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Mpumalanga region Safari tour and lodging expert

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Mpumalanga region Safari tour and lodging expert

6/24/14

Expert in the Mpumalanga region for Safari day tours and lodging?

First time travel to south Africa

Please advise me who are the top 5 budget day Safari companies that do safaris only in the Mpumalanga region (next to Sabi Sand reserve) Skukuza, and book no

lodging? I would prefer to pick safari tours based on quality and price instead of one choice from the hotel! Is this a big concern, or not?

I was researching Royal Kruger Lodge (Summit Tours) and the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, but know little about how good and affordable their safari are? Interested in morning, and evening safaris in the Sabi Sand reserve, and half day traveling on tour to blythe river canyon!

Any suggestions, for third day safaris of Sabi Sand reserve? half day sanctuay trip, half day panaroma?

How do the Safari Tour Co's rank as far is quality among other safari co in the area, compared to the Protea Hotel Kruger gate? $45 US Dollars for 3 hours! $112 for full day! I would prefer at least 1 day of a walking safari, and I do not see that mentioned in the safari by Ecco tours? Someone in trip advisor mentioned the safaris from the Protea Kruger gate do not allow guests to get out of the jeep at all times, is this correct?

Thank you,

br125

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Naracoorte
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1. Re: Mpumalanga region Safari tour and lodging expert

Can't recommend any day tour operators sorry as we self drive. However no operator will allow guests to get out of the vehicle at any time except for scheduled stops for morning/afternoon tea/toilet break or lunch/toilet break at designated areas for obvious reasons. I can't imagine a tour company would keep guests on a vehicle for three or four hours straight (or longer) without at least a toilet break.

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2. Re: Mpumalanga region Safari tour and lodging expert

Hi there,

Also can't recommend tours as we also self drive - have you thought of doing that? Or would you prefer being part of a group?

Warm regards

Jacqui Sive l Owner & Safari Specialist, Lodge Trackers l Author, Kruger Safari Guide Blog l

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