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.
The Kruger Park is one of the top holiday destinations in South Africa and it is well known for the variety of Kruger Park safaris available from different safari companies operating in and around the park.
While many safari packages include accommodation outside of the Kruger, some of the camps in the park are worth taking the time and effort to either visit or spend a night.
Many camps in the Kruger have so much more than just accommodation to offer. If you are looking to spend a night, you can choose between quiet, rustic camps or more luxurious accommodation, depending on the style of the accommodation you choose as well as the camp you opt for.
With museums, picnic spots and places to do wildlife watching, you can experience a different side to the Kruger when you visit any of these camps.
Satara has, for quite a long time, been an immensely popular camp for overnight guests. Its location, which is right in the middle of lion territory, is one of the reasons for its popularity amongst guests. When you bed down for the night, you can hear roaring lions and all kinds of other nocturnal animals. Satara is considered to be a more rustic camp and it’s not as busy as Skukuza. Here, day guests can also take a break from their Kruger Park safari and get a bite to eat.
Small but quite popular, Tamboti is a tented camp and you’ll find it on the banks of the Timbavati river. It’s about a 2 km drive from Orpen Gate. As a tented campsite, guests have access to a communal camp boma, around which they can share stories of the day’s sightings. The camp is incredibly rustic, with thick bush surrounding most of it. This can leave you feeling a little isolated, but not in a way that should worry you.
The camp of the Elephants will always be popular among safari travellers. Many Kruger Park safaris stop here to let their guests stretch their legs. Olifants is in the perfect location for camp guests to do some wildlife watching, as the camp overlooks the Olifants River. With spectacular lookout points, great places to eat and plenty to do here, you can easily spend your whole day at the camp.
You can’t have a list like this without including the one camp that has gone a long way towards making the park famous. Skukuza serves as the headquarters of the camp and is still the primary place where Kruger Park safaris stop off. While many treat it as a day camp, there are a few great accommodation options here.
Finally, the last camp on our list is also the oldest bush camp in the park while being one of the smallest camps. It is not the kind of camp for day visitors, but it is a great place for overnight guests to stay. Bateleur has luxury guests houses as well as comfortable cottages.
Kruger Park safaris remain the best way to see the Kruger. And you can book yours today with Kruger 2 Kruger.