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8-Day Safari Experience Sabi Sands Game Reserve & Kruger National Park

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Day 1: Arrive at KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga Int. Airport), Nelspruit, South Africa - Overlay at Rissington Inn, Hazyview

Stop At: Rissington Inn, R40, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
Depart from KMIA Nelspruit Airport to Rissington Inn where you'll overlay for the night. Rissington Inn offers delicious food and affordable, awarding-winning, comfortable lodge accommodation in a bush setting located in the heart of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, Hazyview.

The rooms at Rissington Inn all have their own individual characters and have en suite bathrooms and a full range of facilities. Importantly, all rooms have fridges, air-conditioning, hair-dryers, ceiling fans, and comfortable beds with fine 100% cotton Percale sheets.

So it's sundowners in the bar, a delicious dinner in the restaurant, coffee and a nightcap, before retiring to your comfortable room with the night sounds of Africa to lull you into a peaceful sleep.

Only a 1.5-hour drive to Newington Gate of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tonight you'll overlay at Rissington Inn an award-winning friendly and unpretentious accommodation in Hazyview.

Day 2: Depart from Rissington Inn - Safari Time - Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Stop At: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Sabie Park, Sabie 1260 South Africa
Wake-up this morning to the rich and airy bush smells at Rissington Inn as the morning bird calls out to its mates, the crested francolin.

A delicious breakfast will be enjoyed before departing mid-morning.

After checking out and luggage is packed, you will take on a private road transfer to the game-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve arriving at Idube Safari Lodge, set in an indigenous garden of tall trees and cool green lawns watered with recycled water.

For the next three nights you will be sleeping in the Safari Chalet Suites with spacious rooms and private veranda's. Each room has its own well stocked mini bar, baths, inside and outside showers.

After lunch on the deck overlooking the beautiful and enchanting bushveld you will have enough time to relax and gather your necessities for you first game drive later this afternoon.

Your guide and tracker work closely to make sure your experience is one of kind and that is to find you the Big 5 animals plus more and talk about interesting fact and behaviors.

Upon arrival back at the lodge by night you’ll have enough time to quickly freshen up and join everyone back at the bar for some pre-dinner drinks.

Dinner tonight is set-up by management either under roof or in the boma area - weather permitting.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Idube Safari Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park.

Day 3: Safari Time - Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Stop At: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Sabie Park, Sabie 1260 South Africa
Safari experiences are all about early mornings when the sunrises and late afternoons when the sunsets as this is generally when you will get the best possible sightings of the wild roaming the African bush.

In the morning you'll wake-up early and meet your ranger and tracker for an early morning tea and coffee before heading out on a safari game drive, typically on an open 4X4 safari vehicle.

The best game viewing is to be found first thing in the morning and the anticipation is half the excitement! You could meet a herd of elephants at a drinking hole, observe a harem of impala or get up close with a pride of of lions on the move.

Safari vehicles start returning from the game drives around 09:00 where you can enjoy a sumptuous and well-earned breakfast.

After breakfast the lodge offers a short Safari Walk with an armed tracker which allows you the chance to concentrate on the smaller wonders such as insects, birds and spoor (tracks). The tracker will tell you fascinating stories of the African bushveldt as well as the traditional cultural and medicinal properties of trees and plants.

A delicious lunch is served.

After lunch there is more time to relax and soak up the splendor of your surrounds.

As the African sun begins to ease away and shadows start to form across the African bushveld, guests and rangers meet for an afternoon high tea before the evening game drive.

You;ll head out on your second game drive for the day with a majestic African sunset as the backdrop. The animals become more active again and the nocturnal animals get ready to hunt. Your ranger will be driving the vehicle and the tracker is up front looking out for spoor (tracks) and spotting the animals.

As the sun sets the ranger will pick a good spot for a sundowner where you will pause to watch the sunset and enjoy refreshing beer or glass of wine. A real safari tradition!

As it starts to get dark, the tracker and guide use a powerful spotlight to catch sight of the animals. The animal’s eyes reflect in the spot light and the ranger and tracker will concentrate on finding the nocturnal animals such as Leopards, Lions, Genet's, Owls that use the night to their advantage.

The timing of dinner is determined by the activities on safari! If there is any really exciting happening such as lions hunting – your dinner will wait to allow you an experience of a lifetime opportunity.

A chance to freshen up before dinner.

The camp manager will select the perfect venue for dinner weather permitting. Your ranger usually joins you for dinner and the camp fire stories have been known to continue into the late hours however do not forget your early departure the following morning.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve home to the big 5, as well as a large variety of other animals.

Day 4: Safari Time - Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Great Kruger National Park

Stop At: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Sabie Park, Sabie 1260 South Africa
Early morning start...

Meet your guide/ranger and tracker for an early morning tea and coffee before heading out on a safari game drive.

Your guide and tracker will traverse searching for wildlife that you may not have yet seen however every day is different and you never know what lays around the bush.

Safari vehicles start returning from the game drives around 09:00 where you can enjoy a sumptuous and well-earned breakfast.

After breakfast you can opt to do a Safari Walk or River Walk with an armed trails guide, relax at your Safari Chalet Suite, enjoy a lovely cooling swim in the swimming pool or experience the underground hide viewing wildlife that may come down to drink at the waterhole..

A delicious lunch is served. After lunch there is more time to relax and soak up the splendor of your surrounds.

As the African sun begins to ease away and shadows start to form across the bushveld, guests and rangers meet for afternoon tea before the evening game drive. You will head out on your second game drive for the day with a majestic African sunset as the backdrop.

As the sunsets the guide/ranger will pick a good spot for a sundowner where you will pause to watch the sunset and enjoy some refreshments of your choice. A real safari tradition!

