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Green Season Safari

Greater Kruger Area

9 Day/8 Night Safari

Green Season Safari

Take advantage of this greatly reduced price and travel between 1 December and 28th February.

The green season is a very special time to travel as this is the birthing season.  The birthing season attracts many Carnivores, so not only do you get to enjoy seeing baby nurseries, but your chances to spot lion, leopard and hyena are greatly improved during this time.

Typically we have had a few early summer showers of rain and the bush is greening up hence the "Green Season Safari".

Days are long with sunrise around 5 a.m. and sunset around 7 p.m.  Mornings are warm and days hot, so bring your bathing suit to enjoy relaxing around the pool during the heat of the day.

No set departure dates

Private Safari with no minimum persons per group

Optional Safari Activities that may be included in this itinerary at an additional charge:

Kruger Area:  Hot Air Ballooning over nature reserve * Bird Watching * Walking safari in Big 5 area * Tracking Rhino * Microlight flight over nature reserve * Canopy Tour (Zipline) * Sekororo Traditional Dancers * Helicopter flight into Canyon * Wellness therapy in the bush * White-water Rafting (seasonal) * Quad Biking * Golf * Elephant Back Safari * Spa * Game viewing on Horseback * Kloofing * Abseiling * Fishing

 

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Your international flight lands at the OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. After clearing customs, collect your baggage and proceed to Domestic Departures for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit airport. Here you will be met by your Guide and transfer to the Mafigeni Lodge.

Day 2: This morning participate in an African Wildlife orientation tour at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. After this hands-on experience, enjoy lunch at a quaint bush cafe before boarding for a tranquil cruise on the Swadini dam.  

Day 3: A very early morning today, but so worth it! This morning, you will enjoy a nature walk in a Big 5 private reserve, accompanied by cheetah. After the nature walk, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, before heading to Nyani Village for an insight on local culture.  Time permitting, round off the day with a game walk/drive on the Mafigeni Reserve.

Day 4: Enjoy the picturesque mountain scenery as you wind your way along the Blyde River Canyon. Gold rush outposts, waterfalls and God’s Window are just a few of the beautiful places you will come across today.   

Day 5: Get your binoculars and camera ready! After Breakfast, travel to Kruger Park and enjoy a full day of superb game viewing in the Park.  Overnight in Kruger.  

Day 6: Another fabulous day of game viewing in Kruger, as you make your way out of the Park.   

Day 7: Explore Tzaneen and surrounding areas today. Kaross  Embroidery, Zipline the Letaba headwaters and Interact with Lions cubs, Cheetah, Caracul, Hyena and more carnivores.  

Day 8: Today you get to enjoy Elephants up close and personal.  No visit to the  Kruger area would be complete without a kiss for Jessica the Hippo.  Round off the day with a game drive to the neighbouring Rhino Sanctuary.  

Day 9: Sadly, you have reached the end of your safari.  Transfer to the airport and connect to Johannesburg before boarding your International flight.  

 

Safari Fees:

  • All safari prices are quoted on a per person sharing basis. 
  • A single supplement fee is charged for guests travelling solo.

Budget Safari

Standard Safari

Luxury Safari

US $1,250.00 US $1,850.00 US $8,500.00
CAD $1,625.00 CAD $2,425.00 CAD  $11,000.00

 

Accommodation Grading and Description:

Budget Safari Clean, comfortable accommodations with basic amenities (backpacker/tented accommodation with communal ablution facilities)

Standard Safari Comfortable accommodations with overhead fan/air-conditioner in room & en-suite bathroom facilities (3 and 4-star accommodation)

Luxury Safari Spacious, private chalets furnished in understated luxury. Enjoy silver    service, fine linen & en-suite bathrooms (5-star accommodation)

 

Safari Price Includes:

  • Accommodation during safari period
  • Road Transportation
  • Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
  • Services of English speaking guide
  • Bottled water in safari vehicle
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Drinks (local beer, local wine and sodas)
  • Laundry services at Mafigeni Lodge
  • Airport transfers as per itinerary airports
  • Services of travel agent for airline reservations
  • Services of travel consultant to plan itinerary
  • Government tax of 15%

 

Safari Price Excludes:

  • Accommodation prior & post safari period
  • Optional extra activities added to
  • itinerary
  • Additional vehicle hire during safari
  • French, German, Spanish guide/translator
  • Top shelf drinks not included
  • Visas for countries that require entry visas
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • All airfares required for the safari
  • Equipment hire on safari
  • Personal item purchases
  • Gratuities (Lodge staff, guide, servers)

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