4 Day Classic Thornybush Tented Safari

This classic Thornybush safari will take you into the Thornybush Game Reserve for a 4 day stay in an authentic African bush setting.

Overview

Your 4 day holiday safari at the small and intimate Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp will provide you with a comfortably wild experience in its location in the Thornybush Game Reserve.

Safari Highlights

  • A luxurious stay in an intimate tented suite
  • Free-roaming wildlife at the camp site
  • Off road game drives in open safari vehicle
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Delicious meals and friendly staff

Classic Lodge Safari Package Experience

Be welcomed to Africa by Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp, with its spectacular game sightings, friendly staff, comfortable accommodations and fine dining. Whether you're a first-time visitor to the Greater Kruger region or a seasoned traveller, game viewing excursions in the Thornybush Game Reserve are sure to spoil you with sights that can be compared to no other.

This package has the option of reaching the lodge via a self-drive or by flights and transfers. If you prefer to explore South Africa's Limpopo province during a road trip from Johannesburg, then the self-drive option is the ideal option. If your safari is a quick breakaway or if it is part of a longer journey, you may want to opt for the air and road transfers.

Day 1: Johannesburg - Thornybush Game ReserveView Lodge

Leopard.A choice between a self-drive and pre-planned transfer will deliver you to Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp, an intimate stay in the heart of the Thornybush. Located in the Greater Kruger National Park, the region is synonymous with spectacular wildlife sightings. After settling in to your colonial-inspired tented safari suite, explore the bush in a walking safari escorted by a trained and experienced guide. Learn more about the fauna and flora of South Africa as the local guides share their tales on the traditional uses for some of the plant species. Encounter the various insect and bird species as you quietly venture across the open savannah plains.

Day 2: Thornybush Game Reserve View Lodge

Rise along with the African sun and the choir of birds as you prepare for an early morning game drive. A wakeup call and a cup of coffee will signal the start of your first full day of adventure. Game drives are taken under the supervision of trained and experienced rangers and trackers. Bathtub with a view on safari.Depending on the wildlife activity, you may be invited to step out into the wilderness and examine the spoor with guidance from your tracker. Coffee and tea is offered in a remote area of the bush, before returning to a hearty breakfast either at the lodge or in a quiet spot in the bush. Relax at the lodge before the afternoon game viewing activities. Have a swim or spend time relaxing in a bathtub with stunning bush veld views

Day 3: Thornybush Game ReserveView Lodge

After enjoying day of adventure and indulging in a late lunch prepared and served by the lodge's friendly staff. Once your taste buds have been satisfied and you've had some time at your own leisure, the afternoon game drive will depart and cruise into the spectacular sunset. Your guide will take you to a scenic spot, where you will be offered sundowners and culinary delights as you watch the sun make its descent into the never-ending horizon of savannah plains. On your return to the lodge, you might be lucky enough to spot the elusive nightlife of the bush, as they slowly make their way into the open bush. Your day of game viewing will be concluded with a 3-course dinner, waiting either at the lodge, in a remote part of the bush, or at a traditional boma evening. Your gourmet dinner will be followed by post-dinner drinks around the blazing campfire, while gazing up into a sky of simmering stars. Return to your suit for a good night's rest in preparation for a final morning game drive and your departure from the lodge the next day.

Day 4: Thornybush - Johannesburg

See Elephants close up on a game drive in Thornybush.After an early morning wakeup call, you will depart for a final morning game drive. Monitor the bush as its resident wildlife becomes active to the sound of chirping birds. Enjoy the diverse showcase of co-existing mammals, reptiles, amphibians as well as bird and plant life. Upon return to the lodge, enjoy a hearty breakfast before returning to your suit to pack your belongings and prepare for your departure from the lodge. If you have chosen the self-drive option, say goodbye to the Thornybush Game Reserve and continue your journey into the greater Kruger National Park before continuing on your road trip to your next travel destination. Alternatively, a 30-minute road transfer back to Hoedspruit will be the opportune time to capture your final wildlife sightings on camera or film. At Hoedspruit Airport, you will board a 1-hour flight to Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport, where you will meet your onward travel arrangements.

Included (Fly-In Option)

  • 3 nights' accommodation at selected Tented Camp as detailed in your itinerary
  • Flights to and from Johannesburg International Airport and Hoedspruit
  • Road transfers to and from your camp and Hoedspruit
  • All meals while travelling including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Morning and afternoon / evening game drives in open vehicle with qualified and experienced guide and trackers
  • Bush Walks
  • Local drinks during game drives
  • Sundowner Local drinks
  • Conservation Fees

Included (Car-Hire Option)

  • 3 nights' accommodation at selected Tented Camp as detailed in your itinerary
  • 4 Days Car Hire
  • All meals while travelling including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Morning and afternoon / evening game drives in open vehicle with qualified and experienced guide and trackers
  • Bush Walks
  • Local drinks during game drives
  • Sundowner Local drinks
  • Conservation Fees

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Optional activities not listed above
  • Travel insurance

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