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Fly-In Safaris

What Is A Fly-In Safari?

Kruger Park fly-in safaris are ideal for those travellers that do not have the time for a 6-hour drive to the Kruger Park area, and prefer the much quicker alternative of a 1-hour flight. Daily flights depart directly from the Johannesburg International Airport to one of the smaller airports near the Kruger Park. This means that you can arrive in Johannesburg in the morning and be at a private game reserve, on an open-vehicle game drive, that very same afternoon.

A number of these privately owned game reserves are located along the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, the best known being the Sabi Sands, Timbavati and Thornybush Game Reserves. The Private Game Lodges, located inside these reserves, have become world renowned for the luxurious accommodation that they offer, but above all for the excellent game-viewing opportunities. Game drives are done in small groups of no more than 8 – 10, using specially adapted open 4×4 vehicles, and frequently involves “off-road” driving in order to get as close as possible to the wild animals of Africa.

A minimum 2-night stay is recommended, however, irrespective of the duration or standard of Kruger Park Fly-in safari you choose, you are assured of a game-viewing experience that will remain in your memories for many years to come.

The Kruger Park Fly-in safaris are grouped into Silver, Gold and Platinum classes, based on the standard of accommodation used, as detailed below.

Silver Class

3 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari
4 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari
5 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari

Game lodges used on the Silver Class Kruger Park fly-in safaris offer mid to high-level accommodation (4-star plus), with high levels of comfort and luxury, but above all excellent value for money. If the quality of the game-viewing and not the ultimate in luxury is your priority, this is the class for you.

The following lodges are available in this class:

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

Serondella Lodge
Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp
Jackalberry Game Lodge
Monwana Game Lodge
Waterside Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Kambaku Safari Lodge
Umlani Bush Camp
Simbavati River Lodge

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama Buffalo Camp
Kapama River Lodge
Kapama Southern Camp

Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Nkorho Bush Lodge
Elephant Plains Safari Lodge
Arathusa Game Lodge

Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Kuname River Lodge

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Gold Class

3 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari
4 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari
5 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari

On a Gold Class Kruger Park fly-in safari you will find top class accommodation offering very high levels of comfort and luxury, and exceptional game viewing in some of the prime game-viewing regions of the Greater Kruger National Park. 5-star luxury accommodation, world class service and cuisine, in combination with an unforgettable game-viewing experience make this the choice of the discerning traveller.

The following lodges are available in this class:

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

Shumbalala Game Lodge
Thornybush Main Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Kings Camp
Tandatula Tented Safari Camp
Ngala Tented Safari Lodge
Motswari Private Game Lodge

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Camp Jabulani (with optional elephant-back safaris)

Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Savanna Game Lodge
Simbambili Game Lodge

Platinum Class

3 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari
4 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari
5 Day Kruger Fly-In Safari

The Platinum Class Kruger Park Safari, as the name suggests, epitomizes the ultimate levels of service and luxury to be found in a game lodge experience. These award-winning lodges are world-renowned for the sumptuous luxury and unsurpassed game viewing experiences that are on offer. The Platinum Class Kruger Park safaris are for those select few who refuse to settle for anything less than the very best.

The following lodges are available in this class:

Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Game Lodges

Selati Camp
Bush Lodge
Earth Lodge
Little Bush Camp

Ulusaba Game Lodges

Ulusaba Rock Lodge
Ulusaba Safari Lodge

AndBeyond Game Lodges

Exeter Leadwood Lodge
Exeter Dulini SAFARI Lodge
Exeter River Lodge
Kirkman’s Kamp

Lion Sands Game Lodges

Lion Sands River Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Singita Game Lodges

Singita Ebony Lodge
Singita Boulders Lodge

Mala Mala Game Lodges

Malamala Main Lodge
Malamala Sable Lodge
Rattray’s On Malamala

Kruger National Park

Singita Game Lodges

Singita Lebombo Lodge
Singita Sweni Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

Royal Malewane