Kruger Park Safari
There is no experience that matches the thrill of an authentic African adventure. And, you don’t get much more authentically African than a Kruger Park safari. This world-famous game reserve is one of the biggest on the African continent, and home to more species of large mammals than any of the other. To help you plan the perfect Kruger Park safari, we have collected some handy tips for you to keep in mind:
1.Choose the Time of Year
Thanks to the mild weather in South Africa, there is no right or wrong time for a Kruger Park safari. However, each season will bring a different experience. Summer is greener and livelier with young animals, but the foliage may obstruct animal sightings. Winter, while sunny, can be very cold in the mornings and evenings, but animal sightings are easier due to them congregating around the diminishing waterholes.
2.Pack the Right Clothes
Even in winter, the sun can be intense during the day. Pack some cool clothes that still provide cover. Consider a hat. Early mornings and nights, however, can be chilling during this season, so bring something along to keep you nice and cosy.
3.Take a Camera
Live in the moment and take in the sights in front of you. But, also realise that you will see some dramatic landscapes and awesome wildlife that you may want to capture and revisit. Take a good camera with you to immortalise these moments.
4.Get an Early Start… or Stay After Dark
It is tempting to sleep in on a holiday, but if you want to make the most of your Kruger Park safari, you may want to rethink your strategy. The best animal sightings often take place very early in the mornings or at night after dark.
5.Pay Attention to the Monkeys and Birds
It can sometimes be tricky to spot the wildlife. If on a guided game drive, your tour guide should be able to point out where they are. But, also look out for when monkeys or birds disturb the peace. This might indicate the presence of a predator.
6.Book Your Game Drives
To maximise your chances of spotting as many majestic animals as possible on your Kruger Park safari, consider booking professional game drives – a full-day trip is certainly worth it. The professional tour guides know the areas and the habits of the animals, and they are trained to spot the presence of even the stealthiest creatures.
7.Your Holiday Starts Before You Arrive at Your Destination
Avoid arriving at your destination exhausted at the start of your Kruger Park safari. The game reserve is quite some distance from Johannesburg, so it is important to book your transfer in advance. Choose a trusted company that offers comfortable shuttles, so that you can arrive at your lodge fresh and ready for your adventure.
Kruger Park Shuttle can help you plan the perfect safari. We offer luxury shuttle services to and from the Kruger area, as well as a selection of guided game drives through the park. Speak to one of our friendly agents and let us create an unforgettable safari experience for you.