Welcome to Doc Antle’s African Safari. This exclusive trip will take you into the heart of the South African wilderness, to the world's number one rated wildlife viewing destination. The adventure truly begins when we depart Johannesburg in a small aircraft and land at Skukuza airstrip, deep in the middle of the African bush veldt. Each day we will experience the thrill of seeing Africa's big game animals in their natural habitat. Being in one of Earth's last truly wild places, we will glimpse what the wild world must have been like during prehistoric times. The phenomenal game viewing we will have is only equaled by the 5-star accommodations and dining that await us back at our riverside camp.

Elephant Feeding
Rob with Elephant
Lions at Rest

Nov. 20 - We are excited you have chosen to join us for an African Safari of a lifetime. We depart from Newark Liberty Internation Airport (EWR) in the evening. Please ensure that you arrive in Newark with plenty of time to check in for your international flight.

Nov. 21 - We will arrive at Johannesburg International Airport in the evening. We will be met by a concierge service who will help expedite our passing through customs and immigration. We will check into City Lodge, a very pleasant and comfortable hotel located inside the airport. This will give you a chance to enjoy a hot shower and a good rest after the international flight. You will be able to exchange U.S. Dollars for South African Rand at this point.

Nov. 22 - This morning you will wake up rested and ready to go. A buffet breakfast will be offered in the hotel restaurant prior to our departure. We will again be guided by the concierge service, through the airline check-in and then through security. This is the morning your African Safari of a lifetime really begins. We will board the Airlink aircraft for a one-hour flight, landing at Skukuza airport, located within South Africa's famous Kruger National Park. After arrival, we will load into a 4x4 Land Cruiser for our 45-minute drive to the camp. During this drive, it’'s a good idea to have your camera handy. We will have our first great opportunity to spot wildlife. It is not uncommon to find impala, kudu, giraffes, wildebeests, warthogs, eagles, and so much more before we even make it to camp.

Upon arrival at camp, you will be met by your ranger and camp staff. After some quick refreshments and camp orientation, you will be able to settle into your room and prepare for our first game drive.

At approximately 4 PM, we will meet on the main lodge’s back deck (overlooking the river) for a quick cup of tea or coffee. Our first game drive will take us deep into the bush where we have the opportunity to spot a wealth of different species, up close, in their native environment. Each game drive lasts approximately 4 hours and can be tailored to the guests interests. Returning to camp after dark, you will be escorted to your room by camp security to freshen up before dinner. (Camp security escorts all guests after dark, as it is quite common for wildlife to wander into camp.) We will meet in the main Lodge for drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres and then the first of many truly phenomenal meals we will enjoy.

Lion Drinking
Rhinos Jeep
Peeple Sightings

Nov. 23-28 - Every day, in the early morning and afternoon/evening, we will participate in exhilarating game drives and experience firsthand the true magic and mystery of the dark continent. With a very small number of permitted guests at the reserve and more than 40,000 acres to explore, we will seldom see another person while in the bush. The truly phenomenal wildlife viewing can be best described as "National Geographic LIVE." If desired, you can participate in guided walks through the bush. This offers the opportunity to learn about much of the smaller flora and fauna often missed while driving in the Land Rovers. In the early afternoons you can relax in the pool, work out in the facility gym, lounge on an observation deck or, for a nominal fee, indulge yourself in a massage or spa treatment. All meals are included, as well as morning tea and biscuits, sundowner snacks and hors d'oeuvres, and drinks from the bar (some premium spirits may cost a bit extra). You will find many new and sumptuous dishes and find it all but impossible to go away hungry. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know and the chefs will do their absolute best to accommodate your needs.

Day 1 Cheetahs
Group Tour
Hyenas Jeep

Nov. 29 - We will enjoy our last morning game drive and the magical atmosphere of the African bush veldt. After returning to camp, we will have a leisurely breakfast and have plenty of time to freshen up, pack and check out. A 45-minute drive back to Skukuza Airport will give us one last opportunity to spot more wildlife. A one-hour flight will return us back to Johannesburg International Airport. Prior to the international flight, there will be plenty of time for last minute souvenir shopping. We will also have access to a private travel lounge, which offers comfortable seating, free WiFi, and complementary food and drinks.

Nov. 30 - During the flight home, you will have plenty of time to reflect on the amazing experiences we've shared and new friends we've met. After landing in the United States, everyone will part ways, heading home to share the excitement of their experience with friends and family.

Safari Elephants
Zebras Jeep
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