As it starts to get dark, the tracker and guide use a powerful spotlight to catch sight of the animals. The animal’s eyes reflect in the spot light and the ranger and tracker will concentrate on finding the nocturnal animals.

The timing of dinner is determined by the activities on safari!

A chance to freshen up before dinner.

The camp manager will select the perfect venue for dinner weather permitting. Your ranger usually joins you for dinner and the camp fire stories have been known to continue into the late hours not to forget your early departure the following morning.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve home to the big 5, as well as a large variety of other animals.

Day 5: Depart from Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Safari Time - Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

Stop At: Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Another day of bliss as you wake-up early for your morning game drive and returning for a fabulous health and English breakfast.

You'll depart from Idube Safari Lodge not too long after breakfast this morning as we make our way through the Kruger National Park and who knows what sightings we may come across en-route to Lukimbi Safari Lodge.

On arrival at Lukimbi Safari Lodge you are checked-in and you will witness the stunning views from the lodge that overlooks the Lwakahle River where animals often come to drink, with the bar nearby, and an award-winning wine cellar. No detail has been omitted in the unusual African boma, a favorite outside fire-lit venue where you'll spend dinners under the African skies by night weather permitting.

Enjoy the proximity of nature with high windows, a well-appointed bathroom overlooking the trees and river, and your own private deck extending from your lounge. You can’t feel closer to the bush without actually being in it.

Feel spoilt with a spacious bath, inside and outside shower and separate toilet. All suites have air-conditioning, a fan, safe, gauzy, romantic mosquito nets, tea and coffee facilities, and a mini bar. Even with children sharing the room, you can enjoy the space and atmosphere.

Lunch will be served at the main lodge on the deck.

Experience a game drive this this late afternoon/sunset with your guide/ranger and tracker team discovering the diversity of the landscapes as opposed to your Sabi Sands experience and different lion prides and larger elephant herds...

After completing your late afternoon game drive with your guide in search of the amazing wildlife that inhabit Lukimbi Safari Lodge's concessions you'll return by night fall while another lavish meal awaits you either under the deck roof or at the boma under the star-studded skies of Africa (Weather permitting).
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, a stunning safari lodge situated in the southern portion of the Kruger National Park

Day 6: Safari Time - Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park Private Conservancy

Stop At: Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
An early start to your morning as you would have discovered this already while you were at Idube Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve by now.

Meet your ranger and tracker for some tea or coffee before heading out on a safari game drive.

Kruger National Park offers you a complete landscape and habitat change with Lukimbi Safari Lodge bounded by three major river systems and whereby the extensive 15 000-hectare area offers a diverse array of habitats, from grasslands, to wooden areas and lush riverine thickets. No 4×4 safari is ever the same or predictable and this is what makes it that really exciting.

It’s about being at the right place at the right time, with the right people to show you where to look. An incomparable way to get in touch with Africa twice daily on Lukimbi’ private roads, and the second game drive in the afternoon. Off-road driving is permitted under strictly controlled circumstances.

For a truly exhilarating experience, head out on a guided walk after your mid-morning breakfast to get a different perspective of the Lukimbi concessions ecosystem. Relax away the hot afternoon in the swimming pool.

Lunch is served on the deck

Afternoon game drive... After completing your late afternoon game drive with your guide in search the amazing wildlife that Lukimbi concessions inhabits you return by night fall while another lavish meal awaits you either under the deck roof or at the boma under the star-studded skies of Africa (Weather permitting).

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, a stunning safari lodge situated in the southern portion of the Kruger National Park

Day 7: Safari Time - Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park Private Conservancy

Stop At: Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Early morning rise where you'll meet your ranger and tracker at the main lodge for some coffee or tea...

By now you should have been spoilt with spectacular wildlife sightings and normally the lodge will use this day to to search for wildlife you may have not yet seen that is on your wish list.

Breakfast...

Day at your own leisure...

Lunch

Depart on you last and final night game drive in search of Africa's wildlife

Dinner will be enjoyed under the deck roof or in the boma area under the African skies (Weather Permitting)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, a stunning safari lodge situated in the southern portion of the Kruger National Park

Day 8: Depart from Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park - KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga Int. Airport) Nelspruit Airport

Stop At: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, R538, 1200, South Africa
Your safari experience is unfinished without going out this morning for your last and final game drive.

Return back to the lodge around 09:00 to enjoy a well prepared healthy and proper English breakfast before moving off to your suite to freshen-up.

You'll depart from Lukimbi Safari Lodge around 11:30 this morning for your onward travels to KMIA Neslpruit Airport where you will connect on a short flight to OR Tambo Int. Airport and then homebound.

NOTE ~ should you wish to extend your travels, you can add to this itinerary with a visit to Victoria Falls or the amazing Mother City of Cape Town surrounded by natural wonders of the world, great entertainment and world-class wines for some relaxing time before heading homebound.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, R538, 1200, South Africa
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All meet and greets as well as ground transport in comfy SUV/Minibus to and from lodges/hotels
  • Coffees and Teas at lodges/hotels
  • Activities: 2 x game drives per day in an open game vehicle (morning and afternoon)
  • Trails nature bush walk with a qualified and armed trails guide (1-2-hours)
  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve Entry Fee Once Off
  • Entry/Admission - Lukimbi Safari Lodge
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Exclusions
  • Items of personal use
  • All beverages
  • All meals not mentioned as per inclusions
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Sabi Sand, Rhino Anti-Poaching Fees Per Person Per Day
  • Kruger National Park Conservation and Entry Fees Once Off
  • Visas where applicable to travel which guest must see your nearest Embassy
  • Important is to organize travel, luggage, medical Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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