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  • Thank you more particularly for arranging my trip to nDzuti, at such short notice and against all the odds of stolen passport and therefore also no currency exchange! I did so appreciate the utter trust you placed in me when you paid for the entire trip yourself! I hope you did not have a sleepless night! In recommending nDzuti I think you interpreted my wishes exactly! The style of the place suited me perfectly and it was the most marvellous experience. The facilities, as you will have found, were fairly basic but quite adequate for a comfortable stay. Brett and Sherie were welcoming and hospitable. Sherie supplied plenty of nourishing food for breakfast, lunch and supper in a friendly, homely fashion. Brett was a great guide on our safari drives. The lodge was full for the first night, including a lively and talkative family group, but when they departed midday on Monday it was then calm and peaceful, with just a young couple and myself, and it was a real joy to be in the midst of the vastness of the bush with no other people within sight or sound! The wildlife, apart from fairly ubiquitous impala, was somewhat scarce (not that I have any measure of experience to go by!) but I liked the feeling that there was no guarantee of seeing game that was free to roam far and wide. Sometimes fleeting glimpses were all the more exciting for being so brief! We did get very good viewings as well! On the first evening we saw quite a wide range of wildlife, including a close-up of a very large rhino who was not in any hurry! On the way home in the dark we came across a lioness with two 6 week old cubs (what a great guide we had!). I was amazed how unperturbed she was by our presence and was moving in a very leisurely way, so we had extremely good viewing. Brett found them again the following evening, just as relaxed, with the cubs playing within yards of the landrover - fantastic! Talking of lions, that same evening, as we relaxed after supper, Brett heard a couple of lions roaring some distance away and said "Let's go and find them!" - so he did, and in the spotlight we saw two fine males unhurriedly patrolling their territory. Again they were totally unfazed by our presence, stopping for a scratch and a lie down. While the lights were turned off to conserve batteries, a roar from a far distant lion prompted a response from our two, and their roaring just a few yards from us in the darkness was a spine-tingling experience! We spent some time tracking a leopard which was stalking impala and which Brett was determined to find, but we had to be content with leopard tracks! Elephant were unusually elusive and it was only on the final morning that Brett located a fine 25 year old male after hearing a solitary trumpet from across the river, so I did see all the big five except the leopard. Together with sightings of many other mammals, birds and reptiles as well as the bush, the scenery and stunning panoramic views it was a wonderful and memorable safari trip! Some people might want slightly more sophisticated accommodation and cuisine but the style of nDzuti in the hands of Brett and Sherie suited me very well. With many thanks for your excellent arrangements of my safari trip, best wishes, Gervase.
    - Gervase .UK
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Easy, Affordable Kruger Tour

Destinations:
Greater Kruger , private safari lodge
Trip Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days
Max. Guests: 1-8
Brief overview: A three night tour departing from Johannesburg at dawn every day providing a easy affordable way to see the Kruger in comfort.
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Easy, Affordable Kruger Tour

Overview

Every morning at dawn the bush shuttle leaves from OR Tambo Airport bringing travellers to the Kruger Park. This easy and affordable Kruger tour spends 3 nights/ 4 days in the Greater Kruger with the convenience of a return shuttle service from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The journey to the Greater Kruger takes about 5 hours in air-conditioned comfort with stops along the way. Wildlife Encounters, your Kruger tour operators, meet the shuttle with welcoming drinks before departing for the nDzuti safari camp 25 km away. We enter the reserve immediately and so the sightings of African Wildlife begin right then.
 
