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Kruger National Park Safari: What You Need to Know Beforehand

Kruger National Park Safari: What You Need to Know Beforehand

Customized Kruger Park safari packages provide an unrivaled experience for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. South Africa's iconic safari destination The Kruger National Park, offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness an amazing array of animals in the wild.

Are you thinking about what lies ahead for your Kruger Park Safari package? You want to enjoy the exhilarating safari experiences of exploring the unique landscape of Kruger National Park. Kruger has many animal species that include the African Big Five - Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, and Elephant. One of the bucket-list African safari destinations- Kruger Park, has everything for everyone. 

Let us explore the best things you should know before visiting the Kruger National Park for a safari adventure!

Unique Landscape of Kruger Park

The landscape of Kruger Park is flat and has gravel or paved roads. There are low undulating hills at some places in the park. Around six river flow across Kruger Park, but during the dry season, the watering holes are the only water source for the wildlife.

The best time for visiting the Kruger Park?

You can visit the Kruger National Park all year round for a safari adventure.

Most visitors come to Kruger Park for a wildlife safari from May to September, which is the dry season. The scarce vegetation during the dry season makes it easy to spot animals in the wild at the rivers or water holes. Remember its high season so you will pay premium rates for this period.

December to April is the wet season in the Kruger National Park. It is when Kruger Park turns green due to rain. The thick vegetation in Kruger Park during the wet season makes it hard to spot the animals but the park is at its most beautiful. 

November and December are when the wildlife gives birth to their young ones. Watching the newborn animals in Kruger Park is an incredible sight for all visitors! 

How to Reach Kruger Park?

If you are looking for the cheapest way to reach Kruger Park, fly to Johannesburg airport. Upon your arrival at the airport, rent a car to access Kruger National Park via road. It is time-consuming to access Kruger Park, which takes around a five to six-hour drive. 

The best way is to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town and then take a connecting flight to one of the three airports that service Kruger Park. 

  • Phalaborwa Airport services to access the northern Kruger Park

  • Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is best to reach the central Kruger Park areas

  • Kruger Mpumalanga International (KMI) Airport is for the south region.

From these three airports, Kruger Park is a one-hour drive away!

For a luxurious treat-you can book a private charter and fly directly into the Kruger Park grounds! 

What to do and see at Kruger Park?

Visiting Kruger National Park for a safari is the best way to see all the stunning wildlife. Enjoy the most of your Kruger Park safari with an experienced guide. 

Private or group tours are the best ways to discover Africa’s leading nature reserve- Kruger Park. An open safari vehicle helps you enjoy the best wildlife view.

Consider walking and hiking along the wilderness trails of Kruger Park with an experienced guide and park ranger. It helps you to discover the park’s wildlife and scenic nature.

Take part in going off-roading on the 4×4 trails or mountain biking activities.

Kruger Park’s Stunning Wildlife

Besides having The African Big Five, Kruger Park boasts of having the largest mammal species compared to other African game reserves. See elephants in all parts of Kruger Park.

The Kruger Park has over five hundred bird species. It is the only African National Park with Big Six Birds- the Pel’s fishing owl, the kori bustard, the ground hornbill, the martial eagle, the saddle-billed stork, and the lappet-faced vulture.

Look for common animals in Kruger Park, like hyenas, wildebeest, zebra, and hippos! 


With stunning wildlife, luxury lodges, and a scenic ecosystem, Kruger Park is unquestionably one of the best and safest African safari destinations. Consider booking one of the best customized Kruger Park safari packages for a memorable experience.

About Author

The article is for Voyage2Africa, which offers unique safari experiences with well-planned Africa tour packages. As the most reputable African-based travel and tour agency, they provide tailor-made Kruger Park safari packages. Contact them at +27 71 234 7764 or [email protected] to enjoy the experience of a lifetime on a Kruger Park safari!

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