Situated in northeast South Africa, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s biggest game reserves. Its vast assortment of wild animals includes lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos, while hundreds of other mammals make their home here, along with diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. The dramatic landscape is a major attraction too, with its rugged mountains, bush plains and tropical forests.
Many people who come to visit Kruger start their journey in Johannesburg, located 400 kilometres west of the park and one of South Africa’s major hubs for arrivals into the country. Many Kruger tours include a transfer direct from Johannesburg, but there’s also the possibility to make the trip independently too. Below you’ll find our pick of 7 of the best Kruger Safaris from Johannesburg currently available.
From £381 per person
Starting with a meet and greet in Johannesburg, you’ll make the long and winding 5-hour journey by road to a safari lodge near Kruger National Park, the second larger game park in Africa , which will serve as your accommodation during the trip. Over the next three days, you’ll get a chance to explore all that Kruger has to offer, including ample opportunities for spotting the Big Five and several open vehicle game drives, all in the company of expert guides. Transfers from and to Johannesburg, all breakfasts and dinners, and two nights’ accommodation are all included.
From £679 per person
This safari from Johannesburg to Kruger offers the chance to see a vast and diverse array of African wildlife. Organised and run by Kruger Park Tours, guests can prepare to be amazed by the Big Five, but also hippos, hyenas, kudu, giraffes, zebras, and more as you traverse the majestic terrain on up to 8 guided game drives. On one of the days, you’ll also have the option to explore the famous Panorama Route instead of joining the morning game drive. Entry fees and daily conservation levies, daily meals and wine, and 4 nights’ accommodation are included in the price.
From £1,965 per person
For a truly intimate and personalised safari experience, this 4-day private tour of Kruger National Park is an ideal choice. During the magical trip you’ll embark on daily open vehicle game drives, a sunset game drive, and a bushwalk. There’ll also be ample opportunity to spot the Big Five and other animals including antelopes and leopards, as you pass along the terrain in an air-conditioned 4×4. Entrance and conservation fees, daily breakfast and dinners, and 3 nights’ accommodation are included in the price.
From £142 per person
This safari is a popular choice for those who are neither cash or time-rich, and want to condense their experience into just a couple of days. You’ll enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives at the famous Kruger National Park, while your one night’s lodging will be in fully equipped tented accommodation. Groups for this tour are limited to 16 people. Conservation fees, breakfast and dinner, tea, coffee and wine, and accommodation are all included.
From £630 per person
In a group limited to 9 people, this safari adventure will invite you to join game drives, observe animals such as birdlife, lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, and embark on a night drive where you can spot nocturnal creatures too. As well as Krugar, you’ll also take in Motlala Game Reserve during your adventure. The cost of the tour includes all entry fees and transportation, daily breakfasts and dinners, and 5 nights’ accommodation, including a stay in an authentic treehouse lodge.
From £679 per person
This 3-day tour of Kruger takes in daily game drives, a sunset drive in Balule Reserve, an excursion to the Blyde River Canyon, and a traditional bush braai dinner at the Marula Tree Boma game lodge. Accommodation will be in Tremisana Game Lodge, located in the Balule section of Kruger and featuring 15 well-appointed chalets and a two-bedroom guest house that’s ideal for larger families. Daily breakfasts and dinner, 2 nights’ accommodation and park entry fees are all included in the price.
From £428 per person
Another short but sweet Kruger safari tour, this two day adventure lets you traverse the breathtaking Panorama Route with its spectacular fauna and flora, an open vehicle drive to see the Big Five, and a close vehicle drive late into the evening allowing you to observe nocturnal animals too. Lunches and dinners, airport or hotel transfers, and one night’s lodging in the small town of Hazyview are all included in the price.