Springtime was on full display in Kruger in October this year. The days were hot, the nights were warm and the bush was still dry which made spotting cheetah and leopard cubs so much easier. October also brought us an abundance of other newborn sightings like baby warthogs, elephant calves, hyena cubs and rhino calves.
But it was perhaps the more unusual sightings, one of which we've only experienced a handful of times over many years, that took our October game drives to the next level. The extremely rare black rhino, the elusive caracal, the beautiful bateleur eagle and two African fish eagle mates sounding their unmistakable calls from atop of withered tree were just a few of the highlights we got to share with our guests. Scroll down for more October 2021 Kruger safari highlights.
South Africa's Kruger National Park is a fantastic year-round destination and no matter what time of year you choose to go on a Kruger safari, the game viewing is excellent. If, however, you want to combine Kruger with other destinations like Cape Town or Victoria Falls, contact us for advice on the ideal time to travel so you get the best out of all experiences.
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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.