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Kruger Wildlife Experience

Trip Length

Trip Code

5 days PFKP

Countries Visited

South Africa

Start City

End City

Johannesburg Johannesburg
Kruger Wildlife Experience

Immerse yourself in Africa's wildlife on an adventure centred on a world-renowned safari destination - Kruger National Park.

 

This trip will be discontinued from 01 January, 2015 and replaced with our new Independent Experience - trip code PFKPX.

Why we love it:

Kruger Wildlife Experience


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg

Travel time: Approximately 8-9 hours driving, including stops along the way

Meals included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 2: Greater Kruger National Park

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 3: Blyde River Canyon

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 4: Greater Kruger National Park

Travel time: Game drive times may vary

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Thornhill Safari Lodge or similar, Kruger National Park

Activities:

Day 5: Greater Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours driving

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

Extend your holiday

Many of our trips have extensions which can easily be added to the end of your existing itinerary:

PFCX - Cape Town Extension
PFVC - Vic Falls & Chobe Extension
PFLC - Livingstone & Chobe Extension
PFKW - Kalahari Extension

What's Included

Transport

Not Included


What to know

Fitness

You do not need any real fitness for this safari besides the ability to get in and out of the safari vehicles.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

South Africa
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for South Africa. Upon arrival you will be given a free three-month multi-entry visa stamp. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Please note that you require six blank pages and your passport needs to have a minimum of six months validity to enter South Africa. Also note that to enter South Africa you may be required to show proof of onward travel plans and a valid yellow fever certificate (especially if entering or re-entering from East African countries or Zambia). A new immigration regulation will take effect from 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. This is an requirement of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-travelling-with-children/#sthash.VKZSSlHE.dpuf.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

South Africa

South Africa - Lonely Planet

The Covenant - James A Michener

Cry The Beloved Country - Alan Paton

The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

White Thorn - Bryce Courtenay


Important Information

Our ground operator will collect and keep one copy of the key pages of your passport in the unlikely event of an emergency.

PLEASE NOTE: You are not accompanied by a Peregrine tour leader on this trip. Experienced English-speaking local wildlife guides will accompany you for the duration of your trip. In Victoria Falls you will be met by a representative and escorted to your included activities. A local guide will join you at Victoria Falls National Park and local specialist wildlife guides will escort you on your game drives in Chobe National Park.

The Cableway up to Table Mountain will be closed for annual maintenance for a month over July/August 2014. Please refer to their website for the most up to date information. http://tablemountain.net/

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE:
Please keep your luggage to a minimum. One small soft-sided bag plus a day pack (no more than 15-20kgs per person) is essential - No hard suitcases.

FLIGHTS:
An arrival transfer is not included on this tour. Please make your own way to the joining hotel in Johannesburg. You will be departing for the Greater Kruger National Park at approximately 6:00am, so a pre-tour night's accommodation is recommended. Please ensure you do not book your departure flight out of Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) prior to 10.00pm. On arrival back at Johannesburg, you will be dropped off at the Peregrine hotel or airport.

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER:
Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements deriving from past travellers' and local operator feedback. The information given in this itinerary may differ slightly to that in the brochure. It's imperative that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated itinerary please visit our website: www.peregrineadventures.com Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some of the changes that may occur in our itineraries could be due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transportation. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for the chance of possible modifications to the trip en-route.

 

DRIVE TIMES:
The travel times listed in the day to day itinerary are a guide only. Please be aware that delays may occur and please be patient - it's all part of the experience afterall!

The travel times do not include time spent on game drives as these can vary with each departure.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

9 September 2014


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