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FIrst time in Kruger

Istanbul, Turkey
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FIrst time in Kruger

Hi,

We are one adult, one senior and one teen visiting Kruger for the first time and are planning to go on a budget 3 day 2 night safari. Red Africa Tours` package seems suitable for us. They are offering 1 night in Lower Sabie or Skukuza and 1 night in Pretoriuskop or Berg & Dal.

1- Has anyone used this agency before? Any comments? Is it customary for them to ask for the full cost of safari 30 days prior to the actual trip?

2- Since we have a time limitation I couldn`t decide on the options - morning walk vs morning drive or full day game drive vs panoramic route, any recommendations?

3- How cold does it get at night at the beginning of May? We have one night in lodge and one night in tent. Would it be too cold to stay in tent?

Thanks for the answers.

Serra

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1. Re: FIrst time in Kruger

Why don't you hire a car and self drive through Kruger - it would be more flexible and more fun.

If you're going only for 2 nights then stay in 1 camp only.

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2. Re: FIrst time in Kruger

Thanks for the info Rainman. I didn`t consider self driving because is our first time, we don`t know our way around, and our time is limited so we didn`t want to lose a lot of time trying to find out where the animals are. Plus it is a long drive from Johannesburg where we are staying so I thought it would be easier to do it via an agency I found on www.safaribookings.com

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3. Re: FIrst time in Kruger

I've never used Red Africa so I can't comment. I did have a look at their website and it appears they don't use open safari vehicles so I wouldn't like that. I've gone with Wild Wings before and enjoyed it. They use open vehicles, cook for you, and you stay in the park lodging (not tents).

The weather will be very cool overnight and on early morning game drives, so dress in layers. A tent would be ok. I would also suggest you do the all day game drives given your limited amount of time.

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4. Re: FIrst time in Kruger

Thanks Kaye Kaye,

They do offer open vehicle game drives and accomodation is rondavel. I looked at the tours offered by Wild Wings but they don`t seem to have night game drives which we would like to experience.

Serra

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5. Re: FIrst time in Kruger

The night drives are only available through the National park. You can book them from camp no matter which company you choose.

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6. Re: FIrst time in Kruger

Thats good to know, thanks Kaye Kaye

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