Kruger Budget Camping Safaris on return shuttle transfers from Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport including guided safaris in 4x4 vehicles.
The cheap way to explore Kruger in a tight budget, our camping safaris offer the full experience at a fraction of the cost! Includes 4x4 open vehicle & walking safaris.
The cheapest way to see Kruger is on a Camping Safari. Take a front seat excursion into the wild and see what Africa has to offer! Our camping safaris include transport from Johannesburg hotels and safaris by specialized 4x4 open vehicles including an experienced ranger or guide.
- Collection from your hotel in Johannesburg.
- Stop at the Blyde River Canyon for an amazing view.
- Late afternoon/night safari game drive on first day.
- Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma.
- Morning Walk on last day.
- Full Day game drive in Kruger National Park.
- Safaris conducted in 4x4 open safari vehicles.
Tents are very basic, not identical and might differ from the images displayed.
1+ Crew Member
Breakfast & Dinner Daily
Min 1 passenger
Shuttle & 4x4 Vehicles
Kruger Safari Itinerary
Day 1 - Depart Johannesburg / Afternoon game drive
We collect you from your hostel or Johannesburg Airport and travel via Dullstroom to Tremisana Lodge in the Big Five Balule Game Reserve. There you transfer to an open Game-viewer for a Sunset Drive. After dark, spotlights are used to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be an unforgettable Bush Braai at our new Marula Tree Boma deep in the African bush. Overnight in an en suite chalet at Tremisana Lodge.
Day 2 - Full Day in Kruger National Park
After breakfast you travel on the open-sided Game-viewer to the Orpen Gate of Kruger. The added elevation and absence of windows allow for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. Your qualified guide will show you various animals, large and small, that frequent this outstanding wildlife paradise. This zone of Kruger has the highest percentage population of giraffe, zebra and antelope that attract numerous lions and other predators. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Camp in your tent supplied with bed and bedding, towel and soap, electric light and fan.
Day 3 - Morning Game Drive / Return to Johannesburg
We have an early morning Bush Walk accompanied by an armed ranger. You will be shown various interesting details of the bush, including insects, spoor and stats. You have an excellent chance of encountering Buffalo, Nyala and other game on foot. After breakfast, we drive to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. We return you to your hostel or airport at around 17h00.
4 Day Tour also includes:
- BIG FIVE BUSH WALK WITH ARMED RANGERS
- Game Drive ON BALULE RESERVE
5 Day Tour also includes:
- 4 HOUR BIG FIVE BUSH WALK with ARMED RANGERS
- 3 HOUR GAME DRIVE on TSHUKUDU Big 5 Reserve
- MOHOLOHOLO REHABILITATION CENTRE
- Game Drive ON BALULE RESERVE
- GAME DRIVE at TSHUKUDU BIG 5 RESERVE
Best time to visit Kruger Park
Kruger is great year round, though many would say that the winter season is best (May to October), because the vegetation is thinner during the period, which means you have a better chance of spotting small and elusive animals like leopards.
What to Wear
Light, cotton clothing in light tones. These work best in a hot climate. Avoid white shirts as they show dirt easily and are more visible to animals.
Ladies - If you are staying at a private lodge, you can pack one smart set of clothing, but informal for the most part. We recommend packing a support bra for game drives as they sometime get a little rough
It is a good idea to pack a few long sleeved shirts and a pair of long trousers as evenings can get a bit chilly and they keep mosquitos at bay.
Winter can get chilly in the morning, especially on morning game drives. Take a lightweight waterproof jacket. Shorts and t-shirt will be most comfortable around mid day. The secret is to wear several layers that you can take off as it gets hotter.
Take a good pair of hiking shoes or trainers. Heavy duty hiking boots are not needed unless you are going on a walking safari. A pair of sandals might be good for walking around the pool and lodge.
The African Sun can be quite harsh on the skin on a very hot day. You should try and take a wide brim hat to shade your eyes and the back of your neck
What to pack
CASH FOR LUNCHES, DRINKS AND SOUVENIRS