My boyfriend and i are looking for a company with a good reputation for a safari of abolut 4/5 days in August taking in the best that Kruger has to offer while staying in a decent accomodation. has anyone had any good experiences/companies to avoid? i want to keep the price pretty low too.
The cheapest way to visit Kruger is defenitly by renting your own car or 4x4 and do the safari yourself. Prices went up again lately and organised safaris into Kruger are far from cheap.
But Kruger is and stays a number-one attraction in SA.
Personally I think it is a bit overrated. But if U have 4/5 days, it is really worth the shot.
A very good alternative and an even better game-park is Etosha in North-Namibia. Overthere you won't have to be chasing down a lion with 40 cars behind it ...
But Kruger is and stays beautiful, it's just getting really known and a bit overcrowded and very commercialised. If you have your own transport, you can always flee from the crowd and go your own way, it's big enough ...
The moment you stay longer than 4 days, you could do a good deal by buying yourself a "Wild-Card". This card gives you unlimited acces to most of SA's game-parks. I think the cost will be around 1200 Zar a person for foreigners (It's a lot cheaper for South-Africans ...). Please check the internet for up-to-date prices (http://www.wildinafrica.com).
We wish you lot of fun and good animal-spotting
Tom and Tessy
hi ladybug! you can't go wrong with the kruger! although its not as "rugged" as perhaps more remote game reserves, you can certainly depend upon a superior experience. your chances of seeing the big five are great as well as a ton of other things. two companies that i've used off the top of my head are kiboko and drifters. both offer small excursions into the kruger. yes, renting a car and doing it yourself is a great option, but if you're not feeling that adventurous, no worries. good luck planning!