Welcome to Bushwise’s game viewing safaris, an unforgettable experience. By booking any of these activities, you get a true African Safari Adventure in one of the world’s greatest wildlife areas – The Kruger National Park.
All safaris are conducted in a registered open game viewing vehicle. Our full-time guides, who are well qualified and experienced, will share their passion for the African Bush and all its creatures with you. They know the Kruger park like the back of their hand, and if you are lucky the Big 5 will be waiting for you to make your day!
FULL DAY SAFARI
We depart at 05:30 am. and return late afternoon (or at noon if you prefer our half day safari). Your personal guide will cook you breakfast, overlooking one of the water holes or you will have breakfast at one of the camp sites inside the Kruger Park. There will be a number of stops during the day, one of which you will have the opportunity to buy yourself lunch. The full day safari is priced at R910 per person and the half day is priced at R770 per person.
On the sunset drive you get to see all the nocturnal animals of Kruger that are absent during the day. We depart the lodge at 4 pm and take you to the Kruger where the Sunset drive will start from 4:30 pm. to 7:30 pm. During the drive you also get to experience one of Africa’s magnificent sunsets over the African bushveld. Spotlights are provided on the vehicle. Back at the lodge one of our delicious 3-course dinners will be served by candle light under the African sky. Priced at R700 per person. (No children under 6)
Take a walk on the wild side in the Kruger National Park where armed Kruger guides will introduce you to what Kruger has to offer on foot. You will be leaving the lodge at about 4:30 am and be back at about 10 am for a hearty breakfast. Tracking of animals and the medicinal use of plants and trees are just a few of the topics that will be covered as well as identification and habits of birds and animals. Sightings of the Big 5 is a realistic possibility. Priced at R770 per person. (No children under 12)
Enjoy a walk around the lodge along the banks of the Crocodile river at any time that is convenient for you, where you can discover all the secrets of nature through the eyes of our own experienced guide while he enlightens you with his knowledge and his passion for the African Bush. Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Warthog and Giraffe are just some of the game that you will encounter on the walk. Our guide will also point out the amazing variety of bird species in and around Kruger, as well as the Big Five Trees, the Little Five and the Ugly Five (do you know who they are?!). If you’re lucky, you might see some of the Big 5 on the Kruger Park side of the fence as well… Africa is full of surprises. Duration of this walk 2 – 3 hours. Priced at R400 per person. (All ages welcome)
VISIT TO A SWAZI-CULTURAL VILLAGE
Visit the Swazi Cultural Village about 80 km from us where you will get to learn some of the Swazi customs and way of life on a conducted tour through the village with one of the local guides. Get to watch them perform local dances in traditional dress and experience their amazing natural African talent for rhythm. Cuisine lunch available for your own account. No visa necessary. Priced at R770 per person. (All ages welcome)
ELEPHANT INTERACTION and ELEPHANT BACK SAFARI
Get up close and personal with the elephants. We will take you to a game farm about 40 km from us to meet these magnificent animals of Africa. The experience allows you to touch and exchange greetings with the elephants. You also have the option to experience and enjoy an exciting elephant meander on the back of the elephant through the private game park. The total experience will last for about a half hour. Priced at R700 per person. Add another half hour for an elephant back safari through a game reserve. Priced at R880 per person. Departure will depend on the booking time. (No children under 6)
By far the most powerful fresh water fish on Earth. Because of their furious teeth, their Scientific name is translated literally as water dog. Tiger fish have been recorded to hit their prey at 50km/h. They have 20 cone shaped teeth that are extremely sharp. A half day fishing safari (early morning or in the afternoon) takes place on the Komati river about 25 km from us. An experienced fishing guide caters for the novice and experienced fisherman alike. Priced at R770 per person. (No children under 6)
For the experienced as well as the novice rider, horse riding safaris are conducted on a private game farm about 40 km from us, minimum 4 people. Priced at R605 per person for one hour. (No children under 6)
You’ll be flying in a fixed wing bantam microlight aircraft over a private game reserve about 40 km from us on the southern border of the Kruger Park. Expect an exhilarating big game experience. Flights are conducted early morning or late afternoon and availability is weather dependent. Priced at R1210 per person for 15 minutes. (No children under 12)