+ ALL FAQS
On safari your accommodation in the Kruger National Park is in family style chalets or bungalows inside the Kruger National Park. We prefer to stay in the central areas, such as Skukuza, Satara etc. Game viewing is at it best in these areas. Around here the vegetation is most suitable for large herds of grazers and browsers. This in turn attracts lion and other predators. Hence this is known to the locals as "lion country".
Although there are other accommodation options outside of the Kruger National Park, we prefer not to use these, since it is then necessary to enter each day as a day visitor wasting precious game viewing time commuting to and fro. The guest to the Kruger National Park is also then denied the exciting and exhilarating opportunity of spending the night inside this National Park.
Does it cost more to book through Masingitana?
How do I decide which lodge is right for me?
We work with a large number of excellent lodges, and will always recommend a lodge where we know you will get superb food, excellent service, fantastic game viewing and value for your money. We have personally visited each of the game lodges we work with, and the best is to contact us and let us know what is important to you. The factors that may influence your decision include your budget, the type of accommodation, game viewing opportunities, the style of hosting and atmosphere at the lodge, etc. For a honeymoon couple we may recommend a different lodge than for a family with children, for example. With so many options to choose from, you can relax with the knowledge that we will give you honest and expert advice about all the different options, and will never recommend a sub-standard lodge for your safari. We work hard to find you the best destination at the best possible price.
Do you use an open vehicle?
Yes, all game drives are conducted on a specially designed open safari vehicle with valid permit. Transfers from Johannesburg are done with a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, and at the entrance gate to the game reserve we switch over to the open safari vehicle.
Will I see the big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino)?
Can you accommodate families with children?
Yes, most of our safaris can be done with children of any age. For families who wish to bring their children on a wildlife safari, we can offer a number of family-friendly accommodations both inside and outside the Kruger National Park, where children are more than welcome. On our guided Kruger Park safaris, we will usually arrange an exclusive departure for families with young children.
What should I bring?
Clothing throughout South Africa is casual and modest.
Bring comfortable shoes or sandals, cool clothing with neutral colors for during the day, long pants, a warm jacket, scarf and gloves for night drives, a light raincoat in summer, swimsuit, brim hat, sunglasses and suntan lotion, camera, flashlight, spare batteries, spending money for personal expenses, insect repellant, binoculars (we do provide binoculars on game drives but it is best to bring your own). Please keep baggage limited to 2 soft bags per person. If you need to charge any camera equipment, do not forget to bring a travel adapter. Your accommodation will have a power point. Also make sure you bring enough film or memory cards for your camera!
How does payment work?
Payment can be made by direct bank transfer (also called EFT, wire or SWIFT transfer). We will send you detailed payment instructions once you make a booking.
Do you offer tours to the rest of Southern Africa?
Of baggage, theft or any other eventuality.
Should I be worried about crime?
Is it possible to fly directly from the Kruger National Park to Cape Town?
You can fly directly between Cape Town and the Kruger Park (Nelspruit) with SAA or SA Express. Another easy way to get from Cape Town to the Kruger Park is to fly to KMIA and request that we pick you up from there. It is also possible to fly directly between the Kruger Park and OR TAMBO on certain days of the week.
On the Kruger National Park 4 day safari, as an optional extra, it is possible to enjoy a bush walk in the Kruger National Park. With your trained ranger, you will be introduced to the natural environment close up. On this 3 hour adventure, you'll have an in-depth experience getting to know the African bush, track the spoor of game, and explore the bush on foot.
From an open vehicle, you will have the opportunity to watch the night life by spotlight. A hyena creeping away into the shadows, cats seldom seen during the day, and other game are regularly spotted on these night drives.
The Kruger National Park enjoys a warm climate year round.
All Kruger National Park safaris depart from and return to Johannesburg / Pretoria and Kmia
Available for Purchase in the Kruger National Park
At each rest camp, there is a curio shop where basic items can be purchased. Amongst others these include:
· 35 mm film
· Insect repellant
· Basic toiletries
· Snacks, sweets and cool drinks
· Curios and gifts
· Wildlife videos
· T shirts, safari outfits, hats, scarves
The Kruger National Park falls in a malaria area. You should be aware of the risk and take anti-malaria medication before and during your trip, but do not let the risk of malaria stop you from enjoying your safari! Over a million visitors come to the Kruger National Park every year, and very few cases of malaria are reported. All accommodations are fitted with insect screens and fans or air-conditioning.
Should an infected anopheles mosquito bite a person, the malaria bug would be transferred. This mosquito emerges at around 4 or 5 pm in the evenings.
Besides taking any medication, it is best to avoid being bitten at all. Hints to avoid being bitten by the anopheles mosquito
· from twilight, apply a mosquito repellent to exposed body areas,
· wear long trousers covering the ankles, as well as socks and covered shoes
· at night, close all doors and windows, mosquito netting over the doors and windows allows for a supply of fresh air
Making a Reservation
Make use of the enquiry form.
We look forward to hearing from you and would like to assure you that every effort will be made to ensure that your safari to the Kruger National Park is a truly memorable and exciting one.
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us.
+ Do you offer guided bushwalks into Kruger?
Yes we take you to Crocodile Bridge in Kruger National Park where you will be escourted by two experienced guides.
+ Is there an age restriction?
children between 12+years are allowed to go on bushwalks.and children of 6+years are allowed to go on the day tours.children of any age are allowed on transfers.
+ can we bring blankets incase of changes in weather?
Yes,you may bring blankets with you for incase the weather changes, so you more than welcome to bring blankets.
+ are we allowed to stop you for small sightings?
yes you are allowed to stop and ask as many question and take pictures.
+ what type of clothes should we wear?
Any type of clothes wich suits you best,but for the morning and day walks you should wear only dark clothes.
+ The money we pay what does it include?
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