Think of an African safari and your mind is immediately drawn to Kruger Park and for good reason. Not only is this 5 million acre conservation success story one of the best places in Africa to experience the Big 5, but there are a few private gems dotted around the reserve that are just awesome! Think huge expanses of land, think a billion stars, think Crocodile Dundee, think, well you get the picture…
You’ll begin enjoying 3 nights inside Kruger National Park, South Africa’s second most visited tourist destination. This wilderness area, bigger than some countries is home to 147 species of big game including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino and also 517 species of birds! We’ll stay in comfortable accommodations at one of the reserves many rest camps and enjoy private game drives looking for the animals that make you smile! We’ll be located in either the southern or central areas of Kruger, the south being relatively wet and well-vegetated, and is the best region of the park for white rhino. Two large rivers dominate the area, the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers, and these attract large numbers of game and in turn predators such as lion and leopard.The central part is drier and more open, with large areas of grassy plains. These attract large numbers of Zebra and Wildebeest, and game viewing in the region can be superb.
From there, we drive across Greater Kruger and head to a private reserve where we experience a completely private safari at your very own game lodge with all the comforts of home including your own chef and guide… Its magical and its exclusive to Moriti. All those adjectives we used above, well this is what we meant!
Why do you not Advertise Rates?
Moriti is a very unique, specialised safari business… Our rates that we give to guests are different to the rates we advertise via online sites and because of that, you will always get our best rates because the safari will be tailor-made around your specific needs. Due to the privacy we provide, we do get other operators that will also shop on our website as well, something we discourage because they may start offering a product similar to ours in terms of price, but will never be the same and that will disadvantage you. The relationships that we have with our private lodges is very special to us and will always remain 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, try us!
How Do I Pay You?
We accept all major credit cards and can organise EFT payments as well… Details will be given upon quotation
There are many websites that have information regarding visas to the southern African countries we operate out of, namely South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana… The rules and regulations change constantly and we now do not trust these sites, even the reputable ones. As such, please contact your embassy directly to get the correct information at the time of your booking… This will ensure you get the correct info
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 back to Johannesburg via Hoedspruit Airport
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?
Here is a list of what to bring on your safari…
• Hats, sunblock, insect repellent and sunglasses
• Swimming costume as our lodges have pools
• Cool, long clothes for the evenings around the fire
• Something warm for the game drive from May to September
• Camera and binoculars
• Mammal and bird books
• Any electrical charges you may need (make sure they are compatible with South African plug points). 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 or Shaun can organise one to be given to you when you arrive. Please just make sure of the following:
- 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
|1||Drive to Hazyview from the airport||Elephant interaction|
|2-3||Safari inside Kruger Park||Game drives|
|4-6||Private safari||Game drives and walks|
|7||Drive back to Johannesburg||Local shopping|
All activities listed are included, no hidden costs