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Holiday Package - Bushwise Safari Lodge Kruger National Park - 3 Nights/4 Days
 

Holiday Package - Bushwise Safari Lodge Kruger National Park - 3 Nights/4 Days

Stay at Bushwise Safari Lodge, perched at the edge of the Kruger National Park, with views across the Crocodile River and into the Kruger Park (the Crocodile River forms the southern boundary of the Kruger Park).

This homely and comfortable lodge, is focused on your safari experience, with all your open vehicle safari drives conducted with an experienced ranger within the Kruger National Park.

On returning to the lodge for your midday siesta or after your sunset safari in the early evening, the natural surrounds of the lodge, still allow one to enjoy the wilderness aspect of Kruger. One can also enjoy self-guided walks within the property along the Crocodile River – where you can view an exceptional variety of birdlife and other species from zebra, warthog, hippo, many reptile species and even possibly hippo in the river and elephant and other wildlife coming down to the river’s edge on the ‘Kruger side’ to drink and enjoy the water.

This is a property that focuses on personalised experience, your safari, good cuisine at an affordable price.

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Bushwise Safari Lodge - 4 Star
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Itinerary at a Glance

  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) by a Bushwise Safari Lodge representative.
  • Return road transfer from KMIA to the lodge.
  • 3 Nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily at Bushwise Safari Lodge.
    * Breakfast could be served at the lodge or inside the Kruger Park overlooking a waterhole
  • A sunset safari drive in the Kruger National Park.
  • A full day guided safari in open vehicle within the Kruger National Park.
  • A morning walking safari with Kruger Park ranger within the Kruger Park, or another open vehicle safari drive within Kruger, or a visit to a Swaziland Cultural Village (guests choose their final activity).
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Essential Information

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Tour Inclusions

  • Meet & Greet by a Bushwise Safari Lodge representative on arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA).
  • Return road transfer from KMIA to the lodge.
  • 3 Nights accommodation with breakfast daily at Bushwise Safari Lodge.
    Breakfast could be served at the lodge or inside the Kruger Park overlooking a waterhole
  • Daily traditional 3 course dinner served whenever possible (weather permitting) within the lodge’s boma.
  • A sunset / evening open safari vehicle drive in the Kruger National Park with a Kruger Park Ranger.
  • A full day guided safari in open vehicle within the Kruger National Park.
  • A morning walking safari with Kruger Park ranger within the Kruger Park, or another open vehicle safari drive within Kruger also with Kruger Ranger, or a visit to a Swaziland Cultural Village (guests choose their final activity).
  • Daily Kruger National Park conservation levies included

Tour Exclusions

  • Any airfares and related taxes/fees unless otherwise stated.
  • All meals not specified.
  • All drinks, personal bar account, bottled water etc that is not specified.
  • Any items of a personal nature.
  • Hotel and airport porterage (unless indicated included).
  • Optional excursions and activities not specified.
  • Shop / curio purchases.
  • Tips & gratuities.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance

Full Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

On arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Bushwise Safari Lodge and transferred from the airport to the lodge.

On arrival at the lodge, take a little time to settle in and then depart on your first afternoon/sunset safari in open safari vehicles, into South Africa’s most well-known game reserve, the Kruger National Park. You leave the lodge between 4 and 5pm for a short drive to the Crocodile Bridge Gate and return to the lodge around 8 or 9pm depending on the time and number of game sightings for the evening. Your safari will be conducted by a Kruger Park Ranger and you will be able to purchase drinks/snacks at the Crocodile Gate entrance into Kruger to take with on your safari.

Sunset safaris are exciting as the wildlife (particularly the predators) are starting to become active again after their midday siestas, when it’s generally too hot to hunt, and they are beginning their nocturnal hunting activities for the evening, so the opportunity for you to spot predators is all the more possible. Of course your guide will show you a vast range of exciting wildlife, and introduce you to the ecological ‘bigger picture’ of the Kruger Park, and point out birds and insects and grasses and so much more.

Return to your lodge for a 3-course dinner in the lodge’s boma (weather permitting) – fireside dining with the sounds of the bush pressing close and being under an African sky is a very special time.
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Day 2: Kruger National Park

Today you will enter the park for a full day’s game viewing. Guests depart the lodge at around 5/5:30am. Breakfast is prepared by your guide/ranger at one of the waterholes inside the Kruger Park or enjoyed at one of the camp sites along the way, at around 9 or 10am, depending on your game sightings that morning. Your guide will stop again at a camp site in Kruger where guests will be able to purchase their own lunch and beverages. Much later, around 5 or 6pm, you will once again return to your lodge for an evening in the lodge’s boma accompanied by a traditional 3-course dinner.

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Day 3: Kruger National Park

This morning you have the choice of either a guided safari walk within the Kruger National Park with an armed Kruger Park game ranger, or you can opt to once again hop on board your game vehicle and enjoy Kruger on a guided open vehicle safari again with a Kruger Park game ranger, or alternatively you can choose a cultural interaction at a Swaziland Culutural Village.

Return to your lodge midday and after some relaxation either on the verandah or at the poolside – all of which overlook the Crocodile River and the Kruger Park, you can take a self-guided walk/stroll within the grounds of the lodge and enjoy the natural abundance on the property alongside the Crocodile River. Wildlife is never far away, with zebras and smaller antelope as well as warthog seen regularly on the property, as well as a wonderful variety of birdlife.

** Safaris (walking or via open safari vehicle taken by a Kruger Park ranger, will have guests from other lodges booked as well). Should guests choose a morning walking safari, you will depart between 4 and 4:30am from the lodge. Drinks for the walk can be purchased at the lodge, prior to your walk. Breakfast will be served to guests on their return from their walking safari or game drive between 9 and 10am.
** We could also add an afternoon activity to your travel package – visit the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden.
** Another option would be to go on either a safari walk or a safari game drive in the morning and then we can add on the Swaziland Cultural Village visit and interaction in the afternoon.

Enjoy another evening of fireside dining within the lodge’s boma.
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Day 4: Depart Kruger National Park

Today is your final morning, and you can choose to enjoy a leisurely morning and then after breakfast, depart on your return transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

** We could also add another early morning open safari vehicle game drive to your travel itinerary, for your final safari in the Kruger National Park, prior to your transfer back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, and your onward travel arrangements.



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