TRIP OF A LIFETIME FOR RESERVED GUESTS ONLY

(Northbound) – R 18 050.00 per person

Departs: Sunday 19 April 2020

This authentic African safari experience has a scheduled departure each Monday morning from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.

Intimate and comfortable yet simplistic, combined with excellent service creates a traditional African safari feel to your journey. You can be forgiven for thinking you were transported back in time to an unspoiled and unexplored Africa like the explorers from a bye-gone era discovered Africa.

19 April 2020: Transfer from Johannesburg to Manyeleti Game Reserve

Your adventure starts from Johannesburg ‘OR Tambo Airport. Departing Johannesburg, we head east and travel via the scenic Panorama Route through beautiful landscapes and quaint towns, stopping at God’s Window, Lisbon Falls and the three Rondawels.

On arrival at the Distinctly Africa Camp, you will get a brief camp orientation and then checked into your bungalow. There is time to freshen up and enjoy a light snack before you set off on a sunset safari drive in the Manyeleti Reserve. Safari drives in the Manyeleti will be accompanied by a ranger or guide who have a comprehensive knowledge of all flora and fauna found in Manyeleti. They are all very passionate people who have a special ability to teach you about nature.

You arrive back at the camp as the sun is almost completely gone and you can sip on a refreshing drink or coffee at the camp dining area before sitting down to dinner. Dinner is served and you have a choice from a three-course meal including starters, main course, and dessert. After dinner, spend some time around the fire sharing stories of the day before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.

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20-21 April 2020: Morning & Sunset Drives in the Manyeleti Game Reserve

As the sun is rising, make your way down to the dining area for tea and coffee which will be served with biscuits before departing on your morning safari drive.

Your guide will explain the morning’s events before departing on an open game viewing vehicle through the Manyeleti Game Reserve. You will have the opportunity to spot the Big 5 animals like Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, as well as an array of antelope and other wildlife animals that can be found in the Reserve. Arriving back at the camp after the safari drive, you are invited to relax and enjoy brunch at your own leisure. After brunch, there is time to walk around the camp or have a swim (depending upon the season of course). Make good use of this time to catch up on some sleep or simply enjoy the absolute tranquillity of the bush from the comfort of your room.

Hopefully feeling totally relaxed and well-rested, you make your way to the restaurant area for a light lunch including sandwiches and snacks, fruit juices and ice-cold drinks. Your guide meets you in the restaurant area and you depart on an afternoon safari drive in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. You make your way back to the camp after an exhilarating drive where dinner will be waiting for you. Dinner is served, and you have a choice from a three-course meal including starters, main course, and dessert. After dinner enjoy an early night’s rest or stargaze from the deck in front of your air-conditioned room.

22 April 2020: Transfer to Tsendze Camp in the Kruger Park & Night Drive

Today you embark on a morning safari drive in the Reserve. Returning to the camp for brunch.

After brunch, there is time to freshen up before venturing into the Kruger National en-route to Tsendze camp. You will travel through the central region of the Kruger Park into the Northern Mopani Region. We stop to enjoy lunch at a Main Rest Camp before continuing onto Tsendze Camp. On arrival at the camp you are shown to your tented rooms. Experience the nocturnal animals as you go on an existing night safari drive. Dinner will be a barbeque ( braai) under the stars.

23 April 2020: Morning & Afternoon Safari Drives

Early morning your guide will explain the day’s events before you depart on an open game viewing vehicle in search of the Big 5 animals like Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, as well as an array of antelope and other wildlife animals that can be found in the Kruger.

Arriving back at the camp after the safari drive, you are invited to relax and enjoy brunch at your own leisure. After brunch, there is time to walk around the camp and make good use of the time to catch up on some sleep or simply enjoy the absolute tranquillity of the bush.

Well-rested, you make your enjoy high tea (light lunch) before departing on a sunset drive. After the exhilarating drive we return to camp. Tonight dinner will be a wilderness bush braai( barbeque). After dinner enjoy an early night’s rest or stargaze before retiring for the evening.

24 April 2020: Morning Bush Walk & Night Safari Drive

Bright and early you embark on a walking safari with a Ranger. Going on bush walk in the Kruger National Park is an experience you’ll never forget. See and hear the bush up close as game rangers lead you on these once in a lifetime walking experience.

Returning to camp, brunch will be served. The rest of the afternoon is relaxed and for those wanting to take a swim, a trip to the nearby Mopani Camp can be arranged. Enjoy high tea (light lunch) at the camp before departing on a night drive. Dinner will be at around the campfire.

25 April 2020: Morning Safari Drive & Transfer to Johannesburg

Enjoy a last morning safari drive in the dense Mopane veld around the Camp. Breakfast will be at the camp before departing back to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport where your 7 Day once in a lifetime safari adventure ends.