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private park in the Kruger

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private park in the Kruger

What is the best private game park in Kruger?

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1. Re: private park in the Kruger

There is no correct answer to your question, it is subjective and you will simply get everyones personal opinions. [including us!].

The general consensus is usually Sabi Sand, it has a high concentration of lion and leopard and in our experience one or both of these have been sighted on almost every drive. We have also had great cat sightings in Timbavati. These two reserves are close to Kruger and you do have some crossing of animals in between. There are also good reserves further away more to the west that come highly recommended. Some advertise they are unfenced to Kruger and animals can wander in and out I can assure you that this is not really how it works. The big cats and to a certain extent big 5 which are what many visit these reserves to see, are territorial. There has been pride movement with the lions from Kruger but only to the closer reserves.

People in the business will advise the lodges they use and recommend so I would also suggest you read the individual lodge reviews on this very site for information from travellers.

As for general wildlife, plains game, variety and quantity of animals, scenery and birdlife, Kruger Park itself is the best. It has unequalled size and biodiversity to support the largest range of wildlife. Some 20000 square Kilometers in size, where private reserves range from around five thousand to around fifty thousand Hectares.

Hope this helps

Edited: 27 December 2013, 01:07
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2. Re: private park in the Kruger

Difficult question to answer - did a lot of research before we decided on Timbavati. Saw big 5 and a lot more in the 4 days we were there.

You need to consider price (large variations), time of year, what you are wanting out of the trip

Agree that Sabi Sands is generally considered one of the best private game reserves.

Must admit I preferred Etosha National Park in Namibia

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