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10 Day Kruger National Park Safari

10 Day Kruger National Park Safari

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our exclusive 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari, tailor-made for the true "bush lover." This extensive safari spans the vast expanse of Kruger National Park, traversing from the northern reaches to the southern landscapes. Each of the carefully selected camps along our route is renowned for hosting high densities of at least one or two of the iconic "Big Five" species, providing a diverse and unforgettable experience. The atmosphere at each camp is distinct, offering you a unique immersion into the beauty and diversity of the African wilderness.

This extraordinary 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari stands out as one of the lengthiest options available, surpassed only by our 11 Day Kruger Safari. By the end of this journey, you'll have explored a remarkable 80% of the park, leaving no stone unturned in your quest for incredible wildlife encounters.

Over the course of 9 nights, you will reside in five different camps strategically chosen to maximize your exposure to the park's various ecosystems.

Our commitment to providing an exceptional safari experience means that each day includes morning and afternoon game drives, offering you the best opportunities to witness the mesmerizing wildlife of Kruger. As an added bonus, a bush walk and night drive are seamlessly integrated into the itinerary, ensuring you encounter the wonders of the park at different times of the day.

We meticulously select the camps based on the season of your visit, ensuring that you experience Kruger's beauty at its peak. Our well-equipped team guarantees the creation of the ultimate bush atmosphere, enhancing your connection with the natural surroundings.

Throughout the 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari, you'll be accompanied by a seasoned Wild Planet Safari guide and a Chef, both dedicated to enriching your experience with entertaining anecdotes and insightful information. This safari isn't just a journey; it's an immersive exploration into the heart of the African wilderness, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

For those with a passion for nature and wildlife photography, this safari is a dream come true. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary adventure. Contact us today for additional information or to secure your spot on this unparalleled 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari. The full itinerary awaits you below. Enjoy the anticipation of what promises to be an unforgettable experience!

10 Day Kruger National Park Safari

 

We provide all children under 12 a 50% discount and

Teenagers under the age of 16 a 25% discount.

We will also provide a group discount if a tour is booked for 4 or more people. Please contact us for more info.

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10 Day Kruger National Park Safari
10 Day Kruger National Park Safari
10 Day Kruger National Park Safari

10 Day Kruger National Park Safari.

Day 1. Kruger National Park (Punda Maria Rest Camp)

The adventure begins with a 7:40 am road transfer from O.R. Tambo airport to a small town bordering Kruger National Park called Phalaborwa. The journey is a long one but you will get to enjoy the scenery of the Drakensberg Escarpment to make the travel time more enjoyable.

You will meet your Wild Planet Safari guide in Phlaborwa and after a delightful light lunch in town (own expense), head north to the northern gate of Kruger National Park, Punda Maria.

Following a brief check-in at Punda Maria gate, we make our way to tonight’s camp, in the north of Kruger.

Punda Maria camp offers an array of facilities, including a refreshing swimming pool, a hide overlooking a waterhole, a small shop, and the famed flycatcher trail—an enthralling 20-minute walk renowned for its birdlife and captivating vegetation.

This afternoon, our journey takes us along the Mahonie loop, one of Kruger’s most picturesque gravel roads. As we traverse this landscape, we’ll encounter an array of wildlife, from Nyala, kudu, impala, and zebra to the mighty buffalo and majestic elephants.

Upon our return, we gather around the campfire, savoring the magic of our first evening in Kruger. The night promises a relaxing stay in well-appointed Luxury Safari Tents.

These tents boast twin beds, electricity, a fan, a compact kitchen, a spacious deck, and a bathroom complete with a shower, basin, and toilet.

Tonight’s dinner marks the beginning of culinary delights that accompany your unforgettable 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari. Immerse yourself in the heart of the wilderness and let the adventure unfold. Welcome to the journey of a lifetime!

Meals Included: Dinner.

Day 2.Kruger National Park (Punda Maria Rest Camp)

Day 2 commences with a predawn adventure, capitalizing on the magical moments when the African wilderness stirs to life.

A quick coffee kickstarts the day as we venture further north, exploring a landscape that seamlessly blends open expanses with Mopani thickets—a haven for sizable herds of buffalo and majestic elephants. This route promises not only exceptional wildlife sightings but also provides the ideal lighting conditions for photography enthusiasts.

Our journey takes us to the picturesque Pafuri picnic site for a delightful breakfast amidst the pristine surroundings. From there, we continue to Crooks Corner, a geographical marvel where the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers converge, marking the meeting point of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. The panoramic view of this confluence is breathtaking, surrounded by lush forests that harbor an abundance of forest-dwelling species, creating a true paradise for nature enthusiasts.

