Mid-range Kruger Safaris
A Kruger National Park safari thus delivers some of the finest game viewing in the world and the right safari operator can offer visitors an experience of a lifetime. But the park is not only popular because of its animals, many people visit to enjoy its mountainous areas, bush plains and tropical forests, which are all part of the unique landscape, another reason why a safari into the Kruger always makes for the best kind of holiday.
The best time to visit the Kruger National Park on a safari, is at the beginning or end of the region’s dry season, which is between April and September. During the dry season, temperatures are mostly pleasant (with night-time temperatures that may dip below 20 degrees Celsius and daytime temperatures normally reaching into the mid-20 degrees Celsius.
As with most parks and reserves in South Africa, it is very safe to undertake a safari into and drive around Kruger. Both staff, tour operators, accommodation attendants and park authorities will make sure that you have a great safari.
When planning a first safari trip into the Kruger Park, it is advised that travellers should make use of a reputable safari tour operator that knows the park and can recommended the best safari tour options, which range from exclusive private safaris to affordable group safaris. When you spend your money on such a journey of exploration to find Africa’s Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, you want to make sure that you will experience all the facets of the unique wildlife on a real safari in Africa.
Tremisana Lodge safaris
Tremisana Game Lodge is located in Balule Private Nature Reserve which is a protected wildlife area that falls within the Greater Kruger National Park in northern South Africa. Balule is 23 000 square kilometres of pristine bushveld that stretches along the length of the Olifants River. The reserve is unfenced and game roams freely between Balule and the Kruger National Park. Tremisana Game Lodge is less than an hour’s drive from the Kruger Park.
Tremisana Game Lodge is a founding member of Balule Private Nature Reserve and maintains much of its original warmth and charm. The ensuite thatched chalets are air-conditioned and fully equipped for comfort and convenience. Guests dine under the stars at the lodge boma.
Classic wildlife safaris
Think 4×4 game drives at dawn or dusk, followed by dinner under African stars…
The classic Kruger safari offers a client an authentic African safari experience, usually with excellent wildlife sightings.
Accommodation can be provided in a luxury safari lodge or opulent tented camps. Most of these types of lodges in the Greater Kruger National Park offer excellent accommodation options, with just the right ambience for romance, indulgence or just luxury escapes.
All are exquisite destinations and a Kruger Park honeymoon package are of the most sought after possible…
Without necessarily spending a fortune, you can create timeless memories on a private South African safari experience with every luxury on hand, outstanding cuisine at a range of facilities.
These midrange options, as offered by The Kruger Safari Co. make it possible to take your whole family, including children, on a safe, magical journey into nature’s wonders. The Kruger is ideal for family tours and provide options for kids of all ages, with tailored programmes and fun activities.
Accommodation can be taken up at country lodges or hotels in reserves near Kruger National Park or inside the game reserve itself. A selection of the finest luxury accommodation and lodging lets you appreciate the African wild in comfort – with extraordinary cuisine, great hospitality and magnificent wildlife experiences. South African safari and game lodges are famous for its super luxury facilities.
Many hotel lodgings and accommodations near the National Park are close enough for guests to participate in a full-day safari, if the lodge is not situated on a private game reserve with its own abundance or wildlife.
Kruger National Park guided safaris offers guests a traditional safari experience in the company of a skilled ranger for the best game viewing.
What is the benefit of an organized Safari over a self-drive impromptu visit to a game park?
A safari put together by your tour operator is fully usually inclusive of accommodation, game drives and some bush walks, meals and other
added values. Game drives are conducted in 4×4 open safari vehicles which brings the bush experience much closer and the safaris are conducted by
qualified guides who look out for spoor and signs that animals have moved through an area.
How long should a safari last and should one stay at one lodge or different lodges?
During an average stay of between 2 and 3 nights, you may get the best experience. While a longer stay is a bonus, a short stay should
ideally be no less than 2 nights. This way you have time to enjoy the surrounds and have a good chance to see all there is to see in the African bush. Staying in one place maximises your game viewing and minimises your travel time, but if you can stay more than 4 nights, splitting your stay between two game lodges may be worthwhile.
Will children also enjoy a safari?
The Kruger National Park is the ideal destination for children of all ages and offers families a great way to spend quality time together while getting to know more about nature. While some private game lodges are more suited for children 12 years and older others often offers specialised
children’s programmes and activities that keep children entertained and focus on environmental education. Children under 6 years old are not allowed on game drives for safety reasons and no children under 12 years old are allowed on bush walks. It is advised to enquire from your tour operator about which options should fit you and your family the best.
Should I be scared of Malaria?
During the rainy months (October – April) there is an increased risk of Malaria in the Kruger National Park and surrounds, but during
the dry season, the risk of infection is very low. It is always wise to take malaria prophylaxis when visiting the area and while the malaria mosquito is more active during the night, it is advisable to take any precautionary measures like wearing long sleeves and rousers and sleeping under mosquito nets – which are provided by most lodges. A mosquito net provide additional protection against other insects too. Mosquitoes do not like cold, hence keeping air conditioning or fans on, will also help. The risk is very low when one deals with the issue in advance. By choosing the correct accommodation, you can minimize the chance of being infected as well.