When is the best time to visit Kruger National Park?
Kruger is the perfect year-round destination. While the dry winter months are the best time to enjoy game viewing, plenty of game and animals can be seen at full waterholes in the lush bushveld during the wet summer season. This season is also the best time to see newborn wildlife.
Is Kruger National Park a child-friendly holiday destination?
Kruger is a child-friendly destination, and many of the lodges and game reserves situated in Kruger offer safari activities for children. However, children under the age of 12 are not allowed on wildlife walks and children under the age of six are not allowed on wildlife drives, so keep this in mind when you are planning your family holiday. Family-friendly lodges and accommodations include Kapama Karula, Lion Sands at Tinga Lodge and Kapama River Lodge.
Is it safe to visit Kruger National Park?
Yes, it is safe to visit Kruger, and you will be safe during your visit if you follow the rules of the park. The camps are fenced off, keeping the wildlife out of the camps and ensuring your safety. It is safe to walk around the camp at night.
What safari activities can I enjoy on holiday at Kruger National Park?
Travellers can enjoy a variety of safari activities at Kruger, including Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks and bird watching; walking safaris are the best way to explore the wildlife of the park. Mountain biking, star gazing and hot air balloon trips can also be enjoyed at Kruger.
What wildlife can I expect to see while on holiday at Kruger National Park?
Kruger National Park is home to the magnificent Big 5 – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. Guests can also expect to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, hyena and the endangered African wild dog. The park is also home to over 500 species of birds and over 100 species of reptile.
What clothing should I pack for a safari holiday at Kruger National Park?
Guests on holiday at Kruger should bring light cotton clothing ideal for the hot climate. It is advisable to bring a lightweight waterproof jacket for when it rains and for the cold winter mornings and evenings. Finally, it’s important to pack a hat for sun protection and a pair of hiking boots or trainers for walking safaris.
What other necessities do I need to pack for a Kruger National Park holiday?
Bring a camera, a charger and spare memory cards – you won’t want to miss out on capturing your holiday memories. You’ll also need sunscreen and sunglasses for sun protection. You may want to bring a small flashlight for evening safari activities and for when you are walking to your accommodation at night.
Will I have cell phone reception while in Kruger National Park?
There is mobile phone coverage in parts of the park, however the signal strength differs from lodge to lodge, and internet connectivity is limited. If you know that you’ll need to connect to the internet on your trip, it may be helpful to purchase both Vodacom and MTN SIM cards.
Do I need to take malaria medication before I come to Kruger National Park?
Kruger National Park is situated in a malarial area, so make sure that you talk to your doctor about the malaria medication you may need before your trip. This medication is usually taken before and during the duration of your trip.
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