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Fly-In SafarisSabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
We offer a variety of "fly-in" wildlife safaris from Johannesburg to the luxury game lodges in the world renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
These safaris are ideal for the discerning traveler who does not have time to spend on the road between the city and the reserve, and who wishes to experience the best that a safari in Africa has to offer in this game and predator rich reserve.
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve shares a common 50 km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park to the east and two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand Rivers, flow through this park, sustaining the diverse fauna and flora of the area, which enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in Africa. Such is the integrity of the environment that there is consistently a year round population of animals that remain within the area.
There is migration between this, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, ensuring genetic diversity with an integrated biodiversity within the entire 2, 7 million hectare protected area.
Due to considerate game viewing practises where clients remain within the 'profile' of the open vehicles and the animals have priority, the trackers and game rangers of the various lodges are able to offer exceptional game viewing of all the general game species, as well as the high profile animals.
The success of viewing leopard within this area is legendary and allowing sufficient time in this area, such animals as elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species, may be closely observed within their own ranges. This greater area is home to 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species.
4-Day Luxury Fly-in Safari
Johannesburg – Sabi Sands – Johannesburg
Day 1 – Sabi Sand
Today you will fly from the Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo International) directly into the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch and your afternoon/evening game drive. You will overnight at our preferred lodge in this reserve. The Sabi Sand Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, including The Big Five, and a number of endangered species too. Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the reserves. The Sabi Sand Reserve is part of the largest conservation area in Southern Africa
Day 2, 3, – Sabi Sand
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The next two days will be spent in following the individual lodges’ programme. Although this may differ slightly from lodge to lodge, the programme is usually this: You are woken early (this depends on time of year), and offered some light refreshment, (tea/coffee/juice and something light to eat) before embarking on the morning game drive. Midway through the drive some more light refreshment is again offered, and at the conclusion of the morning drive you return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you usually have a choice of going on a walk with an armed ranger or relaxing at the pool, reading or whatever. Lunch is then offered and again in the afternoon tea/coffee/juice and cake is enjoyed before commencing the afternoon/evening drive. Midway through this drive a sundowner stop is made to enjoy some drinks and snacks, before continuing on the drive, the latter being with the aid of a spotlight to pick up on the nocturnal species. Then its back to the lodge to enjoy dinner and drinks before retiring for some well earned sleep. The accommodation is of a 4 and 5-star standard and all meals that are offered are of top quality.
Day 4 - Johannesburg
After this morning’s game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Johannesburg.