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Kruger National Park Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Kruger National Park Safari

Get to Know Kruger National Park

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By Adelle Bell

Safari Travel Planner

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The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s most renowned safari destinations. Spanning nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kruger is a sanctuary for incredible wildlife sightings and a stunning variety of landscapes, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. 

Discover Africa provides unforgettable safaris tailored to your preferences, ensuring you capture the essence of Kruger. Explore our range of safaris and embark on a journey through this extraordinary wilderness.

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Why Visit Kruger National Park?

Kruger National Park stands out as a premier safari destination, blending vast landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich history. Here’s why Kruger should be at the top of your safari wishlist:

Wildlife Encounters

  • Big Five Sightings: Kruger is one of the best places in the world to see the Big Five—lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos—in their natural habitat.
  • Diverse Species: Beyond the Big Five, Kruger boasts an impressive range of wildlife, including cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles,  over 500 bird species, and various antelope species.

Scenic Beauty

  • Stunning Landscapes: From open savannahs and dense woodlands to riverine forests and dramatic mountains, Kruger’s diverse ecosystems offer breathtaking vistas.
  • Rivers and Waterholes: The park’s network of rivers and waterholes provides essential lifelines for wildlife, creating prime viewing spots, especially during the dry season.

Cultural Richness

  • Historical Sites: Explore ancient San rock art and archaeological sites that offer insights into the region’s rich cultural history. Notable sites include Masorini and Thulamela, which reflect the historical interactions between humans and the environment.
  • Local Communities: Engage with local communities around Kruger who share their traditions, crafts, and stories, enriching your safari experience.

Luxury and Comfort

  • Exclusive Lodges and Camps: Stay in luxurious safari lodges and tented camps that provide comfort, exceptional service, and immersive wildlife experiences.
  • Gourmet Dining: Enjoy gourmet cuisine, blending local South African flavours with international culinary standards, prepared by skilled chefs.

Adventure and Activities

  • Game Drives: Experience thrilling game drives led by expert guides who help you track and spot wildlife.
  • Walking Safaris: Discover the park’s hidden wonders on foot with guided walking safaris, offering a closer connection to nature.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning wildlife moments and scenic landscapes, perfect for photographers of all levels.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

  • Well-Developed Infrastructure: Kruger boasts excellent roads, well-maintained rest camps, and numerous entry gates, making it accessible and convenient for travellers.
  • Tourism Services: Benefit from a wide range of tourism services, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable safari experience.

Responsible Tourism

  • Conservation Efforts: Your visit supports vital conservation initiatives aimed at protecting Kruger’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife. SANParks is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
  • Community Support: Engage in responsible tourism practices that benefit local communities, fostering sustainable development.

Kruger National Park offers an extraordinary safari experience that combines wildlife, luxury, adventure, and culture. Embark on a journey to Kruger and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Where to go in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is divided into several distinct regions, each offering unique landscapes and wildlife experiences. To explore these regions and find detailed information on what each has to offer, visit our comprehensive guide here.

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When is the best month to travel to Kruger National Park?

Kruger offers year-round safari experiences, with each season providing unique advantages. For detailed insights on the best times to visit and what you can expect during different seasons, check out our detailed guide here.

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Looking for Something Unique?

Uncover the magic of Kruger with experiences that cater to every traveller’s dream. Whether it’s witnessing the Big Five, enjoying a tranquil birding adventure, or embarking on a fun-filled family safari, Kruger has it all. Revel in the beauty of luxury lodges, savour romantic honeymoons, or explore the wild on horseback safaris. Each adventure promises unforgettable moments and a deeper connection to the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife of Kruger. Discover the perfect experience that awaits you.


Kruger National Park Safari Reviews

Hear from our guests who have experienced the wonders of Kruger National Park. Their stories of exceptional trip planning, life-changing adventures, and memorable experiences reflect the magic of our safaris and the unmatched beauty of Kruger.

Elite service to create a trip of a lifetime

4-Day Southern Kruger Safari Review

Carolina, United States
17 Feb 2023
Very accommodating and helpful

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MichMcge, United States
04 Aug 2022
Trip of a Lifetime!

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Dani, Canada
09 Jul 2019
First safari experience, but not the last!

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MARCO GIACOMO PASSARINI, Italy
25 Jun 2018
Impeccable service from Discover Africa team. Thank you!

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Ina Venter, South Africa
01 Sep 2013
Superb organization, couldn't ask for any better!

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See Kruger National Park in Your Comfort

Kruger National Park caters to all travel styles, offering a diverse range of accommodations and transport options to suit your preferences. From luxurious safari lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly guesthouses and self-catering chalets, Discover Africa ensures you’ll find the perfect place to stay. Enjoy the flexibility of self-drive safaris, the expertise of guided tours, or the exclusivity of private charters. Whether it’s an intimate bush escape, a family adventure, or an exhilarating self-drive safari, Discover Africa’s tailored packages make every visit to Kruger an unforgettable experience.


Holiday Styles and Options in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park offers a variety of holiday styles to suit every traveller. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion. Enjoy thrilling game drives, serene bush walks, vibrant cultural tours, or luxurious retreats. Customise your trip with activities like guided safaris, bird watching, local community visits, and wildlife photography. Discover Africa’s tailored packages ensure a memorable and personalised experience in Kruger National Park.


Who is Travelling to Kruger National Park with you?

Planning your Kruger adventure? Tailor your journey with experiences designed for every type of traveller.
Whether you’re exploring with a loved one, embarking on a family adventure, discovering solo, celebrating a honeymoon, or enjoying a trip with friends, Kruger offers unique and unforgettable experiences for all. Select your travel type to find the perfect itinerary and make the most of your safari holiday.


What You Need To Know

Planning a trip to Kruger National Park involves considering several important factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
From understanding visa requirements and health precautions to knowing the best times to visit and local customs, having the right information will help you make the most of your journey.
Discover Africa provides essential tips and insights to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in this diverse and beautiful park.