This page provides some FAQ’s on Kruger National Park Facts. My experience has been described in a separate post.

Is Kruger National Park safe?

That depends on intention of the question. If it is related to animals then absolutely safe if you apply your common sense and respect them.  A majority of the people you’ll meet while visiting the region are usually tourists or staff working for the tour operators, accommodations or park authorities. All of these people are there to make sure you have a great trip.

Is Kruger National Park fenced?

Technically yes!!! Somewhere along the park border, there is a fence line that acts as a deterrent to the wildlife, to stop them leaving the safe sanctuary of the reserve/park and wandering off to visit local villages. 

Is Kruger National Park malaria free?

The Kruger National Park is situated in malaria risk areas. Though It is important to note that the risk of malaria in Kruger is usually low, even in the summer months. For more information please visit there official website here.

How big is Kruger National Park?

Kruger National Park is considered as one of the largest national parks in the world, with with an area of 19,485 square kilometres.  The park is approximately 360 km long(north to south), and has an average width of 65 km (east to west).

What vaccinations is required for Kruger National Park?

Mostly travelers need vaccinations for hepatitis Atyphoid fever, and polio. Additional immunizations may be necessary depending upon the circumstances of the trip and the medical history of the traveler. All travelers are recommended to visit either a travel health clinic or their personal physician 4-8 weeks before departure. For details click here.

Which part of Kruger National Park is the Best?

Mostly the Southern part of the park is known for large number of animals sightings. Though each and every part has different beauty in Kruger. The best place to see the big cats are in the areas around Satara Camp and a road called the S100. Few recommended roads / loops are listed below:

S28,S25, S41

H4-1 between Skukuza & Lower Sabie
H4-1, H12, H1-2 Loop
Doispane Road
H7 between Orpen & Satara
S91, S92 – Olifants River Loop

How far is Kruger National Park from Johannesburg?

A connecting flight from Johannesburg goes to Nelspruit /Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) in Mpumalanga, the gateway to the southern sector of Kruger Park. For northern section visitors fly to Hoedspruit.

It is also possible to take a scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport inside the park.

Mostly visitors hire a car in Johannesburg and drive to the park via the N4. The park has nine entrance gates, the closest of which is in the south between 420km and 500km from Johannesburg. The drive takes between 3½ and 4½ hours.

How to book Kruger National Park?

Online booking is pretty convenient. You can book almost everything inside the park by clicking here.

Where to Stay in Kruger National Park?

SANPARKs has comprehensive website with accommodation details. Please click here for more information. 

Read my Kruger story here.

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