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Kruger Travel Information
Visiting Kruger National Park is South Africa's safari highlight. Situated in the northeastern part of the country, it is one of Africa’s largest safari parks as well as the most wildlife abundant. But before packing your bags and binoculars, here are some useful travel tips and guides to make you safari smarter.
Stay safari safe
Avoid unsupervised escapades. Game drives and guided walks should be the only wildlife ventures you do in the Kruger. You are in predator territory and they will protect it. However, if you listen to lodge managers and guides safety briefings as to where you can and cannot go, you have nothing to worry about. Staying within safe boundaries will guarantee a happy safari experience.
Avoid the mosquitoes
Kruger National Park is one of only two game parks that lie within the malaria belt. Please note that risk of contraction is quite low (even during the rainy December-April months). Regardless, don’t take a chance. Consult a medical professional beforehand to take the necessary precautions.
Be weather wise when visiting Kruger National Park
Winters can be cold so make sure to dress warmly and bring a thermal jacket for evenings. In the summer months from December to March, it is warm and dry so lighter fabrics are advisable. However, regardless of the time of year, the African sun can be harsh. A wide brimmed hat and sunscreen are recommended for all travelers at all times of the year.