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Kruger national park best experience?

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Kruger national park best experience?

My husband and I previously spent 8 weeks in Africa visiting Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and Cape Town but didn't visit Kruger. We were in budget tents and loved it but would like to go a bit more up market ie toilet and may be pool ? To cool off. We are planning to visit mid may and have 7-10 days but flexible, our game experience last time was just amazing as we had plenty of time. Can anyone suggest what we could experience , I see most recommend self drive?


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If you lean to self drive then consider booking the luxury safari tents at Lower Sabie with river view and the same at Tamboti for a quieter, more wilderness experience. They have a lovely ensuite and covered outdoor kitchen and eating area. Our last trip to Kruger we saw 40+ rhino, four leopard, the 'mega-pride' of lions near Satara with only one other car and within touching distance!! (area accessible in a day drive from Tamboti), a serval (the highlight for me) and all the usual elephant herds, plains game, hyena etc. At Tamboti we were visited by the resident Honey Badger and large spotted genet and dwarf mongooses. At Satara we also had an encounter with the resident Honey Badger and African Wild Cat. At Lower Sabie we had a civet wandering around behind our safari tent in the night! Kruger is amazing.

Have a good look at www.sanparks.org

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Self driving in Kruger is easy, affordable and fun.

As Tryhard recommends......look at the sanparks.org website and book early to ensure you get what you want.

Since you have time, take a day to explore the Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon right next to Kruger. It is worth the extra day and a nice break from a safari.

Rent a car that is slightly higher -- does not have to be a 4x4 but sometimes the added height can help. The drive to Kruger from Johannesburg is 4-5 hours to get to the southern part of Kruger.

Let us know if we can help with anything else.


Heeten, Swagat at Kruger Park Lodge, Hazyview/Boston

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@Tryhard. When were you there last - sounds like a great trip!

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Graham we were there last August/September for over 3 weeks. :)

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