Travel tips you can trust
Kruger National Park is one of the top 5 safari destinations in the world.
Big 5 game
Kruger has all the Big 5 wildlife (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo) plus many other must-sees including giraffe, hippopotamus, cheetah, zebra, and crocodile.
major Kruger regions
Three of the four are in Kruger National Park proper. The fourth consists of private game reserves that border or sligthly overlap the park.
lodges and camps
The per-day rates at luxury lodges and camps in the private reserves are high, but you get what you pay for. Consider:
Game-viewing territories are exclusive or restricted, which means more animals, fewer people (which is just the opposite in Kruger National Park proper).
The private reserves have a much higher concentration of the big safari animals you come to see.
The guides and trackers are very knowledgeable and get you much closer to the animals (including lions and leopards) than their counterparts do in Kruger proper
These venues also have skilled cooks, pampering service, and stylishly furnished facilities.
Location in South Africa