A Privately Guided Safari is one where your dedicated guide creates an exclusive and personalized experience for your family or travel group. This includes destination selection, logistics, administration as well as the overall Safari experience. Over an above that your Safaria Guide is an expert in the surrounding landscape and creates a unique storyboard and narrative designed around your personal Safari expectations. Your experience becomes an entirely customized one focusing on your personal interests, needs and desires.

Privately Guided Safari Experience


Create your own Custom Expedition

Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
Price: R 5,500 per day (Min 2pax)
Includes: Expert Private Guide, Open Safari Vehicle, Custom Itinerary
*All packages can be extended
*Single Supplement Available


Its your Safari. Its your Story. We'll help you tell it
WHY USE A PRIVATE SAFARIA GUIDE? This is a unique service designed to take all the administrative work and logistics out of arranging your safari. Safaria offers advice, knowledge, and experience to guests wanting a hassle-free safari. We offer this to corporate organizations, families with children and couples looking for an exclusive safari breakaway. Your Private Safaria Guide becomes the personal liaison between you and the national parks, private reserves, and safari lodges. We ensure that your every need from dietary requirements, to personal experiences, childcare, disabilities, photography, astronomy and special interests are catered for. Our goal is to create an experiential Safari that engages our guests in the African wilderness whilst also providing much needed rest and relaxation. We introduce our guests to bush craft, animal tracks and signs, reptiles and of course game drives and walking safaris. Your Private Safaria Guide leverages the local rangers and trackers to establish a very specific storyboard that is designed to enrich your experience. Your Private Safaria Guide becomes your personal liaison, wilderness specialist, familiar face, storyteller and host. This personal touch ensures that you learn more, see more, understand more and ultimately have a deeper and more connected experience with Africa and its cultures and wild spaces. Included:
  • Expert Guide & Private Luxury Open Safari vehicle
  • KNP Conservation levy

  • Excluded:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • All alcoholic beverages
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in the Southern Kruger National Park will be dependant on availability over the period of travel. With 5 Main Camps to choose from we select the best and most appropriate based on your nearest gate of entry and bungalow availaibility. Your guide will take you on a journey of the history and heritage of the area and the camp and share with you the wonder and wildness of the Park.
    Bungalows range form a single room with 2 single beds to Guest Houses that can accommodate up to 10 guests. Dependant on the size of the Bungalow guests will either have their own bathroom on suite or one to share. Each Bungalow is fully furnished and serviced daily with bed linen, towelling and the necessary amenities. Each Bungalow is based on a self-catering basis and is equipped with a basic kitchen and braai (barbecue) area on the patio. All rooms and living areas are equipped with ceiling fans and air-conditioning units. Whilst each Bungalow has a basic kitchen our guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinners at camp restaurants. In the evenings after dinner we like to light a fire outside eh bungalow and Finnish the evening with a review of our check-lists and a few stories.

