Kruger: Luxury Safaris and the Big 5
The Kruger National Park takes centre stage as South Africa’s most famous and best-loved wildlife destination. With animals in the hundreds of thousands, from the Big Five to over 600 bird species, reptiles and even fish, a Kruger safari should be on everybody’s travel bucket list.
There’s something for every kind of traveller on a Kruger safari, whether it’s your first time or you’re a return visitor. Choose from luxury tented camps in private concessions or stylish safari lodges in adjacent reserves. In the park itself, the popular southern region is famous for its large rhino and lion populations. Central Kruger is the most game-rich area, abundant in plains game like giraffe and wildebeest. Naturally, these bring with them a healthy predator population. To the south, the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve shares a fence-free border with the Kruger. This park is famous for its variety of luxury lodge-style safari accommodation.
With a year-round sunny climate, you can enjoy a Kruger safari any time of the year. Popular activities include guided game drives and bush walks. No matter how you choose to experience the Kruger, it’s a destination you’ll want to return to again and again.
When to Go:
Summer and winter offer different Kruger safari experiences. The dry winter season between May and October is best for game-viewing. November through February, known as the “Green Season,” is the hottest and wettest time of the year. As a result, this is the best time to visit the Kruger for bird watching. However, the humid summer climate doesn’t suit everyone.
A luxury Big Five safari doesn’t get any better than in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.
Head out into the bush on a guided walking safari and encounter Kruger’s wildlife up close.
For the ultimate romantic experience, enjoy a safari sleep-out in a custom-built luxury treehouse.
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Top Experiences in Kruger Safari
Discover the ultimate bush bedroom. The luxury treehouses at Lion Sands and Kapama are irresistably romantic. Count the shooting stars before drifting off to sleep beneath the Milky Way.
Let your little ones embark on their own journey of discovery with a Junior Tracking Program. From identifying animal footprints to learning the importance of conservation, kids will love this part of your family safari.
Experience the thrill of tracking the Big Five – lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard and elephant – on an open vehicle safari. This classic experience is a must-do on an African safari.
Capture the wonder and awe of your safari on a specialised photographic tour in the Kruger National Park. This picture-perfect experience will take you within camera-trigger distance of Africa’s greatest players – the Big Five.
Recreate traditional South African dishes in a cooking demonstration and class at the Kruger Park. This is luxury bush cuisine with a difference.