinner and overnight at Marc's Camp.

Leopard along the Klaserie River

DAY 5:

Visit the Endangered Wildlife Project at Kapama, where a guided tour gets you close to cheetah, wild dogs and other endangered species. After lunch, we go on a 3-4 hour hike in the Kruger Park. Your armed Kruger Park rangers lead you into the African bush on foot following the spoor of big game. They will interpret spoor, scats and signs left by passing animals. The thrill of walking, tracking and eventually getting close enough to photograph big animals is an unforgettable experience.
Overnight at Marc’s Tree Lodge DBB

DAY 6:

After early breakfast then we depart for a half day trip into the Kruger Park. Time to look for the big 5 again and enjoy the spoils of the Kruger National Park. Spend the afternoon at leisure. You will depart early evening for the Shangana evening.Midway between the Blyde River Canyon and the southern Kruger National Park, the residents of the traditional villages of Shangana invite guests to share in the way of life of the Shangaan people. The picturesque villages are set in the shade of ancient trees in a reserve of forest and grassland, and are open every day. A bustling African market village forms the centre of Shangana, where local craftspeople make and trade their craft. From here, trained guides lead guests down to villages on daytime tours, midday tours with lunch, and the famed Evening Festival in the Chief's Kraal.
Shangana has been created and built by local Shangaan people, and forms a place of great pride and a way of preserving a rich heritage for us, and an example of South Africa's great cultural diversity. Dinner will be back at the lodge.
Overnight at Marc’s Tree Lodge DBB


DAY 7 :
Today is your last full day and it will be spent in the Kruger Park. After breakfast depart for Orpen gate and enter the Kruger park. It will be the last chance to look for the big five. Enjoy the last nights dinner at the lodge.
Overnight at Marc’s Tree Lodge DBB

DAY 8 :
Drive to Tremisana Lodge in time for an early bushwalk, guided by an armed ranger. The signs of elephant are everywhere and the adrenalin is sure to be pumping! After breakfast, we drive to the Blyde Canyon where you view the breathtaking God's Window and the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng, arriving by 16h00. Airport drop-off by arrangement.

Our scheduled 8-day safari departs on any day of the week.
Note : Tariff includes all transfers, game drives, game walks, visits to wildlife projects, accommodation (linen, towels and soap provided), dinners and breakfasts. Excluded are lunches, drinks and personals. Costs are based on a minimum of two people.

Includes

• God's Window , Three Rondawels and Blyde River Canyon
• 2 Night drives
• 3 full days in Kruger Park on open Game viewers
• Half day Kruger Park
• Afternoon game walk in Kruger
• Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
• Kapama Endangered Species Project
• Bush Walk with armed ranger.
• Shangana evening cultural experience.
• 7 nights accommodation DBB

Excludes:

Gratuities
All flights
Rates are valid for 2007





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