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Johannesburg & Kruger National Park

Price From: 929 USD

Overview

Operator: Bamba Experience

Price From:  929 USD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Light Impact

Program duration: 7 days

Travel to South Africa and enjoy a self-guided adventure of Johannesburg & Kruger National Park. 

Starting off in the bustling city of Johannesburg, you’ll enjoy a transfer from the airport to your accommodation for the next few nights. Enjoy your first night at your leisure, with opportunities to explore the area, and settle in. The following day, you’ll have your choice of two walking tours in the city, depending on your taste. The rest of the day is at your leisure to do as you wish!

On your third day, rise early and you’ll travel to Kruger National Park for the safari portion of your adventure. You’ll have the chance after you settle in for a sunset game drive. This will allow you your first glimpses of the nocturnal animals! Enjoy a glass of wine under the stars and rest up for your exciting days ahead. 

You’ll enjoy the next two full days at Kruger National Park, embarking on several game drives with plenty of opportunities for capturing the magic on camera! The safaris start early in the morning, in order to make the most of the day, with time after to relax and enjoy the setting. In the afternoons, you can head out on another game drive searching for iconic African wildlife. Enjoy evening campfires and delicious dinners. 

After your adventures in Kruger, you’ll head back to Johannesburg for a night before setting off home or on to your next destination!

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Today you will be picked up at the Johannesburg airport upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, explore, and get settled in.

Overnight in Johannesburg.

Day 2: Johannesburg Walking Tour

This morning you will make your way to the walking tour meeting point at Park Station, a 10 minute walk from your accommodation. You can choose from two different city walking tours: The City Centre Tour and The Braamfontein Tour.

City Center Tour: Starts at park station daily departing at 10:30 am and 13:00 pm. The tour is 1 hr30min long. Guests are shown African traders and Ghost Skyscrapers, the Mining history of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Diagonal. Our CEO's (Chief entertainment officers) will take the guests to Park Station.

Braamfontein Tour: This tour starts every day at 15:30. This is a tour of the trendy cafes and new re-gentrified architecture. Visit the University Of Witwatersrand, a beach bar and a view of the street art.

Day 3: Johannesburg to Kruger Park

Today you will be picked up at a pre-determined meeting point in Johannesburg between 6:00 - 8:00am. Travel for about 6 hours through the Highveld and Lowveld areas and admire the wide open African bush and scenic landscapes. We will make a stop for lunch (not included) before reaching Kruger National Park in the afternoon.

Get settled into your accommodation and then grab your camera for your first game drive around sunset. A shared sunset game drive will allow you the chance to see nocturnal animals with a Kruger Park ranger in a Kruger vehicle. This game drive is shared and there will be other guests on the drive.

Return to camp for a three-course meal under the stars served with a glass of wine. If you prefer alternative snacks or drinks, you can purchase them at the camp store. Get a good night’s rest and recharge your batteries for an exciting day ahead!

Days 4 & 5 - Kruger National Park

Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & muffins. Your morning safari will last about 3-4 hours with a knowledgeable guide who will explain interesting facts about the park and animal behaviour.

Return to camp for a midmorning breakfast/brunch and then relax for a while. Take advantage of your free time to take a nap, go swimming, visit the park shop, or take a walk around the camp. In the afternoon you will take another game drive to spot more wild animals and big game. Return to the camp this evening for a rewarding and delicious dinner and stories around the campfire under the starry night sky.

All safari game drives are conducted in a 4x4 open-sided vehicle for the best wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. The vehicles have a roof to protect passengers from sun and light rain.

Day 6: Kruger Park - Johannesburg

Today we will say goodbye to the fabulous Kruger Park on our last morning game drive and our last chance to spot the elusive animals we didn’t see during our trip. Have breakfast back at camp and then make the 6-hour drive back to Johannesburg today passing through the Lowveld and Highveld with beautiful scenery.

We recommend guests to plan on sleeping overnight in Johannesburg tonight. You will be dropped off at a pre-determined meeting point.

Day 7: Johannesburg Free Day

Enjoy a full free day to rest up, recover, and explore Johannesburg on your own. Overnight in Johannesburg.

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

FlagFlag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital:No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s)Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s):Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s):Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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