If a Kruger Park safari is not on your bucket list, it certainly should be! The Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the most popular safari destinations in the world – people who visit this spectacular place usually long to return. While many people opt for safari destinations in Kenya and Tanzania, these safaris and lodges tend to be very far away from civilisation. For those who like to have modern conveniences on their doorstep while still being able to enjoy the African wild in its natural state, a Kruger Park safari is the best thing to do, as this wonderful game reserve is located close to the town of Hoedspruit where all modern conveniences can be found.
The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in the world and is located in the province of Mpumalanga, about four hours’ drive from Johannesburg. A safari is a wonderful adventure for adults and children of all ages. The thrill of encountering wild animals in their natural habitat just cannot be beaten. The Kruger Park is also home to the Big 5, which consist of the five most elusive animals in South Africa – the buffalo, elephant, lion, cheetah, and rhino. Being up close and personal with any of these animals is utterly thrilling and there are many other African fauna and flora to encounter and enjoy.
While most international guests tend to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport and then find their way to the reserve, we recommend that you and your family make use of one of our daily shuttles departing from the airport. We also do daily return trips which will deliver you safely back to the airport again. Instead of trying to rent a vehicle and trying to figure out the route to the Kruger Park with tired children in the back, take one of our comfortable safari coaches instead. All you have to do is sit back and admire the passing landscapes in our comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.
If you are not staying in the reserve itself, we recommend that you and your family join our crew on a full day Kruger Park safari. We depart from Hoedspruit early in the morning, and our specially adapted game-viewing vehicles are designed to maximise visibility. Our safaris are conducted by a qualified guide that knows the Kruger Park and environment very well and can provide some interesting and helpful information about the animals you may encounter along the way. We do regular rest stops and lunch can be taken at a scenic picnic spot on in one of the many rest camp restaurants in the reserve. If you are lucky, you may even spot the Big 5 in one day.
If you really want to take your family on an adventure of a lifetime, you simply have to take them on a Kruger National Park safari! Contact our friendly team for more information today.