Heading back to camp, we make stops at various waterholes, keeping a keen eye out for any signs of animal activity. A sumptuous lunch awaits upon our return, allowing for relaxation by the camp’s swimming pool or leisurely moments at a bird hide. The afternoon unfolds with another exhilarating game drive, specially timed to catch the predators in action as the day transitions to dusk.

As the sun sets on this remarkable day, we gather around the campfire for a traditional meal, savoring the flavors of the bush. This evening marks our last night in the far north, creating a perfect opportunity to reflect on the day’s adventures and share stories under the African sky.

Retreat to your comfortable accommodation at Punda Maria camp, where the night promises tranquility and a night of restful sleep, preparing you for the continued exploration that awaits on Day 3 of your unforgettable Kruger National Park Safari.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3: Kruger National Park. (Shingwedzi Rest Camp)

The morning kicks off with an early drive around the Dimbo Mountain in the Punda Maria area—a hotspot for leopard sightings. As the first light bathes the landscape, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive and majestic leopards that may grace us with their presence.

We’ll return in time for a delicious breakfast, bidding farewell to Punda Maria as we set our sights on the next chapter of our adventure.

Our journey southward brings us to Shingwedzi, a tranquil camp nestled on the banks of the Shingwedzi River. This 70 km drive is an opportunity to witness the diverse ecosystems of Kruger, known for hosting large herds of buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, impala, and the elusive leopard. This area also harbors some of the rarest antelope species, such as Eland and Roan, adding an extra layer of excitement to our wildlife encounters.

Shingwedzi camp, with its serene surroundings, offers a chance to unwind and appreciate the breathtaking views overlooking the sandy beaches of the Shingwedzi River. Spend leisurely hours on a bench, observing the ebb and flow of wildlife along the riverbanks. The camp facilities include a swimming pool, a laundry service, and a small shop, ensuring a comfortable stay.

Upon our arrival, we will prepare a delectable lunch, setting the stage for a relaxing afternoon by the pool or a rejuvenating siesta.

As the day progresses, we embark on another captivating safari drive, tracing the course of the Shingwedzi River. Pass waterholes where spotted hyenas like to congregate and venture through picturesque riverine forests—an ideal habitat for elusive leopards.

Our evening culminates with a delightful dinner at the camp, offering a perfect opportunity to share stories and impressions from the day’s explorations.

Retire to your accommodation at Shingwedzi, surrounded by the tranquility of the African bush, and prepare for more adventures on Day 4 of your unforgettable Kruger National Park Safari.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 4. Kruger National Park. (Letaba Rest Camp)

Day 4 unfolds with the promise of one last safari adventure in the Shingwedzi area. In the early morning light, we set out to follow the river, carefully scanning the low-lying branches of the giant jackal berry trees, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard. The tranquil atmosphere at dawn enhances our chances of witnessing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Upon our return, a scrumptious breakfast awaits, marking the conclusion of our time at Shingwedzi.

As we bid farewell to this serene camp, we embark on a journey further south toward our next destination, Letaba. The approximately 110 km drive takes us through the picturesque landscapes of Mopani and bush willow, offering glimpses of diverse wildlife along the way. An own expense lunch at Mopani Camp adds a delightful pause to our scenic journey, providing an opportunity to savor local flavors.

Letaba greets us in the late afternoon. Nestled on the banks of the Letaba River, the camp offers breathtaking views of the river, inviting you to spend moments of contemplation on the vast sandy banks. Letaba features a Park Shop with souvenirs and gifts, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and The Great Elephant Hall—a museum dedicated to the largest elephants in the history of Kruger National Park.

For the next two nights, your accommodation at Letaba camp comprises traditional round thatched African huts called Rondawels. Inside, you’ll find two comfortable single beds, a ceiling fan, air conditioning, a private washroom with a shower and toilet, a fridge, and a small patio to unwind and absorb the tranquil surroundings.

As night falls, we gather for a traditional South African dinner, expertly prepared over an open fire. The evening offers a perfect opportunity to relax and immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of the African bush.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 5. Kruger National Park. (Letaba Rest Camp)

As the sun paints the sky with hues of gold, we venture out in search of the incredible wildlife that inhabits this part of Kruger. Known for the vast herds of buffalo, elephants, and elusive leopards along the Letaba River, the morning drive promises awe-inspiring encounters. Keep a keen eye out for other species that grace the landscape, from the majestic hippopotamus and sunbathing crocodiles to various antelope species that add to the diversity of the region.

Our journey takes us to a picturesque picnic site where a delightful breakfast awaits, providing a moment to savor the surroundings and share stories of the morning’s discoveries. The leisurely drive back to Letaba allows for further wildlife sightings, ensuring that every moment in the bush is maximized.

