Self-Guided Safaris in Kruger National Park Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s crown jewels. A wilderness area of massive proportions where you can see unspoiled landscapes and Africa’s incredible wildlife. You will meet some of the friendliest people and experience wild, open spaces that have disappeared from most of the planet. It’s an amazing natural resource that everyone should have the opportunity to experience.
Kruger is a large park covering a land mass nearly equal in size to the state of New Jersey. It provides a diverse landscape and for many people the sheer size, coupled with the distance from North America, makes the thought of planning a trip to Kruger a daunting one. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be. I've been fortunate enough to have made many trips to the park over the years. On my first trip, I had friends show me the ropes and provide guidance on how best to experience the park. Subsequently, all my trips have been self-managed, and it's this experience I want to share with you.
This book is written as a "how to" guide for those interested in a self-catered safari experience who want to see the beauty of the African wilderness, without the pressure and expense of an organized tour group. You don’t need someone else to organize a trip like this for you as you can do it yourself. I'll cover getting to South Africa and the park; how to plan your time in the park; accommodation options; what you're likely to see and where, and how to see it.
Written from the perspective of and for photographers, this book is part travel guide and part photo book and gives you everything you need to plan an unforgettable safari in South Africa’s premier national park.
Over the years I have come to fall in love with South Africa – its people, their culture, the wildlife and its wild spaces. I hope that through this book many more of you can come to experience this amazing place, and venture off to explore it.
Please note that this book is now 5 years old. While much of the information presented is timeless, camp maps and other details may not be current. Please make sure you validate any critical information prior to making travel plans.