​User Reviews – Kruger NP

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levi schouten   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: February 2009 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2011

Email levi schouten  |  35-50 years of age

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7 day trip, good guide, good accomodations, good travel partner. Saw 4 of the big 5.
We did a 2day trip through a special gamereserve. There where the most beautifull encounters with wildlife.

kwasiak   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2006 Reviewed: May 19, 2011

20-35 years of age

Beautiful Scenery and Relaxing Safari Experience
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I spent about three days driving through Kruger National Park on a tour bus as part of a University class trip. I loved that each night we stayed at another one of the campgrounds and we stayed in various types of camping cabin conditions from a nice cabin with a loft to permanent tents to little round huts with just beds.

The wildlife was not always abundant, but I liked the experience of looking for the wildlife and the excitement of seeing it. From the tour bus we saw a several of the Big Five during our trip including elephants, wild buffalo, and lions. I was among the few that decided to take an early morning safari on our last morning and we got to see our only rhino. Best of all we got to see a leopard in a tree right off the road, so we ended up seeing all of the Big Five during our trip. While it can be hard to see all of the Big Five in Kruger, the trip was great even before we lucked out and saw all of the Big Five on our last morning.

The scenery is beautiful and somewhat varied as you drive through the different parts of Kruger National Park.

I enjoyed that we took it slow getting to the campgrounds by mid afternoon and having the evening to relax. There was often still wildlife spotting opportunities at the campground including one that overlooked a large clearing. I enjoy identifying different bird species every morning while most were still sleeping using the little wildlife guidebook I picked up at the first gift shop we stopped at in Kruger. Most of the campgrounds had nice pools to swim in and cool off.

Globetrotter17 Visited: August 2006 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2011

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Lots to see and experience. A lot of elephants, birds and even a hony badger.
Will visit again.

Ron Moon   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2009 Reviewed: Jul 4, 2011

50-65 years of age

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In all we've spent 7 weeks in this park and while we have seen most of the great game parks in Africa this one is still one of the best.

GPK111 Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2011

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Well run and organized. Felt safe and comfortable with the services.

Shahar Bar   –  
Israel IL
Visited: April 2011 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2011

Kruger is a known park for a reason, a great wild life, but every thing is coming with a price.
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Kruger National Park have a great wildlife range and the place is huge, the animals in this place have a lot of freedom because it's so big and while you travel there you don't see any parts of the fence which give you a better touch of nature. If you go off the paved roads you will have much better feelings of nature and unlike other parks you will not need 4X4 to enjoy this version of nature.

In Kruger you can see a lot of animals and better chance for the great golden animal, the Lion, when I came into the park the first time after 10 minuets I saw 3 Lions together. Very nice in Kruger is the shelters for people to watch birds and other "little" animals including Hippopotamus.

The main problem in Kruger because the famous of the park and because the great things in this park is that if you see something spectacular normally you will find your self with another couple of cars around you. And as much as you go north there is less cars if you want to get a way from them.

If I look overall on my visits in Kruger park I don't think the problem with the other people is a very big deal because you get a lot there.

Jerome Parisse   –  
Hong Kong HK
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2011

Email Jerome Parisse  |  35-50 years of age

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Kruger is a fantastic destination. It is well developed, but still very wild, and the facilities are good. The national park itself is fascinating, but there are also private reserves which are well worth the visit. I would go back any time!

Instinia Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2011

Kruger Park
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A vast wildlife environment - do not think you can do it in less that 5 days and still enjoy it. We went in early winter, but the north still reached 35 degrees Celsius, where-as the southern end of the park got down to 12 degrees. It was a wet year, so spotting animals were sometimes difficult. Staying in the park (at a private lodge or in a camp - lookup "rondavel") is the best way to see the animals as late or early as possible. And relax, this is not a tour bus environment. You set the pace as you drive yourself around...

Instinia   –  
Australia AU
Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2011

Email Instinia  |  35-50 years of age

Enriching Kruger Park experiences
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Wow - what an experience. With self drives (setting your own pace) or game rangers driving, this was the highlight of our trip. Though we went in early winter (May), some parts in the north still reached 35 degrees Celsius, whereas the southern parts got down to 12 degrees (in the evenings). It was a very wet summer so spotting animal were sometimes difficult, but the camps provided enough details of where to look. Talking about the camps - sleeping in a "rondavel" in the camps is probably the best option, allowing you to see animals at sunrise and sunset (no racing before the gates close). But be warned, allow for at least 5 days to enjoy the full experience of the Kruger.

jmambroa   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2011 Reviewed: Sep 26, 2011

35-50 years of age

Exceeded my first safari expectations
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It was my first safari ever, and it was just amazing. I did not expect to watch the wildlife such as near as I did. I was able to see the big five (leopards, lions, rhinos, elefants and buffalos), but also many others like giraffes, zebras, monkies, kudus, impalas, and a lot more whose name I cannot remember. I was amazed also about the variety and quantity of birds.
I overnighted in a luxury lodge, where everything was just perfect: the food, the acommodation, the staff, the safari drives, the bushwalks...
I am sure I will repeat this unforgettable experience in the future.

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