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3 day/2 night safari prices

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3 day/2 night safari prices

Hello,

I am looking at a three day safari at Kruger including pick up/drop off in Johannesburg.

One of the providers I corresponded with came back with an offer for $1375 US for a couple that includes pick up in Johannesburg, a PM drive upon arrival at Kruger that day, a dawn and night drive the second day, an AM drive on day three and a return to Johannesburg. The package includes private room/toilet and breakfasts and dinners-lunches on your own.

Will I be able to find a better cost for such a package, or would that price be typical of such an itinerary?

Thoughts appreciated.

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1. Re: 3 day/2 night safari prices

you should first ask (or tell us) at which places you'd be staying if you booked this offer

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2. Re: 3 day/2 night safari prices

Hello,

I haven't booked yet, but here's the itinerary:

1st. Day

Leave Johannesburg or Pretoria in an air-conditioned microbus with our experienced Kruger Park guide. Travel east across the Highveld farmlands and down the beautiful Elands Valley to Nelspruit – capital of Mpumalanga province. Continue through the pine plantations to Hazyview where we stop for lunch & to collect the open safari vehicle. Enter southern Kruger Park & prepare for your first exciting game drive . Your guide will explain how to spot the animals & then look out for antelope, giraffe, zebra & when its cooler maybe some of the Big Five. Before sunset arrive at the Rest Camp and book into an air-conditioned chalet with shower, toilet and screens to prevent insects. Meet your group for drinks and dinner in the camp restaurant or enjoy a barbeque. During the night you might hear lions roaring or hyena whooping which adds to the excitement of the African bush.

2nd Day

Awaken at dawn & head out in the open safari vehicle for an early morning game drive to look for lions and other Big Five species ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo ) . Stop at a picnic spot or camp for breakfast then continue game viewing . This is the best time of the day to see animals drinking, crocodiles lying on the bank & aquatic birds . Return to camp for a lunchbreak & time to visit the curio shop, read emails or cool off at the swimming pool. Later board the National Parks open game viewer equipped with spotlights for an evening game drive hoping to see predators or other nocturnal species such as hyena . Afterwards meet for dinner in the restaurant & discuss the day’s highlights . Overnight Rest Camp .

3rd Day

Early departure from camp for the morning game drive to search for elusive animals such as leopard often found in rocky outcrops and riverine areas . For the birdwatchers, its a wonderful time to see and photograph many different species including woodland birds & raptors . After breakfast, switch back to the microbus to begin a relaxing homeward jouney via Schoeman's Kloof & up the escarpment to Johannesburg. Drop-off at the airport by 16.00 for onward flights or proceed to your hotel or guesthouse

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3. Re: 3 day/2 night safari prices

does not sound to bad.

I think for app. R3,500.00 cheaper you can do it yourself, but would have to selfdrive to and from JHB, hire a car, and book game drives at the camp.

The chalets within KNP are app. R1,000.00 per couple per night. The game drives app. R350.00 per person per drive (morning drive, afternoon/night drive), car hire app. R500.00 per day, toll fees R250.00 return, Petrol JHB/KNP and back R1,000.00. Not sure if the dinners are included.

The advantage is, that you have got the opportunity to self-drive in the park. You dont need to book game drives

Klaus

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Edited: 12:57 pm, December 26, 2012
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