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3-night/4-day Kruger Park Budget Safari

A fully accommodated, guided safari at a budget price! Stay in an air-conditioned bungalow with en-suite bathroom inside the famous Kruger National Park, at one of the most popular camps in the Park. Experience the thrill of close encounters with Africa's wildlife on this 4-day budget safari with an experienced guide.

Safari Highlights:

  • 3 Nights / 4 Days.
  • Departs from Johannesburg or Nelspruit.
  • Small group size.
  • Bungalow or chalet accommodation (no camping).
  • Air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom.
  • Guided open vehicle game drives in best game viewing areas.
  • Night drive possible as optional extra.
  • Courtesy binoculars, map book, reference books and refreshments on board.
  • Priced from ZAR 7950 per person (about $940 US depending on exchange rate)
Open vehicle game drives
Open vehicle game drives

All daily game drives are included in the price and are conducted in a specially designed open safari vehicle with a highly experienced safari guide. Our guides are legendary and this is without doubt our biggest selling point - a good guide makes a huge difference to your safari experience. The guide will help you to spot the animals and will interpret their behaviour and explain fascinating details about the bush around you. During each morning drive you can enjoy a scrumptious mid-morning bush brunch, cooked up by your guide at a beautiful picnic spot, perhaps overlooking one of the waterholes in the Kruger Park.

Accommodation is in clean, comfortable thatched bungalows with 2 or 3 beds. Each unit has air conditioning, ceiling fan, private bathroom, mosquito screens, fridge and veranda. We do not offer camping safaris. Depending on the camp we use, there may be other accommodation options to choose from, like 2-bedroom guest cottages, or permanent safari tents with en-suite bathroom (with electric fan but without aircon). More luxurious accommodation options are also available at extra cost.

Various optional extras can be arranged, including guided bush walks in the Kruger Park, and night drives with powerful search lights on an open safari vehicle, looking for leopards, lions and other nocturnal animals.

Buffalo on game drive

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Departing from Johannesburg airport or surrounding hotels at around 08h30 am we drive along a scenic route to the entrance of the Kruger National Park. Here we transfer to a specially designed open safari vehicle. Game viewing begins as soon as we enter the gates, and we look for giraffe, zebra and various antelope species on our way to the camp, where we arrive by sunset. After settling in, dinner will be prepared by your guide and may take the form of a traditional South African braai (barbecue), weather permitting. Alternatively, we may use the camp restaurant. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild.


Day 2 & 3:
Full day game drives, or morning and afternoon game drives in the Kruger National Park, filled with the excitement of seeing Africa's wildlife in their natural habitat, from the safety of an open safari vehicle. Whether it's lion, elephant, giraffe or the variety of birds and smaller animals that can be seen, we guarantee you a fascinating and satisfying safari experience in this vast African wilderness area. While looking for the big 5 and other wildlife, we stop at waterholes, view points and picnic sites where you can stretch your legs and enjoy some refreshments. On some safaris, we visit the waterhole where the famous Battle at Kruger video was filmed. On each drive, we provide mineral water and soft drinks free of charge. Dinner will be expertly prepared by your guide, a real feast under the stars (weather permitting), or enjoyed in the camp restaurant.

Day 4:
This morning we pack up early and head out on a final early morning game drive in search of wildlife that may have eluded us thus far. We hope to see leopard, wild dogs and other rare species of wildlife. Breakfast is served at a picnic site along the way, and we exit the Kruger Park during mid morning to begin our journey back to Johannesburg. The transfers to and from Johannesburg are conducted in a luxury air-conditioned microbus. Normally we arrive in Johannesburg by 17h00 p.m.

Leopard

Optional extra activities:
A night drive on an open safari vehicle equipped with spotlights, conducted by one of the Kruger Park's rangers.
Guided morning walk in the Kruger National Park with an armed ranger.


Included:
3 Nights accommodation with air-conditioning and private bathroom, breakfasts/brunch and dinners, refreshments (bottled water and soft drinks on all game drives), all entrance fees and daily conservation fees, all game drives as described, and return transfers from Johannesburg airport or surrounding hotels. It is also possible to depart from Nelspruit (same cost).


Not included:
International flights and visas, travel insurance, lunches, personal expenses, drinks, tips, optional extras. There are no hidden costs not mentioned here.


Cost:
Nov 2013 - Oct 2014: From ZAR 8250 per person sharing.

Good news: keeping 2014's prices until October 2015!

