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Royal Morubisi and Tshukudu Safari (8 Days) RMT001

The Waterberg Biosphere| Tshukudu Game Reserve| Kruger National Park| Kruger Private Reserves| Limpopo| South Africa| Africa

Overview

Introduction

This 8-day tour starts with a Big 5 safari destination, the Waterberg Biosphere, a region of outstanding scenic beauty, an African Eden, and one of the few UNESCO-recognised biosphere reserves on the planet. Come face-to-face, with some of the 7000 animals, roaming Tshukudu Private Game Reserve and Kruger National Park, which includes the Big 5. With 12 excursions, 20 meals with gratuities and guided game drives among the benefits included. This tour commences every Wednesday throughout the year.

The Adventure Experience Series is just that – adventure, exactly as it should be experienced. Decades in the making, this experience will delight your senses and excite your soul with the destination’s vibrance, its flavour, its people, its culture and history, as well as its unique flora and fauna. When you think of adventure, this experience is what you will remember for a lifetime.

Accommodation

3 Nights Royal Morubisi

Kaingo Game Reserve is a destination of outstanding scenic beauty, an African Eden, situated in the Waterberg, 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, Kaingo Game Reserve is the malaria-free, safari holiday you’...

4 Nights Tshukudu Game Lodge

Tshukudu Private Game Reserve adjoins the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP) and combines home comforts with the exciting Big 5 safari experience. Tshukudu covers 3800ha of prime Bushveld ...

Itinerary

Day 1

WEDNESDAY  Your tour representative will meet you upon your arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and take you 3 hours away to the malaria-free, Big 5, Kaingo Game Reserve. It is situated in the Waterberg Region which is one of the few UNESCO-recognised biosphere reserves on the planet and is the only savanna biosphere reserve in the world. On arrival, cocktails and snacks await at this traditional safari lodge, built from natural stone with thatch roofs, and with an olde worlde-Africa atmosphere. After settling in, enjoy a sunset game drive to experience first-hand the twilight beauty of the African bush and her wild creatures. Then it’s back to the lodge for dinner accompanied by the unparalleled orchestra and chorus of the wild African night, making your first night in the bush unforgettable.
Overnight: Royal Morubisi 5* or similar

Activities and Services

Optional

Day 2

THURSDAY  Rising before dawn is a necessity if you want to see wildlife as they are most active in the cool early mornings or late afternoons. Strong coffee and one of South Africa’s iconic snacks, homemade rusks, will be served to see you through your game drive to breakfast. After breakfast each day, you are at free to laze around, go swimming, or take a nap. Or, reserve one of the recommended activities. Lunch is followed by the sunset game drive, then back at the lodge, you will be treated to a delicious dinner.
Overnight: Royal Morubisi 5* or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

Day 3

FRIDAY  The iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard – are at home in malaria-free Kaingo Game Reserve, but so too are over 50 other mammal species and over 350 different types of birds. Also, Royal Morubisi is just 55km from the centre of the Waterberg Region and has the mighty Mokolo River weaving through its breath taking landscapes. Your daily sunrise and sunset game drives are the best way to experience the reserve's spectacular scenery and extraordinary wildlife. Each game drive is unique and unpredictable. Sunset game drives include stopping for "Sundowners" as the sun sets, and serves as an apertif before dinner. Under the Southern night sky awash with stars and glimmering constellations not seen in the Northern Hemisphere, dinner (maybe in the boma, maybe in the bush, and maybe with your fish on the grill) will be a truly memorable experience.
Overnight: Royal Morubisi 5* or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

Day 4

SATURDAY Enjoy a sunrise game drive before a healthy and filling breakfast at the lodge before your transfer to the Tshukudu Game Reserve which lies just north of the little town of Hoedspruit, adjoining the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Central Lowveld.  Lunch is en-route and refreshments are served as you are welcomed to the Tshukudu Game Lodge - your home for the next four days. Freshen up and relax before dinner and a good night's rest.
Overnight: Tshukudu Game Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

Day 5

SUNDAY Tshukudu Private Game Reserve is home to some of the most endangered wildlife in Africa - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Other, but equally fascinating wildlife, such as the shy, spiral-horned nyala, and the not-so-shy vervet monkeys are only 2 of the myriad of species that live in the environs of Tshukudu Private Game Reserve. It’s a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, not to mention twitchers. Apart from the four-legged creatures, there are 477 species of birds in the Greater Kruger area, from Little Grebes to Goliath Herons, Pink-backed Pelicans to Lappet Faced Vultures, as well sparrow hawks, falcons and quail. After your sunrise game drive and brunch, you will have the rest of the afternoon to yourself. A delicious High Tea before your first sunset game drive is the perfect introduction to life, sophisticated and wild, at Tshukudu. You will have plenty of time once you return to the Lodge to freshen up before dinner.
Overnight: Tshukudu Game Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

Day 6

MONDAY It has been said that even an hour in paradise is a rewarding experience and this can also be said to be true of Africa's greatest wildlife sanctuary, the Kruger National Park. An hour is rewarding, but a whole day is a life-changing experience. For an authentic safari experience, our full-day Kruger safari will give you an unbelievable overview of this iconic destination. Game viewing from open safari vehicles in Kruger has to be one of the ultimate safari experiences in Africa and being able to do this in a day is ideal for those with limited time available. If the weather permits, dinner back at the Lodge will be in the outdoor boma, around the fire, under the star-filled African sky.
Overnight: Tshukudu Game Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

Day 7

TUESDAY Dawn in the African bush is special. There’s something magical even about the air and the scent of the wild places. It holds a promise of something unexpected and memorable just around the corner. If you want to see African animals at their best, then early morning game drives are essential. Wildlife is most active in the cool early mornings when the dew is still on the ground. They also stir, and hunt when the hot sun is setting behind the Jackleberry trees in the late afternoons, another excellent time for a game drive. Here at Tshukudu, sunset game drives may, on return to the Lodge, continue into the night, under a brilliant star-studded sky. The scent of the wild deepens, overlaid by the hot perfume of dust. The sounds of game and the bush itself are more noticeable. Powerful spotlights on the vehicle are the only way to see the unusual nocturnal creatures. Creatures such as the highly endangered pangolins, arrdwolves, civets and polecats. The noisy, adorable bushbabies, or Galagos, leap long distances from branch to branch, foraging for insects. An evening spent here, where the wild things are, somehow makes an already delicious dinner that much more memorable.
Overnight: Tshukudu Game Lodge or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

Day 8

WEDNESDAY Your final morning at Tshukudu Game Lodge provides you an opportunity for one more wild encounter in your last sunrise game drive. Savour the moment with coffee and muffins as the animals and birds welcome the new day. After brunch, a short transfer to Hoedspruit Airport. There, check-in for your flight home or onward to another adventure on your vacation.

Activities and Services

Terms and Conditions

Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 12 excursions, includes 12 game drives with experienced guides - 6 sunrise, 5 sunset and 1 full day game drive at Kruger National Park
  • 20 meals and the gratuities - 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners 
  • Bottled water provided daily in your room
  • Guided game drives in an open 9-seat off-road vehicle
  • Standard transfers from and to airports, accommodations and activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle and bottled water provided daily in your vehicle
  • Dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable driver and local guide

Exclusions

Unless otherwise specified

  • All flights, related costs and taxes (international and local)
  • All meals and beverages (bottled water, coffee, tea, soda, specialty beverages and alcohol)
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature
  • Cost of spa treatments