Safari Tips for the Kruger National Park
A safari in the Kruger National Park is probably one of the most enjoyable, relaxing, and beautiful holidays you could ever go on. As a game reserve, you do not get much better than this. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and it boasts the largest number of species of mammals – which is, of course, absolutely perfect for a safari. And, if you were wondering: Yes, this certainly includes all of the famous Big 5.
However, you also need to bear in mind that this is Africa – and you will generally be far away from any major urban areas and related amenities while on safari. It is, therefore, imperative that you come prepared for your holiday, in order to ensure that you have the best possible time, and that you are not distracted or interrupted by a lack of anything necessary. To help you prepare for your safari in the Kruger National Park, we have collected a number of handy tips. Not all of these are vital (but some are!), however, they were chosen to help you experience the very best the region has to offer, in the most enjoyable way.
1. Bring sunscreen
The African sun can be harsh, and the last thing you want is to get sunburnt and be out of action or in pain for a portion of your holiday.
2. Pack appropriate clothing
Summers get really hot in South Africa, so you want to make sure that you have clothes that are cool and comfortable. However, evenings and early mornings can be quite chilly, so consider something with sleeves that can roll up or long pants that can zip off. Bring a hat for the sun and stick to neutral colours as much as possible.
3. Leave the hiking boots at home
The aim is to pack light, so heavy hiking boots are unnecessary. A proper pair of sneakers will do unless, of course, you are planning to go on a proper hiking trip.
4. Grab a pair of binoculars
While not vital, these can enhance your game-viewing experience. Remember, the African landscape is vast and not every animal will be right next to the safari vehicle.
5. Bring a good camera
If you want to capture the memories and view them at a later stage or show off to your friends, a good-quality camera will be invaluable.
6. Make sure you have some cash on you
Apart from the one in the Skukuza Rest Camp, there are no ATMs in the Kruger National Park, and some restaurants or curio shops may not have card facilities, so cash is king.
7. Bring all the toiletries you need
Do not bargain on buying them once you get there. While some basics can be found at certain rest camps, they do not cater for everything everywhere. If you are specific about what you use, make sure that you pack it.
For more expert tips, advice, and help to book the most memorable safari, contact Kruger Park Shuttle. We firmly believe a wonderful holiday starts long before you reach your destination, which is why we go out of our way to serve, satisfy, and delight our guests from the moment you start planning your getaway.
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