Kruger Explorer

Highlights

  • Easy-paced, well balanced safari for all travellers
  • Amazing Big 5 viewing, general game & bird watching
  • Comfortable en suite safari accommodation
  • Day & night game drives & guided safari walks

FROM
USD 1909 pps

Comfort Level: V Value Packages
Start/End: Start at Hoedspruit & End at Nelspruit

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: Africa on Foot

Arrive at Hoedspruit Airport where you’ll be met & transferred to Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Check in for 3 nights on a full-board basis with game drives & guided walks.

Tucked away in the private Klaserie Reserve, Africa on Foot is not just the name of the place you’ll be staying at but an indication of how this lodge likes to introduce you to Big 5 country. Sharing a fenceless border with the Kruger Park itself as well as the legendary Timbavati Reserve, Klaserie is where lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard are all regularly sighted and your expert guides lead walking safaris as well as day and night 4X4 drives in search of them. There are only 5 chalets, thus ensuring an intimate and personalised safari experience; for the more adventurous, the lodge offers a tree house which can be booked at no extra cost.

Days 4 – 6: Discover the Sabi Sands

Road transfer to Elephant Plains Game Lodge in the exclusive Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Enjoy 3 nights on a full-board basis with game drives & guided walks.

It’s a short drive to the most famous of Kruger’s private reserves: the Sabi Sands. Such a reputation is well-earned: Sabi delivers Africa’s most reliable Big 5 game viewing and is home to other sought-after animals such as wild dog and cheetah. Your hosts for the first three days are the friendly and helpful staff at Elephant Plains Game Lodge; your setting is next to a seasonal river complete with year-round waterhole. The lodge is home to two swimming pools, a spa and gym; activities are two drives a day plus spot-lit night drives and short guided walks.

Days 7 – 9: A Riverside Retreat

Road transfer to another area of the Sabi Sands Reserve & Umkumbe Safari Lodge. Check in for 3 nights on a full-board basis with game drives & guided walks.

Your second Sabi Sands experience lies on the banks of the seasonal Sand River. Umkumbe Safari Lodge sits in an area of high bio-diversity and bird watchers will be particularly well rewarded here. Like the other lodges, you’ll be mixing game drives with guided walks and there’s bound to be many clear nights on this tour when you can enjoy your evening meal under the stars.

Day 10: The Journey Ends

Road transfer to Nelspruit Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

After a last breakfast and perhaps game drive at the lodge you’ll be transferred to the local town of Nelspruit and its airport for the end of the tour.

Rates: 2019

01.01.19 - 31.12.19
USD 3169
Includes:

Accommodation, meals, game drives & bush walks, teas & coffees, Klaserie Conservation levy, Sabi Sand Conservation Fees, 10 Day Car Rental Group B (Ford Fiesta or similar), unlimited km.

Excludes:

Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Timbavati Gate & Entrance fee, Sabi Sand Gate & Entrance fee, One Way Fee, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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Price From
USD 1909 pps
*Prices are a guideline and vary according to seasonality. Usually we tailor itineraries to your particular requirements. Simply contact us!

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support

Reviews

Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)