Kruger National Park Game Drives Are Not Just for the Wealthy!
The Kruger National Park is one of the most desirable destinations in South Arica – not only for international tourists, but also for local South Africans. This game reserve is huge; it covers around 7 500 square miles of natural, unadulterated African bushveld that stretches from Limpopo over into Mpumalanga, and it is one of the largest protected game parks in the world. The fauna and flora to be encountered in the park are at the heart of any lover of natural scenery, and one of the main activities here is the game drives. This game reserve is one of the few places in the country where the Big Five can be seen. People come from far and wide to enjoy the game drives and luxury accommodation on offer at the Kruger National Park.
There is, however, a perception that these game drives are only for the very wealthy locals and international tourists who can afford luxurious outings. While there are many luxurious options when it comes to accommodation and game drives, it is also possible to experience the Kruger National Park on a smaller budget, which is good news for locals.
Kruger National Park game drives are usually conducted around the park by people visiting in private vehicles, but it is much better to go on an organised game drive with a guide and a tracker. Often, the vehicles are specifically designed for maximum visibility of the area around the vehicle, and because there are many different organised game drives around the park, the rangers tend to keep radio contact with each other to alert others about interesting sights, such as a recent kill or the location of certain animals, such as the Big Five. This means that you have a much better chance to encounter interesting sights and spot the animals that you want than if you conduct your own game drive in your own private vehicles. These game drives can often be booked at the rest camps or other types of accommodation throughout the park and in close proximity to the park. Even though most of the luxury establishments, such as Lukimbi Safari Lodge, game drives as a standard part of their packages, it is also possible to book a game drive if you choose to stay at one of the many budget accommodation options throughout the park.
Rest camps offer a wide choice of places to stay that will suit most budgets, and the game drives they offer their guests often cost a lot less than you may think! It is therefore possible to choose an accommodation option that suits your pocket, and then treat yourself and your family by booking one of the guided game drives on offer. The rangers and guides who conduct these game drives are very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora, and provide interesting information about the surroundings and the animals throughout the drive. They will also ensure that you remain safe during your trip to the Kruger National Park.
There are also many private operators that offer Kruger National Park game drives from locations outside of the park. This means that you can stay in budget accommodation that suits your pocket outside of the park, but also get to enjoy the great scenery and learn interesting facts from within the park.
If you choose to stay at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, however, you will be offered game drives as part of your stay. In addition to some of the most luxurious accommodation in the Kruger National Park, the game drives are the main attractions. After all, people come here to encounter wildlife at its best, and it doesn’t get much better than being only a few metres away from some of the most spectacular animals and wildlife in Africa!
If you are looking for professionally conducted game drives in the Kruger National Park, stay at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, and our highly experienced guides will provide you with an experience you will never forget. Our vehicles are specially adapted to provide you with an outdoors experience within the safety of the vehicle. Book your stay with us today and we will provide you with a memorable game drive!