Accessible safaris in South Africa (Johannesburg): Wheelchair-accessible tour of Kruger National Park (all year round) 8 days/7 nights, for 4 – 14 people, from 1290 €

This safari showcases the best South African Wildlife experience if you only have limited time available.

DAY 1

From Johannesburg, this day’s journey starts at 7am (please refer to Pre-Departure Information) and takes us east through the rolling hills of the Highveld, and we lunch en route to the Kruger National Park. Entering from the South-West where we spend the first 2 nights at the Main camp Skukuza. (L/D)

DAYS 2, 3 & 4

We spend the next 3 days in the Kruger National Park. This 2 million-hectare haven is home to the Big Five and many other species of animals, birds and plants. Kruger Park is a premier local and international Game Park, featuring, apart from its excellent camps, wonderful views and tranquil settings. The Park features exciting drives through both dense bush and dry scrub. Whilst in the Park, most of the time will be filled with game viewing on early morning and evening drives, discovering the inner beauty of this memorable Park. This is where you can explore your photographic skills, or capture the sight of this incredible variety of wildlife as a memory back home. Our nights are spent at various main and private camps throughout the Park, with the first 2 nights at Skukuza camp and nights 3 & 4 at Satara camp (please note this depends on availability and could change). Optional extra cost night game drive* available on request. (B/L/D)

DAYS 5, 6 & 7

After breakfast and a morning's game drive we depart the Kruger National park and head to a magnificent Private Game Reserve, well-known for reintroducing animals to the wild and hand-rearing orphaned animals, where we spend 3 nights. You can get to know and encounter up close Lions and maybe even walk/wheel and touch a wild cheetah at this stunning lodge. Dinner is served in a traditional "Boma" around a blazing fire by us. Activities during these days include morning and afternoon game drives & walks/wheels and touching Jessica the Hippo* (optional extra cost). (B/L/D)

DAY 8

Our last day is a scenic day’s journey back to Johannesburg where you will be delivered to the airport or your hotel after enjoying your incredible epic safari! (B) WHO LEADS THE TOUR? Alfie, the owner/driver/guide, leads all tours by himself and for larger groups he has an assistant. He is trained, motivated and experienced in leadership and group dynamics and combines an extensive knowledge of local conditions, wildlife, immigration, vehicles and mechanical expertise along with passion of overland safari travel to ensure a successful journey. Carers or qualified medical assistants can be organised on request. 


WHO LEADS THE TOUR? Alfie, the owner/driver/guide, leads all tours by himself and for larger groups he has an assistant. He is trained, motivated and experienced in leadership and group dynamics and combines an extensive knowledge of local conditions, wildlife, immigration, vehicles and mechanical expertise along with passion of overland safari travel to ensure a successful journey. Carers or qualified medical assistants can be organised on request.

WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS PROVIDED? A range of fully equipped accommodation is used including bungalows and cottages in main and private camps. The bungalows have accessible en-suite bathrooms with roll-in showers and the cottages in private reserves have their own ablutions with a shower or bath. All accommodations have solid off-the-ground beds.

WHAT CULINARY DELIGHTS CAN I EXPECT? Our esteemed partners provide a range of wholesome meals a day (please refer to individual itineraries) – which include stews, pastas, barbeques, traditional African dishes like Potjie served in a boma, picnics etc. Vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements will always have different meals to choose from.

WHAT INSURANCE DO YOU NEED? It is compulsory for all travellers to have their own valid medical and travel insurance to cover overland travel including repatriation. Our esteemed partners operate a Public and Passenger liability insurance according to International & European standards.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS? Some of our safaris & tours take us through the Kruger National Park, which is in the malaria area and we therefore highly recommend for our clients to take malaria prophylaxis. This is the biggest risk on tour; please consult your local Travel Clinic for up-to-date details on vaccinations.

WHAT OTHER INFORMATION? Further information on how and where to join your tour, general pre-requisites & clothing, luggage, climate, general health, personal medical kit, spending money, currency, passports & visa requirements etc. will be provided on your request.

Itinerary

INCLUDED:

  • 7 nights accommodation in bungalows & cottages as per itinerary
  • all transport as per itinerary in special adapted vehicles for wheelchair access
  • wholesome meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner)
  • all entrance fees and excursions as per itinerary
  • very knowledgeable English speaking guide/driver

EXCLUDED:

  • international airfares & airport taxes
  • airport transfer (can be arranged at little extra cost)
  • accommodation in Johannesburg before and after the safari
  • optional night game drive in Kruger Park - 15 €
  • optional Jessica the Hippo visit - 7 €
  • meals in restaurants (if you choose)
  • drinks & personal expenses.
  • tipping (porterages & gratuities)
  • travel insurance (compulsory)
  • visas (if applicable)
  • private carer
  • laundry

ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES:
 

Small groups: 2 – 6 passengers: 

We use a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus 312D with ramps for wheelchair access. This Sprinter bus can take up to 3 wheelchair passengers (standard size wheelchairs) seated in their wheelchairs, secured with tie-downs to the floor, and an additional 6 seated passengers.

Medium groups: 4 – 8 passengers: 
We use a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus 518 with hydraulic passenger lift. This Sprinter bus can take up to 4 wheelchair passengers (standard size wheelchairs) seated in their wheelchairs, secured with tie-downs to the floor, and an additional 8 seated passengers.

Large groups: 8 – 14 passengers: 
We use a recent model Mercedes Benz 1617 overland safari truck with hydraulic passenger lift. The passenger compartment has been purposely built, with elevated factory-constructed seats with seat belts. The facility of removable seats also gives you space and manoeuvrability inside the passenger compartment to enhance your game viewing and the important all-round views. We can accommodate 4 - 6 wheelchair passengers (some will have to transfer into standard vehicle seats) and additional 8 – 10 seated passengers.


NOTES:

Please note electric wheelchairs are very welcome, but will limit the other wheelchair availability as they are generally larger and need more space. Please advise us when you are booking. These departures are subject to a minimum of 4 clients. Please also note that dates and prices can change due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notification.