3 Things to Consider When Choosing Kruger National Park Accommodation
As one of the most important attractions in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is still one of the most visited and widely appreciated tourist destinations on the African continent. While there are many other game reserves across the country and the rest of the continent, the charm of the Kruger National Park, along with the variety of activities and accommodation options in the area, makes it one of the most interesting yet wild places to visit. Compared to the long and tedious (not to mention slow and bumpy) journeys to other game reserves such as those in Kenya or Tanzania, the journey to the Kruger is fast and convenient. The park is also close to various hospitals.
When it comes to Kruger National Park accommodation there are a few things you have to take into consideration before choosing where to stay. Take into account that some of the areas become Malaria zones during the summer. While very few cases of Malaria have actually been recorded, those who are particularly worried (such as pregnant women) should probably choose accommodation in areas of the Kruger National Park that are not classified as Malaria areas, or they should visit the Park during winter.
Choosing Kruger National Park accommodation is basically the same as choosing any other type of accommodation. First you have to figure out what your purpose for the visit is. If you visit the Kruger Park, chances are that you are on holiday and want to experience as much of the park as possible. You also have to consider your specific needs, and of course, your budget. Here are some tips on choosing the right Kruger National Park accommodation that will meet your specific needs.
- Length of Stay: The Kruger National Park is a vast area and there is a lot of terrain to cover. If you have limited time, like only a weekend or a few days, don’t choose accommodation in different rest camps that are located too far from each other. This means that you will spend most of your days travelling from one camp to another, which could become stressful with the long trips and very slow speed limits. Book your accommodation at rest camps that are located in close proximity to each other and make sure that you stay at rest camps that are located closer to the Kruger National Park gates for your first and last nights. This will give you more time to relax and take in the sights. You will also have more time to stop when you encounter a particularly interesting sight. The best thing to do is to book Kruger Park accommodation at one of the privately-owned lodges for the duration of your stay and to explore the area around the lodge.
- Number and Ages of Kids: Remember that even the most interesting road trips can become quite boring for kids, especially if they are small. If you have a baby or toddler, you should ideally book Kruger National Park accommodation that doesn’t require hours and hours on the road, and allow for plenty of rest stops along the way. Children can also get bored during the holiday, so book your accommodation in a rest camp or private lodge, such as Lukimbi Lodge, that offer family-friendly activities and accommodation where everyone can relax and enjoy their stay, while still being able to view the wild animals from the lodge patio.
- Budget: Probably one of the most important things to consider is your budget. Kruger Park accommodation includes anything from camp sites to luxury safari lodges. If you do some research, you are bound to find something that suits your pocket. For an incredible experience, you can also save up and treat yourself and the family to a luxury lodge such as Lukimbi Safari Lodge. The lodge is extremely well run and conveniently located close to the gate. We will provide you and your family with fun activities, great food, and accommodation that offers luxury and comfort.
To book your accommodation for your trip to the Kruger National Park at Lukimbi Lodge, give our hospitable team a call today to find out more about how we can make your stay in the Kruger Park one you will never forget!