The 3-day Kruger National Park safari is designed for those who want a quick and affordable way to see the Kruger National Park in the company of an expert guide, but are really short on time. We also call it the Kruger Quickie Safari and it departs on set dates from Johannesburg or Nelspruit. Custom departures can be arranged for groups of 4+ (additional cost). Book early to avoid disappointment!

Highlights
  • 2 nights/3 days safari
  • Regular, scheduled departures
  • Departs from Johannesburg or Nelspruit
  • Open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Highly experienced guide
  • Small groups (max 9)
  • En-suite bungalow/chalet accommodation inside Kruger (no camping)
  • Best game viewing areas in Kruger National Park
  • Night drive possible as optional extra
  • Courtesy binoculars, map book and reference books on board

Map of our 3 Day Kruger Park Quickie Safari

Itinerary

Day 1

We depart from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, or the surrounding hotels, around 07h00 (or from Nelspruit around 12h30), and enjoy a scenic drive to the Kruger National Park, in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus.

Wild Wings Safaris Air-Conditioned Transfer Vehicle

One of our air-conditioned transfer vehicles

At the Kruger Park entrance gate, we switch to an open safari vehicle. Game viewing begins as soon as we enter the gates.

While making our way to the camp, we search for wildlife and you can expect to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, elephants, rhino, buffalo, kudu, impala and various other animals.

Dinner will be prepared by your guide and may take the form of a traditional South African braai (barbecue), weather permitting. Alternatively, we may use the camp restaurant or catering services.

The camp is safely fenced with an electric fence and features a swimming pool, restaurant, curio shop and viewing deck overlooking the river.

Overnight in an air-conditioned bungalow with mosquito screens, overhead fan and en-suite bathroom.

Day 2

We rise early and head out for an early morning game drive, looking for the Big Five and any other wildlife we may come across.

Early morning is the best time for game viewing. We may see hyenas returning to their den, or baboons playing in the sun, or a herd of elephants coming to the river to drink.

Every drive is different and part of the excitement of a game drive is not knowing what you will see.

A hearty breakfast will be enjoyed a bit later in the morning, either at a picnic site or at one of the camps. Breakfast will either be prepared by your guide, or by our catering team.

The game drives on this safari are flexible. If everyone feels fresh, we may decide to head out again and continue our game drive after breakfast.

Usually, we spend the hot midday hours around camp, where you can browse in the curio shop, relax at the swimming pool or watch animals from the deck overlooking the river. Some people prefer to enjoy a siesta.

During the afternoon, we head out on another game drive.

Knp Animal3

Elephant Encounter On Kruger Park Safari

As the day cools down, the animals become more active and this is again a good time for game viewing.

Along the way, we may stop at various lookout points, game viewing hides or picnic spots where you can stretch your legs a little.

We return to camp at around sunset and enjoy dinner around the fire or in the camp restaurant.

Day 3

This morning we head out on our final morning game drive, in search of any wildlife that may have eluded us thus far.

We hope to see some of the big cats, like lions, leopards, or cheetahs. While we don't see them on every safari, our records show that we have found at least one of the big cats on over 90% of all our Kruger Park safaris.

After breakfast, it is time to pack up and start making our way toward the exit gate, as we come to the end of this mini safari.

We usually arrive back in Johannesburg between 5 - 6 pm, depending on traffic.

Important Notes:

  • This is our shortest Kruger Park safari, ideal for those with very limited time, but who still want to experience the wonderful wildlife of one of the world's most famous game reserves.
  • Travelling by road from Johannesburg takes approx. 5 - 6 hours to Kruger Gate; return or one-way flights can be arranged if you prefer, at an additional cost
  • Please Book Early! Short notice availability on all our Kruger National Park safaris is very limited.
  • Compare before you buy - cheaper is not always better: See our Guide to Comparing Safaris

Quick links to other popular Kruger Park Safaris:

4-day Kruger Park Budget Safari

5-day Best of Kruger Safari

5-day Kruger Park & Private Lodge Safari Combo

9-day Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari

12-day Victoria Falls, Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari

Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
November 1, 2018 - October 31, 2019
$632
£486
€562
R8,900
November 1, 2019 - October 31, 2020
$681
£524
€606
R9,600

The rate is per person sharing. A 25% single supplement applies.

