Safari Wildside Adventure

All Inclusive • 9 Days

The Entabeni Safari Conservancy offers a true African bush experience with 55 mammal species (including lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino), 300 plants species and 380 bird species. Visit the Sterkrivier people and work with them on a project to better their community.

May 5 - May 13, 2019

$2750.00

$3375.00

per person based on double occupancy


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Activity Level: Light

Generally even terrain and gentle walking surfaces with minimal elevation changes. In safari vehicles much of the time.

Altruism Index: 3

We will spend 3 to 4 hours working on a social project changing peoples lives and supporting the eco system. Every trip over $1,500 of your money goes into making big changes.

Service Level: Upgraded

Comfortable safari tents and higher end hotels (Except on stated excursions) . All private transportation. all included meals and most activities

Group Size: Min 8 pax, Max 16 pax

Our group size will remain small so we can move swiftly and tailor experiences to every individual.

Travel Experience: Pampered

High-end hotels and top level service for an experience that drops you into the life of locals for a few hours. You will rest assured you will have a great nights sleep, with memorable meals from the city’s finest chefs in your belly. Many of our trips also include evening in-room massages.

Trip Highlights:

  • Safari Exploration
  • Lion Encounter
  • Foundation Project
  • Local Dance

 

About the Guides

Jud Yaski is an adventure veteran with over 22 years of international travel, extreme sports, and corporate hospitality under his belt. Jud has traveled throughout South East Asia, Hawaii and South America for the last 20 years. His love for these countries and its peoples, along with inside knowledge through months of travel to each location are reflected in the extraordinary adventures he will be sharing with you.

Steve Juba has over 5 years of experience leading and escorting tours. Steve’s passion for travel, adventure, and his interest in the people he guides shines through on each journey. His attention to detail, kind demeanor, and ability to adapt to any situation make him an excellent travel planner and adventure leader.

Itinerary

Days 1-3: Welcome to Entanabi

Get ready to take part in an authentic African experience. You will get to observe wonderfully diverse flora and fauna like you’ve never seen before, while also meeting the lovely people native to the area. This will be a week of fun and adventure!

Day 1 Destination

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, South Africa

DAY 1

Entabeni Private Nature Reserve, Ravineside

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

On your arrival at Johannesburg Airport we will be met by our driver to transfer to Ravineside Safari Lodge. The transfer takes approximately 3.5 hours.

The Entabeni Conservatory offers a true African bush experience in the Waterberg’s Big Five country and covering more than 22 000 hectares of bushveld, ravines, savanna, sandy wetlands and wooded hills. Even better, the entire reserve is Malaria-free. There are 5 different ecosystems within the reserve offering excellent game viewing safaris and bird watching. Ravineside lodge is built on stilts, hugging the side of a cliff under Entabeni Mountain. A visitor on safari in South Africa will be awestruck by the unrestricted views of ravines and hillsides.

The Lodge has wooden lodges on stilts, each lodge with luxury en suite bedrooms, decorated in a traditional African theme. Ravineside also hosts a large central swimming pool for guests to cool off in. The spa offers a variety of treatments for those who wish to truly unwind during their time in the bush. Weather permitting, dinners are regularly served in the boma with its wonderfully wild ambience. This afternoon we’ll embark on our first exciting game drive!

DAY 2

Connecting with the people

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After a thrilling game drive in the cool morning air, taking in the dreamy landscape as the sun teases the mists from the rugged African bush, we are sure to site an elephant, Giraffes, or a variety of species of antelopes grazing nearby and likely one or more of the big 5. After a satisfying breakfast, we will have a special day of not just witnessing the animals of this unique region, but connecting, and more importantly supporting the unique and proud people of this region. Through the lodge’s LEGEND SPORT & EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, we will have the opportunity to visit the Sterkrivier people and work with them on a project to better the community.

In addition to a dance program to encourage traditional culture that is easily lost in modern society, they also have developed a computer program and have a primary school. Please consider bringing an old laptop to donate, which can empower students to gain the skills needed to change the destiny of their family and future. We will not only be able to give back to people truly in need, but we’ll have a very unique opportunity to step away from the windows of our vehicles and the lenses of our cameras, and truly connect to the people and culture we have travelled so far to see.

If we are lucky, we may get an opportunity to have a visit from the local Dance school for a private performance and cultural exchange in the evening, schedules permitting.

The African sunset will beckon us back to our beautiful retreat, where we will enjoy the blessings of a luxurious lodge, and a sumptuous meal, appreciating all that we have.

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Days 3-9 (6 Nights): Entabeni Private Game Reserve, Wildside

Accommodation for the next 6 nights is in comfortable luxury tents at the Wildside Safari Camp. With 20 tents, including four family tents all with en suite facilities and the open lounge/bar area with the romantic roaring fire in “the boma”, the perfect end to a relaxed day in the bush is complete.

Day 3 Destination

Entabeni, South Africa

See incredible wildlife in our Wildside Safari Camp

DAY 3

Destination of the Day

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation for the next 6 nights is in comfortable luxury tents at the Wildside Safari Camp. With 20 tents, including four family tents all with en suite facilities and the open lounge/bar area with the romantic roaring fire in “the boma”, the perfect end to a relaxed day in the bush is complete.

