Kruger Park Extension safari option
The Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa is one of Africa’s most famous and largest game reserves, known for its incredible biodiversity and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The park was established almost 125 years ago and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the iconic Big Five (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, African Buffalo, and rhinoceros), as well as many other mammals, reptiles, over 500 bird species, and numerous plant species. It’s an excellent destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Our team recommends this short Kruger Park extension to your Namibia safari. giving you the opportunity to add this bucket list destination t you safari experience with us.
• Big Five (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, African Buffalo & Rhinoceros)
• African Wild Dog
• Martial Eagle
• Saddle-billed Stork
• Lilac-breasted Roller
• Woodland Kingfisher (summer)
• Southern Ground Hornbill
We recommend a stay of at least 4 to 5 nights in Kruger, which will give you the opportunity to explore different habitats and areas of this vast park.
Self Drive – rental vehicles can be picked up from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Skukuza Airport or Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. With this option we book your rental vehicle and accommodation and you drive yourself around the park using one of the excellent guide maps you will receive with your travel documents.
Guided Safari – your Nature Travel guide can pick you up from any of the airports listed above from where your safari will start. Guided safaris can be conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle or an Open Safari Vehicle (OSV). A typical day on a guided safari includes morning and afternoon game drives and depending on your interests (wildlife, nature, birdwatching) your guide will customize the routes to your preferences.
How to get there
By Air: There are daily direct flights from Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport) to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Skukuza Airport or Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (all these airports have vehicle rental options)
By Road: The quickest access to the park from Johannesburg is using one of the gates in the southern part of the park – Malelane, Phabeni and Kruger Gates.
Observe and photograph the wildlife, birding and beautiful landscapes of the park on game drives, both self-guided and guided.
There are also options for:
- Guided Walks
- Mountain Biking
- Backpacking Trails
- Golf at the Skukuza Golf Course
Park accommodation: These accommodations are located inside the park itself, options are campsites, safari tents, bungalows and cottages. Most camps have a restaurants and some have swimming pools.
Private accommodation inside Kruger National Park: These accommodation options are more upmarket and offer game drives in open vehicles inside the park.
Private accommodation in private game reserves: These accommodation options are more upmarket and game drives are conducted on private concessions/game reserves adjacent to Kruger National Park in open safari vehicles.
*Your Kruger National Park extension can be completely customized according to your interests, preferences and budget.