KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
At over 2 million hectares, the Kruger National Park is the oldest and biggest national park in South Africa and offers an incredible safari experience that is not to be missed! The park is made up of diverse habitats and is home to lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, hyena, cheetah and many more, as well as over 500 bird species. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a trip to the Kruger National Park, or the surrounding private reserves that border Kruger.
There are no fences between these private reserves and the national park, so wildlife roams free. These game reserves offer a more luxurious, private safari experience with fewer people and fewer game-viewing vehicles. Many of the “bush camps” and lodges in the reserves give you the opportunity to stay in harmony with the surrounding bush, and in most camps wildlife can be seen directly from your room’s private deck.
Game viewing takes place from open safari vehicles and an experienced private guide will ensure that your safari is unforgettable, getting you close to some of the continent’s best wildlife sightings. Walking safaris or specialist birding walks are highly recommended in and around Kruger!
BLYDE RIVER CANYON
An hour from the Kruger National Park you’ll find the third deepest canyon in the world – the Blyde River Canyon. The canyon shows off spectacular geological structures and incredible scenery. The popular “Panorama Route” winds along the edge of the canyon allowing you to take in all the sights.
Walks, hikes, and boat trips up the Blyde River are all on offer in this magnificent landscape.
We can easily build in a Blyde River Canyon trip onto any Kruger safari. It’s even close enough for a day trip if you need a break from the excitement of your safari!
Africa’s safaris offer some of the best wildlife experiences on the planet!