September is a fantastic time to go on a Kruger safari. It's the end of the dry season and just before the rainy season. The days are beautifully sunny and warm with temperatures ranging between 22°C and 30°C and there are wonderful wildlife sightings to be had. This year, we found a hyena den we returned to time and again, spotted a honey badger, witnessed a leopard making a kill and saw lions mating.
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August is the month African wild dog pups make their first appearance after the winter denning season, but the chances of spotting pups are slim. This year, we discovered a den site and were able to spend a great deal of time watching the wild dog pups explore their surroundings. And August had even more surprises for us in store ...
I learned a lot on my Kruger safari. I'm not talking about the obvious insights into wildlife and how important it is to preserve sanctuaries like the Kruger National Park for future generations. That's par for the course. I'm talking about rediscovering your inner child, meeting people who love what they do and why you'll be showered with love if you wear a German army parka to Kruger.
What does the South African version of a winter wonderland look like? For us, it's Kruger National Park in July. As the winter season wears on, more and more animals gather at rivers and waterholes to drink. Lion and hyena cubs, hippo, elephant, buffalo and rhino calves and a honey badger on a night raid count amongst our favourite sightings from our July 2021 Kruger safaris.
Winter is generally one of the best times to go on safari in Kruger. And this year was no exception! The days were sunny and warm, the dry bush made it easy to spot game and the wildlife was prolific. Big Five, wild dog, cheetah and lion cub sightings were just some of the highlights from our June 2021 Kruger safaris.
Amazing outdoor adventure, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, long stretches of untouched, sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery, Big Five safaris and luxury on a budget are just six reasons that make South Africa a wonderful destination for honeymooners.
The Manyeleti Game Reserve is one of the lesser known game reserves that form part of the greater Kruger Park. But how does the Manyeleti compare to its more famous neighbours like the Sabi Sand? Let's find out!
"Best Ever Kruger Tour" - this is the title of just one of the many amazing reviews we've received from our guests on platforms like TripAdvisor. In this blog we share a couple of our favourite highlights with you from recent reviews left by guests. And we end off with a superbly edited music video by "Ham Fam".
The definitive guide on the differences between the Kruger National Park and the adjacent Private Reserves.
Everyone always says the dry season (June to September) is the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park in South Africa. And that is mostly true, but let me share a secret with you. Please don't tell anyone else. The best month to visit Kruger is...
We're often asked which is the best option to go for - uninterrupted Kruger Magic (Kruger National Park is the jewel of Southern Africa's national parks) - or absolute luxury at a private safari lodge at one of the reserves adjoining Kruger? Well, let's look at some of the finer points ...
There's no contest that Kruger National Park is the top safari destination in Southern Africa. If it's not right up there on your bucket list, it should be! But what are the best ways of experiencing this wildlife wonderland?
We break down the seasons in the Kruger National Park so you can choose the best time to go on your Kruger Safari.
One of Kruger National Park’s cleverest spotted felines seems to have perfected a way to keep herself and her young cub fed on a regular, almost fool-proof basis.
One of our guides managed to capture some incredible film and video footage recently on safari in the Kruger National Park - a leopard made a successful kill which was unceremoniously 'stolen' by lion, leaving the leopard hungry and frustrated - but lucky to escape with its life.
We love our guests and I've always been taught there is no such thing as a silly question. If you're ever in doubt - don't think, just ask that question! After all, you might learn something new. And you may also feature in our "20 Funniest Guest Questions on Safari" blog post!
If you read part 1 of this two part blog post, you will know by now what the most important secret is to a great safari experience. There are other factors of course that determine the quality of a safari, but let's continue with this key ingredient and see why it makes such a difference.
There are many ingredients to a great African safari experience, but one factor in particular stands above the rest as the most important secret. Can you guess what it is? What is the one thing that will make or break the success of your safari?
When you're planning on flying to Southern Africa for a safari adventure, it helps to know which top destinations can be easily combined. Several of the best safari highlights of the region lie within easy reach of one another, making for a diverse African experience within a manageable timeframe and budget.
It's a question we're often asked, yet the answer is often very personal for most of us. I was lucky enough to go on a guided Kruger National Park safari recently - and here are my thoughts on the subject ...
Which is better - a safari in the Kruger National Park or in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve? What's the difference between the two? And what are the pros and cons of each? I've done both types of safaris many times, so let's take a closer look.
There's no doubt that Kruger National Park is South Africa's best-known national game reserve. And at over two million hectares in size, it's certainly the biggest. But here are some things about Kruger that you probably didn't know ...