A full-immersion in the region of the GreaterKruger and the Blyde River Canyon, on the path of the worldwide famous Norway in a nutshell. This is an intense itinerary encompassing a variety of excursions and activities for a complete experience in the Lowveld over a short time.
Why Kruger to canyon?
A rich cocktail of different experiences;
safaris in prime private big 5 reserves;
accommodation in bush villa for sole use or in a charming lodge within a wildlife estate in Hoedspruit;
accommodation in bushcamp in the most pristine private reserve open to Kruger NP: the wild Manyeleti!
This journey is particularly recommended to families with kids (ideally older than 6).
Though this is a self-drive itinerary, it is possible on request to have a private guide. It’s highly advisable to book this option well in advance, especially during the high season (July-September, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Easter).
The supplement for the private guide doesn’t apply to children (up to 2) who travel with both parents.
Activities and excursions included:
boat trip in the Blyde River Canyon;
visit of the famous Kinyongo Reptile Centre in Hoedspruit;
visit of the world star Jessica the Hippo;
2 guided game drives in prime private reserves open to or adjacent to the Kruger NP (Makalali, Timbavati, Klaserie);
4 guided game drives in the Manyeleti Game Reserve.
And last but not least:
welcome braai (bbq) on the day of your arrival in the Big 5 country!
Also included in the supplement for a private guide:
lunch in Kruger NP (Day 4)
4×4 Mananga trail in a wilderness area of Kruger NP closed to the public*
*subject to authorization by park management
In the option with a private guide, even the fourth night will be spent in lodge or bush villa. The entry into the Kruger NP will be by the gate opening time (at dawn), for a full day inside the park. Park fees remain not included. The accommodation in Manyeleti will be at the Ndzaka bushamp, more rustic than Buffelshoek, but also much closer to the main dam. This being the main permanent water source available in the reserve, wildlife is particularly abundant in the area.