DAYS 1 – 4
SHISHANGENI PRIVATE LODGE, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Luxury Chalet – Full Board
After completing Customs at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg this morning, check in for your flight to KMIA Airport in Nelspruit. On arrival at KMIA Airport you will be met by a driver from EZ Shuttle who will display a Welcome Board with your name on it. You will then be transferred to Shishangeni Private Lodge in the Kruger National Park.
You will enjoy the huge diversity of game, plant and birdlife on game drives in an Open Safari Vehicle and look out for the endangered African wild dog, cheetah, lion, leopard, hippo, elephant, rhino and hyena to name just a few. Enjoy an unforgettable wildlife experience in a magical environment. Thrilling game activities include early morning and late afternoon into evening game drives.
Your accommodation is in a Luxury Chalet with ensuite bathroom, outside shower, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and a balcony with spacious deck perfect for gameviewing.
Lodge facilities include a private gameviewing deck, splash pool, lounge area, gym, spa and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Activities include 2 game drives per day in an Open Safari Vehicle.
At Shishangeni you will indulge in a most thrilling wildlife safari. Your ranger will follow the signs of the wild in an Open Safari Vehicle and endeavour to make your experience one you won’t forget. The combination of thrilling wildlife encounters, luxury lodge, tantalizing food, the excitement of stories around the campfire and the sounds of the bush will make your safari a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And don’t forget the special birdlife that create a unique bush atmosphere with their calls, beautiful plumage and constant antics.
Included : Accommodation, all meals, two game drives per day, Park fees, airport transfer and main gate transfers
DAYS 4 – 7
MANTENGA LODGE, EZULWINI VALLEY, SWAZILAND
Standard Room – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
This morning you will be collected by a driver from Buzz Around Tours who will transfer you by road to Mantenga Lodge in Swaziland (4 hours).
Mantenga Lodge is located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley (Valley of Heaven) at the foot of Sheba’s Breasts Mountains (immortalized by Rider Haggards’ “King Solomon’s Mines”) and overlooking the legendary Execution Rock.
You are booked in a Standard Room with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, telephone and tea/ coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the Lodge.
Included : Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, transfer from Shishangeni, transfer to Johannesburg
DAY 5 – ACTIVITY
TASTE OF ESWATINI FULL DAY TOUR
This morning you will be collected by your Swazi Trails guide at 09:00 for your Taste of Eswatini Full Day Tour. Your tour is flexible and may include any of the following : Buy fruit, muffin or mealie-bead snacks at a local market, taste Swazi food, taste Swazi beer or Maganu (Marula wine in season), visit Swazi homesteads, see how food is prepared in homesteads and lend a hand to mill the staple maizemeal, collect water from the river, herd cattle or goats with Swazi herd boys, till fields with a span of oxen, weed maize fields, watch a local soccer match, visit a Swazi school, watch the daily tasks of washing clothing in the river… and experience Swaziland as it happens every day.
Not everything mentioned above is possible to do in one day but the idea is to make use of as many ad hoc opportunities for cultural interaction as possible. Experiences will differ from tour to tour as many different homesteads are visited on a random basis. Experiences will also vary with the day of the week and the season of year. In spring, fields are being ploughed, summer is planting and then weeding season and after harvesting in autumn there is little activity in the fields until the following spring. The guide will use his or her discretion on where to go and at what time in the day. On overcast or cold days, he may choose options that are more suitable, whilst on hot summer days he will keep walking to a minimum.
This tour may run to the south first and thereafter to the north or vice versa. This decision is left to the guide depending on pick-up and drop-off points as well as prevailing local conditions.
Please Note : Lunch is not included on this tour. Discuss the type of lunch you are keen on experiencing with your guide and he will source a suitable venue for you.