If you dream of going on safari and coming face-to-face with big cats of all kinds, this itinerary is for you.
Your trip begins with an overnight stay in Johannesburg or Cape Town. Suppose you’ve got a bit more time. In that case, our tailor-made Cape Town and Johannesburg itineraries, inclusive of private guides and experiences, are also on offer – simply ask us about it.
Begin by flying via scheduled or private charter flight to your lodge on the South African side of the Kalahari desert. Here you’ll enjoy 4-nights exploring the largest private game reserve in South Africa. This area consists of over 250 000 acres of ‘green’ Kalahari grasslands, home to 340 bird and 80 mammal species, including black rhino, Kalahari lions (and the less common black-maned lion), meerkats, cheetah, and antelope, hyena, giraffe, zebra, jackal, Cape fox, and more.
You’ll enjoy game drives, horseback riding, bush walks, community visits, and excursions to ancient archaeological sites.
Next, fly by scheduled or private charter to the Sabi Sands Private Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Enjoy 4-nights at your luxury lodge, including morning and afternoon game drives, guided walks, and activities. For those looking to relax, spend an afternoon at the spa or sip a refreshing cocktail in your en-suite heated pool. This area is home to the Big 5, including rhino, lion, buffalo, elephant, and leopard. Look out for wild dogs, giraffes, antelope, zebra, and many other species that inhabit the Kruger’s riverine woodland habitat. Finally, fly by scheduled or a private charter to Johannesburg for your flight home.