Kruger Park

Kruger National Park Safari Packages
and Tours

African sky offers both privately guided safari tours as well as fly-in safari packages to the Kruger National Park. Over a twenty year period we have made safaris to Kruger an unforgettable experience for many people.

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21 Day Spirit of Southern Africa

Code: S08 Type: Private Guided Tour & Safari Package Combo Level: Luxury Five Star Destinations Visited:

Mpumalanga Highlands | Sabi Sand | Cape Town | Winelands | Swakopmund | Sossusvlei | Windhoek | Okavango Delta | Victoria Falls

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The longest and most comprehensive of our African safaris, this luxurious three-week expedition includes everything from the desolate shores of the Namib coastline to the lush, verdant wilderness of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

From ZAR 178,962 Per Person Sharing

18 Day Three Countries and Cape Town

Code: S01 Type: Private Tour & Safari Package Combo Level: Exclusive Top End Destinations Visited:

Sabi Sand | Mpumalanga Highlands | Victoria Falls | Chobe | Okavango Delta | Cape Town | Winelands

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One of our most comprehensive and luxurious safari offerings, this exclusive eighteen-day adventure visits Cape Town, the winelands region, Sabi Sand, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. Awe-inspiring attractions and unforgettable safari experiences are all on the menu.

From USD 16,474 Per Person Sharing

15 Day Best of Southern Africa

Code: S02 Type: Fly-In Safari Package Level: Exclusive Top End Destinations Visited:

Okavango Delta | Linyanti | Victoria Falls | Johannesburg | Sabi Sand

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A safari-focused extravaganza, enjoying extraordinary game viewing in the Okavango Delta, Linyanti safari area and the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Additionally, you’ll enjoy a few unforgettable nights a stone’s throw from the magical Victoria Falls in Zambia.

From USD 19,548 Per Person Sharing

15 Day National Parks Overland Safari

Code: S29 Type: Private Guided Tour Level: National Park Camps Destinations Visited:

Kruger National Park | Ithala | Hluhluwe-iMfolozi | Addo | Pilanesberg | KwaZulu Natal

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Relish two weeks of adventure on a privately guided overland safari that explores South Africa’s Big Five-bearing national parks. You’ll visit Kruger, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, Addo Elephant National Park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Though not home to the Big Five, Ithala in Natal is also included.

From ZAR 61,180 Per Person Sharing

14 Day In Depth Namibia Overland

Code: S41 Type: Private Guided Tour Level: Personal Four Star Destinations Visited:

Windhoek | Fish River Canyon | Aus Luderitz | Sossusvlei | Swakopmund | Damaraland | Etosha

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Namibia’s decent infrastructure makes it possible to enjoy thrilling private overland safaris in this unique country. This Namibia safari offers the most in-depth look at the country and its highlights, from the Fish River Canyon to Etosha National Park.

From ZAR 70,041 Per Person Sharing

12 Day Three Country Safari

Code: S10 Type: Fly-In Safari Package Level: Luxury Five Star Destinations Visited:

Sabi Sand | Pretoria | Victoria Falls | Chobe | Okavango Delta

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The Three Country Safari includes four striking wilderness areas scattered across Southern Africa, including Sabi Sand in South Africa, Matetsi in Zimbabwe and Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The Zimbabwe leg also includes a visit to the Victoria Falls.

From USD 12,391 Per Person Sharing

10 Day Cape Town, Kruger Park and Falls

Code: T08 Type: Private Guided Tour & Safari Package Combo Level: Luxury Five Star Destinations Visited:

Cape Town | Sabi Sand | Pretoria | Victoria Falls

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A thrilling ten day tour of Southern Africa's most popular features. You'll explore the vibrant Mother City of Cape Town, relish awe-inspiring wildlife encounters in the Sabi Sand and finally gaze in awe upon the world of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

From ZAR 77,363 Per Person Sharing

10 Day Northern Namibia Overland

Code: S43 Type: Private Guided Tour Level: Personal Four Star Destinations Visited:

Windhoek | Swakopmund | Damaraland | Etosha

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Experience Namibia’s numerous northern highlights on a private overland safari conducted by your personal African Sky guide. You’ll enjoy game viewing in Etosha National Park, ancient art in Twyfelfontein and seaside charm in Swakopmund.

