November 8

21 Reasons You Should Never Travel to the Kruger National Park

November 8, 2019

The Kruger National Park is the most well-known safari destination in the world.  But is it really all it’s made out to be?

Keep reading and we’ll leave it up to you to decide.

1. It’s not a big deal

Only 2,000,000 hectares in size, surely it can’t be such a big deal?

Nelspruit - Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park. Photo Credit: Simon Watson

2. Nothing to see here

If you think it’s amazing, you’ve cat another thing coming.

A lion shakes his mane
A lion shakes his mane. Credit: Thorsten Hanewald

3. The animals don’t respect your personal space

Have you herd? You even have to share your pool with them!

Elephants drinking from the pool
A herd of elephants taking a sip from the pool. Credit: Simon Watson

4. It all looks the same

There’s paw-sitively nothing unique about Africa’s animals.

Durante el verano, el Kruger presenta una vegetación más baja, facilitando los avistamientos
An endangered African wild dog running free. Credit: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

5. The sunsets are dull

There really is nothing new under the sun.

Sunsets in the Kruger National Park

6. The baby animals are not cute at all

The Lion King’s Simba is not as cute in real life compared to on the screen.

A lion cub in the Kruger National Park
A lion cub in the Kruger National Park

7. It’s all been dine before

You can’t find a good place to eat anywhere.

Celebra el Día de la Madre en África
Bush dinner. Credit: Tanda Tula Safari Camp

8. A bed is a bed

Location doesn’t matter.

Lion Sands' tree house in the Kruger National Park
Treehouse. Credit: Lion Sands

9. There’s nothing romantic about Africa

So uninspiring, right?

Safari Lodge pool.
Romance in the bush. Credit: Londolozi

10. It’s uneventful

Yawn, we’re bored already.

Lioness yawning in the bush.
Lioness yawning in the bush.

11. There’s nothing to do

The activities are so irrelephant.

Elephants cross the road in Kruger National Park.
Elephants cross the road in Kruger National Park.

12. The animals are not entertaining at all

Watching them play and hunt is not exciting at all.

Los grandes depredadores del Parque Kruger
Cheetahs hunting in Kruger National Park.

13. You’ll have to rough it

So basic, right? No luxury in sight.

Silvan Safari's main lounge
Luxury in the bush. Credit: Silvan Safari.

14. The birdlife is blah

Better luck nest time, there are clearly no colourful birds to see.

Lilac-breasted roller in Kruger National Park
Lilac-breasted roller in Kruger National Park. Credit: Garance Chassaing

15. You keep getting interrupted

You can’t even enjoy your beer in peace!

View of elephant herd from the Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Beer with a view. Credit: Tanda Tula Safari Camp.

16. Don’t expect munch when it comes to food

No fancy feasts.

Fine dining at Silvan Safari in the Kruger National Park
Fine dining. Credit: Silvan Safari

17. It is not relaxing at all

Who would like to bath here anyway?

A bath with a view at Londolozi
Bath with a view. Credit: Londolozi

18. You’ll easily forget about this

Ausblick von der Singita Boulders Lodge
View from Singita Boulders Lodge. Credit: Singita Boulders Lodge

19. …and this

Leopard-drinking in Kruger National Park
Leopard taking a sip in the Kruger. Credit: Daniel Williams

20. …and this

Two giraffes embracing
Photo credit: Luca Galluzzi

21. It’s wild to think you would want to go here

Ein Flusspferd öffnet sein Maul
Photo: Garance Chassaing

Have you made up your mind?

You should definitely visit the Kruger National Park to see all the reasons that make it the most well-known safari destination in the world.

Let’s start planning your trip today! Contact our travel experts to see all of the above in real life.

Header image credit: Jabulani Safari Lodge

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    • Hi there William,

      It is a magical place. You should definitely keep it on your bucket list 🙂

      Warm regards from Cape Town!

      The Rhino Africa Team

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