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.
Stretching across almost two million hectares of pristine lowveld in northeastern South Africa, the Kruger National Park is a storied wilderness area. It is more, however, than the country's top safari destination. It is a haven for countless wildlife, from the tiny duiker to the mighty African elephant. It is where travelers, local and international, go to replenish their souls and stand in awe of nature's inherent majesty.
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.
To ensure that all guests' needs are met, we offer a varied range of safaris to the Kruger Park, from guided overland adventures to plush and pampering fly-in packages. Regardless of where in the Greater Kruger National Park you may find yourself and how you choose to explore, you will undoubtedly find the experience to be an unforgettable one.
A privately guided overland safari to the Kruger National Park will typically depart from Johannesburg and take the scenic route through the Mpumalanga province - a drive of around five hours. You will enjoy game drives at your leisure, conducted by your own African Sky guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. The rest camp accommodation is basic, but comfortable and serviced daily.
Our personal four star Kruger Park safaris offer an appealing combination of afford ability and a private lodge experience. Without breaking the bank, you'll enjoy luxury accommodation, scrumptious meals three times a day and scheduled open-air 4x4 game drives in the early mornings and late afternoons. These lodges are either on private concessions or in one of the neighboring reserves.
The luxury five star safaris that we offer to the Greater Kruger National Park incorporate sumptuous safari lodges that are more moderately priced than the top-end options below, yet still provide exceptional service and exquisite accommodations. Game viewing activities include scheduled open-air game drives and optional bush walks in the mid-morning.
Only the cream of the crop of Kruger Park safari lodges are included in our exclusive top-end packages. From Lion Sands Ivory Lodge and Londolozi in the Sabi Sand to Singita in the Kruger Park, these opulent properties defy any star rating. The service is personal and intuitive, meal times border on Michelin star and the game viewing is simply phenomenal.
If you have your eye on a particular lodge or a specific combination of properties and experiences, reach out to us with your requirements and we will tailor your Kruger Park safari from scratch. With so many accommodation options to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Be sure to detail your needs (family-friendly, tented-style, wheelchair-friendly) to ensure that we match you appropriately.
Experience three distinctly different regions of the renowned Kruger National Park on a privately guided overland safari.
This exclusive five star fly-in package couples the Greater Kruger Park's most esteemed private game reserves - Mala Mala and Sabi Sand - with their finest lodges.
Experience the best of both worlds on this five-day safari that blends a guided overland adventure with a sumptuous stay at a private four star lodge in the Sabi Sand.
This fantastic value for money safari travels overland from Johannesburg and includes comfortable rest camp accommodation, along with your own personal African Sky guide.
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.
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.
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.
Of luxury & leopards
Relish sumptuous accommodations and prolific Big Five game viewing.
Land of the white lion
Enjoy rewarding safaris & the potential of spotting the rare white lion.
Wild & under-explored
Klaserie is the third largest private reserve in the Greater Kruger.
Intimate & tranquil
With only three lodges, traffic in Manyeleti is blissfully low.
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.
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