Safari in South Africa
(From/To Port Elizabeth)
Come join a safari where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled wildlife abundance co-exist with historical and archaeological sites - welcome to Africa . The world famous Kruger National Park offers one of the best wildlife experiences available in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unmatched in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies
Day 1: Johannesburg to Private Game Lodge
On the first day of your trip you will depart from Johannesburg and head for the Greater Kruger Park area, arriving at a Private Safari Lodge in time for lunch. After you settle into camp it's time to head off on a late afternoon/evening Big Five game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. Sundowner drinks are enjoyed at one of the waterholes before continuing our game drive into the night. After an exciting evening, you will return to camp to enjoy a traditional South African meal around a log fire.
Accommodation : Safari Lodge. Meals : D
Day 2: Private Game Lodge to Kruger National Park
For the second day you will wake up bright and early at sunrise, and board an open 4x4 vehicle to head for the world renowned Kruger National Park. The game drive takes you along some of the best game drive routes within the Park, giving you the opportunity to view the varied landscapes, ecosystems and abundant wildlife. The entire day is spent game viewing, bird watching and stopping off at the various waterholes. After an awesome day's game viewing, you will return to the Lodge and enjoy a boma dinner.
Accommodation : Safari Lodge. Meals : BD
Day 3: Private Game Lodge to Johannesburg
You begin your third and final day with coffee and rusks before venturing out on an early morning nature walk. Guided by qualified rangers, you will learn about nature's finer details like bird, tree and spoor identification. Then you will enjoy brunch at the Lodge before travelling along the Drakensberg Escarpment to view the spectacular setting of the Three Rondawels overlooking the Blyde River Canyon. Then continue your journey en-route to Johannesburg , arriving in the late afternoon.
Accommodation : None. Meals : B
NOTE: This is a sample itinerary and may be altered to accommodate changes in field conditions.
Dates and Price
USD $/day ONLY for Global Crossroad volunteers
To be determined by In-Country Coordinator (most likely at the end or middle of participant's respective volunteer program)
- Big Five Afternoon/Evening Drives in open 4x4 vehicles
- Nature Walks on Private Game Reserves
- All ground transportation
- Services of experienced/qualified driver/guide
- Meals per itinerary
- Entrance fees and Accommodation per itinerary
What’s Not Included
- Transportation to/from project to travel start point
- Bus/flights to Johannesburg
- Personal Items/drinks
- Optional Activities