Prepare For a Wildlife Safari

How to Prepare for a Wildlife Safari in the Kruger National Park

If you are planning a safari in Africa and you have never been on a safari before, you are in for a most fantastic adventure. The Kruger National Park is one of the most comfortable places to visit for a safari – not only because this game reserve is relatively close to civilisation, but also because there are rest camps and facilities within the reserve that help to keep things comfortable and easy to manage.

Here we provide you with some tips on how to prepare for a wildlife safari in the Kruger National Park:

  1. Book early: Because the Kruger National Park is one of the most popular safari parks in the world, it is essential that you book your accommodation early enough. While there are many rest camps with a wide range of different types of accommodation available, it is the ultimate experience to stay at one of the exclusive safari lodges in the park. Lukimbi Safari Lodge is one of the best safari lodges in the reserve and is conveniently located close to the gate of the Kruger National Park.
  • Bring appropriate clothing: Keep the time of year in mind and prepare for your wildlife safari by bringing the most suitable clothing. While the winters in this area are usually mild and sunny during the day, the evenings, nights, and early mornings can be pretty frosty. Bring layers of clothing that you can put on and take off as the temperature changes. If you go on an early morning game drive, you may need gloves and thick fleeces, but by lunchtime, you will probably only need a light T-shirt in the sunshine. In the summer, this area is very hot and there are some magnificent thunderstorms. Bring light clothing and a long-sleeved top or two just in case. Overall, however, it will be hot.
  • Malaria medication: Most people prepare for a wildlife safari by taking malaria prophylactics. While these are indeed needed in some areas of the Kruger National park, it helps to find out where exactly you are going and whether malaria prevention is necessary or not. It is also not necessary to take these in the winter.
  • Mosquito repellent: You can prepare for a wildlife safari by investing in a good mosquito and insect repellent. If you stay at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, you will have the soft drapes of a gauzy mosquito net to protect you during the night, but during early evenings outside or on your private deck, you may need some insect repellent.

There are many other things you can do to prepare for a wildlife safari in the Kruger National park, but if you book your stay at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, we will provide all the information you need to be prepared when you arrive. Give us a call to book your accommodation with us today.