When Is the Best Time of the Year to Visit the Kruger National Park?
The magnificent plains of Africa have always been a source of wonder and excitement. The thrilling call of the wild… The breathtaking splendour of the landscape… The majestic beauty of the wildlife… It has it all. And there is no better place to experience all of this at once than in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. If you are planning a safari and want to make it an absolutely unforgettable one, this is the place you should be heading to. But what is the best time of year to visit this part of paradise?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question – it really just depends on the experience you are after. With so much on offer in the Kruger National Park, the best time of year to visit differs from person to person.
Yes, we know that isn’t very helpful when you are trying to plan your dream holiday, so we’ll briefly explain the different experiences to help you decide for yourself when the best time of year is to visit the Kruger National Park.
If you are planning your safari specifically to view as many animals as you possibly can, the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park would be at the beginning and end of the dry season, which is between April and September. While these are the winter months in South Africa, the weather is mild. The dry season ensures that the bush is sparser and that animals congregate around the dwindling waterholes. These two features make it easier to spot the abundant wildlife while out on your game drives.
If, however, you are here to admire the gorgeous landscape and the lush vegetation, the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park would be between October and March. Summer is the rainy season for this region; however, rainfall is mostly limited to afternoon thundershowers. The foliage is thick, green and beautiful, and the reserve is generally less crowded during this time.
Whatever your choice of adventure, Lukimbi Safari Lodge will make sure that no matter when you choose to come around, it will be the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park. With our luxurious rooms, friendly service and delectable food offerings, you will be forgiven for thinking you are in paradise. Experience Africa like never before – contact Lukimbi Safari Lodge today to make your booking.