KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. We offer a unique range of safaris, activities, accommodation and tours to make your wildlife experience one not to be forgotten.
Various Packages Include Overnight Safaris in Kruger National Park, which gives you the ultimate Kruger experience with the calls of Lion, Leopard and Hyena being heard under quiet African Sky’s.
On Average we spend 2-3 Nights in the Park and use a wide variety of routes for your private Safari Game Drives. Our overnight Kruger Safaris include your very own Private Open Safari Vehicle and Guide (no shared vehicles) as well as a few stops at some amazing view points, coffee/breakfast stops as well as lunch Braai (BBQ) on selected days at some of the Kruger Picnic sites.
This enormous and magnificent park is one of the most popular public-entry game parks in the world. Its density of permanent game is unrivalled with hundreds of different species; 507 birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians!
These Off Course include the Big 5 (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Rhino and the elusive Leopard) as well as some rare/endangered species such as Cheetah and Wild Dog.
Few visitors leave South Africa without visiting the Kruger National Park or one of the private reserves along its borders but it is also frequented by locals in their own vehicles, as you can drive yourself around and stay overnight in one of the many public Rest Camps. There are also a few exclusive private lodges that have been granted concessions within the Kruger National Park.
We make use of the Luxury Bungalows in various main Rest Camps, as well as Private Safari Lodges in the Timbavati Nature reserve. These Lodges can be found under our Accommodation Tab – Private Safari Lodges. The Timbavati also forms part of the Greater Kruger, which is open to the Kruger National Park.
Rainy Season: The subtropical climate has hot rainy summers starting in October and ending around March. The summer rains transform the arid park into a lush flowering paradise, but the increased foliage does make animals harder to see.
Dry Season: The winter months from April to September are extremely pleasant with warm dry days and cold nights. Traditionally, the best game viewing is in the winter as the vegetation becomes sparse and water is restricted to rivers and water holes.
BIRDLIFE: Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads. Some of the larger birds require large territories or are sensitive to habitat degradation. Six of these species, which are by and large restricted to Kruger and other extensive conservation areas, have been assigned to a fanciful grouping called the “Big Six Birds”. They are the Lappet-Faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Saddle-Billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Ground Hornbill and the reclusive Pel’s Fishing Owl, which is localized and seldom seen. There are between 25 and 30 breeding pairs of saddle-billed storks in the park, besides a handful of non-breeding individuals. In 2012, 178 family groups of ground hornbills roamed the park and 78 nests were known, of which 50% were active.