Kruger Park Tours: Information that you need to know
To ensure that you have a safe, memorable Kruger Park tour, we have some very important information for you to take note of and to keep in mind while you are planning your safari. This information will help ensure that you have everything you need. For more information, have a look at our Kruger Tour Packages.
It’s not just the annoying buzzing of the mosquito or itching bites that should worry you. When embarking on Kruger National Park safaris, you need to keep in mind that you are entering a malaria area. If you are planning on taking anti-malaria medication, PLEASE do so. Prevention is better than cure, there will be enough mosquito repellent on tour.
In summer temperatures can quickly rise (we’re talking up to 40-45 degrees Celsius). Mild mornings with clear blue skies and severe thunderstorms in the afternoons are the norm. We have raincoats and/or ponchos which will be provided for each person in case of rain. Winter temps are a bit different, with the temperatures being cool to cold in the mornings (down to 5 degrees Celsius) and mild to cool in the afternoons. We have blankets and/or ponchos for each person should they get cold.
Cameras & Binoculars
These are absolutely a must have when on Kruger Day Tours and Kruger Park Safaris. Please bring your own along for all outings and excursions. You never know what is waiting around the next corner and believe you me, you don’t want to miss that “million dollar shot”. After all, a picture paints a thousand words and will bring back pleasant memories every time you look at it.
No smoking is allowed on any vehicles, whilst on safari. There are, however, enough clearly marked smoking areas where you can leisurely puff away.
Food & Water
If you are vegetarian or vegan, please inform us in advance so we can take care of your special needs. You can drink tap water in most hotels, but bottled water is recommended. We promise you are not going to eat any “funny” stuff. Everything is freshly prepared and tasty.
Passports & Identification
Please keep both of these important pieces of documentation on you at all times. Both of these documents are very important when entering the Kruger Park.
We advise that you bring something warm for the morning and evening drives, but otherwise just dress according to the time of year. Closed shoes are recommended but open sandals are just as comfy in summer.
A flashlight will be provided for you to help light your way during the night.
If you are on chronic medication, please bring it with and keep taking it throughout your stay. By South African law we are not allowed to administer any medication, however, we can assist with some medical emergencies. Please let us know if you have any medical or chronic condition or allergies, including food allergies. There is a medical doctor on standby in the Kruger Park at all times.
Bank & Post Office
There is a bank at the airport when you arrive in South Africa as well as in the Kruger Park, where you can exchange money or post a card if you wish to do so. (Banks are closed on Sundays and public holidays but ATMs are open).
If you have an adaptor, please bring it with (they can be quite pricey here). South Africa has 24 volt electricity.
If you have an adaptor, please bring it with (they can be quite pricey). South Africa have 24-volt electricity.
If there is any other information you think we should know, please let us know in advance so we can prepare and cater for any special needs you might have. All rates are in South African Rands. A 50 % non-refundable deposit of the package value you choose will confirm your booking. Banking details are forwarded after confirmation via e-mail of your tour package is received.