Staying inside Kruger accommodation or close to the Park

There is always the question “where to stay during our Kruger Park Safari“?  Kruger accommodation is usually the recommendation, due to a specific mindset and understanding that this is the only option to be able to see the Big 5 as well as other animals.

Yes, staying inside Kruger accommodation most definitely awakens excitement of gaining a true, unforgettable Kruger National Park Safari experience in a rest camp, however most people do not know about the variety of choices outside Kruger, still close to the Park, while enjoying the same wildlife experience with more luxurious accommodation options for example Hazyview.

Staying inside Kruger Park Accommodation

Advantages
  • Views of the Kruger Park from restaurants
  • Five minute driving time to see animals
  • Available curios shops for tourists
  • Closer to nature
  • A Rustic outdoorsy experience
Disadvantages
  • Ablution facilities on certain safaris
  • Rest camps have less luxurious accommodation than lodges
  • High tourist volumes
  • Relatively expensive shops
  • Travel packages do not always include transfers

Staying close to the Kruger National Park

Advantages
  • Nature environment (example Hippo and Elephant)
  • High quality, comfortable accommodation
  • More relaxing due to less tourist volumes
  • Closer to activity options, other than game drives (such as adventure activities)
  • Flights to the closest airport (KMIA) is generally more affordable
Disadvantages
  • Ten to fifteen minute commute to do a game drive
  • Not inside the Kruger National Park
  • Adventure activities at additional costs
  • Forty (plus) minute commute from and to the closest airports
  • Less rustic experience

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