4 DAY KRUGER PARK BACKPACKERS / STUDENT SAFARI
Pick up time: 05:00 am from Oct to March / 05:30 am from Apr to Sept (Hazyview) and drop off between 15h30-16h00pm.
Enjoy a 4-Day Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Safari with Kurt Safari.Co. The KNP is one of the world’s leading nature reserve, boasting Africa’s Big 5 and many more species of mammals, reptiles and birds. One has great chances on encountering lion, elephant, leopard, and buffalo on a 3 to 5-day safari; 95% of clients leave having encountered the Big 5. We have many zebra, giraffe, hippos, and other species that your ranger will teach you all about. Kurt Safari.Co makes use of private accommodation venues just outside the main gates, ensuring availability and top class quality service.
We can collect you from any hotel in and around Johannesburg, Sandton Hotels or at O.R. Tambo International Airport or Shuttle Terminal. You will be collected between 6.30 am – 8.30 am (depending on the day) by our transfer driver. We will confirm collection time before the departure date.Alternatively, clients can fly into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), which is just a 40 min drive from the preferred Hazyview Lodges.
Day 1: Transfer – Night safari. (Dinner included)
We collect you and take you to the Bushpackers Accommodation in Hazyview where you will be staying for the next 3 nights; it is a rustic, safe & clean backpackers and a mere 5 to 15 min drive from Phabeni or Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park – Lovely, safe & privately run with amazing meals for you to look forward to.
We check-in to our venue and you have time to unpack and relax before we depart at 4 pm for an exhilarating night drive, returning at 8:30 pm for dinner and drinks before the next few days of safaris in our open vehicles.
Day 2: Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Our safari starts very early, before sunrise, to the Kruger National Park in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter through the Kruger Gate into one of the best wildlife areas of the KNP; here you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and we will visit various water holes, look out points & rivers.
We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp and then continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your ranger will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch where there is a great menu, then we continue with our safari.
We return to the lodge late afternoon (around 4 pm) after a great day on safari. You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner. But be sure to get in bed early, as you will have to get up early as well for another great safari the next day.
Day 3: Full Day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
You will have to get up before the sun has risen to depart on another safari with your same ranger as the previous day, but then you get to experience the gorgeous sunrise again. We will visit a different area of the KNP than the day before and the guide will focus on finding different wildlife that might have alluded you the day before.
We will visit various water holes, look out points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.
Where we stop for breakfast and lunch – as the day before – depends on the guide’s choice and the direction he chooses to take in the KNP on the day. We return to the lodge at around 4 pm for a swim, relax and catch up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s early morning safari and transfer back home.
Day 5: Morning Safari and transfer back to Johannesburg. (Dinner included)
Our last day and, unlike most operators, we depart again on another safari into the KNP. this is a shorter 4-hour safari, yet it will be within the best possible area in KNP and many a guides’ very favourite safari areas in KNP. We will depart the lodge with our Luggage and, after the safari, take you back to where we collected you, unless arranged otherwise.
We drop off at any hotel close to the O.R. Tambo International Airport or any Sandton Hotel.
- 1 Night Safari
- 2 Full-day open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park. Starting at 5:30 am to 4 pm, covering large area in the southern KNP which is famous for abundant wildlife. Most operators do short 3-hour drives, but Kurt Safari spends all day in the Kruger, covering larger areas to ensure better wildlife sightings.
- 1 Half-day morning safari in open vehicles, from 5:30 to 9 am.
- Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
- 3 Nights’ Accommodation at a Backpackers.
- 3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners – as per itinerary.
- Professional & qualified guides.
- 3 Conservation & entry fees.
- Mineral waters on all drives.
- All Lunches & Beverages.
- Items of personal nature.