This is a self-catering itinerary, however, the Kruger National Park has shops at all the camps should you wish to prepare your own meals, or there are restaurants, should you wish to dine out.
When booking the self-drive option through PrimaLuce Tours & Safaris, we will give you a fully comprehensive info pack on recommended times for game drives, which are the best roads to follow, where the game viewing hotspots are, and what to look out for. It is like having ‘a guide in your pocket’.
Camping is sometimes viewed as an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience but there is no need to worry about that when camping our recommended way. You will have the comfort of sleeping on a comfortable bed in a pre-erected Meru-Style Safari Tent, fitted with all the necessary equipment you will need for self-catering, and a fan for the warmer months. Camping really is a unique way of travelling, and it gets you much closer to nature, as when you are in your tent at night, you can hear the sounds of the African Bush so much clearer than if you were in a chalet. This makes you really feel like you are in the open bush, yet you are safely behind an electrified fence.
We do also have the option for you to have an experienced guide travel with you, prepare your meals and take you on two game drives per day. Please enquire about this fully inclusive option should you not wish to do the self-drive option.
The itinerary can run two ways:
Self-drive to The Kruger National Park in your own vehicle
Fly into Skukuza Airport, Kruger National Park, where you will collect your rental car
Enter the Kruger National Park at Paul Kruger Gate and enjoy a late lunch at Skukuza. You can either make your lunch with supplies from the well-stocked camp shop or enjoy a lovely lunch from the take away or relax on the deck and have lunch served to you from the restaurant. The deck has stunning views of the Sabie River. Check in at reception for your first night at Skukuza.
Enjoy a relaxing evening around the camp fire, or dinner at the restaurant on the deck. The camp has two swimming pools where you can relax during the day. There are excellent routes to explore in and around Skukuza, including the famous Lake Panic Hide, which will be given to you in your info pack.
Day 2 & 3
Travel along the H4-1 to Lower Sabie, stopping at Nkuhlu Picnic Site for breakfast. The road follows the Sabie River and game viewing potential is fantastic.
Arrive in time for lunch and check in to your Meru-Style Safari Tent at Lower Sabie, where you will spend two nights.
This afternoon you will go on a guided, Kruger National Park sunset drive, which will be 3 hours long. You will get back to the camp at around 7:30, and you can enjoy a relaxing evening around the camp fire, and a traditional South African braai (you can get supplies from the camp shop before you go on your game drive). The camp has a swimming pool where you can relax during the day. There are excellent routes to explore in and around Lower Sabie, which will be given to you in your info pack.
Travel back along the H4-1, stopping at Nkuhlu Picnic Site for breakfast. Enjoy some of the routes in and around Skukuza which are most famous for their Big 5 Sightings.
Check in for your last night at Skukuza. The area near Pretoriuskop, which is easily accessible as an afternoon drive from Skukuza, is famous for sightings of the rare Sable Antelope.
Have an early dinner at the camp restaurant on the deck. Tonight you will go on a guided Kruger National Park night drive, where you will get a chance to view the nocturnal animals you don’t usually see during the day on your self-drives. Enjoy your last night in the park, keeping your eyes open around the camp sight for the Thick-tailed Bushbaby, known in Afrikaans as a Nagaapie- which in direct translation is ‘Night Monkey’, as it is a member of the primate family that is only active at night.
Enjoy your last morning drive and breakfast in the park, before either returning your rental car to Skukuza Airport, in time to catch your flight out of Kruger; or self-drive back home in your own vehicle.
Optional extras we can book for you with a Kruger National Park Ranger:
Morning Game Drive
Sunset Game Drive
Includes / Excludes
4 nights’ accommodation in SAN Parks Meru-Style Tents
A comprehensive ‘Guide in your pocket’ booklet on recommendations for the self-drive option
3 hour guided sunset drive
2 hour guided night drive
All meals and drinks
Any item not mentioned above