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Kruger Safaris May 2022 Highlights 1
Kruger Safaris May 2022 Highlights
June 6, 2022 by Dianne Kokkonidis

The month of May ushers in the turning point in Kruger as the climate starts to transition into winter. The impending dry season brought pleasant daytime temperatures, chilly early mornings and outstanding wildlife sightings. Our May 2022 Kruger safaris wildlife highlights included playful elephant calves, lazy lions, the elusive African wild cat, the shy civet and a number of raptors like the African Fish-eagle, the African Harrier-hawk and the Martial Eagle.

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Kruger Safaris April 2022 Highlights
May 6, 2022 by Dianne Kokkonidis

April brings autumn to Kruger which means the vegetation in the park gradually begins to dry out and colours fade from green to shades of brown and yellow. With foliage thinning out, it became easier to spot game on our game drives. Elephants, rhinos, zebras, hyenas, leopards and lion cubs galore feature amongst our top April 2022 Kruger wildlife highlights. We also had the good fortune to spot a pair of hippos mating.

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Kruger Safaris March 2022 Highlights
April 13, 2022 by Dianne Kokkonidis

March marks the last of the summer months in Kruger and, while daytime temperatures dropped slightly, our guests were treated to fairly hot days, pleasant evenings and wildlife sightings second to none. The Big Five —lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant— made an appearance but it was the cheetah cub, African wild dog, bushbaby and bird sightings that took our game drives to the next level.

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Kruger Safaris February 2022 Highlights
March 21, 2022 by Dianne Kokkonidis

Our Kruger safaris in February 2022 brought us some incredible leopard sightings that will be difficult to top. We also encountered lion cubs, elephant calves, zebra foals, rhinos, buffalo and vervet monkeys. February is a great time to go on safari in Kruger because there aren't many tourists around and that means we get to have some wildlife sightings all to ourselves.

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Kruger Safaris January 2022 Highlights
January 25, 2022 by Dianne Kokkonidis

What an incredible start to the New Year! January 2022 pulled out all the stops for us, and guests on our Kruger Park safaris were treated to some wonderful wildlife sightings. Leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, lion cubs, African wild cats and one of the best sightings we've ever had of Casper, the wild white lion of Kruger.

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Kruger Safaris December 2021 Highlights
January 6, 2022 by Dianne Kokkonidis

December is the height of summer in Kruger with daytime temperatures soaring to well over 30° C (up to 90° F). A lot of the wildlife we spotted on our game drives seemed unperturbed by the hot weather, though. Zebra stallions put on quite a display play fighting and we also spotted boisterous elephant bulls engaged in a wrestling match. December also sees the return of migrant birds to Kruger.

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Kruger Safaris November 2021 Highlights
December 14, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

The cat's out of the bag! November really could be the best time of year to go on safari in Kruger. We've always loved how the bush comes alive after the first rains in November. Flowers bloom, leaves turn green and baby animals abound. Everything smells fresh and new and there's a feeling of anticipation in the air.

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Kruger Safaris October 2021 Highlights
November 29, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

If you were one of the lucky ones who managed to escape the onset of autumn in the northern hemisphere for an October safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, you would have enjoyed a daily average of 8.8 hours of sunshine, temperatures well over 30°C and cheetah cubs, baby warthogs, rhino and elephant calves and leopard cubs sightings.

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Kruger Safaris September 2021 Highlights
October 4, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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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WATCH: Masai Mara Cheetah Hunt
October 1, 2021 by Onne Vegter

Kenya's Masai Mara is one of the best places to witness a cheetah hunt. One of our regular guests, Trish Monck, was lucky enough to capture this thrilling cheetah hunt on video. And there's something unique about this famous cheetah coalition in the Mara, and the way they hunt.

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Kruger Safaris August 2021 Highlights
September 6, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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 ...

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Kruger Safaris July 2021 Highlights
August 2, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

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Kruger Safaris June 2021 Highlights
July 6, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

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Baby Animals - Is There A Quota On Cuteness?
July 19, 2018 by Briony Chisholm

Ever been lucky enough to see a herd of elephant on the move? Then you'll have noticed that the babies are snuck away safely between the adults. Sometimes, they hold onto the elephant's tail in front with their little trunks (more cuteness). But what is the story behind cuteness in animals - besides giving you some of the best once-in-a-lifetime wildlife photography shots?

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Enticing Namibia - Nothing Can Compare
May 10, 2018 by Alison

A visit to Namibia could change you forever. There's something about its largely-uninhabited wide open spaces, fascinating people and cultures, vast distances, desert-adapted wildlife and arid, stark landscapes that touches your very soul.

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Are White Rhinos Extinct?
March 24, 2018 by Onne

Can I still see white rhinos in the wild? Following the sad news of the death of the last male northern white rhino in 2018, leaving only two females, the northern white rhino is now virtually extinct. Some tourists continue to express concern that they will no longer be able to see white rhinos in the wild.

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Bush Babies: Tomorrow's Predators in the Making ...
September 20, 2016 by Alison

It's baby season for big cat and canine predators in southern Africa and, on any game drive in one of the bigger parks and reserves, you're very likely to come across some very cute additions to the pride or pack or solitary cats.

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Lions Almost Scare the Spots Off a Leopard - and Steal its Kill!
August 17, 2016 by Alison

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.

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The New White Lions of Kruger
February 17, 2015 by Alison

Visitors to Kruger have been abuzz lately about the sightings of a rare white lion cub in the area surrounding Satara Restcamp. UPDATE: What the white lion looks like now.