MORNING DRIVE SAFARI - Small group tour

Price from: R1180 pp Excluding entrance

Duration: 7 hours 30 mins

A Morning Safari to Kruger National Park starts early, before Sunrise. This gives you a very good opportunity to view animals like the Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo).

Early mornings are the best times to find predators like Lion and Leopard, as mid-day hours these predators will most likely be asleep. Various birds and other animals like Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe and Zebra can been seen as you travel throughout the day. Various parts of the park might be visited, depending on the sightings.

Your professional & experienced safari guide and driver will share valuable information about the wildlife, animal behaviour in their natural environment, vegetation, area and history about Kruger National Park. Various view points and rest camps might be visited during your game drive, depending on the wild and unpredictable animal sightings: Breakfast might be at Skukuza Restcamp with Shops and Restaurant.

Pick up times and details:

05h00 (October to March) 05h30 (April to September)

Pick up times apply to Hazyview and surrounding Accommodation Establishments Protea Hotel Kruger Gate: Pick up time 15min before gate opening.

Skukuza, Pretoruiskop or Berg en Dal pick up times are 30 minutes after park entrance gate opens

Duration: 6 hours (depending on sightings or prior arrangements)

CONSERVATION FEES to be paid in cash on arrival at the entry gate: * R40 for the Open Safari Vehicle. * Wildcards are welcome - Free Entry. * SA - Adults (WITH ID) – R93.00 Children under 12 - R47.00 * SADC Nationals - Adults (With Passport) – R186.00 Children under 12 - R93.00. * International – Adults – R372.00 Children under 12 - R186.00 (Above rate are valid until end October 2019)

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Itinerary

Your Pick Up Time for your Morning Safari will be:

05h00 (October to March) 05h30 (April to September) If you are staying in Hazyview and surrounding accommodation establishments.

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate: Pick up time 15min before gate opening.

Skukuza, Pretoruiskop or Berg en Dal pick up times are 30 minutes after park entrance gate opens

Upon arrival at the entrance gate, your guide will go to the reception area to do the entrance permit. Depending on how busy the gate is, this can take anything between 5 and 15 minutes. Once this is done, you game drive will start.

Early hours of the morning the focus will mainly be on searching for predators like Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Hyenas. They are active mostly during the night and early mornings. The later the day, the warmer it gets and these predators will become less active.

  • A Comfort/Bathroom stop will be made before breakfast.

BREAKFAST (approximately 8h30/9h00 depending on animal sightings) Your breakfast stop will be between the above mentioned times. This will be at one of the many rest camps in the southern part of Kruger National Park. All meals are for your own account.

After breakfast your game drive continues in search of more animals that might have eluded you during the first part of the morning. This will also be the time where more time will be spent on viewing general game as well as other interesting things to see on your way back to the exit gate.

Another comfort stop might be made, depending on where in the park you are, and what time allows for.

Drop off time will be between 12h00 and 12h30 at the same place you were picked up, unless otherwise arranged.

Location

Depart

Same place where you were picked up, unless otherwise arranged.

Return

Same place where you were picked up, unless otherwise arranged.

Inclusions

YOUR GAME DRIVE INCLUDES: * Guided Morning game drive tour into Kruger National Park. * Bottled Water on the Vehicle during Game Drive * Comfort/Bathroom stops are done regularly. * Use of Blankets and Raincoats * Two-way radio communication

Exclusions

YOUR DRIVE EXCLUDES: * Conservation Entrance Fees * All Meals during Breakfast and Lunch Stops * Gratuities to staff

What should I bring?

Camera, Binoculars, Memory Cards and Batteries, Jackets or warm clothing for early mornings (winter time), Spending Money, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Gratuity/Tip (recommended). *Note Book should you want to write down information or Animal Names that you've seen or learnt on drive

What should I wear?

  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Closed shoes
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants that can zip down.

How fit do I need to be?

  • Unfortunately not wheelchair friendly
  • You must be able to get in and out a open safari vehicle.

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