Experience the wildlife of the Kruger with a stay at the 4* Bongani Mountain Lodge. On daily game drives you’ll discover the beauty of the region from hippos fighting for supremacy in the river to zebras grazing on the endless plains. Kruger is famous for its big cats – lions are usually pretty easy to spot but you’ll have to look more carefully to find the cheetahs and leopards that camouflage themselves in the tall grasses. Finish each day with a lantern-lit meal under African skies, listening to the distant roar of the lions.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
On arrival in Mpumalanga you will be met at the airport and driven to the lodge near Kruger National Park.
Spend a few days exploring the Kruger, one of the most famous national parks in the world. You have morning and evening game drives included, so you’ll be able to experience the bush at different times of day. Watch the sun rising as zebra, antelopes and giraffes emerge into the sunlight and look out for warthogs snuffling in the undergrowth or listen to hyenas cackling in the distance as dusk falls. Look out for the elusive cheetah teaching their tumbling cubs how to hunt and watch giraffes as they commence their awkward routine to get a drink at the waterhole.
Back at the lodge you can enjoy a fresh lunch during the day and relax by the pool with views over the Malelane Mountains. If you want to venture out you can also explore the San Rock art sites that are found nearby, around 1,500 years old these magnificent drawings are a sight to behold.
On your last day in South Africa you’ll enjoy a final game drive through the park, looking for another glimpse of lazy leopards in the trees before you leave. Returning to the lodge you’ll be driven back to the airport in time for your onwards flight.
Summer (Dec-Feb) is rainy season in Kruger Park meaning the bush looks lush and green, this can mean the animals are harder to spot however; temperatures are high at 30 degrees so camping can be tough. Towards the end of November and early December Kruger is filled with new-borns, spotting an animal with their babies is an amazing experience! The dry winter season (Jun-Aug) is the best time to spot animals, with day time temperatures still warm at 20+ degrees but getting colder in the evenings.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
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