Wildife Safaris is priviledged to be contracted to SA National Parks & most of our tours spend 2 nights at one of the main rest camps situated inside Kruger National Park. Usually we are based in the southern or central areas of the Park at Skukuza, Pretoruiskop, Berg en Dal or Satara. These camps offer a choice of standard , semi-luxury or family chalets as well as economy huts & safari tents.
Rest Camps are mostly 3 star grading.
In some cases, it has been decided to drop the fences between Kruger & neighbouring private reserves to form Greater Kruger National Park. Therefore, animals such as elephants which need large territories , can migrate from Kruger into adjacent reserves such as Balule where we often visit. The private reserves conduct exciting game drives by open safari vehicles & its possible to see the same type of animals as Kruger . However, in our experience we do not consider the game viewing in private reserves to be better than Kruger although on certain occasions this may be true. The main difference is the level of hospitality & accommodation at private safari lodges which is certainly superior to the larger rest camps in Kruger. In addition, private lodges offer memorable dinners in a boma with campfire, more attractive venues for breakfast or lunch & very friendly service.
4 star Midrange lodges such as Mohlabetsi are used on the small group tours listed on our website rates page
The most popular small group tours for overseas visitors are the 4 day or 5 day Kruger Park & private safari lodge packages which provide guests with a contrasting experience & hopefully you will want to come back again one day!