Kruger Park fly-in safaris include return flights from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to one of the smaller airports near the Kruger Park, return transfers to a luxury game lodge, accommodation, and all safari activities. This means that you can arrive in Johannesburg in the morning and be at a private game reserve, on an open-vehicle safari 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, Thornybush and Kapama 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: 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.
Gold Class: 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.
Platinum Class: As the name suggests, the Platinum Class Kruger Park fly-in safaris epitomize 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.