This 8-day Kruger & Botswana Safari itinerary takes you to two of the most sought-after safari locations in Southern Africa! This combination itinerary is ideal for nature photographers, or those who are simply looking to enjoy some spectacular wildlife scenery.
The itinerary starts off with four nights in a safari camp situated in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana. The area is known for its large elephant herds and the iconic baobab trees dotting the landscape and offers some of the best nature photography opportunities on the continent! The camp’s unique location also allows you to experience a diverse range of environments, all with their own unique game viewing opportunities. Your days will be spent being immersed in the wildlife rich environment and enjoying morning and afternoon game drives, guided bush walks and game viewing from horseback, as well as some cycling through the game reserve – making this a great destination for wildlife adventure seekers! Cool off in the pool and enjoy a drink at the end of an exciting day on safari. Spend your evenings sharing stories of the day’s events while sitting around the camp fire before enjoying a scrumptious meal!
From Botswana the road takes you further South to Mala Mala Private Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park for the final three nights of your Kruger & Botswana Safari holiday. The Kruger National Park is home to the ‘big 5’ – lion, leopard, white rhino, elephant and the Cape buffalo. The park also boasts the largest number of large mammal species in any African game reserve and is home to a variety of birds, reptiles and plants. Spend your days going on guided game drives and bush walks while learning about the area and its rich history from your guides. Enjoy a sundowner or two to end off a long day before being treated to true South African hospitality, whilst indulging in some of Africa’s finest cuisine!
Day 1 - Arrival in Botswana
Arrival at the Limpopo Valley Airfield where a local representative will welcome you and assist you with your road transfer via open safari vehicle to the campsite at Mashatu. After settling in and enjoying some light refreshments, you will set off for your first game drive through the area, known for its large elephant herds and stunning photographic opportunities. Your game drive will be ended off with sundowners in the bush. Spend the evening dining in the open air boma, whilst sharing stories of the day’s exciting animal sightings.
Days 2-4 - Mashatu
The next three days will be spent maximising your game-viewing time in unique and adventurous ways. Instead of the traditional morning and afternoon game drives in an open safari vehicle, you can opt for a cycle or horseback ride through the reserve, allowing you to get closer to the animals and see them from an entirely new perspective. You can also experience the reserve from the underground photographic hides – a way to get up close and personal with the animals without them feeling threatened.Accommodation
Days 5-7 - Mala Mala
From Mashatu, the road takes you further South into the Mala Mala Game Reserve. Upon arrival you will be introduced to your guide and wildlife educator. Following a buffet-style lunch, you will head off on your first afternoon game drive, ended off with sundowners and some exciting night-time game viewing! End off the day with a delicious dinner and get a good night’s rest before awaking early the next day to set off for a morning game drive packed with some wonderful game-viewing opportunities!Accommodation
Day 8 - Return to Johannesburg
Today marks the end of your Botswana and Kruger safari holiday.
Wake up early and enjoy a light breakfast including tea and coffee, before setting off for a final morning game drive. Upon your return you will have a last breakfast before being transferred to O.R Tambo International Airport and catching the connecting flight back home.
- From £4 785 per person sharing
- Accommodation as specified
- Airport meet & greet
- All internal transport including private road transfers or shared transfers from lodge runways as specified
- All internal scheduled light aircraft flights as specified (note that all internal flights have a strict luggage limit of 15-20kg per person in soft-sided bags)
- All park fees and daily conservation levies
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered