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Big 5 Encounters

Big 5 Encounters - Encounters Travel
Big 5 Encounters - Encounters Travel
Starts
Johannesburg
+1 Destinations
Kruger National Park
Ends
Johannesburg
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Highlights

  • Gaze in awe at the towering cliffs of Blyde River Canyon
  • Witness the circle of life in action on the African plains
  • Get up close to some of Africa’s most stealthy predators
  • Experience the thrill of photographing the Big Five
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Big Five, Camping, Safari, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Encounters Travel
Start and end in Johannesburg! With the big five tour Big 5 Encounters, you have a 4 day tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and Kruger National Park. Big 5 Encounters includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg. Greater Kruger NP
  2. Day 2: Kruger National Park
  3. Day 3: Kruger National Park
  4. Day 4: Panorama Route to Johannesburg

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Joseph J. Kaunda's review about another Encounters Travel tour
    4.0 - Good

    This was a great tour for anyone seeking adventure! But if you are looking for a five-star holiday, look elsewhere. We were lucky to have a great team that bonded well, despite age span from late teens to fifties. Our tour guide, Gift, and driver Doc were... Read more

  • Henry Charles Wilson's review about another Encounters Travel tour
    4.0 - Good

    The itenerary was not always followed. The most egregious problem was staying 250 km (3 hrs.) on an extremely rough road from the gate of sossusvlei (dunes). It also made the day before about 150 km longer and the day after 100km longer. Neither... Read more

  • JarredManasse's review about another Encounters Travel tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    If you're looking for a comprehensive tour of Egypt, then this tour ticks all the boxes. So informative, great accommodation and a brilliant guide who will keep you entertained throughout your journey.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What are the accommodation options for this tour?

    The accommodation normally used on our Big 5 Encounters tour is as shown below:

    - Johannesburg - Belvedere Estate
    - Kruger - Nkambeni Safari Camp

    All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

  • What type of vehicle do you use on your Africa tours?

    On our Africa tours we use overland vehicles for the majority of road transfers.

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  • Michael7th March 2019
    The prices were very competitive and what I really liked was that it was in my local currency. When I booked the confirmation came back in good time. Since then I have received more correspondence regarding the trip, which is good to see and very informative.

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Plugs & Adapters

South Africa

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Start and end in Johannesburg.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 20 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 October 2019, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Encounters Travel. Please familiarise yourself with the Encounters Travel payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Encounters Travel tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 868 km.
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • 434 km
  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
  • 434 km
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)

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