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
You will travel along the parks
road network, both tarmac and gravel roads in an open game
purely designed for a more open viewing experience!
One of the more
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
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
National Park Open Vehicle Game Drives
Kruger Park Open Vehicles | Open Vehicle Game