Kruger Park Half Day Sunrise Safari

Watch the bush come to life as a new day dawns. Catch a fleeting glimpse of the nocturnal game as they settle down for the day and enjoy your morning coffee watching the first rays of sun touch the African plain. As you enjoy the waking hours we inspire the history and legacy of safari and ensure that you have a vivid understanding of the adventure that lies before you. Our guides are not only experts on the land and its wildlife but also its heritage and folklore. We want our Safarras to experience the Kruger National Park both visually, imaginatively and emotionally. We will seek out its wildlife. We will go in search of the legendary Big 5. What we cant see we will anticipate but ultimately you will leave thrilled, connected and in touch with this majestic home of African safari adventure.

Itinerary

Our Half-Day African Sunrise Safari greets the dawn chorus at 06h15am

Guests will either self drive to the designated Kruger Park Gate or have their accommodation transfer them for the early morning start. To ensure that our guests get the most out of their safari drive we recommend departing from either Phabeni or Numbi gate. These gates are located within 10km of Hazyview being the closest main town.

Our guests are kindly requested to pre-sign the Safaria Indemnity form as well as provide ID to their resort or lodge in advance so that we can ensure a quick and easy access through the Parks gates on the morning your safari.

We will enter the gates shortly after there opening (05h30 in summer and 06h00 in winter) but not before enjoying an illy safari cappuccino and listening to the magnificent morning sounds of the African bush.

Our professional guides will introduce you to the splendour of the Kruger National Park and reading the mornings tracks and signs will pick up on the nights activity.

Between 08h30 to 09h15 we will stop at one of the rest camps for breakfast (all meals for your own account) before heading out again into the bush.

We again stop for lunch at 12h00.

Whilst in the rest camps we will unpack some of the history and iconic landmarks in the camp areas and close vicinity. Part of the magic of Kruger is understanding her history and events that shaped the land.

After lunch we will return back to the designated Gate entrance around 13h00pm where you will be collected by your resort or lodge transport and returned to enjoy your sundowners after a day on safari.


What's included

• Professional bush guide with Open Safari Vehicle
• Morning Safaris are 6 to 7 hours in duration
• Blankets and Rain Ponchos on vehicle should the weather change
• Children six years and older are welcome
• Safari cappuccino on your vehicle
• Safaria still water
• Vehicle Wifi
• Personal Safaria sightings journal
• Rates include VAT


What's excluded

• Excludes Kruger National Park Conservation & Entrance fee (KNP International fee is R328pp)
• Transfer to Park gate (Guest can either self-drive, arrange resort shuttle to gate or request Safaria transfer)
• Breakfast & Lunch
• Guide Gratuity


Fitness level

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


What to bring

The adventure of Safari is often unpredictable so we advise that our guests kindly bring with them the following Safari gear :

• Camera
• Binoculars
• A good bush hat for summer months or warm beanie in winter
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable shoes


What to wear

Summer Months : September to April

Cool functional attire preferably in dull darker shades to create uniformity with vehicle and not stand out visually to game species. Always remember a good hat as well as sunscreen. Midday temperatures can reach upward of 40 degrees and afternoons can experience thunder showers. 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 celcius. Early morning and late afternoons are cooler and we recommend warmer attire as this is amplified when travelling on an open safari vehicle. We do provide blankets but long pants, jacket and beanie are recommended.

We have a partnership with Trappers Trading Co. locally and can facilitate any clothing or technical wear requirements with prior notice.


Departure point

Kruger National Park Gates :

(Close to Nelspruit)
Malelane Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/9ZVMMpxShWn

(Close to Hazyview)
Numbi Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/MwyRfUTfCkw
Paul Kruger Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/L7GbMWx7AFM2
Phabeni Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/7qjdbY5yNYS2
Paul Kruger


Return point

Kruger National Park Gates :

(Close to Nelspruit)
Malelane Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/9ZVMMpxShWn

(Close to Hazyview)
Numbi Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/MwyRfUTfCkw
Paul Kruger Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/L7GbMWx7AFM2
Phabeni Gate GPRS : https://goo.gl/maps/7qjdbY5yNYS2

Cancellation policy

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:

1. We require full payment 7 days prior to going on Safari
2. Should there be a cancellation received after payment has been made between 8 and 21 days prior to going on Safari, this will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
3. Any booking that is cancelled within 7 Days of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
4. In the case of a cancellation where a 3rd party contractor or operator is involved such as flights, transfer shuttles or coaches, the prevailing Safaria cancellation policy will apply.

