One Month+ In Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park – best place on earth – a wild and harsh place for humans if not pampered in a luxury safari camp. But certainly worthwhile even only with canvas between the wild sounds of the night and us.

Our backs thankfully appreciate that we are back in civilization after several weeks camping on an air mattress whose occasional holes had to be repaired regularly after an uncomfortable night on the rock hard ground of Kruger National Park in South Africa. 

The searing heat during day was suffocating and only the pool in the camp could provide some relief. In the morning hours before sunrise or in the evening when the sun gives way to the big sky dotted with a myriad of stars, equal numerous bugs appear to get their share on the blood of animals and humans, who live in these harsh surroundings during summer time.

Nevertheless it’s worth to visit the Kruger in summer time anyway. The rivers flow, animals find water anywhere; a relief after two years of serious drought. Green as bright as the Irish countryside promises prosperity for all the newborn wildlife.

So far just a teaser for more to come of our stay in ‘ the best place on earth ‘ with a picture of a leopard watching us majestically from a tree near camp Skukuza.


Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Author: Marcelle Simone Heller

I’m searching for natural beauty and wilderness, while I’m travelling relentlessly to find delightful places and encounters with wildlife. I try to capture the thrill of the moments in photography and words, hoping to inspire others with the love for animals and nature.

5 thoughts on “One Month+ In Kruger National Park, South Africa”

  1. Isn’t that Leopard gorgeous? I heard African Safaris aren’t that glamorous, but the experience is always one to remember! To see those beautiful wildlife in person would be incredible!

  2. Our friends told us the best is to be the shoulder seasons. But that was when there were rains. These days there seem to be a constant drought with intermittent relieve they say. Is that true?

    1. Technically the drought is not broken, but good rains have fallen over the entire Kruger in January and February. Rivers are flowing, dams are full: May would be a great time to visit the park. Also not to busy as there are no school holidays then.

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