4 Star Kruger Wildlife Safari
Day 1 – Johannesburg
Arrive at Johannesburg Airport from where you will be transferred (included) by shuttle to your accommodation at Emperors Palace near the airport. Emperors Palace offers luxurious accommodation, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service.
|Accommodation:||Peermont Metcourt – Emperors Palace – or similar|
|Included:||Accommodation, breakfast x 1|
Featuring 77 spacious contemporary suites, the Peermont Metcourt Suites at Emperors Palace offers guests a home away from home. With friendly service that’s unrivalled and extensive access to all that Emperors Palace has to offer – including casinos and venues – the Metcourt Suites is truly an experience not to be missed. This select-services hotel offers extensive modern convenience suited to the international guest – including a large reception area with enough space to accommodate large tours with ease. Guests can start their day with breakfast at the stylish Primavera restaurant and from there embark on an exciting journey to relishing in all The Palace of Dreams has to offer.
The Emperor’s Palace Resort is conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Day 2 – Timbavati Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)
This morning, depart early from Johannesburg by shuttle to the world renowned Kruger National Park area.
Arrive in the early afternoon (generally in time for the afternoon game drive).
Day 3 – Timbavati Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)
Today, guests have the opportunity to enjoy a morning as well as an afternoon game drive (included). The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of landowners which was concerned about the degradation of this once pristine wilderness area. Timbavati is dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species and is also involved in different research projects. The 12 000 hectare Timbavati is well known for its excellent game viewing and if you are lucky you may even spot one of the famous white lions of the Timbavati. Other than the Big 5 there are great opportunities to see all sorts of wildlife, both big and small, and your field guide is an expert on the area’s flora and fauna. Simbavati also has its own specialized photographic game drive vehicle, which, along with photography equipment can be booked at an additional cost (subject to availability). The lodge is family friendly and offers a wide variety of educational outdoor activities for children (4+). Activities such as tracking skills, birding, bush vegetation and archery can all be learned. The onsite spa also offers a wide variety of treatments which can be enjoyed during the day.
|Accommodation:||Simbavati River Lodge (4*) – or similar|
|Included:||Accommodation, 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner,
2 x pm game drive, 2 x am game drive
Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets. Simbavati takes its name from the local Shangaan language, translated as “the place where the lions come down from the stars”. The focus of the lodge is on the excellent big-5 game viewing, breathtaking views, friendly and knowledgeable staff in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive.
The luxurious tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck. Tents are spaced adequately far apart to ensure privacy, and they have all of the amenities to ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay. Facilities include a Wellness Centre and Specialised Camera Equipment for hire at the Curio Shop.
Morning game drive (included).
Transfer (included) by shuttle to Johannesburg International Airport (Shuttle to arrive early evening)
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