|Safari Name||5Days Balule Nature Reserve African Bush Walk Safari|
Day 1: Johannesburg – Balule Nature Reserve
You will board a flight from O.R Tambo International Airport to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit, where you will meet a lodge representative who will take you on an excursion to your lodge . A rustic thatched tent, in the unfenced Balule Nature Reserve, will be your accommodation for the next four nights. Upon arrival your guide will inform you what you will encounter during the next five days.
Nibble a light lunch, minutes after your arrival, and meet your guide for a game spotting adventure. A safari walk and game drive combination, just after lunch, will serve as a teaser of what you can expect during your stay. Learn about the abundance of antelope species and the profusion of birds. Embark on a night drive with an expert guide and experience the bush by night, as you witness the nocturnal animals getting ready to hunt. Indulge a sumptuous dinner and tuck yourself in at your comfortable tent accommodation.
Day 2 – 4: Balule Nature Reserve
Rusks are best enjoyed when they are dunked in aromatic coffee or tea, this will be your morning snack before your morning safari walk. Venture on an early morning safari trail and enjoy the scenic views of the bushveld before the break of dawn. Spoor track the predators that roamed the bush the previous night. During walking safaris, you will learn about the smaller creatures you won’t usually notice on game excursions. Expand your flora knowledge by learning about the resident plant species and their medicinal values
After a productive morning of game spotting and expanding your bush knowledge, enjoy a hearty breakfast and revitalize your strength. Spend your afternoon leisure bird watching from the comfort of the camp. There is an estimate of 220 bird species that soar through the Balule skies. Embark on an afternoon safari walk and expand your bush knowledge.
A safari drive to track hippo, zebra, elephant, giraffe, lion and cheetah can act as an optional afternoon activity. Witness the majestic African sunset before heading back to camp to enjoy dinner. Savor a sumptuous meal and freshen up before you call it a night.
Day 5: Balule Nature Reserve – Johannesburg
On the morning of your last day, embark on your last walking safari. Inhale the fresh air of the bushveld for a last time as you add more to your knowledge of the bush. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and be on your way to Hoedspruit Airport. Board your flight to O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, where you will meet your onward travel arrangements.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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