Explore Kruger National Park

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 7 Days | Round-trip Johannesburg
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

Explore the Greater Kruger area during seven thrilling days in South Africa. Search for elephants, lions, and rhinos at one of the continent’s most celebrated national parks and at a private game reserve. Go on safari with a researcher from the Carnivore Conservation Programme, part of National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative. Witness the circle of life in action in one of the planet’s wildest places.

Trip Highlights

    • Witness the wildlife of Kruger National Park on open-vehicle safaris and optional bushwalks.
    • Go on safari with a National Geographic–sponsored researcher and learn about ongoing research.
    • Enjoy a traditional braai, or Southern African barbecue.

Itinerary - 7 Days

Day 1 — Johannesburg

Arrive and transfer to the guesthouse. Enjoy a traditional braai (barbecue) welcome dinner. (1D)

Day 2 — Panorama Route/Kruger National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route, with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s Window. Continue to our lodge, located just outside Kruger National Park. (1B)

Day 3 — Kruger National Park

Embark on an incredible early morning game drive inside Kruger National Park. From an open safari vehicle, observe wildlife of all sorts—from leopards and elephants to wild dogs and impalas. In the afternoon, opt to take another game drive or go on a bushwalk with a guide. Later, enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma at our lodge. (1B, 1D)

Days 4 & 5 — Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Travel to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, and enjoy morning and evening open-vehicle safaris to seek out Africa’s "big five"—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project, a project managed by National Geographic grantee Vincent van der Merwe that is part of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. A member of Vincent’s team will tell us about their ongoing field research and join us on one of our game drives. (2B, 1L, 2D)

Days 6 & 7 — Johannesburg

After a final game drive, head back to the city. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner at our guesthouse. Depart at any time the following day. (2B, 1D)