Upon our return to camp, take advantage of the facilities that Letaba has to offer, providing a perfect escape during the midday heat. Whether you choose to cool off in the swimming pool, browse the Park Shop for souvenirs, or simply relax in the tranquil surroundings, Letaba caters to various preferences.

A scrumptious lunch served at camp sets the stage for an afternoon filled with more adventure. We embark on another captivating game drive, exploring the rich landscapes and diverse ecosystems surrounding Letaba.

The late afternoon light enhances the colors of the bush, creating a magical atmosphere as we seek out the wildlife that becomes more active in the cooler hours.

As the sun sets, we return to camp for a delicious dinner, concluding another day filled with remarkable wildlife encounters. With the sounds of the African night as your soundtrack, reflect on the day’s experiences and prepare for the excitement that awaits on Day 6 of your unforgettable Kruger National Park Safari.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 6. Kruger National Park. (Satara Rest Camp)

The morning unfolds with a short sunrise drive along the Letaba River, this time tracing the river to the east—an area known to host a large, albeit shy, pride of lions. The early hours offer a prime opportunity to spot these magnificent creatures, and our experienced guides have a history of successful lion sightings in this particular region. Returning to camp, a hearty breakfast awaits, fueling you for the day’s adventures.

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to Letaba as we pack up and continue our journey southward toward our next camp, Satara. En route, we traverse open savannah grasslands, an ideal habitat for large herds of grazing animals such as zebra and wildebeest. The scenic drive sets the stage for wildlife encounters against the backdrop of the vast Kruger landscape.

Upon reaching Satara, we check in and indulge in a well-prepared lunch. The afternoon offers a chance to unwind and relax before embarking on an afternoon game drive in the surrounding area. Satara, nestled in the grasslands of Kruger, is renowned for attracting a variety of grazing animals, providing an excellent setting for wildlife observation. The camp also features a waterhole just outside, allowing you to spot animals from the comfort of camp.

Your accommodation at Satara comprises traditional round thatched African huts called Rondawels. Inside, find two comfortable single beds, a ceiling fan, a private washroom with toilet and shower, air conditioning, a fridge, and a small patio—your personal haven to soak in the camp atmosphere.

As the night falls, dinner is at your own expense at the camp restaurant. The evening unfolds with the opportunity to join a night drive, conducted by a trained Kruger ranger. This shared experience with fellow park guests adds an extra layer of excitement as you search for nocturnal animals, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive big cats on the hunt.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 7: Kruger National Park (Satara Rest Camp)

Embark on Day 7 of your extraordinary 10-Day Kruger National Park Safari with an early morning safari drive, delving deeper into the captivating Satara area. Our focus remains on the awe-inspiring predators that call this region home—keeping a keen eye out for the elusive leopard, majestic lion, cunning hyena, swift cheetah, and the rare wild dog. The early hours offer prime opportunities to witness these predators in action, whether it’s a lioness leading her cubs or the stealthy movements of a leopard in the golden light. With a stroke of luck, you might find yourself immersed in the dramatic spectacle of a predator on the hunt, providing a glimpse into the untamed beauty of Kruger National Park.

Following the exhilarating drive, a delightful breakfast awaits at a picturesque picnic site, surrounded by the sounds of the bush. Satisfied and energized, we return to camp, offering a chance to unwind and relish the facilities during the warmth of the midday sun. Stroll along the camp’s fence, where you may spot some animals in the surrounding area, or opt for a refreshing swim to cool down—a perfect respite in the heart of the wilderness.

After an enjoyable lunch, we embark on another afternoon safari, anticipating encounters with the diverse wildlife that inhabits this region. By now, you may have checked off many animals from your must-see list, but Kruger always has surprises in store. Perhaps a rare bird species or an unexpected wildlife interaction will add to the day’s discoveries.

As the sun begins its descent, we return to camp, basking in the warm glow of a Kruger sunset—a spectacle in itself. The day concludes with a final dinner under the celestial canopy, gathering around the crackling fire in the heart of the park. Share stories of the day’s adventures, laughter echoing under the vast African sky, creating lasting memories of your remarkable journey through the diverse and untamed landscapes of Kruger National Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 8: Kruger National Park (Skukuza Rest Camp)

Before the sun graces the horizon, we gather for a cup of coffee, ready to explore the open grasslands that are the perfect habitat for the majestic cheetah—a species that thrives in this environment. Our skilled guides are dedicated to ensuring you have the best chance of encountering these magnificent cats as the day begins.

Returning to camp after the morning exploration, a delightful breakfast awaits, setting the stage for the next leg of our journey. With fond memories of Satara, we pack up and set out on a scenic 90 km drive to our next destination, Skukuza.

Along the way, we traverse areas renowned for lion sightings, and we pause at two iconic water points that serve as postcard-perfect scenes, attracting a plethora of wildlife simultaneously.

