South Africa Kruger Park Photo Safari
A South African Kruger Park photo safari is one that never ceases to amaze. The famed Kruger Park is bordered on the Western side by a number of private reserves. A few years ago, the fences between the Kruger Park and these private reserves was removed allowing game to move freely between the National Park and the private reserves. The photo safari lodges we select for your Kruger Park photo safari are considered top 5 game viewing in all of the dark continent.
The major differences between viewing animals in the Kruger Park and on the private reserves is that on the private reserves, you will be viewing the animals from professionally guided open safari vehicles that are allowed to take their vehicles off road. On the private reserves, you will not see regular cars while out on safari!
A trip to the Kruger private reserves is well worth adding a few days to your trip to South Africa or the southern part of Africa. This area is easily accessible from Johannesburg by plane. We will arrange a light aircraft flight directly to your safari lodge should you prefer to fly rather than have a driver.
The luxury lodges that our clients enjoy offer arguably the finest game viewing in Southern Africa as they maintain exclusive rights to thousands of acres of prime photo safari property. This easy trip to the Kruger photo safari is a perfect add-on to any hunting safari in the southern portion of Africa! Treat yourself, you will never forget it!
VIP hosting and video services available for this exceptional experience.
When we design your African safari you can expect the following: We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like. We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.
As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 90+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years. We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria. Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.
Accommodations & Meals
Each itinerary is customized for you interests. Lodging selections vary from luxury tents, thatched chalets to luxury lodges! The service is fantastic.
Morning and evening game drives along with walking tours are a part of your stay.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
We recommend at least a three to six night stay! With a 6 night stay, we will likely build your itinerary with 2-3 luxury lodges with varying experiences and looks. This ensures that you will have the best opportunities at viewing the big 5 animals on numerous occasions during your stay.
A nice Addition to your time in the Greater Kruger National Park is some time in Cape Town and/or the wine country.
Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg where we will have you greeted as you exit the airplane and escorted through passport control, luggage collection, customs and on to your hotel. If you are traveling with guns, your escort will assist you with gun registration etc. Overnight in Johannesburg.
Day 2: Your greeter will collect you at the hotel and escort you back to the airport for your commercial flight check in or your private charter flight (if preferred). Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the lodge representative who will transfer you by road or charter to your first safari lodge. If flights cooperate, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive today!
Day 3,4: Enjoy your twice a day game drives to see lions, elephants, rhino etc!
Day 5: Enjoy your morning game drive. At lunch we will arrange your private transfer to your next safari lodge via charter or road transfer. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Day 6,7: Enjoy your twice a day game drives to see lions, elephants, rhino etc!
Day 8: Enjoy your morning game drive. Following your morning drive, transfer back to the airport for your travels home or continue on to Cape Town or other lovely safari destinations.
Travel Details & Location
Your port of entry will be Johannesburg, South Africa.
Internet & Communications
Wifi will be spotty as is cell service.
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As all of our photo safaris are customized for our clients desires, pricing also falls into the customized category. As an example though, a three night safari at the luxury main lodge inclusive of meals, lodging, game drives, alcohol, and road transfers would begin at $3500 pp double occupancy and includes road transfers. That being said, we have safari lodges that range from $800 up to $4,000 per night per person. We will customize for your budget and interests.
VIP HOSTING SERVICES:
Each year the owners of Family Expeditions, Corinna and Kevin Slaughter, offer their expertise as hosts for clients that wish to be accompanied on their international adventure. As you depart for your adventure, you will be able to relax as they will tend to all the details along the way! As you can imagine, they only host a few select trips each year as their schedule allows. If you wish to inquire about this great opportunity, please ask upon booking your outdoor vacation. Additional fees will be incurred for this VIP service.
We have a few select experienced videographers available for trips to Africa. They are located in the region for easy access to the properties. Please inquire about the benefits and expenses of enjoying a professional video of your experience.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!