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Greater Kruger Luxury Safari

Northern Kruger and the Private Concessions

11 days

from £4,495pp (excluding flights)

Combine three five-star lodges for the ultimate Greater Kruger National Park safari. This journey incorporates both safari opulence and fantastic wildlife viewing. Stay in the Kruger itself, as well as two of the most famous adjoining reserves.

  • Admire the rugged landscape of the Luvuvhu Valley from The Outpost’s stunning suites
  • Explore by open-topped safari vehicle in search of predators and prey, large and small
  • Visit Elephant Whispers for an incredible experience alongside these giant herbivores
  • Finish at the stunningly positioned Leopard Hills – offering privacy and seclusion

KRUGER

Begin in the wild northern landscape of the Kruger National Park, amongst acacia thickets, baobab-dotted grasslands and mopane forests. The Outpost sits in isolation, atop a scrub-dotted escarpment, with its modern, open-fronted suites offering fantastic views of the river valley below. Explore this fascinating terrain that, whilst accessible to the public, is protected from the crowds by its remote location. In search of big game, make use of small tracks that were previously reserved for official use by park employees.

TIMBAVATI

Fly on from the Kruger and into the Timbavati Private Reserve, famed for its rare white lions. Here, Kings Camp provides an opulent base for exploration and game viewing. Looking out over a savannah landscape, this elegant camp offers access to 100 square kilometres of pristine bush. The reserve’s boundary with the Kruger is unfenced, meaning the wildlife wanders freely back and forth. The viewing is fantastic, with lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos amongst the many species regularly spotted.

SABI SANDS

Located to the south of Timbavati, Sabi Sands is one of the most famous private reserves. En route to the reserve, stop at Elephant Whispers for a chance to partake in their Ultimate Elephant Experience. Take an elephant ride through the bush or simply walk beside these wonderful creatures. Finish with a picnic, as they enjoy a cooling mud bath.

Continue to Leopard Hills, found in the far west of Sabi Sands. Beautifully appointed, this elegant camp offers privacy, fantastic wildlife viewing and wonderful views. Looking out over the Mabrak River, the camp benefits from a well-frequented waterhole that sits below its hilltop position. Suites are spread out across the ridge, each featuring a private veranda and recessed plunge pool. Game walks are wonderful here – offering a closer and more intimate interaction with the reserve’s habitat and inhabitants.

WHY WE LIKE IT

This journey focuses on an area rich with wilderness and wildlife. Combining three fantastic reserves, it offers an all-encompassing safari experience, allowing for an in-depth exploration of the Greater Kruger. Luxury and indulgence are also emphasised, with each of the three camps providing a wonderful – albeit individual and different – experience. Five-star service, cuisine and comfort prevails throughout, allowing the focus in camp to be on relaxation, in preparation for the next day’s phenomenal outdoor experiences.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 4495 £ 1000

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Johannesburg overnight

Day 2

Fly Johannesburg to Phalaborwa

Travel from Phalaborwa to Kruger National Park (Air Transfer Journey)


Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, and one of the oldest, most diverse parks in Africa. Stretching 350 kilometres from north to south, the park is home to the largest array of wildlife in Africa, including the 'Big Five' - lions, leopards, black rhinos, Cape buffalo and elephants.


You will be staying at The Outpost, All inclusive

Day 3

Activities at The Outpost
Explore this wonderful part of the Kruger National Park by vehicle or on foot. Set out on game drives in the early morning or late afternoon, led by experienced guides in open 4x4 vehicles. Exploration is not limited to public roads at The Outpost and the highly trained guides make use of tracks that were formerly reserved for official use.

Alternatively, get closer to nature and take guided bush walks through the landscape of the park. Appreciate the smaller intricacies of this fantastic habitat, whilst also keeping an eye out for larger game.


You will be staying at The Outpost, All inclusive

Day 4

Final day at The Outpost. Set out on more game drives or take a final bush walk.


You will be staying at The Outpost, All inclusive

Day 5

Travel from Kruger National Park to Western Kruger Private Reserves (Air Transfer Journey)


You will be staying at Kings Camp, All inclusive

Day 6

Activities at Kings Camp
With no fence in between the park and the reserve, the game is free to wander back and forth. This, combined with the reserve's accessibility and reputation for more secluded game viewing, makes for a fantastic experience. Lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants are all commonly spotted, with thrilling close encounters possible from the camp's open-topped vehicles.

Morning and afternoon game drives allow for exploration by vehicle, whilst walking safaris provide a different perspective. Drives are conducted in modern Land Rovers, with expert guides leading the way. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the morning, whilst afternoon game drives feature drinks and canapés.

A plethora of additional activities are also available and can be pre-booked. These include helicopter trips, visits to the wildlife rehabilitation centre at Moholoholo, excursions to the Kapama Cheetah Breeding Project, balloon flights, cultural visits and helicopter trips.


You will be staying at Kings Camp, All inclusive

Day 7

Continue to explore the reserve by 4x4 or on foot. Alternatively, book an additional activity.


You will be staying at Kings Camp, All inclusive

Day 8

Drive to Sabi Sands via Elephant Whispers


Drive to Sabi Sands, stopping at Elephant Whispers en route. Here, take part in their Ultimate Elephant Experience. Take an elephant ride through the bush or walk beside these majestic creatures. Watch as they play and swim in a nearby waterhole - enjoying a mud bath. As the elephants snack on surrounding trees, settle down for a relaxed picnic, accompanied by South African sparkling wine.


Named after the two principal rivers which flow through it, namely the Sabie and the Sand, the Sabi Sands covers a vast area of pristine African wilderness and is part of the Greater Kruger National Park where the Big Five roam freely. The sustenance of these rivers ensures that this area enjoys one of the highest and most diverse concentrations of wildlife in Africa.


You will be staying at Leopard Hills, All inclusive

Day 9

Activities at Leopard Hills
Leopard Hills offers a fantastic wildlife-viewing experience. Game drives allow for up-close encounters with big cats, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Walking safaris provide a different perspective, getting closer and more intimate with the reserve's habitat and inhabitants. Spot leopard tortoises, watch rhino beetles at work and admire colourful lilac-breasted rollers. And for those keen for an authentic safari dining experience, boma dinners and bush breakfast can be arranged.

Numerous additional activities are also available and can be pre-booked. These include balloon flights at dawn, trips to local villages, golf at the nearby Leopard Creek Golf Course and helicopter flights over Blyde River Canyon.


You will be staying at Leopard Hills, All inclusive

Day 10

Travel from Sabi Sands to Johannesburg (Air Transfer Journey)

Fly Johannesburg to London overnight

Day 11

Arrive into London Heathrow

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Leopard Hills

Leopard Hills

Sitting atop a rocky outcrop and towering over the plains of the Sabi Sands, Leopard Hills looks out over the Mabrak River and towards a well-frequented waterhole....

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The Outpost

The Outpost

Perched on the edge of a scrub-dotted escarpment, The Outpost overlooks the Luvuvhu River Valley....

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Kings Camp

Kings Camp

Located at the edge of an acacia-dotted savannah plain, Kings Camp overlooks a waterhole that attracts both diurnal and nocturnal visitors....

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