9 Day Kruger National Park Safari

9 Day Kruger National Park Safari

Embark on a thrilling journey with our 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari, a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience in the heart of South Africa. Kruger National Park is a treasure trove of diverse animal species, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

Our carefully crafted 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari allows you to delve into the central and southern regions of this extraordinary park, promising an adventure that will leave an indelible mark on you and your companions.

On this immersive safari, you'll spend 2 nights at each of the 4 carefully selected camps within Kruger National Park. Your adventure kicks off at Letaba, nestled along the Letaba River amidst Mopani thickets and forests—a prime location for spotting the elusive leopard. The journey then takes you to Satara, renowned for its expansive grasslands that attract a plethora of grazers, consequently drawing in predators such as majestic lion prides.

Moving forward, Skukuza awaits with its Savannah Bushveld area, teeming with an abundance of wildlife for an unparalleled safari experience. The final destination of this adventure is Berg en Dal, situated in the southern mountainous region of Kruger, offering not only breathtaking scenery but also exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities.

What sets our 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari apart is the thoughtful allocation of 2 nights at each camp, providing ample time to explore and savor the unique offerings of each area. This private safari grants you the flexibility to choose your preferred departure day and the safari vehicle will be operated in a spacious 9 seat open safari vehicle. Additionally, you have the option to decide between comfortable accommodations or the exhilarating experience of camping under the African night sky.

Join us for a journey of a lifetime, where every day brings new wonders and unforgettable moments. The 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari promises an in-depth exploration of this iconic destination, ensuring you leave with cherished memories and a profound connection to the untamed beauty of Kruger. Secure your spot now and embark on an adventure that will captivate your senses and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the African wilderness.

9 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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9 Day Kruger Safari
9 Day Kruger Safari
9 Day Kruger Safari

9 Day Kruger National Park Safari


Day 1 Johannesburg to Kruger National Park. (Letaba Rest Camp)

Today your 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari begins, a journey that promises unparalleled wildlife encounters and the rich tapestry of South Africa’s natural beauty. The adventure kicks off with a 7:40 am scheduled transfer that departs from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The transfer will ensure safe travel over the 6 hour drive to a small town bordering Kruger National Park called Phalaborwa.

You will meet your Wild Planet Safari guide and chef in Phalaborwa and enjoy an own expense lunch at a local restaurant before we enter Kruger through Phalaborwa Gate.

You will then enjoy your first Safari Drive of the Tour, winding through Mopani and Bushwillow woodlands, a haven for magnificent elephants and buffalo, each moment is an opportunity for wildlife sightings and photographic memories.

The journey ends at Letaba, a camp nestled on the banks of the Letaba River. Arriving around 6:00 pm, we will check in and you can settle into your traditional Rondawel, a charming thatched African hut offering 2 single beds, air conditioning, and a private washroom with a shower and toilet.

Letaba Camp, one of our favorites, is not just a place to stay—it’s an experience. Enjoy sweeping views of the Letaba River, explore the Park Shop for unique souvenirs, and unwind by the swimming pool. A highlight is The Great Elephant Hall, a museum dedicated to the grand elephants that have graced Kruger National Park.

Over the next 2 nights, Letaba becomes your home. Delight in a traditional South African dinner, skillfully prepared over an open fire, immersing you in the essence of local flavors.

As the day comes to a close, relax on your private patio, savoring the tranquility of the surroundings and indulging in the symphony of the African bush.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 Kruger National Park. (Letaba Rest Camp)

Embark on Day 2 of our enthralling 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari, where each moment unfolds a new chapter in the captivating story of South Africa’s wilderness.

Rise with the sun and set out for an early morning game drive, navigating the enchanting landscapes that surround Letaba.

This region of Kruger is renowned for the spectacular herds of Buffalo, majestic Elephants, and elusive Leopards that grace the areas along the Letaba River. As we venture along the route, keep your camera ready to capture the diverse array of wildlife, from the imposing Hippo and stealthy Crocodile to the graceful antelope species.

We’ll pause for a delightful breakfast at a scenic picnic site, allowing you to soak in the serenity of the surroundings. The slow drive back to Letaba promises a leisurely journey, offering additional opportunities to spot wildlife and appreciate the natural wonders of Kruger National Park.

Upon returning to camp, take advantage of the various facilities that Letaba has to offer, providing a perfect respite during the midday heat. Whether it’s a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, exploring the Park Shop for unique souvenirs, or simply unwinding in the comfort of your Rondawel, the afternoon is yours to enjoy.

Lunch will be served at camp, offering a delicious interlude before we embark on another exciting game drive in the late afternoon. This time, we’ll explore different corners of the area, maximizing our chances of encountering diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. As the golden hues of the African sunset paint the sky, we’ll return to camp for a sumptuous dinner, perfectly crafted to tantalize your taste buds and create lasting memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 3 Kruger National Park. (Satara Rest Camp)

The day unfolds with an early morning sunrise drive along the Letaba River, this time veering eastward. Traverse this picturesque landscape, home to a shy yet impressive pride of lions. Our experienced guides have successfully tracked them in the past, offering a glimpse into their elusive world. Following the captivating drive, we return to camp for a hearty breakfast, fueling up for the day’s journey.