    Day 1: Day Safari and Arrival at Camp
    Guests can either self-drive, request a transfer from Johannesburg or fly into KMIA Airport in Nelspruit for collection and transfer to their Camp accommodation in the Kruger Park. Check-Into Bungalow is from 14h00pm but we recommended getting into the Park as soon as possible to make the most of the day. As soon as we enter the Park we are already on Safari and will enjoy a game drive to the Overnight Camp. The Camp we stay at will be be based on availability in the Southern Region of the Park. We recommend guests are ready for collection on day of departure by 08h30am.
    Our Safari Style
    Safaria’s Privately Guided Kruger Park Safaris have been created to provide our guests with an authentic, educational and exclusive Kruger Park Safari experience. Our expert guides take you on a journey through the Kruger National Park sharing with our guests the diversity of the savanna, its species as well the Parks history and heritage. Our Safaris are unlike "Tours" in that they are an un-rushed, story-filled experience that is personalised to every guest. Every Safari is specific tour our guests requirements and each drive is tailored around the specific region and its history, heritage and diversity. Your Guides main objective is to bring you as close as possible to the many wonders of Kruger and share with you their passion through wonder-filled stories and personal experiences.
    Main Safari Regions
    With 1,700km or roads available to explore, the Park has provided us with a wonderful network of roads that access some of thefts areas in the Park. When establishing the areas that we traverse on Safari we follow a simple principle of looking for nutrient rich soils and staying close to water. These two specific criteria support the bulk of the game and provide the perfect environments for grazers and growers and in turn the predators.
    The Southern Region of Kruger is predominantly based on granitic soils with pockets of the western boundary lending to basaltic substrate that offers the best grazing. The main rivers in the south are the Sabie and the Crocodile river which flow all year round and are incredibly productive for game viewing in the winter months. With the highest rainfall in the Park the Southern Region is positioned on well drained granitic soils (sour veld) and offers a variety of eco-zones from mixed savanna woodland to riparian forrest and thorn-thicket. Species of interest in the South include both species of Rhino, Wild Dog and Cheetah. Of particular interest and often overlooked, the South is home to a few small heard os rare antelope such as Reedbuck, Sable Antelope and Liechtenstein Hartebeest. Seeing these animals is a particular highlight and whilst the may not be part of the famous 5 they a far rarer with population of less than 50 animals in the entire region.
    The Central Region of the Park between Tshokwane and Satara is widely regarded as the best Lion country in the Park. Supporting the largest grassland eco-zone, this area attracts large herds of grazers and for that reason is believed to home 25% of the Parks Lion population. The area is predominantly based on basaltic soils offering sweet nutritious grasses. These vast expanses provide great visibility particularly in the late winter. This is also a wonderful bringing area for Raptors and Ground Birds alike.
    North of Satara the bush slowly starts to change to a more stunted mixed woodland and then onto the quintessential Mopane tree. What the North lacks in game population sizes and diversity, it makes up for in beauty, tranquility and adventure. The North is a far more traditional Safari experience and our personal favourite. Away from the busy-ness of the South, you find yourself on long expansive roads with very little company other than yourself and the wilderness. This region of the Park is also home to the largest breeding herds of Elephant and Buffalo. The North is historically known as the “old Ivory Trail” and still today is famous for its large Elephant “Tuskers" and is home to 70% of todays big bulls. This is one of our prime focuses in the North and we work together with the Elephant Museum at Letaba Camp to document and provide feedback on sightings. One has to work a bit harder for predators in this region but every route is one that takes your breath away.
    How we plan our Safari Routes
    Every day we plan our routes the night before using that days intelligence to best inform our decisions. We use local knowledge and that basic principle of staying close to water and prime grazing areas to go in search of game. Our routes are also based on the historical value of the region or area so that we can also bring you closer to understanding what has happened and who has been here in the 150 years. Our morning drives are usually around 4 hours and afternoon drives around 3 hours. Dependant on our overnight camp accommodation we may also journey for full days which will mean being on the open vehicle for more than 10 hours but with food and comfort break stops every 3 hours.
    Need a Transfer to the Park ?
    We offer guests a transfer option in luxury air-conditioned SUVs from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park as well as from both Hoedspruit Airport and KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) to their accommodation should they wish to fly in and not drive. We provide the same return solution on departure.
    The adventure of Safari is an exciting adventure filled journey that captures the imagination of every traveller to Africa. Preparation is also part of the excitement and because the African bush can be unpredictable we advise that our guests kindly bring with them the following attire and items of a personal nature
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • A good bush hat for summer months or warm beanie in winter
    • Sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes

    We don't recommend for heavily pregnant women or persons recovering from recent back or hip injuries/surgery.

    What to Wear:


    Summer Months : September to April
    Cool functional attire preferably in dull darker shades to create uniformity with environment. Always remember a good hat as well as sunscreen. Midday summer temperatures can reach upward of 40 degrees and afternoons can experience thundershowers. All vehicles are equipped with blankets and waterproof ponchos for our guests.
    Winter Months: May to August
    During the winter months we typically experience blue skies with a daily average temperature of 20 - 25 degrees Celsius. Early morning and late afternoons are cooler and we recommend warmer attire as this is amplified particularly when travelling on an open safari vehicle.

    Departure Point: Click on name for direction
    Kruger National Park Gates:
    (Close to Nelspruit) Malelane Gate GPRS
    (Close to Hazyview) Numbi Gate GPRS | Paul Kruger Gate GPRS | Phabeni Gate GPRS
    Return Point:
    Kruger National Park Gates:
    (Close to Nelspruit) Malelane Gate GPRS
    (Close to Hazyview) Numbi Gate GPRS | Paul Kruger Gate GPRS | Phabeni Gate GPRS
    Map:
    Going onGoing on Safari has always been an exciting but inherently risky adventure. For this reason any guest traveling with Safaria Trading (Pty) Ltd enters the Kruger National Park or any other of the Private Game Reserve at their own risk. An indemnity form is a mandatory requirement and must be signed by every guest when entering the The Kruger National Park or any of the other Parks and Reserves used by Safaria.By acceptance and payment of any Safari offered by Safaria Trading Pty Ltd and its staff, Safaria cannot be held liable for any circumstance or situation that is beyond our control that may influence or negatively affect the quality of Wildlife Sightings and the general Safari experience. Examples of this may be extreme or adverse weather conditions, road closures in the park as well as the surrounding communities, disruptive and unprofessional behavior from outside guests or patrons.Safari has always been an exciting but inherently risky adventure. For this reason any guest traveling with Safaria Trading (Pty) Ltd enters the Kruger National Park or any other of the Private Game Reserve at their own risk. An indemnity form is a mandatory requirement and must be signed by every guest when entering the The Kruger National Park or any of the other Parks and Reserves used by Safaria.By acceptance and payment of any Safari offered by Safaria Trading Pty Ltd and its staff, Safaria cannot be held liable for any circumstance or situation that is beyond our control that may influence or negatively affect the quality of Wildlife Sightings and the general Safari experience. Examples of this may be extreme or adverse weather conditions, road closures in the park as well as the surrounding communities, disruptive and unprofessional behavior from outside guests or patrons.We will endeavor to seek out the finest wildlife sightings and create the most memorable experiences but sadly Safaria cannot guarantee that we will successfully track or locate the Big 5 or any specifically requested species. What is certain is that our guides will use there their knowledge and experience to bring our guests as close as possible to the unforgettable memories that Africa and the Kruger National Park is able to provide.We strongly advise that our guests bring with them the typical Safari gear to see and capture those unforgettable sightings but sadly we cannot be held liable for and damage or loss caused to any personal items particularly photographic equipment and binoculars. This also includes any personal luggage held whilst on Safari. Should any of our guests personal items be left in the vehicle we will endeavor to have it returned however the owner will be liable for any costs incurred.Please note that a booking is only considered 100% confirmed once payment, in full, for the individual or Safari group has been received and acknowledged by Safaria.

