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8 Days

A safari is truly a transformational experience.  For those that have never seen Africa’s wildlife close up, in their natural habitat, at eye level…or met the people who have lived here for countless millennia, the experiences will be nothing short of astounding, and will give you memories that you will carry for a lifetime.   Join us as we explore the exotic wilderness of South Africa for 3 days at Chisomo Safari Camp, tucked deep inside Karongwe Private Reserve overlooking the Makhutsi River, and 3 days at the luxurious Arathusa Private Lodge in Sabi Sands Private Reserve, part of famed Kruger National Park. Each day we’ll be exploring the bush on foot or in open safari vehicles, with expert local guides and trackers to who will share their wealth of knowledge about the wildlife, native plants, bush skills and local folklore.  You’ll be astonished at the vast amount of wildlife we’ll encounter…close up and personal! Lions, giraffe, elephants, monkeys, leopard, wildebeest, and more species too numerous to mention…bring your cameras…and your courage!

At Chisomo we’ll be staying 3 nights in deluxe safari tented accommodations, much like the explorers of yesteryear. Don’t worry, each tent is a mini-oasis, with full beds, bathrooms and private porches! Like all true safari camps there are no fences, so animals are free to pass through the camp.  In Sabi Sands Kruger National Park we’ll be staying 3 nights in lavish thatched bungalows, complete with indoor AND outdoor showers! In both the camps you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the African night.

All of your meals at the camps are included, and you’ll find the cuisine superb!  Of course all the game drives and walks are included. Your first nights arrival stay in Johannesburg is also included, as are airport transfers and private transfers between camps.

To complete your South African adventure, extend your stay and experience our 4 Day Adventure to Capetown where you’ll be staying in luxurious waterfront accommodations in the center of the happening area. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Capetown’s many fascinating and historical neighborhoods, and will explore the nearby Cape Peninsula, with it’s striking scenery, quaint towns and fascinating fauna. Or as an alternative you can take a wine tour of the famed Stellenbosch wine region, or cage dive with the notorious Great White sharks of Gansbaai, (no diving experience necessary)!

Tour Dates & Pricing

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Itinerary

Day 1- Johannesburg and the Safari Club

Arrive in Johannesburg.  You'll be met at the airport and transferred to the nearby Safari Club. Since most flights arrive fairly late in the day, you will overnight here and catch your flight to Hoedspruit airport the next morning.

Day 2- Into the Wilderness...

You'll have an early transfer back to the airport for flight to Hoedspruit. At the airport you'll be met by a private vehicle that will transfer you to Chisomo Safari Camp in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger area. The drive will be around two hours, but should be very interesting, especially as we get out of the city and into the bush.  We will arrive at Chisomo in the afternoon, check in and get settled in our rooms.  If time permits we may have a night game drive before dinner.  All meals are included at the camps.

Day 3- On Safari at Chisomo Camp!

Early morning light breakfast, then a game drive until dawn, when we’ll stop and have a coffee or tea and muffins while we watch the sunrise.  By late morning we will return to the camp for an extensive brunch. After brunch we have the option of relaxing at camp, hanging out at the pool, or perhaps doing an optional midday game walk with armed guides and trackers.  There are also daily educational seminars after the game walk.  A late lunch will give us the energy for the rest of the day’s activities.  Late afternoon will find us boarding the 4-wheel drive vehicles again for the evening game drive.  At sunset our guides will stop at a scenic location for the traditional Sundowners…sunset drinks as we watch the sun slip below the horizon to signal the beginning of the nocturnal creature time.  We’ll return to the camp for pre-dinner drinks at the bar and then tuck into a fantastic African meal.  If you have the energy, relaxing under the star-studded southern hemisphere sky is an awesome experience.

Day 4- Chisomo Camp

On Safari!  Let’s do it again… 

Day 5- Chisomo Camp to Arethusa Camp

Most likely you’ll have a morning safari, then board your vehicle for a transfer to Arathusa Safari Lodge.  The drive to the camp can often be like a mini-safari!  You should arrive at the camps and get settled by mid-afternoon or so, depending on traffic…by traffic I mean elephants crossing the road!  

Day 6- Arethusa Camp

On Safari!  Similar schedule to Chisomo. 

Day 7- Arethusa Camp

On Safari! Tonight you’ll have a farewell meal to celebrate you unbelievable week in the African bush.

Day 8- Back to Civilization

If time allows we may work in a morning game drive prior to our transfer to Hoedspruit airport, where you'll catch your departure flight.

What´s Included

  • 3 Nights Accommodations in Deluxe Safari Tents at Chisomo Safari Camp in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve
  • 3 Nights Accommodations in
    Thatched Luxury Suites at Arathusa Safari Lodge, located in the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
  • Domestic South African roundtrip flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and back
  • Private Land Transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Karongwe Reserve
  • Private Land Transfer from Karongwe to Sabi Sands Reserve.
  • Private Land Transfer from Sabi Sands to Hoedspruit Airport
  • 3 Meals per day at the Camps
  • Daily Morning Game Drives in Open Vehicles or Hikes with Local Guides
  • Daily Evening/Night Game Drives
  • Conservation Levies at Both Parks
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Escorted by Go Get Lost Tour Leaders (on group trips) and Local Guides in South Africa
  • What´s not Included

    • International Airfare
    • Gratuities
    • Adult Beverages unless specified
    • Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Medical Insurance (mandatory, call for details)

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