Daily Guided Safari Tour from Johannesburg

4 Day Kruger Wild Camping Safari

The Kruger Wild Camping Safari is a short Kruger National Park Safari in Africa, camping under the stars of the African sky. Join our guided African safari trip in South Africa for a memorable wildlife experience.

Answer the call of the Kruger National Park on the Kruger Wild Camping Safari, South Africa's most famous game park teeming with iconic creatures. Journey into the thick of the park's grasslands & forests. This might be a short adventure, but it's certainly an action-packed and memorable one.

The Kruger Wild Camping Safari comes fully equipped with camping gear in permanent tents in a campsite with a boma, washing area and ablutions. Sleeping bags on own account.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn the secrets of tracking game with your own local field guide.
  • See the spectacular Blyde River Canyon.
  • Camp in pre-erected Dome tents under a starry African sky.
  • Go in search of Africa's Big Five on two full day game drives.
  • Take a memorable sunset safari in Kruger Game Reserve.

Please note:

  • It is not uncommon for only you and your travel companions to be the only travellers stay at the camp. While it is very peaceful and relaxing there is not much to do once back at camp.
  • Our campsite is located in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve which is located within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem. On this itinerary you will have Game Drives in both the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Private Game Reserves.
  • This tour does not have a group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.
  • This tour does not allow children under 12yrs

See also our Classic Kruger Park Safari (Accommodated)

Summary

Most Meals Included

4 Days / 3 Nights
Shuttle & 4x4 Vehicles

South Africa

Day 1 Johannesburg/Kruger National Park
Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa. Your tour starts very early this morning around 05h30. A truly unique African experience unfolds as we enter the Greater Kruger National Park ecosystem arriving at our campsite in time for lunch (approx. 8-9 hours travel time including stops along the way). Our base camp is in the Guernsey Private Game Reserve which borders the Kruger National park.

After settling into camp we venture out into the bush in Balule Nature Reserve and track the wildlife of the African wilderness in open 4x4 vehicles. Our afternoon Game Drive lets us get up close to the animals and continues on into the night where with the aid of spotlights we are introduced to some of the elusive creatures of the night
Meals: Dinner
Included Activities:
Private Game Reserve - Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive

Days 2 Kruger National Park
After an early rise we depart our camp and enter the gates of the world renowned Kruger National Park. Our game drive takes us on one of the better game drive routes within the park, giving us the opportunity to view the varied landscapes, ecosystems and abundant wildlife that is unique to Kruger National Park.

The entire day is spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping off at the various waterholes. You will take a break for lunch at one of the parks lunch spots along the way before continuing our Safari experience. After an exciting day’s game viewing head back to base camp to enjoy an evening of tranquillity around the campfire. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Braai (Barbeque) listening to the sounds of the night.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included Activities:Kruger National Park - Full Day Game Drive

Optional Activities: Kruger Lodge - Massage Treatment

Days 3 Kruger National Park
Spend another entire day game viewing for a chance to catch the most elusive animals before heading back to camp for the night.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included Activities: Kruger National Park - Full Day Game Drive
Optional Activities: Kruger Lodge - Massage Treatment

Day 4 Greater Kruger National Park/Johannesburg
Rise early and head out on a morning bush walk. Guided by a qualified nature guide, we learn about nature's finer details like bird, tree and spoor identification.
Transfer back to Johannesburg (600 km, approx 9-10 hrs). There's plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. Take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondavels.
On arrival in Jo'burg you can be dropped at the airport or any nominated Johannesburg or Pretoria hotel. No accommodation is provided for tonight, but we are able to book you additional accommodation in Johannesburg. Please ask at time of booking.

