​User Reviews – Kruger NP

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Adrian   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Apr 25, 2018

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

Overall rating

The Kruger Park is awesome for animal spotting because you will find all big 5 there. The downside is, there are a lot of cars, and you cannot go offroad

Lilian Sanchez   –  
Uruguay UY
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Apr 13, 2018

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

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when we went to Kruger it was a rainy day so we cant saw many animals

Derek Zenk   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Feb 12, 2018

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

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Kruger was a great experience. The only thing that I was unaware of going in was there are tarred & dirt roads you have to stay on. You cannot venture off of them in your vehicle. This did not ruin the experience for me in any way but just didn't realize that going in.

Regina Hart   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Feb 1, 2018

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

A Day Well-Spent
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While staying at Rukiya Safari Camp in October, 2017, we enjoyed a full day's drive in Kruger National Park on the 20th. Our guide wisely had us up and out of camp very early so that we could arrive at the gate before opening hours. If you delay too long, you may find yourself waiting in line at the gate! With no queue at all, we entered Orpen Gate at 6:30am and drove east. Traverse in Kruger is limited to the tarmac roads, so sightings are limited to what can be seen from the pavement.* That said, there is no shortage of animals within view. We enjoyed sightings of cape buffalo, impala, elephant, giraffe (including a tiny calf), kudu, zebra, wildebeest, steenbok, hippo, vervet monkeys, baboons, and all manner of birds including white-backed vultures, a brown-headed parrot, and black bellied bustards. We enjoyed short stops at clean comfort stations (with lovely views) and spent our lunch break at the very scenic N'wanetsi overlook on the Mozambican border. The previous day's visitors were unpleasantly surprised to find the on-site restaurant closed (without explanation), so we planned ahead and brought a packed lunch. We enjoyed the remainder of the day's drive and didn't leave the outer gate until 5:30pm. To view notes and photos from my visit, please see https://sway.com/iceKprWZZflXVlQB

* The on-road restriction is required because Kruger allows tourists to self-drive. Staying on roads ensures that visitors are safe and environmental damage is minimized.

Danny Horan   –  
Canada CA
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jan 21, 2018

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

Overall rating

Our guide kept to the paved roads, no bush vibe per say, wildlife was everywhere that was a treat.

James Autry   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 25, 2017

Email James Autry  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

We saw almost all the wildlife we had hoped to see.

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

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

Overall rating

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

Overall rating

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

Overall rating

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

Overall rating

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

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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