A rhino stands silently alongside the rutted trail. Zebras canter away into the distance, kicking up a mystical swirl of dust. An elephant stands above the vehicle, and it's impossible to miss the giraffes that roam along the horizon. Africa promises so many images of wilderness and wildlife; within an hour of landing, you're already amongst them. Your private transfer will meet you at Johannesburg International Airport and assist you to the domestic terminal for the short flight to Nelspruit. You're picked up by your safari guide and quickly enter into the world of Kruger National Park. This ecosystem is home to over half the world's rhinos and an abundant collection of the big cats. So you rarely have to wait long for the premier safari postcard-worthy picture.
Spend the afternoon driving through Kruger. Go slowly and pick up on the natural cues. Elephants lead you to a waterhole being used by hyenas. Kudu and springbok skip across the trail. Peer closely into the trees and something moves. Keep looking. Concentrate. And as the branch moves again, you spot a leopard. As sunset falls, you arrive at Tinga Narina Lodge, set within its own private concession. Great numbers of wild animals surround the lodge, keeping the safari going into the night. Settle into your luxury suite and you can still see the wildlife through the window. Elegant and imbued with old-world charm, Tinga Narina is both a journey into the wild and a celebration of traditional safari luxury. Consider reading some of our traveler reviews of African safaris to further refine and perfect your own African Safari itinerary.
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