Equestria, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 01, 2009 -- After a number of years of operating a variety of different safaris to the Kruger National Park area, we have done our research and have come up with the perfect solution for travel that incorporates all of the best aspects of a Kruger National Park Safari.
The first and probably most important aspect that can make or break your trip is your guide. Many of our guides have been with us for a number of years and they generally call the Kruger area âhomeâ as they spend more time there than they actually do in their own beds. The benefits of having a guide are that they know the best areas to spot animals and have incredibly well trained eyesight in the bush. In addition, you can add their unbelievable knowledge to just about anything you are likely to come across. They truly are fantastic companions. Most of our guests leave their Kruger experiences with fond memories of the new friend they have made in their guide.
Accessibility to Kruger park tours is the next major factor. It is possible to fly to the Kruger, but this can work out to be quite costly, especially if you then have to hire a car once you are there. It almost always works out at the same cost or cheaper to go on a group tour with a guide and in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle where you are chauffeured around. This is why all of our tours include a pickup from either OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or the hotel of your choice in the Johannesburg/Pretoria area. All Kruger park tours return you to the same pick-up points. OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is by far the most accessible airport in South Africa for most international travellers and we are perfectly positioned to be able to collect all guests from this area.
Scheduled Monday departures allow us to bring the costs down as these tours are run as small groups with a reasonable number of other travellers from around the world (minimum two, maximum nine). Our research also showed us that Monday is the most common day that many travellers choose to start their tours to the Kruger Park as we have structured all of our tours around this.
The Kruger National Park covers an enormous expanse of approximately 20, 000 square kilometres of hot, flat, lowveld terrain and ranks amongst the finest game sanctuaries in the world. The Kruger National Park is the same size as Wales and larger than the state of Hawaii. With all of this in mind, it can take weeks to explore all aspects of the different regions of the park. This is undoubtedly one of the largest safaris in South Africa. We have therefore broken this down to include the best areas possible for a three to five day safari and found that without a doubt the southern reaches will offer the most abundance of wildlife and the best opportunity to spot the âBig Fiveâ.
Regarding accommodation, we have based all of our tours at the fantastic four-star Manyatta Rock Camp, situated within the Kwa-Madwala Private Game Reserve. While using this lodge for their fantastic accommodation and unbelievable meals, we get to explore the Greater Kruger National Park as well as being able to enjoy the game viewing in open 4x4 safari vehicles within Kwa-Madwala Private Game Reserve. There are also a number of optional extra activities that can be done from Kwa-Madwala such as elephant-back safaris, guided game walks, and micro light flights over the reserve plus much more.
With all of the above taken into account, you can now see why plenty of research can be so worthwhile. Unbelievable guides, comfortable transport, pickup and drop-off in the most common locations, four-star luxury accommodation, the best game viewing in the top regions in the Kruger Park and all of this for a budget price. No other Safari in South Africa can compete.
Why not visit our website http://www.journeyintoafrica.co.za for more information and detailed Kruger National Park tour itineraries.