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South Africa Family Safari Adventure

Join us for an exhilarating safari holiday in the private Entabeni Game Reserve where you will get an authentic bush experience in the wilderness!

Spend eight days in the wild and spot the famed Big Five game. The Entabeni Safari Conservancy is ideally situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere.  Less than three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, this 22,000 ha malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems making it the perfect destination for game viewing and bird watching. Entabeni also offers a plethora of other activities such as exciting helicopter flights, sunset lake cruises, and stargazing in the observatory, local cultural experiences and many more.

The lodges are perfectly located in the wild and provide the ‘real’ safari experience without compromising on comfort. 

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
End
Johannesburg, South Africa

Trip highlights

  • Experience the famed Big Five game
  • Stay in two excellent lodges in private game reserves
  • Enjoy an authentic safari experience
  • Two daily game drives
  • Vegetraian Meal Options Available
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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to South Africa

Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, an Albatros Travel representative at the arrivals hall will meet you. Our representative will assist with any questions and if you have booked a transfer, you will be driven to Zebra Country Lodge.


After checking in and settling into the lodge, dinner will be served in the evening.


Days 2 and 3: Enjoying activities at Zebra Country Lodge

Wake up to the sounds and smells of the bush. After a well-prepared breakfast, you can either spend some time relaxing by the pool and taking it easy. Or you can take part in the numerous activities on offer at the lodge. Join a nature drive with a guide and explore the surrounding area, or embark on a bush walk with trained rangers. The lodge also offers wellness and massage therapy treatments. If you want some more activity, you can challenge the other guests to a game of volleyball.


Adventure options on offer include taking part in a Big Five game drive in the Dinokeng Reserve, fishing in the nearby lakes, hot air ballooning, kayaking or horse riding.


If you prefer less strenuous activities, visit the Ndebele Cultural Village for a taste of local culture. Or enjoy the pleasant melodies of the local marimba band or try your hand at drumming on traditional drums and percussion instruments.


Please note that all optional activities are not included in the price.


This evening we will enjoy dinner at the lodge.


Day 4: Entabeni Game Reserve

After breakfast and checkout, we travel to Entabeni Game Reserve. Once again, if you chose the self-drive option, you will drive to the reserve on your own. If not, there will be a group transfer. Travel time is approximately two and a half hours.


We check in at the Honeyguide Ranger Camp and enjoy a refreshing beverage while a lodge representative provides a brief introduction to the next few days. An approximate schedule including game drives and meal times will be provided.


We will enjoy a late lunch at the camp and relax for a while before embarking on an evening game drive. If you would like to try a night game drive, you can do so at an additional cost.  The evening drive starts in the late afternoon and we will enjoy a sundowner at a scenic point and soak in the beautiful landscape in the glow of the setting sun before the evening drive ahead. The drive will take approximately three hours.  We will experience the bush coming to life as the animals prepare for the night’s hunt.


We return to the lodge for a hearty dinner and retire to our tents filled with impressions of the first day of safari. Falling asleep to the sounds of the wild is truly an unforgettable experience.


Day 5 to 7: Safaris at Entabeni Wild Life Reserve

The next three days will be packed with two daily scheduled game drives. Morning safaris will begin bright and early after a warm drink and biscuits. We embark on safari in open vehicles and catch the stunning sunrise. The beautiful light upon the savannah and chilly morning air wakens the senses and prepares you for the day ahead.


The reserve is home to the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) as well as, other animals such as various species of antelope, giraffe, hyena, hippopotamus, cheetah, wild dogs, baboons, monkeys and more. There is also an abundance of birdlife to observe.


Breakfast is enjoyed back at the lodge. 


Relax after breakfast or have a nap and conserve energy for another exhilarating game drive in the afternoon after lunch.


All meals and two daily game drives are included during your stay at Ranger Camp. For more information about the camp’s facilities, look at the accommodation description.


Day 8: Departure

Enjoy your final morning safari before an early breakfast followed by checkout. An Albatros Travel representative will transfer you to the airport, and if you are driving yourself, make your way back to the airport and proceed to the car rental services to return your car. Your safari adventure has come to an end. Hope to see you again soon!


