Below is a list of various safari-style options that will help you identify the ideal experience that you are looking for.

 

These vary in according to primary safari activities and accommodation types preferred.

SAFARI INFORMATION

 

 

CLASSIC SAFARI

 

                   A SAFARI is a perfect way to EXPLORE the landscape and its WILDLIFE comfortably.

Experience Africa's most prolific animal life up-close in their wild habitat while enjoying world-class comfort and dining at a luxury lodge.

 

From an open vehicle alongside an expert wilderness guide, you will be lead around the bushveld in search of Africa's favourite safari wildlife. When not searching for wildlife, you will experience absolute luxury accommodation, hospitality, and fine dining at the finest lodges South Africa has to offer.

 

The Classic Safari is catered to the traveller who wishes for top class accommodation, fine dining and comfort while breathing in the fresh wilderness air.  Each day will have two guided game drives, one early in the morning and the other later in the afternoon. Each drive lasts roughly 3 hours with a break in between where refreshments are served out in the bush. 

 

Typical Itinerary (may change according to location and preferences)

 

- Wake up early.
- Morning refreshment and light breakfast.
- Game drive with a comfort stop and refreshments halfway through in the bush.
- Breakfast at the lodge.
- Other arranged activities or relaxation. Such as a short guided bush walk, relaxing at the pool or spa, etc.
- Lunch and relaxation.
- Second game drive activity with sundowner drinks in the bush.
- Dinner and drinks.

 

 

                                   A BUSHWALK safari EXPLORES nature comfortably by OPEN VEHICLE and FOOT.

BUSHWALK SAFARI

Be immersed in the wild by exploring it on foot in the most spectacular wilderness concessions in South Africa, while also enjoying the many comforts the lodge has to offer.

 

The Slackpacking experience is designed for you to be immersed in nature's tranquillity while grounded on your feet. It is for exploring the environment up close and learning its secrets while tracking down the prolific wildlife such as elephant and lion alongside an expert trails guide.

 

While staying at the lodge, each day will have two guided walks, one early in the morning and the other later in the afternoon. A vehicle will also be used to drive to walking locations, sundowner stops or relaxing game drives.

 

 

Typical Itinerary (may change according to location and preferences)

 

- Wake up early.
- Morning refreshment and light breakfast.
- Depart for wilderness walk with short breaks in between.
- Breakfast at the lodge.
- Other arranged activities or relaxation. Such as birding around the lodge, relaxing at the pool or spa, etc.
- Lunch and relaxation.
- Second wilderness walk with possible sundowner drinks in the bush.
- Dinner and drinks.

 

 

                                   A trails safari is an ADVENTURE through the WILDERNESS on FOOT.

WILDERNESS TRAIL SAFARI

This package is for those who want to explore the wild by foot, sleep underneath the stars and be removed from the world of humans.

The Wilderness Trail Safari is a hike of multiple nights through some of the wildest big 5 reserves in South Africa. The lodge and vehicle are left behind as an expert trails guide takes you through a wilderness wonderland. Here the emphasis is on appreciating the overlooked parts of nature, while also tracking down big 5 animals for fantastic encounters.

The walking is done in the cooler hours of the day, while the heat midday and dark of nighttime is spent relaxing at rest spots. Here breakfast, lunch, and dinner comprise of typical hiking food prepared on gas cookers. You will sleep underneath the stars without tents. Members of the group take turns in the evening to keep a small fire burning while enjoying the blissful sounds of the wilderness nights. 

Typical Itinerary (may change according to location and preferences)

​- Wake up early.
- Morning refreshment and breakfast.
- Depart on a walk with short breaks in between.
- Lunch and relaxation as the day warm up.
- Second wilderness walk as the day cools down.
- Relax at sleepout spot and enjoy dinner.

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Driver

This is for the traveller who wants the trip arranged in terms of accommodation and transport, without having a personal guide accompany them on the journey. All accommodation and road transport is arranged to and from locations. All safari activities are conducted by guides at the respective accommodations. You will remain in communication with Green Monkey Safari for whatever you may need along the journey.

Self Drive

This is ideal for longer trips where freedom of movement is completely in your control. It allows you to specifically visit the sites that appeal to you on your own accord, while the overall backbone of the journey is conveniently constructed for you. Additional information on recommended beautiful and interesting stops along the way is provided.  You will remain in communication with Green Monkey Safari for whatever you may need along the journey.

Private Guide

This trip is conducted by an expert safari guide who will accompany you from start to finish. The guide will act as your primary host while working alongside the various site-based guides at different lodges and locations. Emphasis is placed on the environment and nature as various locations are explored alongside a knowledgable and professional wilderness guide.

Flights

All major cities, including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban cater for international and local flights. While more remote tourist destinations are easily accessed via flights to various game reserves or neighbouring towns. This makes travelling from city to wilderness a breeze. When Green Monkey Safari constructs your travel itinerary, the best choices for flights will be recommended for you to consider and book. Green Monkey Safari will arrange ground-based transfers to and from the airport/airstrip your desired locations.