Post-breakfast, we bid farewell to Letaba and set our sights further southward toward our next destination, Satara. En route, pass through open savannah grasslands, a haven for large herds of Zebra and Wildebeest. Upon reaching Satara, check-in and relish a freshly prepared lunch, setting the stage for an afternoon of relaxation.

Satara, nestled in the grasslands of Kruger, is a haven for grazing animals, offering an excellent backdrop for wildlife viewing. A waterhole just outside the camp adds to the allure, providing opportunities to spot animals even while at camp.

Your accommodation for the night is the traditional Rondawel, featuring 2 single beds, a ceiling fan, air conditioning, a private washroom with a toilet and shower, a fridge, and a small patio—an authentic African retreat.

As evening falls, dinner becomes an individual affair at the camp restaurant, allowing you to savor the flavors of the region (own expense).

The night unfolds with a shared night drive guided by a trained Kruger ranger, providing a unique opportunity to witness the nocturnal wonders of the park. Venture into the darkness in search of elusive creatures, and with a bit of luck, catch a glimpse of the majestic big cats on their nocturnal hunts.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 Kruger National Park. (Satara Rest Camp)

The day kicks off with a captivating game drive along the scenic N’wanetsi River road, a route known for its rich biodiversity and frequent wildlife sightings. On one side, dense vegetation provides an ideal habitat for elusive leopards, while open plains on the other are perfect for encounters with cheetahs.

The area is renowned for lion sightings, making it a hotspot for capturing the majesty of these magnificent creatures.

As we navigate the N’wanetsi River road, keep a keen eye out for the plethora of wildlife that calls this area home, from white rhinos to large herds of buffalo, blue wildebeest, zebra, kudu, and giraffes.

A breakfast stop at the picnic site, overlooking the Sweni River gorge, offers a chance to savor your meal while immersed in the stunning natural surroundings.

Our journey continues through an area renowned for housing one of Kruger’s super prides—an impressive assembly of 20 lions. The return to camp for lunch provides a moment to relax and indulge in the camp’s facilities, creating a perfect interlude during the day’s adventures.

In the afternoon, our exploration continues along the Sweni road, seeking more lion sightings and, with a stroke of luck, a glimpse of the elusive wild dog. As the sun sets and the day’s excitement unfolds, dinner is expertly prepared upon our return to camp.

Fall asleep tonight to the mesmerizing sounds of the roaring lions, a lullaby that encapsulates the magic of the African wilderness.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5 Kruger National Park. (Skukuza Rest Camp)

Embark on the exhilarating Day 5 of our immersive 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari, promising an unforgettable adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Satara and Skukuza regions.

The day commences with an early rendezvous for coffee, setting the stage for a morning exploration of the open grasslands in Satara—a perfect habitat for the majestic Cheetah. Our goal is to encounter one of these magnificent cats, and we’ll diligently scour the landscape in our quest.

After the exhilarating morning drive, we return to camp for a hearty breakfast, preparing for the next leg of our journey. The road to Skukuza, our next destination, spans 90 kilometers, offering ample opportunities for spotting lions along the way. En route, we pause at two iconic water points renowned for attracting a diverse array of animal species, providing an ideal setting for memorable wildlife encounters.

Arriving at Skukuza around 1 pm, we drop you off by the picturesque Sabie River, inviting you to enjoy an own-expense lunch at the camp restaurant.

Skukuza, the largest camp in Kruger and the park’s administrative capital is a haven nestled along the banks of the famous Sabie River, adorned with captivating riverine forest trees. Your accommodation for the night is the traditional African Rondawels, featuring twin beds, a private washroom with a shower and toilet, a ceiling fan, a fridge, air conditioning, and a small patio.

Following lunch, take some time to relax and explore the camp’s abundant facilities. A refreshing swim in the pool, a visit to the Park Shop for unique souvenirs, or a leisurely stroll along the picturesque walkway by the Sabie River are just a few of the options available.

As the afternoon unfolds, we embark on another game drive in the Skukuza area, renowned for its lion sightings. The region boasts lion territories, and we aim to locate the impressive pride of 20 members.

Cap off the day with a memorable dinner under the stars, served in our makeshift bush restaurant, creating an enchanting ambiance as you relish the flavours of the African wilderness.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

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

The day begins at sunrise, as we set out to uncover the magic that Kruger National Park has to offer. Our expert guides will lead you to areas known for high levels of animal activity, hoping to unveil something truly extraordinary. The journey unfolds with a sense of anticipation, each moment holding the potential for a magical wildlife encounter.

A delightful breakfast awaits at a carefully chosen picnic site, providing not just a delicious meal but also a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscapes. As the sun ascends in the sky, we slowly make our way back to camp, offering you time to relax and indulge in the camp’s amenities.

After a leisurely break, we gather for lunch at camp, refueling for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. The afternoon drive takes us back into the heart of Kruger, continuing our quest to witness the diverse array of wildlife that calls this park home. The day’s journey culminates with a return to camp at sunset, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for the evening.

