Flying out this winter to a safari lodge in the Kruger National Park? As the flagship national park, the Kruger offers one of the best and most exciting safari experiences in the world. Not sure what to expect? Here’s a quick guide to visiting safari lodges in the Kruger National Park, so you know exactly what to expect.
Authentic Safari Game Drives Led by Shangaan Trackers
They say the best holidays are those in which you can expect the unexpected and each day at a safari lodge in the Kruger National Park offers you just that. About 2/3 the size of Belgium, the Kruger boasts the highest variety of wildlife in Africa: 147 mammals, 507 birds, 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 49 fish, 336 tree species and also the “Big 5” (buffalo, leopard, lion, rhino and elephant). While there are many reasons to visit the Kruger National Park, the highpoint is the authentic game drive experience. Led by experienced Shangaan trackers in 4×4 Land Rovers, each day guests are driven deep into the bushveld where they come only metres away from some of the most prized predators of the world.
The Best Time to Visit a South African Safari Lodge
While it’s true that most local and international visitors prefer visiting the Kruger National Park in the summer months, what many people don’t know is that game viewing is actually at its best during the dry winter months. If you want to catch the lion in action or see a herd of elephants taking a mud bath, then the best time to visit safari lodges would be when the animals are easy to spot and are in dense numbers, which is during winter and early spring.
The Type of Safari Lodge Experience You Can Expect
Renowned for their exclusivity, luxury suites, superb chef-prepared gourmet meals, award-winning fine wines – safari lodges are all about attention to detail, personal service, and a true “Out of Africa” experience. Yes, safari lodges in the Kruger National Park certainly offer an incredible getaway. Home to bushman rock paintings, majestic archaeological sites and the Big Five, safari lodges offer a number of activities and day trips for the adventure seeker – these range from, horse-trails, survival, tracking and nature walks, to game drives. For those wanting to keep a slower pace, they can enjoy hiking, swimming, bird watching, African drumming, luxury spa treatments, and even helicopter rides.
If you’re looking for a magical hideaway in the middle of the African bush where you can experience exclusive game drives, luxury accommodation, action-packed adventure and entertainment, as well as gourmet African cuisine and award-winning wines, then our Lukimbi Safari Lodge is the right place for you and your family.