- Sightseeing, Tours Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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An easy way to search for animals in Kruger National Park is to sign up for a game drive. Departing from all bushveld and main rest camps throughout the day and night, the park's game drives offer visitors a chance to see wildlife from the comfort of an open-air vehicle while enjoying commentary from an experienced guide. Animals commonly spotted on game drives include elephants, giraffes, lions and impala.
Game drives are available at sunrise, sunset and night. Each time of day and camp provides travelers with different game-viewing opportunities, so consider booking multiple drives while in the park. Additionally, drives last two to three-and-a-half hours, so dress and pack accordingly. Long-sleeved clothes and a jacket, sunscreen and water are highly recommended. Travelers can also bring snacks, but remember to keep items secure at all times and to dispose of garbage in designated trash bins.
Sunrise drives leave 30 minutes before camp gates open, while sunset drives start shortly before dusk. And in the evening, visitors can participate in night drives, which depart at 7:30 or 8 p.m. All game drives are available daily and can be arranged at camps' reservations offices. Fees vary depending on the camp and type of drive, but expect to pay between 230 and 390 South African rand ($17 to $29) per person. Restrooms and water are not available during game drives, so use the facilities found at all departure points before the drive begins. Learn more about Kruger National Park's game drives by visiting the park's website.