Accommodation

Zebra Country Lodge

Comfortable country living in a tranquil setting, has never been more accessible. This 400 ha nature reserve and country retreat, with a variety of general game, is located only a thirty minutes’ drive North-East of Pretoria.

The luxury accommodation and executive suites, set in beautiful gardens, offer splendid views of the far-off hills. Mountain Lodge is criss-crossed with gurgling streams and rock features.

Activities, such as fishing or rowing can be enjoyed, as well as a visit to the Ndebele Cultural Village and the Shebeen where themed events and corporate functions are held.

The Lodge also offers as an option, stylish thatched accommodation in a natural setting, surrounded by lush indigenous trees. The lodge offers an informal Dining Area & Boma, Conference facilities and a swimming pool. 

Leisure Activities Provided - Nature Drive, Bush Walk, Massage Therapies, Outdoor Chess, Volleyball.

Adventure Activites Provided - Big 5 Game Drive in Dinokeng Reserve, Horse Riding, Fishing, Hot Air Ballooning, Kayaking.

Cultural Village & Shebeen - Authentic Ndebele Cultural Village, Marimba Band, Interactive Drumming, Curio Shop, Shebeen.

Albatros Ranger Camp

Albatros Ranger Camp is Albatros Adventure’s newest private camp in the Entabeni Game Reserve and beautifully situated in a remote savannah area with abundant wildlife. The camp was recently renovated with new, elegant tents, modern toilet and shower facilities and comfortable furniture. The camp is tastefully designed to provide modern comforts without compromising on the authentic African safari experience. All in all, a top notch camp.

In the summer of 2014, the camp expanded with 15 double tents that are spacious enough for families or friends sharing. Great emphasis was placed on keeping the landscape intact during the camp expansion.

The area surrounding the camp is closed to the public and vehicles are unable to drive through. This means that the wildlife is at closer proximity and our guests are able to experience the African bush up close.

Daily walking safaris and game drives in open vehicles are arranged by the camp.

Other than 15 well-appointed double tents, the camp also boasts a pool, bar and restaurant.  The Ranger Camp offers a genuine bush experience without compromising on comfort and modern amenities.

Price

Prices are Valid from 1st May – 30th November 2015

For 2 People on Twin Sharing Basis: Rs. 68,000 Per Person.

Single Room Supplement: Rs. 20,000 Per Person.

 

Price includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at Zebra Country Lodge and Ranger Camp
  • 2 daily scheduled game drives during stay at Ranger Camp
  • Full board unless otherwise specified. Vegetarian meals available.

Price does not include:

  • International flights
  • Travel and health insurances
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • Anything not mentioned under ‘Price includes’

Practical information

Terms and Conditions
  • These tours and rates are valid for Indian Nationals only.

  • 100% advance to be made at the time of confirmation of bookings or 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour whichever is earlier.

  • Albatros reserves the right to the choice of hotels.

  • Rates are subject to change at the time of booking.

  • Albatros shall not be responsible for any flight delays, flight re-scheduling or any other condition beyond it's reach and control. Any cancellation arising out of the above shall be solely guided by the cancellation policy of the various suppliers like Hotels, Transporters, Ticketing Agents, etc.

Cancellation Policy
  • 30 days before the tour begins, no cancellation fee shall apply.

  • Within 15 - 30 days before the tour begins, 50% charge shall be levied.

  • 7 - 15 days before the tour begins, 75% of the tour price shall be levied.

  • In case of no show or cancellation between 0 - 7 days of the tour commencement, the entire tour cost shall stand forfeited.

Clothing

Pack a jacket for early morning safaris and evening safaris as the air can be cold after the sun sets and before the sun rises. A good pair of walking shoes is also recommended. And don’t forget your bathing suit so you can cool off in the pools at the lodges during the afternoon.


 


Binoculars

Bring a pair of binoculars for wildlife viewing.


 


Vegetarian Meals

We have many meal options available for our vegetarian guests to make them feel right at home. Please do let us know in advance of your special dietary requirements, so we can cater to them and are well prepared on your arrival.