Incredible Kruger Wildlife & Bird Photography Safari
This 11-day Kruger Birding & Wildlife Safari focuses solely on Kruger National Park, a wildlife experience like no other. Not only is it among the biggest of African parks at around 20 000 square kilometres, but it’s also ranked as one of the most diverse, with over 500 species of birds, 137 mammal species, 119 reptile species, 33 amphibians, and nearly 50 fish species. Add to that good accommodation, roads, and ease of travel and you have an outstanding birding and wildlife destination, as anyone who’s done a Kruger Park Birding and Wildlife tour will attest to!
This unique wildlife and birding tour in Kruger National Park aims to give participants a riveting but relaxing safari experience, with most of the time devoted to two of the prime game viewing areas around Satara and Lower Sabie. To get there and see a bit more of the park we start off at Phalaborwa, a gateway town to the central Kruger, with the first two nights at Letaba Rest Camp, overlooking the lazy Letaba River.
From there we head south to Satara for four nights. We’ll spend time exploring the surrounding area, with just the right mix of exciting birding, game viewing, and photography tempered by time spent relaxing in camp. After Satara we have another four nights at Lower Sabie, situated on the Sabie River in the south-eastern corner and offering some of the most consistent game viewing in the whole park before we end off the safari at Skukuza Airport.
This Kruger Park safari itinerary is designed as a slower-paced experience, with a focus on wildlife viewing and bird/animal photography. With more time spent at camps, there’s less packing and moving, giving participants time to enjoy the camps themselves and what the different areas have to offer. Furthermore, on full days spent in camp, the safari excursions are optional – participants are welcome to skip drives as they prefer (but that always comes with the risk of missing out!).
All in all, this will add up to a Kruger National Park safari experience that’s exciting but at the same time relaxing! Participants can also opt for extensions, perhaps spending more time in the park, adding on a private lodge experience or visiting another part of the country for some more birding and wildlife viewing.
Kruger Birding & Wildlife Safari highlights include:
- Go on open-sided safaris in the Kruger National Park.
- Explore three different parts of the Kruger, searching for Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and many other species.
- Spend 4 nights each at Satara and Lower Sabie, allowing ample time to explore the surrounding areas.
- Spend time watching animals, observing their behaviour and taking photographs.
- Enjoy downtime in the camps, catching up on rest, downloading photographs or photographing birds in the campgrounds.
Would you enjoy a more specialist tour to see the big cats of South Africa? If so, have a look at the Big Cat Safari Tour in South Africa.
Alternative Tour Name: Incredible Kruger an 11-day Birding & Wildlife Safari