Situated in northeastern South Africa, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s biggest game reserves – with a wide number of tours available.
The park’s 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. Many visitors to Kruger start their journey in Johannesburg, located 400km west of the park. Most organised Kruger tours include a transfer direct from Johannesburg, but there’s also the option of making the trip independently too. Below you’ll find our pick of 7 of the best Kruger Safaris from Johannesburg currently available.
3 Days Budget Kruger National Park Safari South Africa
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 £381 per person.
4 Days Budget Kruger Park Safari
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 £1,965.
2 Days Kruger National Park Safari
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 £142 per person.
6 Days Lodge and Tree House Safari in Balule Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park
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 £630 per person.
3 Days Kruger National Park and Panorama Route Safari
This magical 3-day tour invites guests to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route, combined with game drives within the Kruger National Park that let you spot the renowned Big Five (elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, and buffalo). The tour price includes two game drives, all park fees, 2 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfasts, transport by private vehicle and airport transfers. From £560 per person.
6 Days Dream Route Safari in Balule and Kruger, South Africa
This 6-day tour starts with a scenic drive in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle, taking in such beauty spots as God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, and Pinnacle Point. You’ll overnight at a lodge with views of free roaming animals before departing the next morning for Balule Private Game Reserve where you’ll enjoy an open safari vehicle for game viewing pleasure. After two days exploring the reserve you’ll move on to Kruger National Park for another 48 hours of magical safari action, before your departure on day six. The tour price includes 5 nights’ accommodation, breakfasts/dinners, and airport transfers. From £560 per person.
5 Days Cultural and Wildlife Safari in South Africa and Swaziland
Available for groups of 2 people or more, this epic adventure allows you to see some of the most scenic parts of South Africa over 5 full days. From your pick-up point you’ll drive to Kruger National Park via the stunning hills and valleys of Swaziland and over the coming days you’ll get to experience 3 amazing game drives, a cultural tour in Swaziland, the beautiful Panorama Route tour, and trips to Ngwenya and Kruger National Park before the trip culminates with a visit to the awe-inspiring panoramic of Blyde River Canyon. All park fees, as well as daily meals and 4-nights’ accommodation, are included in the tour price. From £3,428 per person.