Bearded Heron 15-day north to south Kruger adventure 2022

Bearded Heron Safaris 15-Day Kruger Adventure 2022

 

Safari type                           Private Small Group Kruger safari

No of guests                        2 people sharing (max 6)

Date of safari                     19 November to 3 December 2022

Duration of safari              15 days (14 nights)

Price                                     R76 900 per person sharing; approx. USD4 500 pps

                                                                                                  

Safari includes:

Return road transfers from Hoedspruit airport to Kruger on day 1 and from Kruger to Nelspruit airport on day 15.

All accommodation in private en-suite cottages in seven 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 (two gamedrives a day).

 

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 privately transferred from Hoedspruit airport to Phalaborwa Gate to meet Neil who will gamedrive you to Mopani camp. 

 

Mopani Camp (restcamp/northwestern Kruger)

(1 NIGHT)

Huddled against and overlooking the banks of the dam, guests can take advantage of the winter trend for park animals to move towards water sources as they migrate towards the dam's edge, providing excellent viewing opportunities.

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 includes private en-suite serviced cottages that each sleep two to four people.

Shingwedzi Camp (restcamp/northeastern Kruger)

(3 NIGHTS)

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

Accommodation is in private en-suite units that sleep two people (fresh linen and towels).  


Punda Maria Camp (restcamp/far northern Kruger)

(2 nights)

Punda Maria is situated in the Sandveld region, often referred to as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. The camp itself is the best opportunity to witness the elusive nyala antelope, and bird watching in the area is without equal.

The area notes kudu, nyala, buffalo and Sharpe’s grysbok as some of its thriving local inhabitants, alongside wild dog, elephant and lion. Punda plays host to many of the area's nyala, impala, and occasional bushbuck. Vervet monkey, baboon, hippo and Nile crocodile are to be found in the area and on the riverbed. 

Accommodation is an en-suite unit (inc. fresh linen and towels) that sleeps two people.

Sirheni Bushveld Lodge (restcamp/northern Kruger)

(2 NIGHTS)

Sirheni 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 private en-suite cottages under thatch that sleep two people. Fresh linen and towels are included.

 

Letaba Camp (restcamp/northeastern Kruger))

(2 NIGHTS)

The idyllic Letaba camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger.

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

Accommodation is private en-suite cottages (serviced; fresh linen and towels) that each sleep two people.

Satara Camp (restcamp/mid-southern Kruger)

(2 NIGHTS)

Situated in an excellent game viewing area, Satara has relatively open bushland and the game is plentiful and diverse. Satara camp itself has a rustic charm, with the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara camp is well wooded and the birdlife is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. Owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roar of lion.

Accommodation consists of four en-suite units (fresh linen and towels) that each sleep two people.

Lower Sabie Camp (restcamp/southeastern Kruger)

(2 NIGHTS)

Large numbers of game are attracted to the abundance of water, sweet grass and foliage in the vicinity of Lower Sabie Rest Camp, giving rise to a diversity of game, almost unequalled anywhere else in the park. The area is also rich in lion, cheetah, elephant, hippopotamus, rhino, herds of buffalo up to 800 strong, and is known for its high density of warthog.

Accommodation consists of an en-suite private cottage that sleeps three people, which is fully serviced (fresh linen and towels) under beautiful, thatched roofs overlooking the Sabie River. 

Departure day

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

WhatsApp or email Tina: +27 79 369 5270

                                                tina@beardedheron.com