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2 Days- Kruger Safaris Private Reserve Recs

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Hi. My husband and I will have only three days and two nights to attempt to see Kruger this January. I've read private reserves may be the best way to see the most wildlife possible.(Feel free to disagree... we're open to self-drive/KNP.)

We are not concerned with luxury accommodations and would like to spend as little $$ as possible. Our only priority is seeing the big 5 and other animals.

I've read other threads, but wanted to see what kind of responses I got here.

Please let me know your experiences and recommendations for private reserves near Kruger. I have emailed Elephant Plains, Cheetah Plains Lodge, and Mala Mala.

Other considerations: Transportation from Johannesburg?

THANKS!

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