Bearded Heron Safaris 8-Day Northern Adventure 2020

Bearded Heron Safaris 8-Day Northern Adventure 2020

Safari type                           Northern Private Small Group Kruger safari

No of guests                        2 people sharing (max 6)

Date of safari                     12 to 19 MAY 2020

Duration of safari              8 days (7 nights)

Price                                     R37 499 per person sharing; approx. USD2 631 pps

Discounted price                R35 055 per person sharing; approx. USD2 460 pps

                                                                                                  

Safari includes:

Return road transfers from Phalaborwa airport to Kruger.

All accommodation in private en-suite cottages in four Kruger locations (includes fresh linen and towels).

All private guiding and game drives in our open-sided game viewing vehicle (see pic below) with Neil, your own safari guide.

All breakfasts, dinners, gamedrive snacks and refreshments (SA wine and beer plus fresh juice and bottled water).

All safari activities as per itinerary (including two gamedrives a day and optional nightdrive or morning walk).

 

Not included:

Domestic flights, Kruger conservation / entrance / Wildcard fees, travel insurance, items not described above and personal items. 

 

Itinerary

 

Meet and Greet – arrival day 

You will be transferred from Phalaborwa airport to Phalaborwa Gate to meet Neil who will gamedrive you to Letaba camp. After settling into your cottage, you will get onto our open-sided safari game viewing vehicle for your first gamedrive.

 

Letaba restcamp (northern Kruger)

12 TO 14 MAY 2020 (2 NIGHTS) 

 

The idyllic Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The character of Letaba Camp depends heavily on the tall shady trees (Sycamore Fig, Natal Mahogany, Sausage Tree and Apple Leaf), expansive lawns and indigenous gardens where tame Bushbuck wander. Visit in winter and you will find the gardens a riot of colour, with several species of Aloe and the Impala lily in full bloom at your accommodation in Kruger Park. The Aloes attract a variety of birds, including the White Bellied and Marico Sunbird, Crested Barbet, Blackheaded Oriole and Black Eyed Bulbul.

Accommodation is in a private en-suite unit (serviced; fresh linen and towels) that sleeps two people.

 

Sirheni Bushveld Lodge (restcamp/northern Kruger)

14 TO 16 MAY 2020 (2 NIGHTS)

Sirheni Bushveld Camp is located on the edge of the Kruger National Park’s northern plains. Running past to the Mphongolo River's Sirheni Dam, the camp's accommodation facilities and two bird hides survey a wide variety of passing game and birds. Guests may be awakened to the sounds of a lion making at kill at the dam, and a resident leopard is often seen coming down to drink at the dam.

Accommodation is in a private en-suite cottage under thatch that sleeps two people. Fresh linen and towels are included.

 

Shingwedzi Camp (restcamp/north eastern Kruger)

16 TO 18 MAY 2020 (2 NIGHTS)

 

Centered in a quiet clearing along the banks of the Shingwedzi river, this eponymous camp provides a well-balanced Kruger National Park accommodation offering of luxury holiday and authentic, outdoor camping trip. Shrouded in mopane trees, the area produces sightings of waterbuck, nyala, kudu, and elephant, as well as a variety of bird species.

While the river does dry up in summer months, animal sightings are more frequent in winter as groups challenge each other over quickly disappearing pools left in the wake of the disappearing river. Accommodation is in private en-suite serviced units that each sleep two people.  

 

Mopani Camp (restcamp/north western Kruger)

18 TO 19 MAY 2020 (1 NIGHT)

 

The pervasive Mopani tree found in the Pioneer Dam area of Kruger National Park lends both its aesthetic and its name to this primary rest camp. Thatched buildings with rock faced walls blend seamlessly into the natural environment, materials used to construct these buildings including rough stone, wood and thatching-grass.

The Tropic of Capricorn loop and the Nshawu pans areas allow for game viewing from open plains which host blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, buffalo and the rarer tsessebe, as well as the smaller Black-Backed Jackal and caracal.

Accommodation consists of a private en-suite unit that sleeps two people.

 

Departure day

We always fit in an early morning game drive, and of course, a hearty breakfast before departure to Phalaborwa airport.