One of the great wildlife destinations, the Kruger region is home to a staggering wealth of wildlife in over 2 million hectares, dedicated to conservation.
We recommend one of the private concessions in the Kruger itself or one of the private game reserves to the west of park.
The main reserve itself is more for self-drive safaris, can often be busy in key areas on public roads, and often more for the local market and one day safaris with car hire.
For a superior safari experience look to the private reserves where carefully selected operators have a licence to offer all the benefits of a safari lodge on a private reserve with fewer vehicles and top accommodation.
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve at 65,000 hectares is one of the most famous private reserves adjoining the Kruger and is home to one of the highest concentrations of leopard in the world. Animals road freely between the Kruger and Sabi Sands, however there are no public roads for self-drive safaris and no day visitors are allowed. This gives the reserve a really exclusive atmosphere, with top accommodation on offer.
The Timbavati Game Reserve at 60,000 hectares, also adjoining the Kruger, is a mix of rolling savanna bushland, scattered with acacia woodland and dotted with waterholes. It is also home of the very rare and unbelievably beautiful White Lion. These lions have a recessive white gene and these rare lions have a pure snowy white pelt, commonly along found here and at Sabona Game Reserve in the Western Cape. Much like in the Sabi Sands, a select handful of top quality safari accommodation is on offer here.
Whether you are a seasoned Africa traveller or thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you. Our first aim is to get to know you, what interests you have, and then match these with our tailor-made collection of experiences, camps and lodges. It's always easier to discuss these things with an informal chat first, so please do pick up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to speaking to you.
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