Although you are on holiday, there is always the possibility that you make a mistake that ends up ruining your stay. Africa is a thrilling safari destination, and while there are so many places you can visit in Africa, the Kruger Park remains one of the top destinations.
In order to get the most out of your stay in the Kruger, you need to make sure that you avoid making these common mistakes to ensure that you get the most out of your time there.
Kruger Park tours are the ultimate African safari and once you embark on your trip, you will be in for a remarkable journey. If you are coming to Africa for the first time, there will be plenty of planning to do.
The common mistakes that you could make will not ruin your trip, but they can be an unwelcome annoyance.
The Common Mistakes
Not thinking about malaria
The Kruger National Park is situated in a malaria area and the danger of getting sick with malaria is very real. And it is actually completely avoidable if you have done your research and you are planning properly. Before coming to Africa, visit your doctor and get your medication. With 400 000 people being infected with malaria each year, you really don’t want to take a chance.
Packing too much
South Africa is one of the most advanced nations on the continent. And a safari in the Kruger does not require much packing. Comfortable clothing and a good pair of walking shoes should be enough. You don’t need to go out and buy all of the latest hiking and exploring gear. If you are unsure about what you should be packing, get in touch with your safari provider and find out what they recommend you pack.
Plan your stay
The Kruger offers plenty to do. Along with the average safari, you will also have the option of night drives, wilderness walks and hide stays. You can imagine that all of this means that you need to make sure that you have planned your stay properly and that you have enough time to do all those things you want to do. You will need to be realistic about what you are able to fit in and keep in mind that you are on holiday.
Well, you can indulge in a little alcohol, but don’t go overboard. A hangover paired with the early morning start is going to be a mood killer and you are not going to enjoy a moment of the safari. When on a Kruger Park tour, keeping your drinking to a minimum and treat yourself to a few early nights. The Kruger can do wonders for the soul!
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