Africa Wildlife Safari Tour 9 nights from $3299 Per person twin share Flying with Singapore Airlines or South African Airways. 10 days from $3299 per person twin share – single $4299
Small Group Safari – ONLY 16 PASSENGERS The 10-Day Kruger Park Safari is tailor-made for those wanting a taste of our renowned bushveld, Drifters style. Lots of game, and lots of exquisite scenery courtesy of the Mpumalanga Lowveld with quaint, historic towns, majestic waterfalls and ancient mountain ranges.
See the Big 5 - In Africa, the big five game animals are the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros. Normally $3999 per person Save up to $700 off per person. Book by 30 Sept 2016. Destination International Phone 1300 813391. www.ditravel.com.au Departures all Australian Capital Cities every Saturday. from 01 Aug to 10 Sept 2016. 01 October to 30 Nov 2016. 01 Feb to 30 Nov 2017. The Kruger Park Mpumalanga area is one of great contrast, bordered in the west by the towering escarpment with lush indigenous forests, crystal-clear streams and plunging waterfalls, and then falling away into the flat Lowveld bushveld, home to one of the richest diversities of fauna and flora in the world. Well known private reserves and the renowned Kruger National Park are located in this area. The safari spends time both in the Park and on our own adjacent private reserve. Being privately owned we are able to conduct game walks and open vehicle game drives on our property. Our tour also includes City Stays in both Johannesburg and Cape Town pre and post Africa Safari Escorted Package Includes
Return Airfares from Australia - Johannesburg – Cape Town - Johannesburg- Australia Flying with Singapore Airlines or South Africa Airways. Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
3 nights accommodations in Joberg at Faircity Quartermain Hotel, 5 day / 4 nights Kruger Park Safari, fully accommodated, INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS - • Dullstroom, • Drakensberg Escarpment, • Blyde River Canyon, • Night Game Drive, • Kruger Park Drives, INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS - • Forest Walks, • Bush Walk – “Big 5”, • Open Vehicle Game Drive, • Private Game Reserve, • Kruger Park, Exclusive Bush Lodge, 2 nights in Cape Town at Hollow on the Square Hotel.
DAY 1: ARRIVE JOBERG Arrive Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: JOBERG - BUSH LODGE Departing from the GREENFIRE LODGE JOHANNESBURG at 06h30 we set off on the scenic road to Mpumalanga. A brunch stop in the historic Dullstroom will be enjoyed before we wind our way down the Drakensberg escarpment and into the untamed Lowveld. The next two nights will be spent at our well-appointed GREENFIRE BUSH LODGE which is situated in a private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park, an area where animals roam naturally and unrestricted. The tented Lodge blends into the bush and offers comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a refreshing splash pool, and stunning views over the surrounding wilderness. Dinner tonight is cooked in the traditional manner over an open fire. D
DAY 3: BUSH LODGE
As is custom in the bush, we start the day with coffee and rusks before embarking on a game walk. Although we will walk for some three hours, the purpose is not to cover distance but rather to search for animals and in so doing, to learn more about the ways of the bush. A Drifters guide and / or tracker lead all walks. Before the heat of the day, we return to the Lodge for a sumptuous brunch after which it’s time to relax around the Lodge and to enjoy the serenity of the surrounding wilderness. In the afternoon we conduct an open vehicle game drive which develops into an extensive night drive all the time searching for animals. Being in the bush at night provides us with the opportunity of viewing nocturnal animals. This evening we enjoy a hearty bush “braai” cooked on an open fire. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild. Brunch D
DAY 4: PANORAMA ROUTE - HAZYVIEW Rising with the African sun, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off to explore the highlights of the Panorama Route. Our first stop will be to view the impressive Blyde River Canyon, then on to Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window, and the cosy little town of Graskop where we will enjoy an own expense lunch at Harry’s Pancake Bar. This afternoon we descend the Kowyn Pass to a traditional village where we will spend some time with the local Shangan people. After a full day, we make our way to the GREENFIRE LODGE HAZYVIEW, a log cabin built spectacularly on stilts in the indigenous forest on the banks of the Sabie River – we will spend two nights here. B D
DAY 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK An early start, we depart at sunrise and travel the short distance to enter the southern sector of the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Slowly traversing in search of the many animals that inhabit this area, we enjoy the high vantage point and comfort of our well-equipped vehicle. Although most of the day will be spent game viewing, we will stop at various designated sites to stretch our legs, to enjoy Brunch, and to wander around one of the Parks rest camps. Late this afternoon we exit the Park and return to the comfort of our GREENFIRE LODGE HAZYVIEW. Brunch D
DAY 6: JOHANNESBURG After a relaxed morning we depart to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Overnight Joberg for 2 nights B
DAY 7: JOHANNESBURG Free day to explore Johannesburg. Overnight Joberg B
DAY 8: JOHANNESBURG to CAPE TOWN Catch a taxi to the airport in Johannesburg and fly to Cape Town. Overnight in Cape Town for 2 nights B
DAY 9: CAPE TOWN Free day to explore Cape Town. Overnight Cape Town B
DAY 10: CAPE TOWN TO AUSTRALIA After a relaxed morning we depart to Cape Town airport for our flights home to Australia B. Tour Concludes – Memories Begin.
PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION 5 DAY KRUGER PARK TOUR This tour is fully accommodated and all Linen and towels are supplied. Seasonal Malaria precautions may be advisable and are locally obtainable. Game viewing on foot is difficult, so we also place importance on some of the smaller aspects of the bush. It can get very hot so suitable precautions against sunburn should be taken. Our price includes all transport, food, coffee, tea, accommodation, walks, game drives, entry fees and permits, group equipment and a professional guide. The price does not include alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks, curios, tips and meals whilst in transit to and from Johannesburg. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement pertaining to our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.
DEPARTURE POINT Your tour will depart from: - The Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg, 25 Alida Street, Northcliff, Johannesburg @ 06h30. - Guests not staying at the Drifters Lodge must arrive at the Lodge at 06h00. - Tel: +27 11 888 1160 Please note that we strongly advise against flying out on the day that the tour ends. Drifters will not be held responsible for missed flights on this day. We generally travel long distances and late arrivals are common. All Guides are qualified full time professionals, registered with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa and South African Tourism. All guides are specifically registered and licensed in order to provide you with an informative, safe and enjoyable experience whatever your choice of safari. Our Guides are mature adults who are young at heart and enjoy their work. They are chosen for their personalities, their interest in the environment, their experience and ability to handle people. We only employ the best fulltime guides to run our Safari Tours. Our staff are dedicated, experienced, adventurous and know how to have a good time. Guiding is an extremely rewarding and challenging experience - which means that our Guides stay with us for a long time - they are part of the family, and they live the ethos of Africa.. ACCOMMODATION ON TOUR Please note that linen will be provided at all Drifters Lodges. Our accommodation on this tour is a total upgrade from camping, but stays basic. – 2 star – lodge style Batteries can be charged from a 220 volt source on: pre night at Johannesburg Lodge, night 4 Currency exchange opportunities on tour: Arrival at Johannesburg Airport. Guests are able to withdraw money from the bank on several days. Limited Laundry facilities on day: 5 (Essential washing only) Internet facilities: Pre night in Johannesburg We also have a range of barrel bags for sale starting from € 50 nett per bag. ON SAFARI All our tours require a certain amount of participation. This entails assisting with both the food preparation, washing of dishes and keeping the truck clean. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind will greatly contribute to an enjoyable safari. We are traveling in developing countries; please do not expect the punctuality you have come to expect in first world countries. Things do not always run according to plan, however we do endeavor to run according to the itineraries as best as possible.
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