south africa safaris

greater kruger national park

& private reserves

 
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Top reasons to visit south africa’s

kruger national park

Kruger just has a special kind of magic. Its one of those time-honured places where, once you visit, you can’t help leaving a piece of yourself there.

Here are four reasons why I think Kruger is amazing:

Kruger is Huge

Its humbling yet comforting to stand on a lookout point and know that no matter in which direction you look, it’s wild, untamed, unpredictable African Bush.

No Two Safaris are ever the same 

Kruger is as good a safari destination for first timers or seasoned safari goers - it never ceases to deliver some of the most incredible sightings. Kruger is a year round destination with a sighting for all seasons

You can go with a guide or drive yourself

While there are pros and cons about going it alone in Kruger or going in a guided open safari vehicle, your chances of better and more varied game viewing on a guided safari is undeniably much, much better. Apart from the benefit of using an open safari vehicle for game drives, the top guides have an uncanny knack of knowing where you’re likely to find the various game and they are in contact with other guides and trackers to share good sightings.

When to Go & What to Expect

In the winter months - typically June to September, game is easier to spot and sightings are often incredible, especially at waterholes. The Dry season reaches its zenith in September/October and the anticipation for rain is almost palpable. The bush is dry and dusty, yet game viewing in spectacular. With the first rains, the bush shrugs off its drab winter coat for its lime green covering over a matter of days.

November to March is mid summer and temperatures can soar to above 100 F, ofter with dramatic thunderstorms. It’s a time of abundance with heaps of cute babies being born and loads of predator action. The bush is lush and green and the birdlife is prolific. April and May herald the start of the dry season: the days start to get cooler, animals seek out permanent water sources, the migratory birds head northwards, and game viewing becomes a bit easier again.

Take a dip with a local

Take a dip with a local

Compare & browse four styles of Safari travel

We classify our accommodations and safari programs into four different safari styles in order to guide your planning and budget.

View Our Safari Styles - You can also listen to the audio explanation under each camp.


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our recommended kruger safaris

Shop & compare our four styles of ready made safaris or scroll below to view our top camps & lodges to build your own Safari.

While there are pros and cons about going it alone in Kruger or going in a guided open safari vehicle, your chances of better and more varied game viewing on a guided safari is undeniably much, much better. Apart from the benefit of using an open safari vehicle for game drives, the top guides have an uncanny knack of knowing where you’re likely to find the various game and they are in contact with other guides and trackers to share good sightings.


 
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top rated kruger safaris

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Top Rated kruger Lodges

your audio host - James Papagno - founder of Journey Africa Safaris

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Classic Camp

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top kruger lodges & camps

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Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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Heritage Lodge

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Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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Heritage Lodge

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Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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Classic Lodge

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Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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Heritage Lodge

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Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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lion sands narina

Classic Lodge

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jock main lodge

Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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mala mala

Livingstone Luxury Lodge

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tintswalo safari

Heritage Lodge

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bongani

 

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