Kruger Park Open Vehicle Safari

Game Viewing Drives

much more open experience


For successful and enjoyable open vehicle game viewing drives in Kruger Park, your Safari Ranger will drive you to areas of the park, where the game (wildlife) is concentrated at that time. You will travel along the parks road network, both tarmac and gravel roads in an open game viewing vehicle, purely designed for a more open viewing experience!

One of the more productive times to enjoy an open vehicle game viewing drive is first thing in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in!

Approximately 145 mammal species occur in the park. Large carnivores include Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Spotted Hyena. You will also spend time viewing herds of animals - Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Kudu and Waterbuck. There are also many smaller mammals all of which are equally exciting.

After a few hours of early morning game viewing your Safari Ranger will stop for breakfast. Feeling satisfied with breakfast your game drive will continue by either returning back to camp via another route or continue on to your second camp in time for checking in and lunch.

After lunch you may wish to stay at camp and siesta instead of continuing on with game viewing into the afternoon. Although the heat minimises animal movement it is always worth going on a game viewing drive just after lunch. Sometimes it's nice to park up at a waterhole and wait patiently to see what animals come to drink. You never know what you might see!

Late afternoon is another productive time for an open vehicle game viewing drive, as the day starts to cool down ensuring further animal movement.  Finally you return back to camp to join up with the others who had a siesta; either in time for your open vehicle night game drive or before the camp gates close for the night.

Your Safari Ranger knows the Kruger Park inside out and upside down. With the years of experience gained operating each day in the park, you will travel through the some of the best wildlife viewing areas, stopping off at the Kruger Park's numerous waterhole's and checking river lines, searching for as many animals as possible: much more than just the Big Five.

For 'close up' photographs your Safari Ranger, without going off the road, will approach the animals as close as possible, without placing you in any danger or the animals under any stress.

With your Safari Ranger you will experience great game viewing an open game viewing vehicle, on any of our open vehicle safaris of Kruger Park.



We are flexible in the number of hours driving around the park especially when it comes to families with very young children.

Your Safari Ranger will stop off at different picnic spots and rest camps when driving around; for you to freshen up at the toilet facilities, to have a stretch or a cigarette and to top-up the vehicles cooler box with further refreshments.

Going on an open vehicle safari in Kruger Park is not to be confused with going on an open vehicle safari to the Sabi Sand Reserve. The difference is that, in the Sabi Sands, the open vehicles are completely open and more importantly, they are allowed to go off-road to follow animals already spotted (i.e. Leopard) and can go off-road in search of animals. Kruger Park safety policy stipulates that NO vehicles what-so-ever are allowed to go off the road at any time :-(

For more information on our Sabi Sand Safari click here

Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Game Drives

Kruger Park Open Vehicles | Open Vehicle Game Drives

Kruger National Park
Open Vehicle Safari
P.O. Box 4774, Henley on Thames, Oxon, United Kingdom, RG9 9ES
Tel: + 44 (0) 7540 577725 Fax: + 44 (0) 1491 507028
Specialist small group South Africa safari tour operator to Kruger Park and Sabi Sands
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