Planning a trip to the Kruger National Park is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. But for international visitors, travelling such a far distance to one of the world’s most exciting wildlife parks, using some of these tips might be helpful:
- The Best Time Of The Year
The best time for international visitors to visit the Kruger National Park is during the winter months; June, July and August. Winter in the Kruger National Park is very mild, on average 26 degrees Celsius during the day with cooler nights and the bush and grass are sparse making for better game viewing.
- The Best Area In Kruger Park
When planning a trip to the Kruger National Park it’s always good to remember that the Park is roughly the size of Israel covering a total distance of about 360KM from north to south. The Kruger National Park has ten entry gates so if you are staying in the park, choosing the entry gate closest to your camp and keeping in mind that the camp gates close at night and travelling in the Kruger National Park is slow, giving yourself sufficient time to get from the entry gate to the camp gate in time is important. To take full advantage of your stay at the Kruger National Park, stay in one area or book Kruger Park accommodation outside of the park.
- Planning a Budget
Your budget will make all the difference when you are deciding where to stay, for how long and which type of accommodation you will prefer. The Kruger offers expensive and inexpensive accommodation. The more luxurious, the more expensive it will be. The cheapest option is to have a self-guided safari through the Kruger National Park and make use of rest camps. Should you be looking at a more exclusive holiday, private lodges like Kambaku are available and they include game drives.[/fusion_text][fusion_imageframe image_id=”2564|full” max_width=”” style_type=”” blur=”” stylecolor=”” hover_type=”none” bordersize=”” bordercolor=”” borderradius=”” align=”none” lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” lightbox_image_id=”” alt=”” link=”” linktarget=”_self” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]https://www.kambakuriverlodge.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Img5.jpg[/fusion_imageframe][fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_spacing=”” rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]
The Kruger National Park is in a Malaria area. International visitors are advised to take malaria prophylaxis when visiting the area. All accommodation in the Kruger National Park has insect screens on doors and windows for protection. It is also advisable to use an insect repellent that contains DEET.
- Kruger National Park Rules
When visiting the Kruger National Park respect their rules. This is the home of the animals so please don’t speed as they may very well be crossing the road. Also keep in mind that these are wild and potentially dangerous animals, so don’t get out of your vehicle unless you are in a camp or an area that allows you to alight from your vehicle. Spot checks are done in vehicles when leaving the Kruger National Park, so you might well be arrested if you remove anything from the Park that you did not purchase legally. Do not pick up bones, wood, etc. along the way.
- Know What to Look For
We all want to see the Big Five but it is good to remember that you will most likely not see all of the Big Five. You could make a list of all the animals, then you can tick them off as you see them and it will be interesting at the end of your stay to see just how many animals you saw. Or you can forget your expectations and simply make the most of each sighting.
- Staying Connected
Most areas of the Kruger National Park do have signal. So your snap shots that are taken during the day can be uploaded onto your Facebook page and you can phone when you need too.
Some camps in the Kruger National Park also have wireless and data services free of charge. If you are travelling with a safari company, do please have respect for your fellow travellers and don’t chat away on your phone.
Keep in mind that the park is considering a change in policy that might prevent guests from uploading images and their location. This is being considered to prevent poaching.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]