Tonight’s dining experience is a sensory delight, as we cook everything on an open fire, infusing the air with the aroma of the African bush. Enjoy dinner al fresco, under the twinkling stars, in our enchanting bush restaurant—a truly magical conclusion to a day filled with exploration and wildlife wonders.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 7 Kruger National Park. (Berg en Dal Rest Camp)

Day 7 offers a unique opportunity to connect with the untamed beauty of Kruger through a guided bush walk. Delve into the wilderness alongside a trained Kruger ranger, gaining insights into the intricate ecosystems, animal tracking, and experiencing the nuances of the bush that are often missed from the confines of a vehicle. This hands-on adventure promises encounters with nature in a way that is both educational and unforgettable.

Upon your return from the bush walk, a delightful breakfast awaits, setting the tone for the day’s journey. As we bid farewell to Skukuza, we embark on a southerly route, heading towards our final destination, Berg en Dal.

Nestled in a mountainous region of Kruger, Berg en Dal offers a scenic panorama for all your photographs. The area, with its lush riverine forests along the waterways, is renowned for its high rainfall and is an ideal habitat for elephants, leopards, and the highest concentration of rhinos in the park.

Your accommodation for the last two nights is in Traditional African chalets at Berg en Dal. These charming chalets feature a thatched roof, twin beds, a private washroom with a toilet and shower, a small kitchen, and a cozy patio area—an authentic retreat within the heart of the park.

This afternoon, our safari drive in the Berg en Dal area promises excitement as we search for the amazing wildlife that calls this region home. The mountainous terrain adds an extra layer of intrigue to our quest, and we hope to uncover something truly special.

As the sun sets, we return to camp, enveloped in the warm hues of the African evening. Dinner preparation begins, and you’ll have the chance to savor a delicious meal by the crackling fire, surrounded by the symphony of the African bush.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8 Kruger National Park. (Berg en Dal Rest Camp)

The day begins with an early morning rendezvous for coffee, setting the stage for an enchanting sunrise safari drive. Our journey takes us along the winding rivers heading east, where the lower branches of towering trees may conceal the elusive leopards, offering a rare glimpse into their resting or feeding moments. As we navigate this terrain, we hope to encounter the majestic elephant, the formidable white rhino, and with a stroke of luck, the elusive black rhino—an exceptional sighting in this region.

A pause at a carefully selected picnic site allows us to enjoy a delightful breakfast amidst the bush, savoring the serenity of the African wilderness. By late morning, we return to camp, providing an opportunity to relax and relish the amenities that Berg en Dal has to offer.

Lunch back at camp is followed by leisurely moments, where you can indulge in the swimming pool, explore the small souvenir shop, take in the sights at the waterhole, or embark on a self-guided walking trail.

As the afternoon unfolds, we head out for one last drive, anticipating the rich biodiversity of this area to unveil itself in true majestic style. The teeming wildlife of Kruger National Park is on full display, promising awe-inspiring moments that linger in the memory. Upon our return to camp, the fire is lit, creating a warm and inviting ambiance to enjoy the surroundings. Dinner tonight is at your own expense at the camp restaurant, providing a moment to reflect on the highlights of your safari journey.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

The morning is marked by one last safari, a journey filled with anticipation as we venture along the Crocodile River. In the soft glow of the rising sun, we search for any predators making their retreat, with hopes of a final surprise from Kruger’s diverse inhabitants. If luck is on our side, we might catch a glimpse of the resident pack of wild dogs, known to operate in the expansive area around Berg en Dal—a fitting grand finale to our safari adventure.

Upon our return, a hearty breakfast is served, providing an opportunity to relive the memories and share stories of the remarkable sightings we’ve experienced. Following breakfast, we’ll take you to the departure point for the return transfer from Kruger to Johannesburg.

As the journey draws to a close, you’ll arrive in Johannesburg between 17:00 and 18:00. It’s essential to note that if you have flights on this day, international flights should not be scheduled before 19:00, and domestic flights should be booked for after 20:00.

Reflect on the extraordinary moments, the wildlife wonders, and the captivating beauty of Kruger National Park as you conclude this safari adventure. The memories crafted over the past nine days will surely linger, inviting you to return to the untamed heart of Africa.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Included/Excluded in this Safari

  • Included in this 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari:

    • Transfer to Kruger from O.R. Tambo
    • Transfer to O.R. Tambo from Kruger
    • Entrance fees to Kruger National Park
    • Kruger Night Drive
    • Kruger Bush Walk
    • Kruger Afternoon Drive x 8
    • Kruger Morning Drive x 8
    • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)
    • All accommodation
    • A professional driver/guide and Chef
    • All transportation

    Excluded in this 9 Day Kruger National Park Safari:

    • No Flights are included
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Tips: tipping guideline of per $10 person per day for the guide and crew
    • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)
    • Transfer to meeting point at O.R. Tambo on morning of departure
    • Transfer from O.R. Tambo airport to Hotel on last day


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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