DAY 4

Another day of giving back

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After an exhilarating morning of stunning wildlife, we once again have the opportunity to connect with the community and contribute to those in need. The Schaaphok Primary School is just a short ride from our remote retreat, where we will donate supplies, teach class, help with their meals in wheels farming program, play with the kids, and contribute to Destination Earth’s popular Lending library where we each bring toys and games that can be checked out by the kids and returned at the end of their learning/play session to the library. We plan on a couple of special stops along the way to view unique vignettes of life outside of the game reserve.

DAY 5

Destination for the Day

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Most mornings we’ll wake up early for tea/coffee/ and snacks to embark on our morning game drive with a professional guide throughout the Entabeni Conservancy. After our morning safaris we’ll return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and relaxation by the pool or lodge. A buffet lunch will also be available every day at the Boma Bar and day dining outdoor patio. Most afternoons we’ll depart on another game drive or other *optional activities at our behest. Upon returning to the lodge each night we’ll have a delicious dinner in the dining room follow by hot chocolate and coffee around the boma (camp fire and “meeting place”).

DAY 6

Destination for the Day

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Most mornings we’ll wake up early for tea/coffee/ and snacks to embark on our morning game drive with a professional guide throughout the Entabeni Conservancy. After our morning safaris we’ll return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and relaxation by the pool or lodge. A buffet lunch will also be available every day at the Boma Bar and day dining outdoor patio. Most afternoons we’ll depart on another game drive or other *optional activities at our behest. Upon returning to the lodge each night we’ll have a delicious dinner in the dining room follow by hot chocolate and coffee around the boma (camp fire and “meeting place”).

DAY 7

Destination for the Day

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Most mornings we’ll wake up early for tea/coffee/ and snacks to embark on our morning game drive with a professional guide throughout the Entabeni Conservancy. After our morning safaris we’ll return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and relaxation by the pool or lodge. A buffet lunch will also be available every day at the Boma Bar and day dining outdoor patio. Most afternoons we’ll depart on another game drive or other *optional activities at our behest. Upon returning to the lodge each night we’ll have a delicious dinner in the dining room follow by hot chocolate and coffee around the boma (camp fire and “meeting place”).

DAY 8

Destination for the Day

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Most mornings we’ll wake up early for tea/coffee/ and snacks to embark on our morning game drive with a professional guide throughout the Entabeni Conservancy. After our morning safaris we’ll return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and relaxation by the pool or lodge. A buffet lunch will also be available every day at the Boma Bar and day dining outdoor patio. Most afternoons we’ll depart on another game drive or other *optional activities at our behest. Upon returning to the lodge each night we’ll have a delicious dinner in the dining room follow by hot chocolate and coffee around the boma (camp fire and “meeting place”).

DAY 9

Entabeni Private Game Reserve Johannesburg

Meals: Breakfast

Say goodbye the magic of Entabeni with one last early morning game drive and breakfast before we depart to O.R Tambo International Airport for our flight home.

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What's Included

  • Meet & Greet by upon arrival in South Africa
  • 8 Nights Accommodation in double or twin rooms as stated in itinerary
  • Meals as defined in itinerary. (All Inclusive)
  • Return airport transfers as specified in itinerary
  • Entrance Fees where applicable
  • 24-hour ground team standby services should the need arise & Destination Earth Customer Support

What's Not Included

  • Airfares (International) & airport taxes.
  • Items of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, minibar charges, etc.
  • Any tours not specified within the above itinerary
  • Tipping for Tour Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Early check-in
  • Bank fees for credit card payments (3.5% of total tour cost)
  • Other items not mentioned in the Tour Price INCLUDES list.
  • *PLEASE NOTE: Children under 6 years are not permitted on game vehicles.

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Safari Wildside Adventure

May 5 - May 13, 2019

$2750.00

$3375.00

per person based on double occupancy


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Kathy M.

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"I had a great time this past week and want to thank you for all the work you and Jud and Joe did in planning the adventure. Your willingness to change plans and be so accommodating made the trip extra special for me. And of course, the humor. What can I say? I felt like we were all part of a close family. I have told several people about Destination Earth and hope they will contact you. Thanks again, Kathy"

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New Mexico, USA

“This was seriously the best group I’ve ever had the privilege of traveling with. I can’t say enough good things about D.E. Looking for the right company? You’ve found it!”

Kieth K.

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"Jud and Steve did a fabulous job on my recent tour with them to Myanmar and Sumatra. They really listen carefully to our desires and are open to making any adjustments in their planned itinerary to give everybody everything they want to experience. For example, the main reason I signed up for the trip was to photograph the ancient temples in Bagan. Well, following a less than stellar sunset shoot at the temples on our last night due to weather, even though we were flying out about 10 AM the next morning, they scrambled and put together a sunrise shoot that turned out to be mind blowing incredible! I’m so thankful for that 🙏🏻 and it remains as one of my top two memories of the trip. All along the way we stayed very comfortably in great hotels and ate wonderful local food. So, thanks guys, we’ll definitely do it again!"