By the time we got to Amboseli, passing colorful Maasai men and women, who rightfully called this area, too, home, I had gone through many states of tiredness, boredom, indignation, seen the slums of Nairobi and then let them all go down with a teasing French fry.
Going on a safari in Africa is inspiring and exciting. It is also wild. And while wild animal encounters make the experience that much more memorable, they are the biggest reason why we should discuss safety.
This article is dedicated to all my friends who love cheetahs, lead their lives as passionately as these elegant big cats, and continue running as untamed and as wild as them.
After all that day’s heat, it was late afternoon and we were arriving in Nakuru Town in the rain. Only the purple flowers in the trees along the road seemed to smile back at us, as my travel partner and I were both excited because that’s the feeling that new places seed in travelers.
Kruger National Park is known to be the most established park in Africa. It is also the largest and the best place to see the Big Five animals. Being the finest park in Africa, Kruger is known for great driving routes and facilities within the park that ensures an exciting safari for its visitors!
Yes you most certainly can! While safaris in general can burn a hole in the pocket, there are plenty of budget safari tours at Kruger National Park that can suit most budgets. Budget safaris at Kruger start as low as US$172 per day! Other ways to avoid expensive prices at Kruger is to visit during off-peak season, where the crowds are less and the weather slightly cooler.
Yes, there are different ways that one can experience Kruger. The sheer size of Kruger (300km) makes it a great park for hiking safaris and self-drive safaris. Another unique way to experience Kruger is on a photography safari, where you’ll get the chance to take a snapshot of your favorite animal!
Yes. In fact, Kruger is known to be one of the most family-friendly park in Africa as it boasts plenty of facilities including picnic sites, family-friendly accommodation and accessible hospitals and clinics.
Dry season, from May to October.
Rainy season, from November to December
July to October
January to April
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Balule Private Game Reserve
African wild dog, golden mole, black rhino
354 species - big five, African civet, cheetah, sable and roan antelope
505 species of birds - lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, kori bustard, saddle-billed stork, pel’s fishing-owl, southern ground-hornbill (also known as the big six)
Baobab trees, Lala palm, Sausage trees, Mopani trees, Fever trees, Umbrella thorn tree
Malaria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Cholera, Rabies, Influenza, Typhoid, Yellow Fever
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