This is not meant to be a cheap way to make a safari experience in South Africa. This is rather very close to the way South Africans go on safari.
You will hardly find them at a luxury lodge of an exclusive private game reserve. Where there’s no doubt you can enjoy a much better service. Better game drives. Off-road driving. Likely better game viewing. For all that, we have reserved the 2 last nights in Manyeleti, the wildest private reserve of the Greater Kruger. For the rest, we have designed an affordable safari journey through the Kruger National Park, starting from the town of Hoedspruit. To give you also the opportunity to visit the Blyde River Canyon on route.
Kruger self-drive safari on a budget is designed in particular for:
families with kids (where budget matters in the end…);
those who prefer to spend more on the experience than on fancy accommodation.
Why Kruger self-drive safari on a budget?
It’s affordable, but not cheap. You can experience the best of the park.
Live the park like a South African. Take advantage of the bbq facilities at your unit. We’ll give you some tips. You’ll enjoy your trip even more.
Drive through the most scenic and game rich areas of Kruger.
Complete your journey by spending 2 nights at an unfenced secluded bush camp in the wild Manyeleti Game Reserve, open to Kruger.
All year-round, but some optional activities might be discontinued during the rainy season (November to March). Generally speaking, game viewing is easier during the dry season. In summertime, the bush is thicker is water available more or less anywhere. Do expect lot of traffic during the Christmas holidays in the southern area of the park.
Do you want to go camping?
We will provide you all camping equipment and a private guide who will also be your chef throughout the journey. Besides cooking and assisting you with the camping facilities, your guide will help you out to interpret the wildlife and add value to your experience. Should you want him/her to join on your optional activities, the related cost will be for your own account.
If you want to spoil yourself, we can also give you for part of all your stay in the Kruger NP, a private open vehicle with guide/driver. This will obviously have an impact on the cost of the trip and it’s recommended to a group of min 4 pax. On the other hand, game viewing from an open safari vehicle is far better than from a normal car. This is where you can spend part of your saving on fancy accommodation to increase dramatically the quality of your experience. The vehicle and the guide will be for the sole use of your party. Ask us for a tailor-made quote on that.