From ZAR 56,130 Per Person Sharing

9 Day Kruger National Park and Zululand

Code: S30 Type: Private Guided Tour Level: National Park Camps Destinations Visited:

Ithala | Hluhluwe-iMfolozi | Swaziland | Kruger National Park | KwaZulu Natal

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A standard overland safari conducted by an experienced African Sky guide. You’ll start in Ithala Game Reserve in Natal before traveling on to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and, finally, the Kruger National Park – South Africa’s premier Big Five wilderness.

From ZAR 26,834 Per Person Sharing

9 Day Three Area South African Safari

Code: S13 Type: Fly-In Safari Package Level: Luxury Five Star Destinations Visited:

Shamwari | Phinda | Swaziland | Sabi Sand | KwaZulu Natal

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This luxury fly-in safari explores three intrinsically unique safari areas in ‘the world in one country’ – South Africa. Enjoy game viewing the Sabi Sand, Shamwari and Phinda private game reserves, as well as an en route evening in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland.

From ZAR 89,674 Per Person Sharing

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We offer a wealth of unique and rewarding African experiences, ranging from luxury safari packages in authentic wilderness areas to family-friendly guided tours along the continent's captivating coastline.

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What Our Clients say

"African Sky provided an excellent African safari tour. We have been traveling for many years and the guides in South Africa were the best we have ever experienced. There is simply no better way to experience South Africa than with African Sky."
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Kruger National Park Safari Package Types

Our Kruger Park safaris are aimed at providing guests with more than just prolific Big Five game viewing. It is about a spiritual encounter with the African wilderness, a visceral reawakening of the senses. This wild Eden will creep into your heart and lure you back time and time again. Every time you venture out on a game drive is a novel experience, spiked with excitement and the promise of another memorable sighting.

Why Choose the Kruger Park for your Safari

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Exceptional Diversity

The Kruger National Park's biodiversity statistics are nothing short of astonishing: Almost 150 different species of mammals; more than 500 identified bird species; 118 reptile species; 35 amphibians; 53 species of fish, and nearly 2000 different species of flora scattered across five distinct eco-zones. These factors combined make for the most rewarding and prolific game viewing experiences imaginable.

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Wide Range of Accommodation Options

For your safari in the Kruger National Park, you'll have a great variety of accommodations to choose from. There really is something to suit every budget or interest, from bare-bones camping with your own tent to the opulent safari lodges tucked away in remote corners of the park and the private game reserves that share an unfenced border with it.

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Easy Access & Great Infrastructure

The Kruger National Park offers easy safari access. You can travel comfortably overland from Johannesburg - a drive of around five hours, depending on the entrance gate - fly commercially (around one hour) to one of four different airports, or be chartered to an airstrip in one of the private game reserves. The park's great infrastructure also makes self-drive and privately guided safaris possible.

Private Safari Reserves In Kruger

Experiences to Savor

Nocturnal Soundtrack The sound of the bushveld coming alive at night is nothing short of magical. Along with the typical chorus of crickets and the hoots of owls, you'll feel your spine tingle at the not-so-distant roar of a lion, the eerie laughter of a pack of hyenas, and the reverberating grunts of hippos out to feed.

Predators on a hunt Watching Africa's majestic predators - lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog - stealthily stalk and take down their prey is something that stays with you. There's something visceral about it, and the rapid succession of emotions - suspense, sympathy, reverence. You'll undoubtedly find yourself in awe of this circle of life.

Herd antics Often the most rewarding sightings involve simply stopping the vehicle and observing the interactions within a pride of lions, a herd of elephants or a troop of baboons. The hierarchal structures, the quarrels, the affection and the frolicking are all fascinating to observe.

