Bearded Heron 15-day north to south Kruger adventure 2022

Bearded Heron Safaris 15-Day North to South Adventure 2022

 

WhatsApp or email Tina: +27 79 369 5270

                                                tina@beardedheron.com

Safari type                           North to South Private Small Group Kruger safari

No of guests                        2 people sharing (max 6)

Date of safari                     5 to 19 March 2022

Duration of safari              15 days (14 nights)

Price                                     R74 499 per person sharing; approx. USD4 740 pps

Discounted price                R69 000 per person sharing; approx. USD4 360 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 restcamp (northern Kruger)

5 TO 6 MARCH 2022 (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.

Huddled against and overlooking the banks of the dam, visitors 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 is an en-suite cottage that sleeps two people.

 

Sirheni Bushveld Lodge (restcamp/northern Kruger)

6 TO 8 MARCH 2022 (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.

 

Punda Maria restcamp (restcamp/far northern Kruger)

8 TO 10 MARCH 2022 (2 NIGHTS)

 

Punda Maria camp is situated in the Sandveld region, often referred to as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. The camp itself is recognised as 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. The diminutive suni antelope can also be best viewed from The Mahonie Loop, known to be the best venue for this in the entire park. 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. Early arrivers heading down Nyala Drive may well be lucky enough to see bush pig.

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

 

Shingwedzi Camp (restcamp/northeastern Kruger)

10 TO 13 MARCH 2022 (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 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 a private en-suite unit that sleeps two people.  

 

Olifants restcamp (northeastern Kruger)

13 to 15 March 2022 (2 NIGHTS)

This camp is ideally situated in the central Kruger NP. Our drives and activities include several dams, open savanna and thorn thickets with some amazing riverbeds and pools to explore. Elephants, lion and buffalo are prolific in this area as well as the endangered cheetah.

Nighttime at Olifants plays host to unbelievable African wildlife sounds, and you are sure to see many animals at the waterhole by simply sitting in the game viewing hide for an hour or two. Bird watching is also prolific. A resident troop of baboons is always seen foraging around the camp in the evenings.

Accommodation is a one-bedroomed private en-suite cottage (fresh linen and towels included) that sleeps two people in Nshawu Guest Private House with your own private breathtaking views of the Kruger.

Satara restcamp (central Kruger)

15 to 17 March 2022 (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 a private en-suite unit (includes fresh linen and towels) that sleeps two people.

Lower Sabie (restcamp/southeastern Kruger)

17 to 19 March 2022 (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 and en-suite private cottage that sleeps two 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