August this year brought us some incredible wildlife sightings. Playful African wild dog pups, affectionate lion cubs, inquisitive hyena cubs and watchful cheetahs, not to mention the other wildlife Kruger is famous for, such as giraffe, zebra, rhino, lion and leopard.
In fact, on one of our game drives, we encountered four different leopards over a two-kilometre stretch! On one of our safaris, we left Kruger National Park to explore one of the world's most scenic drives, the Panorama Route with its canyons, waterfalls and lookout points. Scroll down for some of our favourite moments from August 2021.
If you want to know more about what you can expect from a wildlife safari in Kruger in the dry season from June to September, check out our When to visit the Kruger National Park safari calendar for more details.
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The 3-day Kruger National Park safari is designed for those who want a quick and affordable way to see the Kruger National Park in the company of an expert guide, but are really short on time. We also call it the Kruger Quickie Safari and it departs on set dates from Johannesburg or Nelspruit. Custom departures can be arranged for groups of 4+ (additional cost). Book early to avoid disappointment!
The 4-day Budget Kruger Park Safari is easy on your budget, big on game viewing. This small group, fully-guided safari in Kruger National Park overnights inside the park with scheduled departures from Johannesburg or Nelspruit. Custom departure dates may be arranged (additional cost applies). Book early to avoid disappointment!
The popular 5-Day Best of Kruger Safari is a 4-night/5-day safari in the Kruger National Park offering open vehicle game drives with an experienced safari guide. Includes a night drive and guided bush walk. Spend two nights at each of two different camps, in different areas of Kruger Park, giving you the best game viewing opportunities. Book early to avoid disappointment!
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Dianne Kokkonidis was born in Johannesburg, grew up in the Transkei and spent years exploring Europe. She returned to South Africa to live on a farm in the Outeniqua Mountains when the call of Africa got too loud to ignore. She comes from a family of storytellers, so it's no surprise she's now found her way into writing about one of the oldest stories known to mankind - the lure of Africa.