The Kruger National Park is one of the worlds’ leading nature reserves and on a 3-day safari we spend a lot of time exploring the Park. Most operators only do 3-hour morning and afternoon drives, but the KNP is vast, and Kurt Safari was one of the first operators to introduce full-day safaris on our 3-day safari tours.
This gives students a chance to see a larger part of the Kruger and different areas, compared to short 3-hour safaris which must remain close to the camps, resulting in driving the same areas on every safari. Spending a full day in the KNP can sound tiring, but the guides stop regularly at rest camps and lookout points. The extended time increases the chances of seeing more wildlife as we traverse different grasslands and ecological zones.
Your 3 day Budget Student safaris will include a Sunset – Night safari on day 1, 1 full day open safari vehicle on day 2, and 1 morning safari in the Kruger Park on Day 3.
80% of our students on 3-day safaris encounter all the Big 5.
Kurt safari makes use of Umbhaba Eco lodge and Hazyview Sun in Hazyview for our Kruger accommodation, these are privately owned quality lodges, with en suite accommodation and great meals, 15 min. from either Phabeni or Numbi gates, Kruger’s Premier wildlife area.
Departure & Return Location
Clients will be collected and returned from lodges within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport at 7 am and will return on the last day between 17-00 – 18.00 Pm.
Clients can fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National park, or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports and be collected by your Kurt safari Guide at no additional cost.
Licensed and Professional Safari Guides
1 sunset safari – Night safari
1 Full-day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park
1 Half-day morning safari in open vehicles
Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
2 Nights’ Accommodation in Hazyview
2 Dinners – as per itinerary
3 Days’ Conservation levies & entry fees
Mineral waters on all drives
Excluded from Price
Meals and Beverages not specified in Itinerary
Items of personal nature
What To Bring
We prefer the lodges and hotels outside of the Kruger Park as there is a bigger variety of accommodation and it’s only a 10-15 minute drive to the nearest entry gate. All the accommodation venues are privately owned.
Students flying out of OR TAMBO on last day to please not book flights earlier than 20:00 pm for domestic flights and 21:00 pm for international flights as one cannot always guarantee on-time arrival at OR Tambo International airport.
Students will be collected from various lodges and hotels within a 5 km radius of the OR Tambo International Airport at 7 am.
Students can fly directly into Skukuza Kruger National park, or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airports and be collected by your Kurt safari Guide at no additional cost.
We will travel directly to our lodge in Hazyview and arrive between 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. Students will have time to relax, unpack and enjoy a light lunch, there after enjoy a swim or walk around the beautiful Lodge and it’s walking trail. We depart at around 15.45 Pm for a Sunset / Night safari in the Kruger National Park before returning to the lodge at approximately 20.00 pm for a lovely dinner, and a good night’s rest.
Nights safaris are always a must and it’s a great start to a great and exciting few days ahead.
(Breakfast & Dinner Included – lunch on own account)
All safaris start before sunrise, Mpumalanga means the place of the rising sun and is the first province in South Africa to see the sun rise. This is the best part of the day, not knowing what to expect, after a short drive to the park, we enter the park gates and your guide will have an idea of the best areas to find the wildlife including the Big 5 and plains game, this is the finest time of the day to see predators.
The Lodge will arrange breakfast packs and your guide will stop after about 3 hours for a breakfast and bathroom break and chance to get a coffee. We then continue with your safari, Kruger offers a variety of eco zones and each one has a different range of wildlife, we visit rivers and watering holes as well as plains and Bushveld regions.
We then stop for lunch at a rest camp, where this meal will be for your own account, time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari heading towards the lodge, we arrive around 15.30 – 16.00 pm, time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.
Guides are really informative and will share their knowledge and passion with all, ask as many questions as you wish and we will try our hardest to answer them as best we can.
(Breakfast Included- lunch on own account)
The last safari and again we depart the lodge before sunrise, we will have another packed breakfast at one of the rest camps or picnic sites. The guide will focus on animals we couldn’t find on the first 2 safaris and hoping for lion and leopard as they are most active in the early mornings, No safari is ever the same this makes each safari special, After a short breakfast and coffee stop, we will continue with the safari returning to the lodge at around 11 am.
Here you say goodbye to your guide and freshen up before the journey back to Johannesburg. Clients are collected by the shuttle at around 11.30 am, and we return to Johannesburg OR Tambo shuttle terminal and lodges within a 5 km Radius, arriving between 17.00 – 18.00 pm.
NB: Students flying out of OR Tambo on the last day should please not book they flight any earlier then 19.00 pm for Domestic and 20.00 pm for International flights.
Kurt safari makes use or 2 lodges in the Hazyview area, Umbhaba Eco lodge and if fully Booked we use Hazyview Sun, both lodges are quality 4-star lodges and within 15 min of either Numbi and Phabeni gates. Kurt safari only ensures quality accommodation for our clients for all tours and Safaris. All rooms are fully serviced, with en-suite, safe and comfortable 4 star accommodation.
All rooms have single beds, WIFI thought out the property and a TV room, pool, huge grounds to explore and we can arrange conference room for lectures if needed.Recommended Accommodation
In House Bar
Air Contitioned Rooms
Kruger Park Safaris