FAQ

How often are game drives conducted on a private overland safari?
This depends entirely on you. If you'd like, you can spend the entire day exploring the park and looking for wildlife. Your guide will plan your route to ensure a lunch stop at a picnic site or another rest camp. Alternatively, you can venture out for shorter trips and relax in camp at your behest. Simply discuss your preferences with your guide.
Where will we enjoy our meals during our overland safari?
As meals are not included at the park's rest camps, we provide a stipend for breakfast and dinner on a daily basis as part of your package. These meals are served at the rest camp's restaurants, which are typically made up of standard local franchises offering fare like burgers and sandwiches.
Besides game drives, are there other safari activities that we can enjoy?
Yes, but this depends largely at which rest camp or private lodge you are staying at. At an additional fee, guests staying in rest camp accommodation can embark on guided morning or afternoon walks, accompanied by a park ranger. Bush breakfasts and dinners are also offered, and even mountain biking trails at select camps. At private lodges, an optional bush walk is typically offered between breakfast and lunch at no extra cost.
Which part of the Kruger National Park offers the best game viewing opportunities?
The best areas for Big Five game viewing are typically south of the Olifants River, particularly camps like Satara (the 'cat camp'), Lower Sabie and Skukuza. Lower Sabie and Skukuza benefit from the bounteous flow of the Sabie River, while the savanna surrounding Satara supports a wealth of plains game species (and the predators that prey upon them). It must be noted, however, that sightings can never be guaranteed. The Kruger Park is a wild place, and its animals are equally so.
Should I opt for a private overland safari or a fly-in safari?
This question is often a topic of hot debate, but it depends largely on your budget, and then on your interests. If your budget is modest, you prefer a relaxed schedule and you enjoy the challenge and thrill of spotting your own game, an overland Kruger Park safari is the ideal option. If you have some funds to spare, relish the finer things in life and prefer a more intimate experience, choose a fly-in package.
I have specific dietary requirements. Will the lodges / rest camps be able to accommodate me?
Most of the time, yes. The restaurants at the park's rest camps serve a wide variety of meals and can easily cater for vegetarians. If you have any allergies or require halal or kosher meals, be sure to communicate this to us early on so that we can liaise with the lodges or reach out to the park's restaurants.
We have small children. Will they be allowed on game drives?

While many private lodges have age restrictions on children staying at the lodge itself (eg. no children under 12), most have open-air game drive restrictions for children under 6 (it may vary from lodge to lodge). This is usually for both the safety and comfort of guests, as a child that is moving around a lot or making noise may disturb the game viewing experience for others.

Note that there are no age restrictions if you are traveling overland with an African Sky guide, as your vehicle will be private and closed.

On a separate note, the Kruger Park is a malaria area, and malaria medication is not advised for young children. It may be a better idea to explore one of South Africa's many fine malaria-free Big Five safari areas, like Madikwe, Pilanesberg, Shamwari and Addo.

Which private game reserve is the best?
The Sabi Sand is widely considered the best of the Kruger Park's plush extensions. This is largely due to the wealth of luxury lodges, and the extraordinarily high frequency of leopard sightings. It must be noted, however, that reserves with less traffic could offer superior game viewing. Do not overlook lesser known reserves like Manyeleti and Balule, nor the private concessions within the park itself.
Which airport will I be flying to?
If you've opted for a fly-in package, the airport will depend on which camp or lodge you are staying at. Phalaborwa, for example, caters to guests who are exploring the northern reaches of the park, including camps like Mopani, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria and lodges like The Outpost. Hoedspruit is for the central areas of the park, as well as game reserves like Timbavati, Klaserie and Balule. Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga) serves the southern region of the park and the Sabi Sand. The best and most convenient access, however, is via Skukuza Airport within the park itself. Your game viewing begins when you step off onto the tarmac.