African Eagle is one of the major inbound operators in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Western Africa, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Windhoek (Namibia), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya), Arusha and Zanzibar (Tanzania), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dakar (Senegal) and Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).

We offer tour packages in 14 countries in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and other African countries on request.

We operated our first tour in 1993 and have accumulated 28 years of experience as a specialist tour operator. From a dream holiday on a tropical island or in a private game reserve in the heart of the African bush, to the trip of your life to discover the highlights of Africa, our specialist consultants are available to make the best of your travel in Africa. More than 100 000 travellers trust us every year with their African vacations. We would like to have the opportunity to convince you to do the same.

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Rates from USD 2,107.54

Journey starts from: Johannesburg OR Tambo

Visited countries: South Africa

Visited areas: Kruger

Itinerary type: Comfort Nature lovers Private Game Reserve

Transport: Self drive

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Day Transfers & visits Meal plan** Overnight Cat.*
1 Meet and greet   D B B Panorama Route area: Hannah Game Lodge 4Star
2 Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)     B B Panorama Route area: Forever Resort Blyde Canyon 3Star
3 Guinea-Fowl Trail(o) • Sunset Drive(o)     B   Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
4 Morning Walk(o)     B   Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
5 Sunrise Drive(o)     B   Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
6 Bush Walk / Game Drive Mopaya Sanctuary L D B B Kruger (Balule): Mopaya Safari Lodge 3Star
7 Morning 4x4 Game Drive Big 5 Game Reserve • Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve L D B B Kruger (Balule): Mopaya Safari Lodge 3Star
8 Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve • Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve L D B B Kruger (Balule): Mopaya Safari Lodge 3Star
9 Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve • End of our services        
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Your Itinerary

Day Transfers & visits
1 Meet and greet
2 Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
3 Guinea-Fowl Trail(o) • Sunset Drive(o)
4 Morning Walk(o)
5 Sunrise Drive(o)
6 Bush Walk / Game Drive Mopaya Sanctuary
7 Morning 4x4 Game Drive Big 5 Game Reserve • Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
8 Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve • Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
9 Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve • End of our services
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Overnight

