Kruger National Park- Handy Hints

  •  Plan your trip – do not try and cover too great a distance.  The Kruger National Park is a massive tract of land and frequently visitors try to cover too much ground.  Slow travel and regular stopping produce much more action than covering a lot of ground.
  • Early morning and evening times are usually the most productive game viewing periods.
  • Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, bird and wildlife reference books, a hat and sunscreen lotion.  Also remember to take along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion of insects stings and bites.
  • Do not leave any food unattended, as thieving monkeys and baboons are a constant threat.
  • If you must walk around at night please do not do so without a torch!
  • If you do come across a snake, please do not try to catch it! Rather report this to the Manager on duty or to reception.
  • Light draws many flying insects and with these insects come their predators.  These predators could take on the form of bats and frogs.  Please remember to keep your screen doors closed as this will prevent these creatures from entering your room.  Should you forget and a bat enters the room by mistake, please do not panic!  Calmly place a towel over the bat and release it outside or call for assistance.

MONKEYS AND BABOONS ARE VERY CUTE AND CAN BE ENTERTAINING FOR YOUNG AND OLD, BUT, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM!

  • Remember, by feeding them you are signing their death warrant, as they become aggressive.  By feeding these animals you do not only aggravate the situation but you also make these animals lazy and they become dependant on this food supply.
  • Before going out in the morning in search of animals, please make sure that you have packed all foodstuffs securely away.  Remember that these monkeys and baboons have learnt to open fridge doors and cupboards.