Safaria's objective is to provide an exciting and memorable safari experience and share our passion for the African bushveld with our guests.


Conditions

Going to bush or on Safari was and has always been an inherently risky adventure. For this reason any guest travelling 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.

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:

We require full payment 7 days prior to going on Safari
Should there be a cancellation received after payment has been made between 8 and 21 days prior to going on Safari, this will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Any booking that is cancelled within 7 Days of departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
In the case of a cancellation where a 3rd party contractor or operator is involved such as flights, transfer shuttles or coaches, the prevailing Safaria cancellation policy will apply.

Safaria's objective is to provide an exciting and memorable safari experience and share our passion for the African bushveld with our guests.

NY requested, accepted and paid booking accepts in full the following conditions:

1. I voluntarily agree to participate in the above-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 above-mentioned activity.
3. I acknowledge that there are risks and danger involved in the above-mentioned
activity and assume full personal responsibility.
4. I understand that I will be transported by an Open Safari vehicle, which is
exposed, subject to wildlife, people, road hazards and the natural elements.
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
7. I accept Safaria Trading Pty Ltd conditions of participation and I voluntarily assume the risk inherent in taking part in such a open vehicle safari tour and transfer. I together with my heirs, executors and administrators hereby completely release Safaria Trading Pty Ltd, its officers, servants, agents and representatives, from any (all) liability, in connection with my participation in any safari or tour, and from any (all) liability or claims that could accrue to me or my heirs, executors and administrators arising out of my participation in
the safari or 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 or 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 and associated persons against any claims howsoever the same may arise.



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   Kyle Alexander

11 January, 2018
Viva Safaria - Awesome Safari !!! Myself and my friends wanted to experience a open vehicle safari tour in the Kruger Park. Safaria was the best decision we made. Everything they do is quality from there luxurious safari vehicles to their personal sightings journals and the most amazing safari coffee!! We have the best time ever and learnt so much. An awesome experience that everyone should try. They are definitely the Premium Kruger Park Safari operator.
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   Greg Stowell

5 February, 2018
Andrew was an awesome host, very knowledgable about all things wild from Termites to Leopards. He took our cue that we wanted to know more about the park other than just the animals. He parted with knowledge that was amazing to see and backed it up with sights and sounds that were just as remarkable. Having a break midway through the safari was awesome, giving us all a chance to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and to stretch our legs. I would greatly recommend Andrew and his company if you are looking for a trip into the Kruger. One of the best policy that I enjoyed that his company has is that they do a one group per vehicle trip. This gives him the ability to focus on the group rather than on having to focus on pleasing everyone who may have different interests. I would give Andrew a 6 our of 5 rating if that were possible. Thank you for a great experience, Andrew.
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   Kristin Müller

23 August, 2018
Outstanding! We can only add to all the positive comments that have been made so far. Our three days with Andrew were one of the most wonderful experiences in our travel life and without any doubt the top highlight of our holiday in SA. If you are not only interested in ticking the Big Five checklist in a rush but want to get to know the real beauty of Kruger Park then go with Safaria. Andrew and his team will open your eyes for all the small and big things that make KNP so stunning and special. Being extremely knowledgeable Andrew shared not only his expertise but also his passion for the bush. The tailor-made tour choreography was brillant and combined with perfect organisation from beginning to end. Beie Dankie, Andrew, for your great hospitality, for infecting us with your passion and for sharing your unbelievable knowledge! We will definitely be back to enjoy further safarias with you :)
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   Night Fox3038

5 February, 2018
Andrew was an awesome host, very knowledgable about all things wild from Termites to Leopards. He took our cue that we wanted to know more about the park other than just the animals. He parted with knowledge that was amazing to see and backed it up with sights and sounds that were just as remarkable. Having a break midway through the safari was awesome, giving us all a chance to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and to stretch our legs. I would greatly recommend Andrew and his company if you are looking for a trip into the Kruger. One of the best policy that I enjoyed that his company has is that they do a one group per vehicle trip. This gives him the ability to focus on the group rather than on having to focus on pleasing everyone who may have different interests. I would give Andrew a 6 our of 5 rating if that were possible. Thank you for a great experience, Andrew.
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   Natalia Rodriguez

30 July, 2018
One of the best experiences of my life. Not only very organized, punctual & easy going, but also you will have the best time ever. They are fun and you will learn a lot, simply the best choice no need to look for more.
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