Private jet flight to the Kruger National Park
Spend a leisurely breakfast watching the sun play across the waters of the mighty Zambezi River. A private transfer will take you to Victoria Falls airport to board the private jet, bound for Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in Nelspruit ,South Africa.
Arrive at this gateway to the Kruger National Park for a short charter flight to Ngala Airstrip, where the beaming &Beyond team will welcome you to the wildlife-rich bushveld of South Africa.
Spend 3 nights at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp
While &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp never lets you forget that you are in the wild, there is nothing primitive about this chic and contemporary camp. The romance of canvas, with hypnotic night sounds, and flickering lanterns mingle with the simple sophistication of polished wooden decks, textured fabrics and clean lines.
Experience the rare opportunity to participate in a Rhino Notching experience. Get up close and personal with these highly endangered giants of the African bush on this once in a lifetime adventure, to assist in the conservation of rhinos. Additional exciting activities include game drives, bush walks, hot air balloon safaris or a scenic helicopter flight over the lowveld.
Experience a rhino-notching adventure or spend the day with the Anti-Poaching tracker dog unit
Today you will embark on an adventure unlike any other. You will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join in on a rhino notching experience. As this is a sensitive project involving a live animal, the rhino notching team will choose either your second or third day to pursue the activity.
Here, you will have the opportunity to witness the capture and darting of either a black or a white rhino. A wildlife vet will locate and dart the rhino from the vantage point of a helicopter, whilst you, and the ground crew, follow in open 4×4 safari vehicles. Once darted, the veterinary team will notch the sleeping animal’s ear for research and security monitoring, as well as insert a microchip into the horn, enabling researchers to correctly identify different rhino on the reserve.
Should the rhino notching activity not be available, spend the day with the anti-poaching tracker dog unit learning how they fight the dangers of poaching each day, and spend time with these highly specialized canines in their daily routines.
Explore the bush on twice-daily game drives that venture out in search of the Big Five, as well as a host of other fascinating creatures. Ngala is fortunate to have had regular sightings of the endangered African wild dog, so make sure to keep an eye out for this fascinating animal. The early morning game drive will leave in the cool grey of dawn, with the mysteries of the bush lying open before you.
Your experienced ranger and tracker team will discuss what you hope to see prior to the drive and will do their best to find all your favourite animals for you. After breakfast there is the option to set off on a bush walk and explore the finer details of your surroundings, from animal tracks to plants, insects and birds. Another game drive sets off in the late afternoon, continuing after dark for a glimpse into the nocturnal lives of Africa’s predators.