Day Overnight Cat.*
1 Panorama Route area: Hannah Game Lodge 4Star
2 Panorama Route area: Forever Resort Blyde Canyon 3Star
3 Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
4 Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
5 Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
6 Kruger (Balule): Mopaya Safari Lodge 3Star
7 Kruger (Balule): Mopaya Safari Lodge 3Star
8 Kruger (Balule): Mopaya Safari Lodge 3Star
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*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
Travel date: Calendar
D1: Johannesburg OR Tambo - Ohrigstad
Meet and greet
 -Meet and greet at the OR Tambo Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a banded sign board. You will then be escorted to a restaurant or coffee shop where while enjoying a complimentary juice or hot beverage our guide will explain in detail your itinerary and arrangements, he will give you all the advise you might need for your trip and will answer all questions you might have . He will hand over your travel documentation, maps , vouchers and a SIM card, and escort you to your onward transportation.
 -Pick up your vehicle Europcar SA Classic Plus Category M Early Booker(7-13 days ) at Johannesburg OR Tambo - Drop Off Hoedspruit airport (Day 9) - 9 days Special conditions
 -Travel to Ohrigstad
 -Dinner: Hannah Game Lodge
 -Overnight at the Lodge: Hannah Game Lodge (Standard Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D2: Ohrigstad - Three Rondavels
Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Make your way towards the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This seemingly endless river canyon is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa. The Bourke's Luck Potholes mark the beginning of the canyon and comprise intriguing geological formations at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers. The canyon itself is 3rd largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. It consists mostly of red sandstone and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. (n) (n)
 -Overnight at the Resort: Forever Resort Blyde Canyon (Chalet - Bed and Breakfast (SCD4/LCS4))
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D3: Three Rondavels - Kruger Park
Guinea-Fowl Trail(o) • Sunset Drive(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Unearth the hidden secrets of the Blyde River Canyon on the Guinea-Fowl Trail. As you descend into the lush vegetation of the Kadishi River valley, the ancient atmosphere and stillness of one of the largest canyons in the world becomes palpable. The Guinea-Fowl Trail takes roughly three hours to complete and requires reasonable levels of physical fitness, although the small amount of exertion is worth the effort as you dip deeper into the lush abyss. A treat awaits at the bottom of the valley where the lovely Tufa Waterfall tumbles down the rocks, presenting a cool and shady swimming spot ensconced in emerald leaves. (Optional rates: D3:Walk in the Blyde)
 -Travel to Kruger Park
 -Listen for the sounds of nocturnal creatures on a sunset game drive in the Satara region of the Kruger National Park. Renowned for its brilliant game viewing, this outstanding and diverse region is one of the most accessible in the Kruger. Although busy at times, the humdrum of humans dies down at sunset and is replaced by a symphony of wildlife that includes crickets, nightjars, cicadas and owls. More menacing rumblings also echo across the landscape, such as the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal, and the roars of lion signalling the start of their evening hunts. As your eyes adjust to the darkening sky, your senses become heightened to the sounds and smells of the bush, all uniting to create a uniquely African sensory experience. Return to a camp blanketed by a starry sky to reminisce and ponder the beauty of the bushland (Optional rates: D3:Kruger safari PM) Special conditions
 -Overnight: Satara Rest Camp (Bungalow BD2N - Bed only)
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D4: Kruger Park
Morning Walk(o)
 -Get an early start with a morning walk in the Satara section of the Kruger National Park. Famed for its high concentrations of wildlife and scenic beauty, your guided nature walk is guaranteed to be filled with exciting experiences, from spotting antelope, warthog and zebra, to distinguishing between elephant and buffalo spoor. An experienced guide will lead you through the splendour of the Kruger’s wilderness and will assist you in identifying different plant and bird species while keeping a sharp eye out for special sightings such as the feisty little honey badger. Birders will delight in the plethora of resident birds that include the red-billed buffalo weaver, Burchell's starling and mourning dove, while the open plains to the north of Satara camp are perhaps the best place in the park to record montagu's and pallid harrier. Take a minute to admire the trees such as knob thorn and red bushwillow that dot the marula savannahs. (Optional rates: D4:Walk in the Kruger AM) Special conditions
 -Overnight: Satara Rest Camp (Bungalow BD2N - Bed only)
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D5: Kruger Park
Sunrise Drive(o)
 -Rise at dawn for a sunrise game drive in the Satara region of the Kruger National Park. This area supports many of the Kruger's largest herds of grazers that are easily found on the open grasslands, and is also popular for its frequent lion and hyena sightings. As you begin your guided safari drive in an open 4x4 game vehicle, you may feel a close connection with the fresh and wild surrounding landscape that is slowly beginning to come to life. Grasslands shimmer with morning dew while frisky herds of zebra and antelope can be seen roaming across the plains. Although peaceful, the bushland is never silent at this time of the day with birds beginning their morning song and plains game starting to graze. Keep a lookout for waxbills, yellow-bellied greenbuls and mocking cliff-chats that are regular feathered visitors to this area. (Optional rates: D5:Kruger safari AM) Special conditions
 -Overnight: Satara Rest Camp (Bungalow BD2N - Bed only)
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D6: Kruger Park - Kruger
Bush Walk / Game Drive Mopaya Sanctuary
 -Arrive at Mopaya Safari Lodge, in the heart of one of the richest wildlife ecosystems of the famous Kruger Park. The lodge offers safaris in the private reserve of Balule, but also in several other private reserves nearby. The management is French and very involved in the conservation of nature. Every day, an activity in the morning and an activity in the afternoon are included in the package. Each week's program includes 4X4 safaris on the 14,500-hectare Balule private reserve "Big5", a boat safari on the Olifants River, a 4x4 safari on a nearby private reserve selected by Mopaya, a safari 4x4 and a walking safari on the protected Wildlife Sanctuary of Mopaya Bush Camp, and a conference on CRESAM (Conservation and Reproduction of Endangered African Wildlife), association hosted by Mopaya since 2003 to save cheetahs threatened with extinction. The order of the safaris can be modified according to the circumstances or the local conditions.
 -Lunch: Mopaya Safari Lodge
 -Bush Walk / Game Drive Mopaya Sanctuary
 -Dinner: Mopaya Safari Lodge
 -Overnight: Mopaya Safari Lodge (Wednesday - Fully Inclusive)
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D7: Kruger
Morning 4x4 Game Drive Big 5 Game Reserve • Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Morning 4x4 Game Drive Big 5 Game Reserve
 -Brunch
 -Lunch: Mopaya Safari Lodge
 -Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Dinner: Mopaya Safari Lodge
 -Overnight: Mopaya Safari Lodge (Thursday - Fully Inclusive)
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D8: Kruger
Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve • Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Breakfast
 -Lunch: Mopaya Safari Lodge
 -Afternoon 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Dinner: Mopaya Safari Lodge
 -Overnight: Mopaya Safari Lodge (Friday - Fully Inclusive)
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D9: Kruger - Johannesburg OR Tambo
Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Morning 4x4 Game Drive Balule Game Reserve
 -Breakfast
 -Flight Hoedspruit - Johannesburg (Economy Class) (Optional rates: D9:Flight Hoedspruit- Johannesburg)