Make a Kruger safari for free It is the main reason why many travelers end up choosing South Africa as their holiday destination. And although we always say that South Africa is much more than the Kruger, we have to confess that after our experience, this free safari is one of the most incredible experiences in the world, which has made it one of the places to see in South Africa essentials.
Taking this into account and after publishing the post "Visiting the Kruger National Park", in which we focus on the different areas of the park, accommodation and various tips for your stay, in this post we want to focus on the experience of making a Kruger safari for free, moments that we are sure, you will not easily forget and they will give you scenes of a documentary.
Zones in which to do a safari in the Kruger
The Kruger is one of the most important parks in the world with an area of 2 million hectares, 350 kilometers high and 60 wide, making this one of the most incredible places in the world where you can see the Big 5, the African elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo, plus hundreds of animals for which the Kruger is his home.
Taking this into account, it is convenient before making the trip, assess what areas you want to focus on to make a Kruger free safari and thus have a more or less clear idea of the places to visit.
Something important to keep in mind when making a trip to Kruger park is that this is home to 80% of the world's population of rhinos, an endangered species, due to the constant threat of poachers. These often enter the nearby border with Mozambique, with the data of their locations by photos that are published on social networks. That is why in South Africa all travelers are asked not to share images or videos and much less their locations to prevent poachers from locating them.
Based on our experience after visiting the Kruger National Park for 9 days, we want to leave you with what have been for us the best areas in which to do a safari, taking into account the sightings and scenes that we have seen in addition to of course, the information General of the park.
As you will see all of them are located in the central and southern part of the park, which are the ones with the highest concentration of animals and therefore the most recommended for a free safari in South Africa.
This area, in which the Crocodile River stands out, is one of the most interesting in which to make a Kruger free safari, since it is relatively easy to see herds of lions and rhinos.
- S25 (unpaved) bordering Crocodile River until more or less the intersection with S108.
- S28 (unpaved) to Lower Sabie where leopards and cheetahs are often seen, as well as lions.
- H4-2 (paved) to Lower Sabie. This was one of the roads that gave us the most joy since it was here that we enjoyed several unforgettable scenes such as a pack of lions that passed by the car and a leopard with an impala, with which we were waiting for more than 3 hours to see it next to the car.