Prepare for Your African Safari

How to Prepare for Your African Safari in the Kruger National Park


If you are planning an African safari, you may have a lot of questions about how to prepare for it. One of the main things to consider is where you are being accommodated, as well as your surrounding environment. Here are some of the things you need to think about in order to prepare of your African safari.

  • Sunshine: Africa can be hot. Not just mildly hot, but seriously HOT! This is why if you choose to visit Africa during the summer months, you have to invest in some great sun creams. Sometimes, people are allergic to perfumed sun creams, but modern technology has allowed us to find solutions to this, so there are many different sun creams and sprays on the market that will allow great protection against the hot African sun.
  • Mosquitoes: Depending on where you are planning to go, having access to mosquito repellents is simply crucial. In some areas of Africa, you have to prepare for your safari by stocking up on malaria prophylactics, and in other areas, you won’t need malaria protection at all, it really depends on where you are going. Sometimes, a mobile mosquito net is essential (in addition to medication), in order to prevent the irritation of being “bugged” by mosquitoes, but in most luxury lodges in South Africa, such as Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, you will find that air-conditioned suites will already provide high-quality mosquito nets to ensure the safety and comfort of their guests.
  • Other bugs: Bug spray is often quite useful. There are a lot of midges, flies, and other insects that love the smell of humans. Prepare for your African safari by spraying yourself with mosquito or bug repellent, or even burning citronella candles in your environment to keep these bugs away and ensure that you are not bitten or irritated by these insects.


One of the best ways to prepare for your African safari is to book your stay at one of the luxury lodges within the private concessions in the Kruger National Park. These lodges are prepared for any kind of African scenario and won’t let you down.

To find out more about how we can help you to prepare for your African safari, give our team at Lukimbi Safari Lodge a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.