Please don't book any international flights until after 10pm this evening.
Meals: Breakfast

4 Day Kruger Wild Camping Safari

IN ZAR Sharing
Single
Aug - Nov'20 R 7,853 pp sharing R 8,120 pp
Dec - Mar'21
R 7,550 pp sharing R 7,810 pp
Apr - May'21 R 7,853 pp sharing R 8,120 pp
Jun - Sep'21 R 8,155 pp sharing R 8,435 pp
Oct - Nov'21 R 7,853 pp sharing R 8,120 pp
Dec'21 R 7,550 pp sharing R 7,810 pp
*This tour departs on a daily basis

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Package rates includes:

  • Return transfers from Johannesburg
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Game viewing in open safari vehicles
  • Park fees
  • Visit to panoramic route attractions

Package rates excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Precaution Malaria (Low risk area)
  • Items of Personal Nature
Getaway Africa reserves the right to amend rates brought on by fuel charges or rate changes by supplier without prior notice.

On our 4 Day Wild Camping Tour you will be camping under the stars in your very own 2 man dome tent. Our base campsite is located within the Guernsey Private Game Reserve

The Tents
A camp bed and sleeping mat will be provided, however you will be required to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow (and sleep sheet if you require one).

The Campsite
Campsite facilities include hot showers with flushing toilets. You will also have access to the neighbouring lodge facilities such as swimming pool and bar.

What time does the tour collect guests in Johannesburg?
This depends on your accommodation. Generally pick up is between 05h30 – 07h30.

What time does the tour end in Johannesburg?
This depends on traffic, however we generally arrive around 16h00 – 18h00.

Can you collect from OR Tambo International Airport?
This is possible by request only, However the pick-up time is not flexible as it is a long drive to Kruger. We would recommend you to spend the night in Johannesburg instead to avoid issues with pick up. Alternatively you can also fly into Hoedspruit at an additional charge.

Can you drop off at OR Tambo International Airport?
Yes, However the shuttle arrives quite late. We do not recommend you to book any flights before 22h00.

Do I need malaria medication for Kruger?
Kruger is a low risk malaria area. Medication is recommended, but not compulsory.

Do you cater meals for guests with special dietary needs?
Your group leader will endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible, and vegetarianism and gluten intolerance will be catered for in most instances.

Please notify your booking consultant of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. For those suffering from particular food allergies, your group leader or representative will endeavour to disclose to their fullest knowledge the main ingredients in dishes being consumed. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that you do not ingest any foods to which you are allergic.

How much should I tip staff, drivers and guides?
- Restaurants – When checking the bill, if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.
- Lodge staff - Tipping boxes are often in the common areas and approximately USD2 per day is appropriate
- Guides & Drivers – The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline USD3 to USD6 per staff member, per day can be used.
Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Do you accept payment by credit/debit card on tour?
Credit cards are generally accepted in tourist shops and some restaurants across Africa. Visa and Mastercard are generally preferred over American Express, Diners, etc. Smaller venues take cash only. Foreign currency is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates.
With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities and even some campsites, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. Be aware that your withdrawing limit may vary from country to country (regardless of your withdrawing limit in your home country) and it can be as low as the equivalent to USD100 per day. Throughout Africa, cards with the Visa logo are most readily recognised, although MasterCard is also accepted in most places. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries.

What should I pack for my trip?
Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short distances.

ESSENTIALS:
- Closed in shoes. As most of our trips include some bush walking we highly recommend that you take a pair of comfortable, closed-in walking shoes.
- Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection against mosquitoes in the malaria areas. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Some people like to take jeans for evenings out but they can be tough to dry and should not be used for trekking. Avoid nylon and other synthetics, which can be very uncomfortable in hot weather. Ex-military or military style clothing and equipment is NOT recommended.
- Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

RECOMMENDED:
- A good quality, high-beam headlamp or torch for around the lodges and permanent tented sites at night.
- Waterproof/windproof jacket is a good idea for wet days, and early morning or evening activities when it can be cool.
- Warm fleece and beanie for morning and evening activities including game drives where applicable.
- Personal medical kit.
- Insect repellent.
- Water bottle.
- Camera with spare battery or power bank.
- Binoculars

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