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For most tourists to South Africa, a Kruger safari is a once in a lifetime experience!

Arranging the perfect Kruger safari can be a bit daunting – but don’t stress – below you will find tips that will help you with the planning process.

Engaging with a knowledgeable travel agent, who knows the ins-and-outs of Kruger as well as the logistics – is the best way to plan your safari.

Getting there

Travellers coming to visit the Kruger region usually start their journey in Johannesburg or Cape Town by taking a flight to the nearest airport in Kruger. On arrival at Kruger Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Your travel agent can arrange flights and transfers.

There are also direct road transfers from Johannesburg which is situated about 400 kilometres west of Kruger. Your travel agent can arrange these transfers.

The Best Experience

The best way to experience the Kruger is to plan a private safari at one of the many famous lodges which offer luxury accommodation as well as superb game viewing.

I suggest a stay of between 3 – 6 nights at any of the lodges, which are known for their world-class safari and wildlife encounters, including professional, luxurious service.

One such Lodge is most definitely Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge.

The lodge is located in the Mluwati private concession in the Kruger National Park. Guests staying at Hoyo Hoyo will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the concession – ensuring that each safari experience is unique.

Accompanied by your private guide in an open 4×4 Land Cruiser, you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the one hundred square kilometres private concession area. Experience the thrills of off-roading inside the National park in pursuit of the Big five. Enjoy twice-daily safaris – morning and afternoon/evening as well as walking safaris – making this an unforgettable wildlife experience.

If you are a self-drive safari enthusiast – why not venture out of the concession and explore the endless wonders and expanses of the Kruger at your leisure from the comfort of your vehicle.

Each suite has its own private deck overlooking the bush as well as open-air showers – the ideal scenario for relaxation.

The lodges sparkling swimming pool promises a refreshing swim while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the river for a drink.

Meals are enjoyed in relaxed surroundings – the sound of the bush providing all the accompaniment you will need for a memorable dining experience.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as High Tea are on offer and included in your stay at Hoyo Hoyo.

After a rewarding evening’s safari, warm yourself around the lodges open-air fire and enjoy a magical meal under the stars with good wine and good conversation.

After your relaxing and game-filled experience, your safari does come to an end. With a quick transfer back to the airport and a flight to your next destination – you bid farewell to the Kruger.

Included at your stay at Hoyo Hoyo are the following:

  • Accommodation
  • Three Meals per day
  • Selected Beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits as well as Two safari activities daily

Kruger is one of the most visited game reserves in the world, and guests spending time in the park will find that there is more to the park than what meets the eye.

This is one experience that you cannot miss out on when visiting South Africa.