Children age 8-11 years pay 60% of the adult rate.

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Includes
  • Return road transfers from Johannesburg/Nelspruit in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Kruger Park entrance and daily conservation fees
  • 2 Nights' en-suite bungalow accommodation inside Kruger Park
  • Breakfasts/brunches and dinners
  • All game drives in open safari vehicle
  • Accompanied by an expert guide
  • Limited refreshments, tea and coffee
Excludes
  • Flights, visas and airport tax
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Lunches/meals not specified
  • Drinks
  • Optional extras
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Scheduled Tour Departures

This trip departs and ends at Johannesburg on the following dates. If you know which dates suit you, go ahead and make a selection below. If none of these dates suit you, please do contact us to request a custom departure at an additional cost on the date of your choice, subject to availability.

Wed, May 1 2019 - Fri, May 3 2019 Mon, May 6 2019 - Wed, May 8 2019 Sat, May 11 2019 - Mon, May 13 2019 Thu, May 16 2019 - Sat, May 18 2019 Tue, May 21 2019 - Thu, May 23 2019 Sun, May 26 2019 - Tue, May 28 2019 Fri, May 31 2019 - Sun, Jun 2 2019 Wed, Jun 5 2019 - Fri, Jun 7 2019 Mon, Jun 10 2019 - Wed, Jun 12 2019 Sat, Jun 15 2019 - Mon, Jun 17 2019 Thu, Jun 20 2019 - Sat, Jun 22 2019 Tue, Jun 25 2019 - Thu, Jun 27 2019 Sun, Jun 30 2019 - Tue, Jul 2 2019 Fri, Jul 5 2019 - Sun, Jul 7 2019 Wed, Jul 10 2019 - Fri, Jul 12 2019 Mon, Jul 15 2019 - Wed, Jul 17 2019 Sat, Jul 20 2019 - Mon, Jul 22 2019 Thu, Jul 25 2019 - Sat, Jul 27 2019 Tue, Jul 30 2019 - Thu, Aug 1 2019 Sun, Aug 4 2019 - Tue, Aug 6 2019 Fri, Aug 9 2019 - Sun, Aug 11 2019 Wed, Aug 14 2019 - Fri, Aug 16 2019 Mon, Aug 19 2019 - Wed, Aug 21 2019 Sat, Aug 24 2019 - Mon, Aug 26 2019 Thu, Aug 29 2019 - Sat, Aug 31 2019 Tue, Sep 3 2019 - Thu, Sep 5 2019 Sun, Sep 8 2019 - Tue, Sep 10 2019 Fri, Sep 13 2019 - Sun, Sep 15 2019 Wed, Sep 18 2019 - Fri, Sep 20 2019 Mon, Sep 23 2019 - Wed, Sep 25 2019 Sat, Sep 28 2019 - Mon, Sep 30 2019 Thu, Oct 3 2019 - Sat, Oct 5 2019 Tue, Oct 8 2019 - Thu, Oct 10 2019 Sun, Oct 13 2019 - Tue, Oct 15 2019 Fri, Oct 18 2019 - Sun, Oct 20 2019 Wed, Oct 23 2019 - Fri, Oct 25 2019 Mon, Oct 28 2019 - Wed, Oct 30 2019 Sat, Nov 2 2019 - Mon, Nov 4 2019 Thu, Nov 7 2019 - Sat, Nov 9 2019 Tue, Nov 12 2019 - Thu, Nov 14 2019 Sun, Nov 17 2019 - Tue, Nov 19 2019 Fri, Nov 