The Big 5. The national park and the private reserves in the area offer the most reliable sightings of the Big 5 in the world. Rangers and guides work together to find them and ongoing conservation work – coupled with excellent protection – make Kruger a Big 5 stronghold. It is not unheard of to see all members in a single game drive!
Some of the most luxurious safari accommodation in Africa. In the private reserves like the Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati and MalaMala or private concessions like Singita, many lodges have special extras like climate-controlled wine cellars, private heated pools, and gourmet snack pantries in every room. Some may offer professional photography guides or specialist birding lecturers.
Being the perfect introduction to Africa. If you have never been on safari before, the Kruger provides an ideal option for first-timers. The abundance of game – especially rhino, which are more difficult to find in other countries – makes game drives fun and productive, especially as many of the private reserves share traversing rights with the national park. The climate is mild, children are well catered for, infrastructure such as roads and communications are generally very good and the food is some of the best in Africa. If you want to dip a toe into the safari life to see if it is for you, Kruger is an unbeatable place to start.