Three Ways to Spot Wildlife on a Weekend Getaway in the Kruger
If you’ve made the great decision of booking weekend getaway accommodation in the Kruger, there’s no doubt that you’re interested in making the most of your time in the heart of South Africa’s bushveld. That’s a good thing, as we’ve got some great tips on how you can maximise your experience, and spot incredible game sightings while out and about in the park.
There are several ways in which you can experience Africa’s best game and wildlife, while enjoying the beautiful landscape. Let’s take a closer look at some of these great methods.
#1 Game Walks
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more exciting way to indulge in an African safari than embarking on a relaxing game walk. The sheer thrill of being in the wild, and in such an immediate vicinity to incredible African wildlife is a thoroughly memorable experience. Throughout your game walk, you get to see animal tracks and hideouts otherwise not noticeable from a 4×4, and you’ll also come across fascinating local herbs.
Arguably the optimal time for a game walk has to be in the early mornings and late in the afternoons, thereby avoiding the hottest parts of the day. Rest assured that you’ll be accompanied by seasoned armed rangers and local guides, ensuring your safety. Game walks usually last two to three hours.
#2 Game Drives
Game drives are usually associated with the quintessential African safari, and they are in large part responsible for the popularity behind weekend getaway accommodation in the Kruger during specific seasons of the year. These drives entail driving at slow speeds through the Kruger, and taking the time to observe animals in their natural habitat.
Throughout a game drive, your guide will frequently bring the vehicle to a stop for some time, allowing you to study animals and snap any photos you may want to, while enjoying the landscape. A great time for embarking a game drive in the Kruger is during sunrise and late afternoon.
#3 Balloon Safaris
If you really want to make the most of your weekend getaway accommodation in the Kruger National Park, why not opt for a hot-air balloon safari? It’s the experience of a lifetime, where you soar over the park in a balloon, offering you a bird’s eye view of the wildlife, as you live in the moment and appreciate the truly breathtaking African landscape. Balloon safaris are also precious for making it easier to cover a wide area, within a shorter amount of time.
Book Your Weekend Getaway at Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger
We are a luxury safari lodge situated on a private reserve in the easily accessible southern portion of the Kruger National Park. Our main lodge building welcomes guests with its sweeping staircase, kicking off their romantic weekend getaway with a great start. It’s a truly memorable and unique way to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday urban life.
Our lodge is a short drive from the Malelane Gate, but flights are also available for those not keen on driving. There are flights available to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport or Skukuza Airport from Cape Town and Johannesburg, thus making it easier than ever to enjoy a quick weekend getaway.
Look forward to spending your time in a luxuriously appointed suite with all the modern amenities, ready to receive you back after a long day of adventurous exploration. To learn more about our lodge, and to book your weekend getaway accommodation in the Kruger, speak to us today. We look forward to helping you secure your desired dates, and welcoming you to our award-winning safari lodge.