Arriving at Skukuza around 1 pm, we invite you to enjoy an own expense lunch at the picturesque Sabie River, served at the camp restaurant.

Skukuza, the largest camp in Kruger, stands as the administrative capital of the park. Nestled along the banks of the famous Sabie River, the camp boasts an abundance of beautiful riverine forest trees throughout.

Your accommodation for the night is in traditional African thatched huts called Rondawels. Inside, find twin beds, a private washroom with a shower and toilet, a ceiling fan, fridge, air conditioning, and a small patio—an ideal retreat in the heart of nature.

After lunch, take time to unwind and make use of the camp facilities. Skukuza offers a swimming pool, a well-stocked Park Shop with various souvenirs and curios, a museum, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a beautiful walkway along the Sabie River, and numerous benches from which to enjoy the views.

In the afternoon, we embark on a safari drive in the Skukuza area, known for its excellent lion-spotting opportunities. Lion territories are strategically established around Skukuza, and our aim is to locate a pride known to have an impressive 20 members. The evening unfolds with dinner served under the stars in our makeshift bush restaurant—a delightful culmination of another day filled with remarkable wildlife encounters and the beauty of the Kruger landscape.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 9. Kruger National Park. (Skukuza Rest Camp)

We gather for a delightful cup of coffee, igniting our senses for the adventures that lie ahead. As the sun paints the sky with hues of pink and gold, we set out on a sunrise safari drive, following the winding rivers as they meander eastward.

Our quest is to uncover the secrets of the lower branches of giant trees, where elusive leopards may be found resting or feeding. The morning light also provides an ideal backdrop for encountering elephants and white rhinos, and with a stroke of luck, we might catch a glimpse of the rare black rhino in this area—a true testament to the biodiversity of Kruger National Park.

A pause at a scenic picnic site along our journey offers the perfect setting to savor a bush breakfast, surrounded by the sounds of nature. As the late morning sun bathes the landscape, we return to camp, having experienced the untamed beauty of Kruger in the early hours.

Lunch back at camp is a leisurely affair, allowing ample time to enjoy the facilities before our final afternoon safari drive. This part of Kruger promises to reveal the African wilderness in all its majestic splendor, teeming with life and presenting opportunities for remarkable wildlife encounters. As we traverse the landscape, our expert guides share insights into the intricacies of the ecosystem, enhancing your appreciation for the intricacies of this diverse and vibrant environment.

Upon our return to camp, we gather around the crackling fire, relishing the surroundings and reflecting on the incredible journey through Kruger National Park. Dinner is once again a culinary delight cooked over the open flame, providing a fitting conclusion to your unforgettable safari experience. As the night falls, immerse yourself in the symphony of nature and cherish the memories created over the past days.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10. Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

This morning, Kruger National Park may unveil one more surprise for us, as the wilderness often reserves its most enchanting moments for farewell encounters.

Our journey takes us along the Sabie River, a lifeline for the park’s diverse inhabitants. In the soft morning light, we search for predators retreating after a night of activity. With a stroke of extraordinary luck, we might be treated to the sight of the resident pack of wild dogs that roam the expansive area around Skukuza—a captivating spectacle to conclude our safari adventure.

Returning from the morning drive, we gather for a hearty breakfast, a chance to reflect on the incredible wildlife encounters and shared moments of discovery throughout the past ten days. With memories etched in our hearts, we then proceed to the departure point for the return transfer from Kruger to Johannesburg.

The transfer is scheduled to Deaprt from Hazyview at 12:30pm and you will arrive in Johannesburg between 17:30 and 18:30, ensuring that you have ample time to reach your next destination.

It’s essential to note, especially for those with flights on this day, that international flights should not be scheduled before 19:00, and domestic flights should be booked after 20:30. This ensures a stress-free conclusion to your safari adventure and allows for any unexpected delays that may occur.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Included/Excluded in this Safari

Included in this 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari.

  • Transfers from O.R. Tambo Airport to Kruger
  • Transfer from Kruger to O.R. Tambo Airport
  • Kruger Entrance Fees
  • Kruger Night Drive
  • Kruger Bush Walk
  • Kruger Afternoon Drive x 8
  • Kruger Morning Drive x 9
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide and assistant
  • All transportation mentioned

Excluded in this 10 Day Kruger National Park Safari.

  • No Flights Are included
  • 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)
  • Transfer from Accommodation in Johannesburg to O.R. Tambo airport on Day 1.
  • Transfer from O.R. Tambo Airport to Accommodation in Johannesburg on Day 10.

 

We provide all children under 12 a 50% discount and

Teenagers under the age of 16 a 25% discount.

We will also provide a group discount if a tour is booked for 4 or more people. Please contact us for more info.

Please be sure to send us an inquiry from this website.

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