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Dates

2017
  • Dec 19 - 25, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 23 - 29, 2017 (sold out)
  • Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018 (sold out)
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018
2018
  • Jan 02 - 08, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jan 06 - 12, 2018
  • Jan 09 - 15, 2018
  • Jan 16 - 22, 2018
  • Jan 23 - 29, 2018
  • Jan 30 - Feb 05, 2018
  • Feb 06 - 12, 2018 (sold out)
  • Feb 13 - 19, 2018
  • Feb 17 - 23, 2018
  • Feb 20 - 26, 2018
  • Feb 27 - Mar 05, 2018
  • Mar 06 - 12, 2018
  • Mar 13 - 19, 2018
  • Mar 17 - 23, 2018
  • Mar 20 - 26, 2018
  • Mar 27 - Apr 02, 2018
  • Mar 31 - Apr 06, 2018
  • Apr 03 - 09, 2018
  • Apr 10 - 16, 2018
  • Apr 17 - 23, 2018
  • Apr 24 - 30, 2018 (sold out)
  • Apr 28 - May 04, 2018
  • May 01 - 07, 2018
  • May 05 - 11, 2018
  • May 08 - 14, 2018 (sold out)
  • May 12 - 18, 2018
  • May 15 - 21, 2018 (sold out)
  • May 22 - 28, 2018
  • May 26 - Jun 01, 2018
  • May 29 - Jun 04, 2018
  • Jun 02 - 08, 2018
  • Jun 05 - 11, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jun 09 - 15, 2018
  • Jun 16 - 22, 2018
  • Jun 19 - 25, 2018 (sold out)
  • Jun 26 - Jul 02, 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 06, 2018
  • Jul 03 - 09, 2018
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  • Jul 24 - 30, 2018
  • Jul 28 - Aug 03, 2018
  • Jul 31 - Aug 06, 2018
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  • Aug 21 - 27, 2018
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  • Aug 25 - 31, 2018
  • Sep 01 - 07, 2018
  • Sep 04 - 10, 2018
  • Sep 08 - 14, 2018
  • Sep 11 - 17, 2018
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  • Sep 20 - 26, 2018
  • Sep 22 - 28, 2018
  • Sep 25 - Oct 01, 2018
  • Oct 02 - 08, 2018
  • Oct 09 - 15, 2018
  • Oct 13 - 19, 2018
  • Oct 16 - 22, 2018
  • Oct 20 - 26, 2018
  • Oct 23 - 29, 2018
  • Oct 27 - Nov 02, 2018
  • Oct 30 - Nov 05, 2018
  • Nov 06 - 12, 2018
  • Nov 10 - 16, 2018
  • Nov 13 - 19, 2018
  • Nov 20 - 26, 2018
  • Nov 27 - Dec 03, 2018
  • Dec 04 - 10, 2018
  • Dec 11 - 17, 2018
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  • Dec 22 - 28, 2018
  • Dec 25 - 31, 2018
  • Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019
  • Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 04, 2019
2019
  • Jan 01 - 07, 2019
  • Jan 05 - 11, 2019
  • Jan 10 - 16, 2019
  • Jan 19 - 25, 2019
  • Jan 24 - 30, 2019
  • Jan 31 - Feb 06, 2019
  • Feb 02 - 08, 2019
  • Feb 07 - 13, 2019
  • Feb 09 - 15, 2019
  • Feb 12 - 18, 2019
  • Feb 14 - 20, 2019
  • Feb 16 - 22, 2019
  • Feb 23 - Mar 01, 2019
  • Feb 28 - Mar 06, 2019
  • Mar 05 - 11, 2019
  • Mar 09 - 15, 2019
  • Mar 14 - 20, 2019
  • Mar 19 - 25, 2019
  • Mar 23 - 29, 2019
  • Mar 26 - Apr 01, 2019
  • Mar 28 - Apr 03, 2019
  • Apr 02 - 08, 2019
  • Apr 13 - 19, 2019
  • Apr 18 - 24, 2019
  • Apr 25 - May 01, 2019
  • Apr 27 - May 03, 2019
  • Apr 30 - May 06, 2019
  • May 04 - 10, 2019
  • May 09 - 15, 2019
  • May 11 - 17, 2019
  • May 14 - 20, 2019
  • May 18 - 24, 2019
  • May 23 - 29, 2019
  • May 25 - 31, 2019
  • May 28 - Jun 03, 2019
  • Jun 01 - 07, 2019
  • Jun 06 - 12, 2019
  • Jun 08 - 14, 2019
  • Jun 11 - 17, 2019
  • Jun 13 - 19, 2019
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  • Jun 20 - 26, 2019
  • Jun 22 - 28, 2019
  • Jun 25 - Jul 01, 2019
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  • Jul 09 - 15, 2019
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  • Jul 13 - 19, 2019
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  • Jul 20 - 26, 2019
  • Jul 23 - 29, 2019
  • Jul 25 - 31, 2019
  • Jul 27 - Aug 02, 2019
  • Aug 01 - 07, 2019
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  • Aug 06 - 12, 2019
  • Aug 08 - 14, 2019
  • Aug 10 - 16, 2019
  • Aug 15 - 21, 2019
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  • Aug 20 - 26, 2019
  • Aug 22 - 28, 2019
  • Aug 24 - 30, 2019
  • Aug 29 - Sep 04, 2019
  • Aug 31 - Sep 06, 2019
  • Sep 03 - 09, 2019
  • Sep 05 - 11, 2019
  • Sep 07 - 13, 2019
  • Sep 12 - 18, 2019
  • Sep 14 - 20, 2019
  • Sep 17 - 23, 2019
  • Sep 19 - 25, 2019
  • Sep 21 - 27, 2019
  • Sep 26 - Oct 02, 2019
  • Sep 28 - Oct 04, 2019
  • Oct 01 - 07, 2019
  • Oct 03 - 09, 2019
  • Oct 05 - 11, 2019
  • Oct 12 - 18, 2019
  • Oct 17 - 23, 2019
  • Oct 19 - 25, 2019
  • Oct 24 - 30, 2019
  • Oct 26 - Nov 01, 2019
  • Oct 29 - Nov 04, 2019
  • Oct 31 - Nov 06, 2019
  • Nov 07 - 13, 2019
  • Nov 09 - 15, 2019
  • Nov 12 - 18, 2019
  • Nov 14 - 20, 2019
  • Nov 21 - 27, 2019
  • Nov 26 - Dec 02, 2019
  • Nov 28 - Dec 04, 2019
  • Nov 30 - Dec 06, 2019
  • Dec 07 - 13, 2019
  • Dec 10 - 16, 2019
  • Dec 12 - 18, 2019
  • Dec 19 - 25, 2019
  • Dec 21 - 27, 2019
  • Dec 24 - 30, 2019
  • Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 03, 2020
  • Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 06, 2020

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,934

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Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $699

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional game drives and bush walks in Kruger National Park are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Guesthouse (2 nights), safari tented camp in Kruger and Karongwe (4 nights)

Meals
6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners. Allow an additional $130-$170 for meals not included.

Transportation
Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.