Traveling the Kruger National Park
The Kruger Safari Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves and South Africa’s largest. Nearly 2 million hectares that spans 352 kilometers from north to south. The Kruger National Park being the flagship of South Africa’s travel destinations borders alongside Mozambique and guarantees every visitor the ultimate safari experience.
The Kruger National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which is a wildlife conservation agreement between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The aim is for the boundary fences to be removed over time allowing for a far greater natural migratory route and an almost natural environment for all wildlife without any form of human intervention. When complete, the Transfrontier park will extend over 35 000 square kilometers.
Home to the Big five – Elephant, Lion, leopard, Hippo and Buffalo, the Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and the Rhino beetle and well as the Big birding Big Six being the Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pels Fishing Owl and the Saddle-Billed Stork.
Offering an excellent infrastructure as a self-drive destination, Adventour offers you the chance to see the Kruger National Park.
Safari to Kruger National Park
So, you now have an interest in a safari to Kruger National Park. There are so many options to choose from and too many local tour operators that will all offer you very similar products. From our experience, the best way to explore the Park is by way of an Open vehicle Game drive. Although the Kruger Safari Park has excellent infrastructure for a self drive option. We believe that being guided by one of the local guides with an intimate knowledge of the Park is still the most rewarding and value for money. Many if not all the lodges surrounding the Park and the SANPARKS within the Park do offer this option.
How do we now decide on how to get to the Kruger Safari Park. We have written a blog post that will give you more information and your Style of Safari to the Kruger you looking for. The most common way of course to book a short 3 or 4 Day Kruger packaged tour that will normally include just about everything – But be sure you check all the inclusions and exclusions to make sure you get the best bang for buck!
When to Travel to the Kruger Park
The Kruger Safari Park receives a steady and consistent flow of travelers throughout the year both from the local South Africa market and International market making it one of the most visited and popular destinations in Southern Africa. South Africa receives its winter during the months of June through September making the Kruger a popular time to visit as the days are cooler averaging around 25 °C and a very low to no risk of Malaria while our summer months from October through May can be very hot during the day reaching maximum temperatures of 45 °C with a chance of scattered thunder showers.
The time of the year to safari to Kruger National Park can also depend on when you the traveler have time off during the year to travel and how many days you have to travel and combine this with a trip to Cape Town.
Where to Stay
To be honest, there are so many Lodges, Hotels, Campsites, SANPARKS rest camps, Guest houses and B&B’s and now even AirBnB that its not exactly known how many establishments surround the Kruger Safari Park, so the choices are endless and sending out a few inquiries may just choke up your inbox. There are a few online travel portals to use to book a Kruger safari or you can “wing-it” and book directly or you can use an established Tour Operator that offers packaged Kruger Safaris that will advise you on select accommodation. All these options on where to stay will then give you an idea on what your budget is and if you would prefer a 5 Star luxury lodge or a Budget Option.
There are many other options to choose from when travelling to the Kruger Safari Park other than Game Viewing. The Panorama Route is one of the favorites which includes the Gods Window, Bourkes Pot Holes and the Three Rondawels. These are view points along the route of which the third largest canyon on the Blyde River Canyon can be seen from the Three Rondawels.
Swaziland is a really good option but will take a full day to visit and will require border customs formalities so Visa requirements will be needed. If a day visit is not enough, then consider a tour through Swaziland giving more time to enjoy this landlocked traditional Kingdom.
Want to know more
Its one thing to read about the Kruger Safari Park to make an informed decision and another to speak to someone with intimate knowledge and experience that will assist you in your next holiday to the Kruger Park. Contact Us and we will be more than happy to advise you on when and how to travel to the Kruger or join us on one of our packaged tours to the Kruger.