    Cancellation policy: (Day Safari)

    • We require full payment 2 days prior to going on Safari
    • Should there be a cancellation received after payment has been made and within 3 workings days of going on Safari, this will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
    • Any booking that is cancelled within 24 hours of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
    • In the case of a cancellation where a 3rd party, Lodge, Destination or Operator is involved, such as accommodation, flights, transfer shuttles or coaches, the prevailing Lodge, destination or Operators cancellation policy will apply.

    On acceptance and payment of your Day Safari you willingly acknowledge and accept the following conditions:

    1. I voluntarily agree to participate in the afore-mentioned activity arranged and provided by Safari Trading Pty Ltd and conducted in the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas. 2. My general health is good and there is nothing that renders me unfit to participate in the afovementioned activity. 3. I acknowledge that there are risks and danger involved in the aforementioned activity. 4. I understand that I will be transported by an Open Safari vehicle, which is exposed, and subject to the natural elements and road conditions. 5. I am aware of the hazards and distribution of malaria in Southern Africa and acknowledge that I will be entering a malaria area. 6. I am aware of the potential dangers of exposure to the sun - directly or indirectly - and that serious sunburn may result from unprotected exposure. 7. I accept Safaria Trading Pty Ltd as well as SANParks conditions of participation and I voluntarily assume the risk inherent in taking part in such a tour. I together with my heirs, executors and administrators hereby release Safaria Trading Pty Ltd, its officers, servants, agents and representatives, from any liability, in connection with my participation in any tour, and from any liability or claims that could accrue to me or my heirs, executors and administrators arising out of my participation in the tour or in any related activities irrespective of whether such claim or claims arose through the negligence of any person, or from any of the risks, dangers or hazards inherent in an African Safari tour, or of any loss of, or damage to, any property from any cause whatsoever and I further indemnify and hold harmless Safaria Trading Pty Ltd.

    For Lodge Bookings:

    Provisional bookings:

    Provisional bookings will hold for a maximum of 7 days after which there will be an automatic release of the space.

    Safaria Reserved Rights

    In the event that Safaria, at any time, receives another firm enquiry, accompanied by the payment of a 25% deposit, seeking available accommodation being held by any of the lodges in its collection for the Guest, then Safaria reserves the right to request the Guest to immediately release the said accommodation; or Pay a non-refundable deposit to the relevant lodge in the sum equivalent to 25% of the full account, so as to secure the reservation.

    Refunds

    In the event of a refund, the final refund payment will exclude bank charges / currency fluctuations incurred when payment was received by Safaria. This however, does not include credit card merchant charges.Safaria. This however, does not include credit card merchant charges.

    Travel Cancellation Insurance

    Guests are obliged to ensure that they have taken out (or the travelling guest has taken out) adequate travel insurance to cover the financial implications of Safaria and its Lodges Cancellation Terms and Conditions. The Guest will bear the sole and absolute responsibility therefore.implications of Safaria and its Lodges Cancellation Terms and Conditions. The Guest will bear the sole and absolute responsibility therefore.

    General Accommodation Cancellation Policy:

    (Please note that the prevailing Lodges Cancellation Policy will apply)

    Other Day Safari packages which are also available

     

    Optional transfers available


    We offer guests transfer options in luxury airconditioned SUVs from Johannesburg to the Greater Kruger National Park area as well as Hoedspruit Airport, KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) and O.R.Tambo International Airport.

    Need a transfer, drop us your information here


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