The Kruger National Park is the 7th largest National Park in Africa and the largest in South Africa, covering nearly 20 000 sq/km’s (nearly 8000 sq/mi). Its incredible diversity of animal species makes it a very special and unique place to visit. The Kruger has approximately 517 bird species, 147 mammal species (the highest number of mammal species of any National Park in Africa), 114 reptile species, 33 amphibian species and 50 fish species. The Kruger is rated as one of the best locations in the world to see animals in their natural habitat.
This full day tour includes:
- Pick up from your accommodation
- Entry fee’s into Kruger National Park
- Breakfast with beverages
- A fully guided tour
- Lunch with beverages
- Drop off at your accommodation
This tour excludes:
- Souvenir shopping
We will collect you from your accommodation at 4:30 am in summer and 5:00 am in winter.
There will be a variety of soft drinks and mineral water available in the vehicle during the day which will be run on an account and will be payable in cash at the end of the day.
Our day starts with an early morning pick up from your accommodation (5:00 am in summer and 5:30 in winter). The African sunrise is a spectacle not to be missed. We also need to be in Kruger as early as possible for a couple of reasons:
- We try and maximize our time in the Park and utilize every minute that we have available to us for sightings.
- Game viewing in summer is generally best in the early mornings and late afternoons. Since these are typically the coolest times of the day, animal movement is at a peak and this offers us the opportunity to see a variety of animals in a relatively short period of time.
Once we have paid our entry fees at the gate, we slowly wind our way to Lower Sabie, where a sumptuous breakfast awaits us at the camp restaurant. The restaurant has a deck that stretches out over the Sabie River and offers stunning views of the river and surrounding bush. There is a chance to see some Hippos and Crocodiles, as well as numerous animals coming down to the river to drink.
After breakfast we will make our way towards Skukuza, which is the headquarters for the Kruger National Park and the largest rest camp in the park. We will have lunch here at The Cattle Baron, this break will also give us a chance to have a leg stretch and do some souvenir shopping.
We will then head on down to Afsaal Picnic Site, which is unfenced and offers some beautiful views of the surrounds and another chance to watch game. This is perfectly safe provided you listen to your guide and allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the African bush.
After lunch we will start to make our way down towards Malalane Gate and then out of the Park and on our way home.
We have decided not to have a set departure time from Kruger. We feel that this forces us to rush our day rather than taking our time and truly enjoying our experiences. In our eyes we are there to see and learn as much as we possibly can during the day. We will leave the park anywhere between 4 pm and 6 pm depending on the number of sightings and how long we spend at each rest stop.