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3 Day Budget Beater Safari

Great Sightings of all the Big 5

All of our safaris are accommodated within the Kruger National Park and its Boundaries.

Our 3 Budget Beater Safari and 4 Day Budget Safari is guests who are not wanting the frills and fancies of luxury accommodation or bathrooms en-suite but are housed in twin, triple or even 5 bedded units for families without bathrooms en-suite or air-conditioning and guests share a communal bathroom facility which has showers, toilets and baths, for men and women separately. Guests do not share accommodation with other guests and all units are stand alone. Bedding and Towels are provided as well as Bath Soap.

These units are either brick bungalows within the camp of Pretoriuskop or Safari Tents within the camp of Skukuza but all are dependent on availability at the time of booking. There are no mosquito nets provided in these units but there are screening on all doors and windows.

Our Safaris are carried out by one of our Rangers. it is customary in South Africa to show your appreciation to your guide or driver should you wish to do so after your safari or being dropped off or picked up for your safari. 

  • The daily all day game drives (wildlife viewing) in Kruger Park are carried out in our own purpose built 'open vehicle' which has been approved for use by the Kruger Park authorities. You are ensured a more open viewing experience. All vehicles accommodate up to 9 guests. Our Safaris depart with a minimum of two guests daily and we prefer a minimum of 6 per vehicle and a maximum of 9 at times. Please note that although we have radios in our vehicles these are for emergencies only and not to broadcast sightings in the Kruger National Park.
  • You will have a good chance of seeing all of the 'Big 5'. Driving around you will definitely view large amounts of wildlife - Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck; just to name a few of the common species.
  • As you will be visiting the Kruger National Park by law we have to advise you to take malaria tablets. You would also need to check with your Doctor (GP) on the latest vaccinations required for South Africa, as this tends to differ for various countries. If you are pregnant please do not consider a safari to the Kruger National Park unless travelling in May, June or July when the risk is at its lowest. All Shops within the Kruger National Park supply lotions and wristbands permeated with Citronella Oil as a repellent against mosquitoes.
  • It's important for you to check on the required 'travel documents' for South Africa - passport, travel insurance, visa if you are younger than 18 years and travelling on your own or with parents please make sure to carry your unabridged Birth Certificate with you as you will be denied entry if you do not carry the appropriate paper work.
  • Collection in Johannesburg: We collect from the following Areas OR Tambo Hotels, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Benoni, Sandton, Rosebank, Melrose, Melville, Randburg, Morning side, Eastgate, and Bedfordview. There is a huge variety of accommodation from Hotels, Guest Houses or Air BNB’s to be found in these areas.
  • Collection Pretoria: We collect in Arcadia, Brooklyn, Hatfield and Colbyn.

Please do not book flights on your return before 18h00pm as there may be delays in getting you back in time.

Day 1

Johannesburg - Kruger Park
Collection by your driver from either your hotel in Johannesburg or Guest House between 06h00am and 07h00am and from the OR Tambo Airport no later than 07h00am.  Transfer to Nelspruit where you will be met by your Open Safari vehicle guide and start your safari.  You make your way to the Numbi Gate of the Kruger National Park where your guide will then brief you on our Safety Regulations before entering the park and making your way to camp for lunch (Own Account) and check in.  Your first official game drive departs camp at 15h00pm returning you by gate closing.

Day 2

Kruger National Park
Early morning wake up by 05h30am to start your early morning game drive stopping off for breakfast at one of the camps or picnic areas, returning you to camp by 12h30pm for lunch (Own Account) or to relax before departing once again at 15h30pm for a late afternoon game drive returning as the gates close for the evening.

Day 3

Kruger Park - Johannesburg (B)
Once again we depart early from camp for a game driver returning by 08h30am for breakfast after which it is time to pack up and exit the park by 10h00am in order to arrive back in Nelspruit by 11h00am for your return complimentary transfer to OR Tambo or back to your hotel arriving back in Johannesburg by 16h00pm/16h30pm.
  • Cost Per Person

    R7500.00
    Pickup Johannesburg Return Johannesburg

  • Cost Per Person

    R7200.00
    Pickup Nelspruit Return Nelspruit

Included

  • Two Nights Private fully serviced chalet / tent accommodation with Communal Bathrooms one camp only
  • Two Breakfasts
  • Two Dinners
  • Extended Open Vehicle Game Drives morning and afternoon
  • Transfers to and from the Kruger National Park in our own Luxury Vehicles with professional drivers
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Complimentary Gift from Nhongo Safaris ®

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks and curios
  • Domestic flights
  • Lunches

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3 Day Budget Beater Kruger Safari

Testimonials

Nermate

October 2016
"Our guide was Gert and it ended up being myself and my fiance only on the your, despite not having booked a private safari. Gert was brilliant. His knowledge of the park, animals and birds was encyclopaedic and entertaining. He had a great dry sense of humour, laid back and tried to facilitate our requests. The accommodation and food etc were nice, but the safari was just great. Highly recommended."

L. Marco

SEPTEMBER 2016
Three of us did the budget/economy tour and were surprised at how amazing it was for being a "budget tour". The drive to/from Johannesburg with Dez was smooth. The lodge was perfect; a really nice place and the meals were delicious. The best part of the tour was our guide, Robbie Williams. Robbie is extremely experienced and with him we saw the big 5 plus more. I would recommend nhongo to anyone!

Karen L

SEPTEMBER 2016
Robbie was the most fantastic guide! He really took his time to explain everything to us and went out of his way to give us the best experience/time. Waking up for a game drive with him even after a short night was the biggest pleasure and we couldn't have asked for anything better!! Thank you so very much!!
Nhongo Safaris
Nhongo Safaris® is a South African Registered Business, specialising in Safaris to the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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