Things You Have To Do While on a Kruger National Park Safari
The Kruger is a wild place to be. Since the inception of the park, and especially when the first visitors came to the park, a strict set of rules were enforced. Over the many years, as the park has grown and as more visitors came to see the wildlife, the list of rules has grown, for the safety of the animals as well as for the safety of the visitors.
You already know that it is not a zoo but rather a nature conservation. While you enter the park at your own risk, there are actually very few risks to worry about when you simply stick to the rules and regulations. If you are visiting the park with a safari company, you will be in the best of hands. Not only are you going to have a highly enjoyable experience, seated comfortably in the open air safari vehicle, but you will also have great company!
Our guides are experienced and while they can tell you a few tales about their experiences in the park, they also know the possible dangers posed by the wild animals and the dangers that come when people display less than proper behaviour when in the park. Your guide will keep you safe, but when on a Kruger Park safari, you can benefit from knowing and following these safety tips.
A Few Helpful Safety Tips
No leaving the vehicle
The drive through the park is going to be a slow and relaxed one. And when an animal is spotted, the vehicle stops so that you can quietly observe it. In the past, there have been a few crazy or perhaps exceptionally brave, park visitors who have decided to step out of their vehicles to “get up close”. This is absolutely forbidden and could land you with a hefty fine as well as a lifelong ban from the park. Under no circumstances are you allowed to leave the vehicle when on the road. Visitors may only exit their vehicles once they are in the safety of a camp.
There are certain camps in the park where you can embark on a walking safari. This is the one time you are allowed to be in the bush without a vehicle to protect you, but you are not allowed to do a bush walk on your own. Guests need to sign up for the walk and are accompanied by an armed game ranger. The ranger will tell you where to walk and they will stop you when a wild animal is nearby. For your own safety, it is important to always listen to the ranger.
Watch your food
When on a Kruger Park safari, it is not uncommon for baboons and monkeys to try to grab food, either from the vehicle or when you’ve stopped to snack on something. These monkeys will grab food right out of your hands and they can get a little aggressive. You need to keep your eyes peeled and make sure your food is hidden unless you want your snack to disappear!
Now is the perfect time to book a Kruger Park Safari.
Kruger 2 Kruger offers guests a few safari packages to choose from. Our luxury packages are affordable and will provide you with everything you could possibly need in order to get the most out of your time in the park. And we’ll keep you safe. Contact us today to book your safari!