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5 Day Budget Kruger Safari

The 5 Day Budget Kruger Safari is a great safari option, the safari includes all of the activities from the 4 Day Budget Kruger Safari with the addition of an added full day trip in the fantastic Kruger National Park. The transfer from O.R. Tambo airport in Johannesburg departs at 6:45am on day 1. Guests will be transferred in comfort and safety to Hoedspruit, a small town bordering the Greater Kruger. The transfer will take about 6 hours and will take guests through some dramatic scenery as the road winds its way over and down the Drakensberg Escarpment on route to the Lowveld.

Guests can enjoy a quick lunch at the Rock Fig centre before meeting the guide and departing on a excursion to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This centre takes care of injured animals where the injuries have been a result of interaction with humans, whilst here guests will enjoy learning about the different methods of caring for injured and orphaned animals and get the chance to get up close and personal with some of the centres more friendly inhabitants.

Guests are accommodated in Rafiki Bush Lodge inside the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, this is a gorgeous lodge tucked into a quiet bushy corner of the Estate. The estate is home to numerous animal species including zebra, giraffe, impala, kudu, leopard and hyena. There are no Lion, buffalo, elephant or rhino on the estate and it is a great place to stretch the legs and go exploring on foot or on a bicycle. Rafiki Bush Lodge will cater all the dinners and breakfasts while on the 3 Day Budget Kruger Safari.

On Day 2 of the Safari guests will get to visit Kruger National Park on a full day open vehicle safari. The guide will pick guests up at 5am and drive straight to the gates of Kruger park and start searching high and low for all the amazing animals to be found. The area that the guide will be exploring is a fantastic area for finding Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe and many other herbivores. Whilst inside the park guests will stop at a picnic site for breakfast and visit one of the main park camps for an own expense lunch. The Safari ends at around 5pm and guests will be returned to Rafiki Bush Lodge to enjoy the evening and reminisce on a great day in Kruger National Park.

On Day 3 of the safari guests will enjoy a day trip along the Panorama Route, this is a beautiful experience full of stunning scenery and world class views. The Panorama route is the 3rd most visited nature area in South Africa after Kruger Park and Table Mountain and is a real highlight of any visit to the Lowveld. On this Day trip guests will visit Pinnacle Rock, God`s Window, Berlin Falls, Graskop, Pilgrims Rest and the Blyde River Canyon.

Day 4 of the Safari will see guests entering Kruger at sunrise for another full day exploring Kruger Park and enjoying many exciting wildlife sightings.

The 5th days activity is a trip to a Local Community  Centre called Hlokomela, This in international project that is working to better the health and lives of the local communities and farm workers. On this trip you will visit the local clinic, the preschool, the herb garden project and the Hlokomela market.

The transfer back to Johannesburg departs at 11am and guests will be dropped off at O.R. Tambo airport at around 5pm. The Airport hotels all provide free airport transfers and are a great place to spend the night.

The 5 Day Budget Kruger Safari is a great way for guests to experience the African bush at pocket friendly price. Have a look at the full itinerary below and if you have any questions please feel free to send them through to us at mail@wildplanetsafari.com or you can click on the Enquire Here button below to send us a message from this site. The 5 Day Budget Kruger Safari can be customized and activities can be switched for various options, You can find out more by clicking HERE.

5 Day Budget Kruger Safari: Price 2019

$ 1 020 per person sharing

$ 1 395 per solo traveler

We provide all children under 12 a 25% discount.

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5 Day Budget Kruger Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Wildife Estate

Today you adventure begins, you will be required to meet at O.R. Tambo airport at 6:30 am for the transfer to Hoedspruit. Hoedspruit is a small town on the border of the greater Kruger the town has been developed around the tourism industry and there are many great wildlife activities on offer.

You will arrive in Hoedspruit at around 1:30pm. Here you can enjoy lunch (own expense) before you depart on an exciting trip to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Here you can see how the wildlife is rehabilitated to be released back into the wild and you can meet some of the famous animals that live there.

After this fun and informative experience you will be transferred to your accommodation for the Safari. The lodge is situated inside the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, this is an estate that embraces the bush and the wildlife and there are many non dangerous game species on the estate. You can go on a bush walk or bicycle ride in the game area.

Dinner will be served at the lodge this evening.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Kruger National Park.

Early this morning you will be met by your guide and open safari vehicle for an exciting day trip into Kruger National Park. You will get to the gate at sunrise and enter through Orpen Gate in the central region of Kruger.

The area that you will spend the day in is a fantastic area and wildlife sightings here are excellent. It is the Savannah grassland biome of the park and this area has lots of open grasslands that attract many grazing animals. This is also the predator capital of the park and offer the best chances of finding lion in Kruger.

You will have a packed picnic breakfast to enjoy in the morning as you slowly wind your way through the bush. If you are lucky you may find a leopard in the early morning. You will stop for lunch at Satara Rest Camp (own expense) and after this you will spend the afternoon in search of some more exciting wildlife encounters. You will return to Hoedspruit in the late afternoon and enjoy a scrumptious Dinner at the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 3. Panorama Route

Today you have the choice of another full day in Kruger or a day trip on the beautifully scenic Panorama Route, this decision must be made in advance and cannot be changed whilst on the Safari.

The Panorama Route is the 3rd most visited part of South Africa after Kruger and Table Mountain. The roads here wind up and over the Drakensberg Escarpment and through to an area of stunning natural beauty.

On this day trip you will get to see the Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest canyon in the world, God`s Window, a view so spectacular it must have been reserved for God and 2 stunning waterfalls. You will also visit the historical town of Pilgrims Rest and enjoy lunch (own expense) in the quaint town called Graskop. Some other highlights include Pinnacle Rock and Wonderview.

The trip will take approximately 8 hours and you should return to the lodge by 4pm. This afternoon you can go for your own leisurely walk before dinner is served at the lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4. Kruger National Park.

Early this morning your guide will collect you from Rafiki Bush Lodge and take you back in the World Famous Kruger Park for your second full day safari. Guests will enjoy the services of a very knowledgeable, professional guide and the 360 views from the open safari vehicle. Lunch is for own expense at a camp inside Kruger.

After this exciting wildlife day you will return to the lodge in the late afternoon and have the chance to enjoy relaxing at the lodge with great views of the bush or you can have a leisurely walk in the area around the lodge looking for some of the wonderful birds and non dangerous animals species.

Dinner tonight will be served at the lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Hoedspruit to Johannesburg.

This morning you will enjoy a lovely breakfast at the lodge before you are collected for a trip to an award winning local community project, Hlokomela. This in international project that is working to better the health and lives of the local communities and farm workers. On this trip you will visit the local clinic, the preschool, the herb garden project and the Hlokomela market. This is a great cultural visit and a wonderful experience to see how people from so many different backgrounds come together for the betterment of the community.

After the trip is done you will be dropped of at the transfer point at the Kamagelo Tourism centre for the trip back to Johannesburg. You will arrive back at O.R. Tambo airport at around 5pm and lunch is own expense on the way.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded in this Safari

Included in this Safari…

  • Return transfer to Kruger from Johannesburg
  • Park fees
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)
  • All accommodation for 2 nights
  • 2 Full Day Open Vehicle Kruger Safaris
  • Hlokomela
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • Full Day Panorama Route Tour

Excluded in this Safari…

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips: tipping guideline of $10 per person per day for the guide and crew
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)

5 Day Budget Kruger Safari: Price 2019

$ 785 per person sharing

$ 980 per solo Traveler

We provide all children under 12 a 25% discount.

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