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Explore Kruger National Park

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

Trip Details

 

Venture into South Africa's legendary wilderness to search for leopards, lions, rhinos, and much more in the Greater Kruger area. Meet local families in a rural village, and discuss conservation efforts while on safari with a researcher from the National Geographic–supported Cheetah Metapopulation Project.

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)

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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Trip Cost

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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.