How to spot animals in Kruger National Park (or other game reserves)

How 2 spot animals in Kruger National Park

Today I want to share with you my personal experience on what works for me. I have been in Kruger National Park many many times over the years and have seen wonderful things there.

I want to share with you a few tips and tricks to improve your changes of better sightings. Remember that Animals go where they want to and that this is not 100 % guaranteed but might just improve your changes.

First of all the best time for me is in October or in other words I have been there in all seasons and find the best sightings in October. December is a bit to warm for me personally.

When you are looking for Lions I would suggest driving upwards from Lower Sabie to Satara and Orpen. Satara is the hot spot for lion sightings and I have seen lions almost every time I drove from Lower Sabie upwards to Satara. Sometimes you might even find them between Skukuza and Lower Sabie at the river bed.

At night you can find Hyena’s at most camps at the fence’s but especially at Skukuza where the Safari tent’s are situated. At Orpen you can find many animals at night at the waterhole where the webcam is. I personally saw Hyena, elephants and lions all in one night from the bench just inside the camp.

How to spot animals in Kruger National Park (or other game reserves)

spot animals in Kruger National Park

Author: Johan Bosman

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  1. I’ll gear this article to 2 types of people: The person who knows what he want to do, and the person who just want to make sure he is ready for what ever he might need to do. Thanks for the informative read.

  2. Great to see that there is someone out there taking so much time to write these articles.

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