At nDzuti Safari Camp there is time to settle in and have lunch before the afternoon/ night drive sets off. The nDzuti area is vast and varied with open plains, riverine thickets and rocky out-crops. The game drive is in an open safari vehicle and guided by the experienced and knowledgeable Brett Greenaway. Brett will uncover some of the many mysteries of the bush and point out wildlife, birds, tracks, reptiles and insects and explain intriguing aspects of animal behaviour. nDzuti is home to the Big 5 but as any seasoned bush lover will tell you there is so much more to experience.
Each day starts with a wake-up call (as early as the season allows) and tea and coffee with something light to eat. Generally we drive out of camp but walking is a large part of our ethos and we often leave the vehicle to follow animal tracks, watch a wasp capture and parasitize a spider or just lwoner at a show of wild flowers. After a 3 hour-odd game drive breakfast is served back in camp in the garden or on the patio with lots of chilled juice to wash away the dust and a wholesome home cooked meal. During the middle of the day guests can relax at the pool or in their air-conditioned rooms or in the game viewing hide.
 
Then after lunch; the afternoon game drive departs armed with a cold box of drinks and a spotlight for the nocturnal night drives. Sundowners are enjoyed at a lookout point, a dam or simply in the middle of the bush listening to the sounds of the evening coming down. The nocturnal species tend to be secretive and a privelage to encounter and .  the big cats tend to be very active at night. Back in camp the fire in the boma is a huge attraction especially in winter when night drives can be decidedly chilly. Dinner around the fire is unforgettable but bed is an attractive option with the early morning looming. Days at nDzuti are relaxed and informal but with good service and genuine hospitality- ask anyone who has experienced it! Animal sightings are important and we strive to show guests a balance that will provide an unforgettable safari and will make them return some day.
 
 
 

 
 Easy Kruger Tour - 3 night/4 day itinerary.

Day 1.
Guests are collected from OR Tambo or accommodation facilities close by. The shuttle leaves the city for the Kruger stopping once or twice along the 5 hour journey. We meet the shuttle at the gate into Timbavati and Klaserie and share a welcoming drink while we transfer luggage into another vehicle and then set off for the last 25 km to the bush camp. Lunch is served on arrival and there is a chance to relax before the afternoon game drive departs. Drinks are packed for sundowners and the safari begins. The drive gets back to camp after dark and dinner is served in the boma around the fire –weather permitting.
 
 
 
Day 2.
 The morning begins at dawn with tea and coffee, fruit and rusks  served before game drive/ walk. Walking in the bush is an eye opener with so much information written in the sand and a skilled ranger will reveal all. Not all groups are suited to walking however and the ranger will decide whether to walk or not. The area is vast and varied and after 3 hours or so the drive heads back to camp for a substantial breakfast with cool fruit juice and the inviting swimming pool. Guests relax in camp during the heat of the day. The air-conditioned rooms are tempting for a siesta or relaxing with a drink at the pool side. After lunch and tea the game drive sets off and returns to camp after sundowners and a night drive. Dinner and over night.
 
 
 
Day 3.
 The same basic itinerary as day 2. Genuine hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere will have guests feeling at home and enjoying a very personalised, traditional safari.  Meal venues will be varied and may include a picnic or a bush braai. A game viewing hide at a dam may be the venue for bird watching and game viewing and drinks on the airstrip at sunset are good value with the game pulling in to the safety of an open area for night.
Day 4 .
The last morning drive is now a routine for guests whom may be hoping to spot that last bird on their wish list or an animal they’d like another look at. Breakfast is served after the drive, leaving time to pack and say goodbyes before departing to meet the shuttle back to the city.
 
 
 
 
 

Rates

ZAR 6500 per person sharing - air conditioned, en-suite bedrooms. 

 

 

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Included in this tour

  •  Return shuttle from Johannesburg to Greater Kruger
  •  Three nights at nDzuti Safari Camp with all meals and teas/coffees
  •  Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

Excluded from this tour

  • Conservation levy to Klaserie Reserve of ZAR100 per person once off.
  • Bush shuttle out to nDzuti Safari Camp of ZAR 100 per person one way. 
  • Drinks from the honesty bar 
  •  Gratuities

 

 

 

Notes on this tour

 

A visit to the Greater Kruger should ideally be a minimum of 3 nights. This way it is more likely that you will see and experience most of the wildlife you are hoping for. The Greater Kruger is a vast area and game movements are to a large extent unpredictable, so give yourself the time if you have it.