A safari that blends the finest safari areas in South Africa with the cream of the crop of safari lodges.
Upon arrival at O R Tambo International, guests are met and assisted in transferring to a flight bound for Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. The legendary birthplace of eco-tourism in South Africa, Mala Mala offers some of the finest game viewing opportunities on the African continent. The late afternoon is devoted to a first open 4x4 game drive in this remote corner of Africa. Potential sightings of the Big Five are sure to add a measure of thrill to the first game drive of the Kruger's Finest Fly-In Safari.
On these two days of the safari in South Africa, the early mornings and late afternoons are dedicated to open vehicle safaris. Endless expanses of savanna that stretch to the horizon provide the backdrop for exciting wildlife interactions led by a knowledgeable local ranger. Two of the days’ highlights are sure to be the morning coffee enjoyed in the bush and experiencing a sunset over the African wilderness during the last magical moments of the day - the taste of your favorite drink enhanced by beautiful natural surroundings and the songs of a kaleidoscope of bird species.
A last morning game drive in the Mala Mala Reserve is followed by a transfer to Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. Lion Sands lies in the southeastern corner of the Sabi Sand and is the only property in the Sabi Sand with access to the Sabie River, the largest of the rivers flowing through the area. The afternoon safari meanders along bush tracks across an ancient land in search of the grandest mammal species that can be seen in the world today.
The highlights of these days of your safari in the Greater Kruger National Park include the opulence and exclusivity of one of the world’s finest lodges, grand views across untouched Africa and wildlife sightings that are rivaled almost nowhere else. Enjoy dinners around a crackling fire in the traditional boma set beneath a starry sky. Relating tales of the safaris’ wildlife encounters round out days which you are sure to remember fondly for years to come.
As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”, and unfortunately on this day you will be enjoying a last morning safari in the African wilderness. Breakfast is followed by a short flight to Johannesburg, where your luxurious Kruger's Finest Fly-In Safari ends.
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