If you are looking for a real Kruger National Park safari adventure then look no further. We are a safari company that specialises in wildlife safaris within the Kruger National Park, South Africa, to make your wildest African safari dreams to come true. The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s finest jewels; it is like no other in the world. The park was established in 1898 to protect the fauna and flora and today the park is almost 20 000 square kilometres in size, an area bigger than Wales or Israel!
The Kruger National Park sits in the heart of the South African Lowveld between the towering Drakensberg, where you will find the world’s 3rd biggest canyon, the Blyde-River Canyon, and the Mozambique coastal plains. The biodiversity is one of the greatest in the world and the park has an abundance of wildlife; 49 fish species, 505 birds, 35 amphibians, 118 species of reptiles and 148 mammals. Among the animals in the park is the much loved Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino). A few days on a Kruger National Park safari can bring many sightings.
Although the Kruger Park is definitely one of the best places in Africa to visit, especially as you can see the Big 5, the Kruger experience should not be reduced by a checklist. The Kruger has so much more to offer than just the Big 5 and when you are travelling with us, you will be making the kind of memories that will last a lifetime. We will take you on all of the best roads, and to those areas of the Kruger best known for spotting wildlife.
Our guides have in-depth knowledge of the Kruger and all of its inhabitants. They can easily spot even the most elusive animals, and they can tell you all about the various animals and plants you are seeing. Our guides know the Kruger like the back of their hands. They know all of the best roads to take, and they know exactly where the best wildlife viewpoints are. We know that there is nothing quite as magical as seeing a majestic African elephant walking close to the safari vehicle. Along with sharing their amazing knowledge about wildlife, our guides will be able to help you get the best photographs!
We make use of specific private safari vehicles for each trip we take into the beautiful Kruger National Park. Our safaris offer the best photo opportunities and each Kruger trip is designed to give you plenty of enjoyment while keeping you safe.
To ensure that you get the most out of your wildlife viewing experience, our guides are in constant radio contact with one another. The moment an animal is seen, the sighting is shared on the radio, increase our sightseeing opportunities.
TheKruger National Park is 22 000 km², so bring a camera with a long distance lens and bring your binoculars. And if you get trigger happy, make sure you have enough memory cards and a portable hard drive.
Daily Kruger National Park safaris will normally start early morning, just before the sun comes up, as this is the best time to find your elusive animals. Once the day really heats up, animals tend to hide away.
So make sure that you bring a warm jacket along, especially during the winter months. It’s also a good idea to bring a flashlight.
A lot happens in the African wildlife and you don’t want to miss a thing. Videos take a lot of memory, so pack extra SD cards to capture all the memories, an adapter for charging equipment and a power bank so you don’t run out of juice halfway through the day.
Please remember to bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a warm jacket, as early mornings and evenings can be cold. Mosquito repellent is another must and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. There are shops and restaurants in the Park to purchase refreshments should you not bring any along. You should also, of course, bring cameras, binoculars and anything else you might need to capture the experience.
We do provide water and rain jackets and blankets on the vehicle.
We normally get asked the question, “When is the best time of year to go on safari?” Our answer is that any time of the year is good. Animals don’t disappear! The biggest factor to consider is the season you best prefer. Our corner of Africa has intensely hot, wet summers, and cool, dry winters.
When you plan an overnight Kruger safari with us, we suggest staying in one of the neighbouring lodges around the Kruger Park if possible, so we can start the safari early. The reason we suggest this is that if we are arranging a transfer from one of the airports, your safari time might be delayed by few hours on that day should you be staying far from the park.
Although the Kruger Park is definitely one of the best places in Africa to view the Big 5, the Kruger experience should not be reduced to a “checklist mentality”. The Kruger Park has so much more to offer than just the Big 5 and every sighting will make your trip to South Africa one of the best experiences of your life.
With a Kruger National Park safari company driving you through the park, you have the best chance of seeing all kinds of wildlife. The Kruger is huge! And even if you were to drive on all of the roads in the park, you’d still only end up seeing about 4% of the land. With that in mind, we always suggest that guests spend more than a single day in the park. Along with seeing the animals, you will also see interesting geology, all kinds of plants and breathtaking views.
The Kruger Park is in a high risk Malaria area. when planning your trip, be sure to visit your doctor for preventative medication, and also pack a good quality mosquito repellent. For more information, please visit doh.gov.za/malaria.php
Try and book 2-4 months in advance at least, to get booking availability. Last minute bookings might be accepted depending on accommodation availability in the Kruger National Park.
When you plan an overnight safari with us, try and stay in one of the neighbouring lodges around the Kruger Park if possible, so we can start early morning, before you start the safari. Reason is if we arrange a transfer from one of the airports, your safari time might be delayed with a few hours on that day.
Your luck in finding animals will depend of the amount of days you spend it the Kruger Park. But just remember that every day is a new day and we can’t guarantee any sightings. Every day is a surprise.
You do however increase your chances with a specialised guide provided and the safari vehicle, plus we do have radio contact with other safari operators which does increase our chances. They say if you take 50 m on each side of the roads and cover all the roads in the Kruger Park you will only see 4% of the Park, just to give you an idea how big the park is. Please consider multiple days of safari to increase your chance to see not only more animals, but to cover most of the park as well, as there is so many geology, vegetation types and scenic views throughout the Kruger Park to come and that will take your breath away.
10 hours of safari max per day, we could do more, but 10 hours of safari should give you enough time to make your experience the best. Please consider the guide as well, as these are long concentrating hours driving around.