Our Kruger safaris in July 2022 brought us some spectacular wildlife sightings. From African wild dog pups venturing out of their den for the first time and predators squabbling over a kill to raptors scouting the area for their next meal and plains game gathering in large numbers at rivers and pans, Kruger dished up some unforgettable dry season game viewing experiences.
We spotted the elusive African wildcat, towers of giraffes, all the Big Five and various antelope species. Scroll down to see a selection of our Kruger safaris July 2022 wildlife highlights and when you get to the end, take some time to watch an unforgettable encounter with a herd of elephants who sprayed us with mud.
South Africa's flagship game viewing destination, Kruger National Park, offers fantastic all-year-round game viewing and each season has something different to offer. To find out more about what you can expect throughout the year, take a look at our blog When to visit the Kruger National Park.
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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!
A guided safari in Kruger Park (using the national park camps) is quite different to a safari at a private game lodge. Both have their advantages. This trip idea combines two nights in Kruger, followed by two nights at a private game lodge for you to experience the best of both worlds. All game drives in open vehicles with expert and knowledgeable guides.
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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.