22 2019 - Sun, Nov 24 2019 Wed, Nov 27 2019 - Fri, Nov 29 2019 Mon, Dec 2 2019 - Wed, Dec 4 2019 Sat, Dec 7 2019 - Mon, Dec 9 2019 Thu, Dec 12 2019 - Sat, Dec 14 2019 Tue, Dec 17 2019 - Thu, Dec 19 2019 Sun, Dec 22 2019 - Tue, Dec 24 2019 Fri, Dec 27 2019 - Sun, Dec 29 2019 Wed, Jan 1 2020 - Fri, Jan 3 2020 Mon, Jan 6 2020 - Wed, Jan 8 2020 Sat, Jan 11 2020 - Mon, Jan 13 2020 Thu, Jan 16 2020 - Sat, Jan 18 2020 Tue, Jan 21 2020 - Thu, Jan 23 2020 Sun, Jan 26 2020 - Tue, Jan 28 2020 Fri, Jan 31 2020 - Sun, Feb 2 2020 Wed, Feb 5 2020 - Fri, Feb 7 2020 Mon, Feb 10 2020 - Wed, Feb 12 2020 Sat, Feb 15 2020 - Mon, Feb 17 2020 Thu, Feb 20 2020 - Sat, Feb 22 2020 Tue, Feb 25 2020 - Thu, Feb 27 2020 Sun, Mar 1 2020 - Tue, Mar 3 2020 Fri, Mar 6 2020 - Sun, Mar 8 2020 Wed, Mar 11 2020 - Fri, Mar 13 2020 Mon, Mar 16 2020 - Wed, Mar 18 2020 Sat, Mar 21 2020 - Mon, Mar 23 2020 Thu, Mar 26 2020 - Sat, Mar 28 2020 Tue, Mar 31 2020 - Thu, Apr 2 2020 Sun, Apr 5 2020 - Tue, Apr 7 2020 Fri, Apr 10 2020 - Sun, Apr 12 2020 Wed, Apr 15 2020 - Fri, Apr 17 2020 Mon, Apr 20 2020 - Wed, Apr 22 2020 Sat, Apr 25 2020 - Mon, Apr 27 2020 Thu, Apr 30 2020 - Sat, May 2 2020 Tue, May 5 2020 - Thu, May 7 2020 Sun, May 10 2020 - Tue, May 12 2020 Fri, May 15 2020 - Sun, May 17 2020 Wed, May 20 2020 - Fri, May 22 2020 Mon, May 25 2020 - Wed, May 27 2020 Sat, May 30 2020 - Mon, Jun 1 2020 Thu, Jun 4 2020 - Sat, Jun 6 2020 Tue, Jun 9 2020 - Thu, Jun 11 2020 Sun, Jun 14 2020 - Tue, Jun 16 2020 Fri, Jun 19 2020 - Sun, Jun 21 2020 Wed, Jun 24 2020 - Fri, Jun 26 2020 Mon, Jun 29 2020 - Wed, Jul 1 2020 Sat, Jul 4 2020 - Mon, Jul 6 2020 Thu, Jul 9 2020 - Sat, Jul 11 2020 Tue, Jul 14 2020 - Thu, Jul 16 2020 Sun, Jul 19 2020 - Tue, Jul 21 2020 Fri, Jul 24 2020 - Sun, Jul 26 2020 Wed, Jul 29 2020 - Fri, Jul 31 2020 Mon, Aug 3 2020 - Wed, Aug 5 2020 Sat, Aug 8 2020 - Mon, Aug 10 2020 Thu, Aug 13 2020 - Sat, Aug 15 2020 Tue, Aug 18 2020 - Thu, Aug 20 2020 Sun, Aug 23 2020 - Tue, Aug 25 2020 Fri, Aug 28 2020 - Sun, Aug 30 2020 Wed, Sep 2 2020 - Fri, Sep 4 2020 Mon, Sep 7 2020 - Wed, Sep 9 2020 Sat, Sep 12 2020 - Mon, Sep 14 2020 Thu, Sep 17 2020 - Sat, Sep 19 2020 Tue, Sep 22 2020 - Thu, Sep 24 2020 Sun, Sep 27 2020 - Tue, Sep 29 2020 Fri, Oct 2 2020 - Sun, Oct 4 2020 Wed, Oct 7 2020 - Fri, Oct 9 2020 Mon, Oct 12 2020 - Wed, Oct 14 2020 Sat, Oct 17 2020 - Mon, Oct 19 2020 Thu, Oct 22 2020 - Sat, Oct 24 2020 Tue, Oct 27 2020 - Thu, Oct 29 2020
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