What makes us so special and unique is the exclusivity we have on over 19 000 acres of pristine, Big 5 wilderness. This beautiful part of Kruger located on the central western border is part of the 5 million acre Greater Kruger Park. The animals roam free on these lands and you get to experience one of Earth’s last remaining wilderness areas which is home to 147 species of big game including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino and 517 species of birds! The length of the safari is completely up to you… Your only guideline is it has to be more than 3 nights, the least amount of time in our opinion you need to spend out here. From there, you decide on how long you want to spend on your Kruger luxury safari!
How Much Will This Cost?
Moriti is a very unique, specialised safari business… Due to the fact that we tailor-make all our itineraries specifically from guest to guest, a fair idea of cost online is not possible. We need to know exactly what you want so we can quote you accordingly because a set itinerary may not work for you. The relationships that we have with our destinations is very special to us and will always stay a secret to only but a few (psssst, that’s your cue!)
Requesting a quote from Moriti’s site will always result in a better rate for you because all of our Kruger luxury safari packages are tailor-made with your needs in mind
Payment and Currency?
We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well
It’s not required to bring thousands of dollars in cash into Africa. Facilities in Africa have improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now possible to pay by Visa and Mastercard at most locations. Currency exchanges and ATMs are available at most airports
There are many websites that have information about visas to the African countries we work out of. The rules and regulations change constantly and as such, please contact your embassy directly to get the correct information at the time of your booking… This will make sure you get the correct info from a reputable source
Best Time For Me to Go?
You can choose to drive to and from the airport with your guide which is included in the rate or you can choose to fly to either Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, starting point for all the tours except the private safari where you can fly to Hoedspruit Airport. All tours, you can choose to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town via Hoedspruit Airport at the end
This is perfect if you are not keen on the 4-7 hour drive from Johannesburg to the various starting points… Although, some have said their guides sparkling conversation skills and music choices are worth it (citation needed)
What to Pack?
- Hats, sunblock, insect repellent and sunglasses
- Swimming costume as the lodges have pools
- Something warm for the game drives during the winter months
- Comfortable shoes
- Camera and binoculars
- Any electrical charges you may need. We run on 220 volts
- Any medication you need
Health & Safety?
Tipping is a general practice in South Africa. A large number people in the tourism industry that serve you get a salary, but are encouraged to deliver a better service to increase their income from tipping
Here is some information on tipping in South Africa
- In restaurants, 10% to 15% is the accepted tipping standard on the bill amount
- Petrol attendants at gas stations – from R5 up
- Porters at airports – between R5 and R10 per luggage
- Hotel porters – between R10 to R20 per porter service
- Rangers and trackers – between R200 to R300 or more per day for both
- Site guides (e.g. a guide at an activity) – R100 per person
- Guides – anything between R200 to R300 per day, but R300 is the norm
Please be aware that this is a guideline and you should never feel obliged to tip anyone… It is your discretion and thoughts on the service you have received that should govern your tips
Most of the lodges that we stay at have got WiFi access, some may be slower than others (hey, it is the bush now)
If you would like to use a mobile phone while on safari and do not want to pay more than the actual safari itself on international roaming then we would suggest using a local sim card… They are very cheap and airtime and data is equally inexpensive. Your guide can take you to a local shop to buy one, but bear in mind:
- Make sure you know the size of the sim card your phone uses
- Make sure you have unlocked your phone as some phones do not allow other sim cards to be loaded
Food and Drink?
Food and drink play a huge role in any Kruger luxury safari. On an African safari, they often find the lasting blend between old-world tradition and modern culinary influence. The sense of wilderness isn’t interrupted as you dine beneath the stars, a fire crackling and nocturnal animals calling and moving around. Menus are unique, blending local ingredients – sometimes those you won’t find served anywhere else in the world – with an international focus, perfectly delivered. Each lodge will also have a well stocked bar or we will purchase our own drinks, so in short, you will be well looked after
Sometimes it’s hard to picture. You’re heading deep into the bush, a hundred miles from a tarred road or town. There’s going to be no running water. You’re going to be far from a borehole and just can’t imagine how you have a wash. And a shower? In such remote wilderness? Rest assured that each lodge has clean water and varied amenities depending on the accommodation, but all will have a hot shower / bath and a clean, flushing toilet