Book Ahead Special:
Book & pay deposit four months beforehand, and SAVE 10%. You only pay only R7425. Terms & conditions apply - please email us for details.

Valid on all bookings up until 31 October 2014.(You'll need to pay by end May 2014).

To convert the rate to another currency, please visit www.oanda.com/currency/classic-converter.


How does this safari compare to other Kruger Park safaris one may find on the internet?
* We use an open safari vehicle (many other cheap safaris are conducted in closed vehicles, not open vehicles).
* The accommodation we use is inside the Kruger National Park (many cheap competing safaris are called Kruger safaris but are actually based at a cheap lodge outside the Kruger Park).
* We offer unlimited, flexible game drives. Typically our morning drive is 5 to 6 hours long, and our afternoon drive 3 hours. But if you want to stay out on game drive all day, you can.
* The biggest difference is the quality of the guides who lead our safaris. We use highly experienced, English speaking guides who are among the best guides on the region. The quality and experience of the guide makes a huge difference to the safari experience. (It is cheaper to use a young, entry level guide who is recently qualified and speaks poor English). I invite you to read some of our reviews on Tripadvisor.
* We avoid taking new people on board midway through a safari. (Many competitors do this in order to be flexible with the departure dates they can offer, but this affects the quality of the game drives and means the guide has to adjust his commentary and stops to accommodate the new people again).
* How does this safari compare to a safari at a private game lodge, for example in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve? We answer this on our FAQ page.
* We believe in quality and avoid rushing back to Johannesburg via the Panorama Route on the last day, preferring instead to maximise our game viewing time on safari. Read more about visiting the Panorama Route on our FAQ page.
* We offer complimentary refreshments and snacks during game drives (mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, snacks, etc).
* As with all our safaris, there are NO HIDDEN FEES and NO CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE.


Departure dates:
Search below for a departure date that suits you and click on the link next to that date to send us an enquiry for that departure. If your dates are not flexible and you wish to request a departure on a specific date not mentioned below, please email us to request a custom departure.

Safari ID Safari Dates Booking Enquiry
1410B01 Oct 1-4, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1410B02 Oct 6-9, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1410B03 Oct 11-14, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1410B04 Oct 16-19, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1410B05 Oct 21-24, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1410B06 Oct 26-29, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1410B07 Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1411B01 Nov 5-8, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1411B02 Nov 10-13, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1411B03 Nov 15-18, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1411B04 Nov 20-23, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1411B05 Nov 25-28, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1411B06 Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1412B01 Dec 5-8, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1412B02 Dec 10-13, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1412B03 Dec 15-18, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1412B04 Dec 20-23, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1412B05 Dec 25-28, 2014 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1412B06 Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1501B01 Jan 4-7, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1501B02 Jan 9-12, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1501B03 Jan 14-17, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1501B04 Jan 19-22, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1501B05 Jan 24-27, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1501B06 Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1502B01 Feb 3-6, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1502B02 Feb 8-11, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1502B03 Feb 13-16, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1502B04 Feb 18-21, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1502B05 Feb 23-26, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1502B06 Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1503B01 Mar 5-8, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1503B02 Mar 10-13, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1503B03 Mar 15-18, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1503B04 Mar 20-23, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1503B05 Mar 25-28, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1503B06 Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1504B01 Apr 4-7, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1504B02 Apr 9-12, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1504B03 Apr 14-17, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1504B04 Apr 19-22, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1504B05 Apr 24-27, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1505B01 May 4-7, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1505B02 May 9-12, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1505B03 May 14-17, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1505B04 May 19-22, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1505B05 May 24-27, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1505B06 May 29-Jun 1, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1506B01 Jun 3-6, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1506B02 Jun 8-11, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1506B03 Jun 13-16, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1506B04 Jun 18-21, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1506B05 June 23-26, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1506B06 Jun 28-Jul 1, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1507B01 Jul 3-6, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1507B02 Jul 8-11, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1507B03 Jul 13-16, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1507B04 Jul 18-21, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1507B05 Jul 23-26, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1507B06 Jul 28-31, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1508B01 Aug 2-5, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1508B02 Aug 7-10, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1508B03 Aug 12-15, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1508B04 Aug 17-20, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1508B05 Aug 22-25, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1508B06 Aug 27-30, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1509B01 Sep 1-4, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1509B02 Sep 6-9, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1509B03 Sep 11-14, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1509B04 Sep 16-19, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1509B05 Sep 21-24, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari
1509B06 Sep 26-29, 2015 Send an email enquiry for this safari

If none of these dates suit you, please email us to request a custom departure.