Kruger safari holiday in South Africa
Description of Kruger safari holiday in South Africa
If you’re starved of time but hungry for animal action this four day safari holiday in South Africa’s Kruger National Park is certainly one to add to the wish list. Observing lions, elephants, leopards and rhinos in their natural environment is a truly magical experience and certain to take your breath away no matter how many times you witness them. As this four day holiday utilises permanent accommodation in safari campsites you can rest assured of an authentic experience as well as front row seats for the greatest natural show on earth.
This very popular small group holiday starts out from Johannesburg and heads east, through the province of Mpumalanga, en-route to Kruger National Park. Founded over a century ago, Kruger has become a byword for protected wildlife in South Africa and holds an extremely diverse range of species against a backdrop of captivating landscapes and nights spent camping under the stars.
You’ll get to enjoy two full days of animal watching in Kruger with game drives and guided bush walks helping you discover the park’s wildlife in the most respectful and informed way possible. After your time in Kruger draws to a close you’ll journey back to Johannesburg on South Africa’s Panoramic Route where the Three Rondavels, Bourke Luck Potholes and Gods Window, along Blyde River Canyon, make for a fascinating finale to your four day adventure.
Please note: optional activities are included in the itinerary below. These activities are highly recommended and can be covered in the overall price of the tour. Activities can be purchased prior to the tour departure dates which guarantees availability and assists guides as they structure daily schedules. For more information on any of the above please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.
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We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner.
The Garden Route in South Africa is known for falling victim to run away veld fires. Not only do these fires destroy beautiful landscapes, but also wine farms, which destroy incomes of the workers and farmers. Our Travelers are not only briefed, but warned about the dangers of smoking and flicking cigarettes in these wilderness areas they will drive through. Lastly, we encourage them to go back home and spread the world of wild life conservation in terms of protecting the natural habitat, not littering, and possibilities of wild life sponsorship.
On any of the game drives, travelers are briefed not to feed the smaller animals, like monkeys and birds. They are tamed this way, which may cause them to get hurt in the future, or even cause harm to the tourists. Don’t offer your guide extra money for doing something that (you know) is illegal. Off road driving is not allowed in most places so don’t push your guide to do so. Also don’t push him to approach wildlife too close.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tour.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
Although South Africa is much more developed than the other surrounding African countries, the children of this country are still at the mercy of donations and support from tourists and investors. We aim to be the middle man between our travelers and these organizations to hand over funds and donations that will be used for the orphans and poor children of Africa’s rainbow nation.