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Safari guide diaries: Interview with Chantelle Venter - Kruger National Park

Jarred Manasse 07 February 2017
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Boasting over 20 years of safari guiding experience, Discover Africa had the priviledge to chat to Singita's acting head guide - Chantelle Venter - who is currently plying her trade in the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park.

Interview with Chantelle Venter - Kruger National Park safari guide

When is the best time to visit the Kruger National Park?

The Kruger National Park is an excellent all-year round safari destinations, however, travelling in certain periods of the year does provide different perks and opportunities.

The best game viewing can be done during the winter months of May to September. This is also known as the dry season, as Kruger will receive very little rain during this time. What makes the game viewing superb however, is the lack of vegetation, making the wildlife much easier to spot. Also, the wildlife within the Kruger National Park will congregate around water holes, making them easier to find.

Summer is the wet season for visitors travelling to the Kruger National Park. The park will receive lots of rain, and one can possibly witness the birth of newborns wildlife, while predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah look to take advantage of the vulnerable young animals.


What wildlife can I see at the Kruger National Park?

The Kruger National Park is home to all the Big Five species. All of Africa's big cats can be seen here as well and buffalo and elephant can frequently be spotted. Birdwatching is also excellent here, in fact, it's home to 500 bird species – more than half of the birds recorded in South Africa.

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