After arriving in Johannesburg, board your connecting flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. A representative will greet you and transfer you to the lodge in Kruger National Park. At more than 200,000 hectares, Kruger compares in size to the entire state of New Jersey, and is home to a dazzling array of wildlife, including African Buffalo, lion, cheetah and African leopard. During your Kruger stay, explore the park during early-morning and late-afternoon game drives in an open-air Jeep. The afternoons and evenings are yours to enjoy at the comfortable lodge.
Day.4-6. Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Sabi Sands borders the western edge of Kruger, and at about half the size, it’s Kruger’s lesser known, but just as spectacular, neighbor. With its mountain, bush plains and tropical forest landscapes, as well as an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, Sabi Sands offers a quieter escape into the Kruger surrounds. Explore Sabi Sands during twice-daily game drives, and lounge in the bush luxury of your lodge during the afternoons and evenings.
Day. 6-7. Timbavati Game Reserve
Located just north of Sabi Sands, you’ll find Timbavati Game Reserve. The park, which was established in 1956, measures about one-third the size of Kruger, but is home to unique mammal species. Savor the chance to spy the White Lions of Timbavati, a rare group of big cats with snow white coats. Plus, with 40+ mammal species and more than 300 species of birds, Timbavati delivers an exciting adventure to bookend your African safari experience. Enjoy the open-air game drives, as you snap photos of the impressive landscapes and wildlife. Then, relax, take a bush walk, or dine around the boma campfire at the lodge.