5 Day Kruger Park Safari
The 5 day Kruger Park safari allows you to enjoy a tour to Kruger National Park. This is in an open safari vehicle. This South African safari goes to Kruger National Park. It is one of the world’s leading nature reserve. The Park boasts of Africa’s Big 5 and many more species. These include mammals, reptiles and birds.
About 5-day Kruger Park Safari
5 day Kruger Park safari gives you a great chance on encountering lion. You will also have the elephant, leopard, and buffalo. On this African safari in South Africa most clients leave having encountered the Big 5.
There are many zebra, giraffe, hippos and other species that your ranger will teach you all about. On this 5-day Kruger Park safari, we make use of private accommodation venues. They are not inside the park but just outside the main gates. This is to ensure availability and top-class quality service.
Pick up for the 5 day Kruger Park safari is from any hotel in and around Johannesburg. We pick from Sandton Hotels or at O.R. Tambo International Airport or Shuttle Terminal. The pick-up time is between 6.30 am – 8.30 am and depends on the day. The pickup time is normally confirmed before the departure date.
There are those who would like to flying into Kruger. Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) is available for landing. This is just a 40 min drive from the preferred Hazyview Lodges.
About 5-day Kruger Park Safari Highlights
This 5-day Kruger Park safari highlights focuses on wildlife. You will enoy game drives in Kruger National Park in South Africa.
- Great African wildlife game drives
- Beautiful Scenery, topography and landscape
- Nature walk
- Big Five Tracking
- Panorama Route
You will come into contact with many wildlife animals roaming in plenty. the view on the Panorama route are also amazing. Your 5-day Kruger Park safari safari tour starts and ends in Johannesburg.
5 Days Kruger Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park
Meet and greet in time for the 5-day Kruger Park Safari will be at your hotel in Johannesburg. This can also be done upon your arrival at the O. R. Tambo International Airport.
After briefing on the 5 day Kruger Park Safari, we will hit the road and off to Hazyview we go. Upon arrival check into Gecko lodge or Numbi hotel. There are other 3-star lodges near Kruger National Park. This is going to be your home away from home for the nest 4 nights.
You are only 15 min drive from Phabeni or Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park. You will have time to unpack and relax before the evening game drive.
The Evening game drive starts at 4.00 pm. This will be an exhilarating game drive that proceeds into a night drive. You will return to your lodge at 8:30 pm for dinner and overnight. You are booked in on half board basis that includes breakfast and dinner.
About Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of the biggest National Parks in Africa. It is situated at the North-Eastern tip of South Africa. This South African National park spans over the Mpumalanga and Limpopo province.
Kruger is in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. This is west of the Lebombo Mountains on the Mozambique border.
It was established in part in 1898, the park in 1926 was named for Paul Kruger. This is a former president of the South African Republic (the Transvaal). He was the builder of the Afrikaner nation. The headquarters of the park are at Skukuza.
The parks surface area spans 19633 km². This includes the many surrounding private reserves. They have removed their fences, allowing wildlife to roam with freedom between reserves. This has created a wildlife area like no other. Its beauty soaks itself into anyone who visits this diverse place.
Day 2: Kruger National Park
Your 5-day Kruger Park Safari starts early. You will leave to the Kruger National Park. This is before sunrise in specially fitted open vehicles. Today you enter through the Kruger Gate into one of the best wildlife areas of the KNP.
You will spend the day on 5 day Kruger Park Safari with your ranger. There will be visits various water holes, look out points & rivers.
You will stop for a pre-packed breakfast at a local rest camp. Continue with your safari looking for the mighty Big 5. You should be on the lookout for over 100 mammal & 500 bird species. The ranger will ensure the best of African safari experience.
Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch on own account. Here there is a great menu and you get to fill up before we continue with our safari. This is before you return to the lodge late afternoon. Should be 4 pm after a great day on this 5-day Kruger Park Safari.
You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner at the lodge. But be sure to get in bed early, as you will have to get up early as well for another great safari the next day.
Day 3: Kruger National Park
Another day on 5-day Kruger Park Safari of game drive in Kruger National Park. You will have to get up before the sun has risen to leave on another game drive. Expect to experience another gorgeous sunrise again.
The safari today targets a different area of the KNP than the day before. The focus on this day will be finding different wildlife that might have alluded you the day before.
You will visit various water holes, look out points and rivers. We get a place to have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.
Where we stop for breakfast and lunch – as the day before – depends on the guide’s choice. It also depends on the direction he chooses to take in the KNP on the day. You will return to the lodge at around 4 pm for a swim, relax and catch up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. You will have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s activities.
Day 4: Full Day Panorama tour.
Today your 5-day Kruger Park Safari starts slightly later. You will have a hearty hot breakfast at the lodge. Make your way in an air-conditioned closed vehicle towards the Picturesque Mpumalanga Highveld.
Your 5-day Kruger Park Safari will visit the world’s third largest canyon. This is the Blyde River Canyon. Other places of interest today include the Three Rondavels. There is also a small town called Graskop. It is here where you will have lunch and do some souvenir shopping.
Later you will visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This is found in the Blade River and surrounding water falls like Lisbon and Mac Mac falls. Today on 5-day Kruger Park Safari is meant to be a relaxed day.
You will return in the afternoon for some leisure time, a swim, and time to rest after the past few exciting days. We have dinner and get to bed
Day 5: Morning Safari and transfer back to Johannesburg.
This is the last day on 5-day Kruger Park Safari. We give you the final African wildlife game drive on 5-day Kruger Park Safari. You will leave on another game drive into the Kruger National Park. This will be a shorter 4-hour safari, yet it will be within the best possible area in KNP.
The game drive is meant to look for anything that we may have not seen in the previous game drives. Later, you will leave for Johannesburg.
Drop off will be at your hotel in Johannesburg or Sandton Hotel. Those departing with the evening flight will be dropped at the O.R. Tambo International Airport. This is in time for your departure flight.
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5 day Kruger Park Safari Costs:
What is included in the 5 day Kruger Park Safari Tour Cost?
- 1 Night Safari
- 2 Full-day open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park. Starting at 5:30 am to 4 pm, covering large area in the southern KNP which is famous for abundant wildlife. Most operators do short 3-hour drives, but Kurt Safari spends all day in the Kruger. It covers larger areas to ensure better wildlife sightings.
- 1 Half-day morning safari in open vehicles, from 5:30 to 9 am.
- Transfers to & from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.
- 4 Nights’ Accommodation in a Hazyview Lodge.
- 4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners – as per itinerary.
- Professional & qualified guides.
- 3 Conservation & entry fees.
- Mineral waters on all drives.
5 day Kruger Park Safari Tour Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 5 day Kruger Park Safari Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes