​User Reviews – Kruger NP

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Des Maguire   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: March 2016 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2016

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

Absolutely worth the visit.
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We crammed a lot into three days in Kruger.Even though it was coming into Autumn, it was still very hot but with the luxury of some cloud cover. The scenery is bland but what amazed me was the ease at which many animals of different colours can blend into the background. We were pleased to see most of the big 5, only missing out on the Leopard.To be up close to such wild magnificent animals was truly amazing.Also for me the birds we saw were beautiful and varied.
The accommodation was perfect and the staff were very helpful.We could not fault anything except maybe the flying beetles which can drop in(literally) during dinner while dining al fresco.

Kanikoski   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: Aug 2, 2016

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

Excellent introduction to South African wildlife
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We visited the Kruger National Park with a guide, as part of a more extensive South African safari holiday. Our experience at the Kruger set us up very nicely for the rest of our trip, as it provided us with a relatively 'soft' start in viewing the animals and birdlife from the safety and comfort of an air-conditioned car. Our game sightings were excellent, with up-to-date local information points helping us to make and photograph some wonderful wildlife encounters. Beyond the 'big five', much of the pleasure was in time spent close-up with 'common' animals such as zebras, and although I'm not a 'birder' as such, we were also guided into spotting a varied selection of colourful and fascinating birdlife. The Kruger National Park may not be sufficient for a whole safari holiday, but it is definitely an excellent way to get accustomed to some of the wildlife you may see elsewhere in South Africa.

antoine   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Sep 26, 2016

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

Breath-taking, once in a lifetime experience
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A very high density of wildlife, very easy to spot in winter as the bush is very dry, of course with the help of the guides/trackers who are always keen to share their experience. Loved the Ecolodge experience, being into the nature and out of the world. It is very convenient to drive to the camps where the food is absolutely delicious.

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!

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.

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.

Lilian Ruzius   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: March 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.

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.

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.

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

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