Embark on a Guided Kruger National Park Safari with Mashalas Travel
Our experienced team of professionals will take you on a journey to get a sense of what it really means to become one with nature. On both the private day and night tours that we offer, guests can listen to exciting facts about the history of the Kruger National Park and the animals which inhabit it.
Your safety is our main priority, apart from making sure you have the adventure of a lifetime. A qualified tour guide will accompany you on your wildlife experience. This person will answer any questions and accommodate special requests to the best of their ability. In the very rare occasion of an emergency, the Mashalas Travel guide will take the lead to get you out of the situation in the safest possible way.
We offer unique safari tour packages to the Kruger Park. There are luxurious private day and night tours available at affordable prices.
|Day Tour to KNP from Johannesburg||R 5 500 pp|
|2 Days & 1 Night KNP Tour||R 7 500 pp|
|3 Days & 2 Nights KNP Tour||R 10 500 pp|
|4 Days & 3 Nights KNP Tour||R 13 000 pp|
|7 Days & 6 Nights KNP Tour||R 22 500 pp|
The tour packages include open vehicle 4×4 safaris and visits to the Elephant Sanctuary.
Mashalas Travel conducts Kruger National Park safaris throughout the year.
This means that you can decide what time of year you would like to go on your dream day or night tour. Every season holds unique and exciting opportunities to see the magnificent Big 5 in all their splendour. The Big 5 consists of the lion, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard and elephant.
Summer is a good time to see the new-borns of the animal kingdom. The park is situated in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. This area is known for very warm weather conditions, which means that waterholes are the local hangout spots for animals of all shapes and sizes. The dense vegetation might mean less animal sightings, but it is definitely a beautiful scene and makes for great photos. Summers in South Africa starts on the 1st of December and continues until the end of February.
Some people prefer to book a Kruger National Park safari during winter; when it’s a bit cooler. The veld and bush aren’t as lush during this time and therefore the chances of seeing wildlife, are bigger. The 1st of June marks the beginning of winter, which ends on 1 September. We travel to many other holiday destinations in South Africa.
Essentials in your Kruger Park Safari Backpack
There are a few things that you can bring along to make your African safari even more memorable and comfortable.
- Binoculars are handy when you want to get a clear image of animals that are a great distance away.
- A camera will allow you to capture all the animals, scenery and priceless moments forever.
- Water will keep you hydrated and bring some snacks along for the trip and in between meals.
- Mosquito Repellent – The Kruger National Park is in a Malaria area.
- Hat, Sunglasses & Sunscreen to protect your eyes and skin from the bright African Sun.
- Some people enjoy using a checklist to tick off the animals that they’ve seen.
Protect yourself against Malaria
Malaria is common in the Kruger National Park, particularly during November – April. There are a number of precautions that can be taken to decrease the risk of getting Malaria. If you take the necessary measurements, the chances of you getting this disease, are very slim. Malaria is spread by female Anopheles mosquitoes which are infected with the Plasmodium parasite.
- Applying mosquito repellent is greatly advised. This will keep the potential malaria-carrying mosquitoes from biting you.
*Note: The mosquitoes like to target your ankles.
- Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants, especially at night.
- Sleep with a mosquito net around your bed.
- Seek advice from a medical physician with regards to anti-malaria medication.
The History of the Kruger National Park
Paul Kruger is the man who founded the Kruger National Park in 1926. His statue can be seen outside the Paul Kruger gate if the park.
The famous true story of “Jock of the Bushveld” started in what we know today as the Kruger National Park. Jock was born near Pretorius Kop Camp and saved from drowning by Percy Fitzpatrick – the author of the book. Jock’s legacy is very much alive and commemorated with a statue at Jock Safari Lodge, a memorial plate in the southern region of the Kruger Park and bronze plagues that mark Jock’s route.
There are many historical sites in the Kruger National Park, including locations with prehistoric rock art. These cultural heritage sights include:
- Masorini Heritage Site – This is an Iron Age site close to Letaba, where furnaces were constructed in the 1800’s. Theses furnaces were used to smelt iron ore used for the making of spears and various other products.
- Thulamela Hill – What once was a settlement during the Iron Age, is now a museum. Thulamela was home to people who moved from Great Zimbabwe and this community traded products such as ivory and gold.
- Albasini ruins – This former trading post is located at the Phabeni Gate near Hazyview. Joao Albasini was a Portuguese trader who started trading in the Lowveld at Magashula’s Kraal in 1845, known today as Albasini ruins.
To book your day tour to the Kruger Park or an overnight safari, contact Mashalas Travel today. Our online consultant is at your service when you visit our website and will answer any questions you might have. You also have the option to conveniently select a package and book a Guided Kruger National Park tour or safari on our website. Other holiday packages include Johannesburg tours and Sun City tours.
Other Notable Rest Camps – Pretoriuskop