​User Reviews – Kruger NP

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PyLb29   –  
France FR
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017

Email PyLb29  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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It is difficult for me to evaluate the Kruger Park alone because my trip is to spend two weeks including three other safaris.
The fact of traveling in 4x4 of 6-8 people is appreciable, the diversity and the landscapes there are an asset for who want to have fun with his camera. Indeed, we had the great chance to see the Big Five (Twice on two safaris .... incredible !!!).
What sets it apart is the immensity of the park as you can stay away from the wildlife by driving long distances, or take the cross-roads to get close to it. Each species takes ownership of its geographical area, you can also target the ones you want to see by contacting the Rangers who keep each other informed of their migrations, and their knowledge is a wealth of information.
If this is your first safari, this is the must-see park and it will be necessary to devote at least two days to fill up memories.

Balance sheet:
A true happiness, this park is immense, truly immense; so it all depends on how long you stayed there, or the luck you have.
Trust the Rangers to understand and learn.
This park is necessary for the preservation of wildlife.
Little more, the month of January is calmer.
One thing is for sure, I would go back someday.

Nicolas   –  
France FR
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2017

Email Nicolas  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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too many cars to enjoy the quietness we expect when observing animals

MiChaH   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jul 29, 2017

Email MiChaH  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Other parcs where more adventorous

Tom Friedel   –  
Australia AU
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2017

Email Tom Friedel  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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The Kruger NP is one of the premier parks in the world for wildlife . This also applies to all the private concessions which abut the Kruger. It is an easy destination to get to (flying/car) and attracts around a million visitors a year. This is also reflected in the number of people visiting the private adjoin concessions, Hence the bush vibe which you get in some of the remoter parks and areas in southern Africa (eg Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania)) is not as pronounced. This may be different for some other South African areas

tobias.gebhardt   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2017

Email tobias.gebhardt  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Have seen several lioness and a lion close to our car. That has been the highlight.
We have spent 2 days in that National Park but you can spend even more time because there is a lot to discover.

Princess Lindy   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2016 Reviewed: May 26, 2017

Email Princess Lindy  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The most amazing and pleasant wild life experience
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Being the largest game in SA, the beautiful land, which borders onto Mozambique offers a magnificent scenery, being situated in the warm par of SA, Mpumalanga, the weather is always great which is also favorable to all the wild animals hosted by the game reserve. There are many hotels and guest houses in and around the Kruger and the one we stayed in offered was rightly positioned on the border of the Krruger river and we could still see some animals wondering along the fence. Inside the game game reserve we was a host of wild animals, birds, vultures and reptiles. We were able to see 4 of the Big 5 animals, we didn't get to see the Rhinos. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Lilian Ruzius   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: May 4, 2017

Email Lilian Ruzius  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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The wildlife is great in Kruger and it was the only place where we saw the Lions and Giraffes. You can drive in Kruger for hours to see or don't see the animals as there is a thick vegetation and the terrain is flat. My advise take a game drive so you will have your views from a higher position and the rangers contact each other about the wildlife so you will see more on your trip.

Andre Langenus   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Feb 17, 2017

Email Andre Langenus  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fortunate to have visited this region in time. Future of wildlife is in danger because climatchange
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If you want to get the feeling of the wildlife and the region you must stay at least 3 to 4 days. Great to visit by own car, but certainly use the local organized sunset, sundown and night drive. We were lucky to spot the big five and the dangerous eight. Also many birds and small animals.
We stayed at Olifant rest camp. Great place to be with a spectacular view from the top of the hill. Good food, friendly people.
We visited SA self organized because as photographers it is very difficult to be part of a group. Be sure to get your bookings online long time before.

Ellen   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2017

Email Ellen  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unmatchable experience!
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This was my first trip to Africa, and seeing so much wildlife, so close to our guide's truck, was breathtaking. Others have told me that they prefer other parks and game reserves because of the lack of greenery, but my group was very satisfied with our experience.

We were lucky enough to stay inside the park's borders, at Skukuza camp. We were glad to be able to do so, since having to leave the camp each evening and drive back in the morning would have minimized our morning/evening wildlife drive windows; most animals are more active during those hours.

It's impossible to predict what animals you will see on any given drive, and some of ours were disappointing. Others were stunning! After being told leopards are only rarely spotted in the park, we saw two on the same drive, one ambling across the road. On another occasion we hadn't seen anything particularly for the first hour or so, then stumbled across our first, huge herd of zebras.

There were plenty of other people around, both at Skukuza and driving around the park. It was impossible to forget the real world when you spotted other cars every five or ten minutes. Still, for someone who's previously only seen this kind of wildlife in zoos, it was a life-changing experience.

Matteo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2016

Email Matteo  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Beautiful experience especially for who make the first trip!
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Kruger is amazing, there are many animals. We visited the park in august and we stayed at the Satara rest camp and Shindzela tented camp for a very wildest experience!

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