If it’s your first time on safari to Africa, chances are you want to see the big 5 animals in their natural surroundings. Here is a quick guide to the best time of year to travel and where to find them in one place. For more information on accommodation in the Kruger Park, visit AfricanSafarihome.com for advice.
The Kruger Park is situated in the north of South Africa and is home to one of the world’s finest wildlife reserves. The best time to visit the park and see the Big 5 is in August. You can see them all year round if you are lucky, but the game viewing in August is the best.
If you are not familiar with the Big 5, they are the Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant and Leopard. Spotting the first four is typically achieved, but spotting the shy Leopard takes a little more planning.
You should contact your travel advisor for the best locations possible. They will have information on current spottings and popular areas. This will greatly improve your chances of seeing all the Big 5.
You can enjoy the Kruger Park a number of ways, making it one of the best overall experiences in Africa. And one of the most popular!
The Kruger Park offers everything from camping and self-drive excursions to ultimate luxury 5 star diamond level experiences, and everything in between. Consult your safari travel consultant for best value options.
In addition to the Big 5 the Kruger National Park offers a large variety of plains game like Springbok, Wildebeest and Zebra. Friendly Giraffe are common site as are warthog, hyena and cheetah.
Access to the park is by road or light aircraft. If you stay at a respectable lodge you can expect 2 game drives daily, one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon to early evening.