Kruger National Park safaris are renowned for providing some of the world's best Big 5 game viewing, accommodation, and seamless logistics. The best game viewing though, is from the private game reserves set along the Kruger National Park's unfenced western boundary. These private game reserves offer fewer restrictions than the public areas and virtually guaranteed Big 5 sightings.
The following is a list of the best private game reserves and luxury Kruger Park safari lodges for exclusive experiences:
andBeyond Tengile River Lodge is situated on 10,500 hectares of private land, and the enormous suites are spaced far apart from each other. It is ideal for families because it has a family suite with secure interconnecting rooms. However, children must be at least 12 years old. It's also a great place to stay for photographers, as they offer photography lessons and safaris.
Chitwa Chitwa is ideal for relaxation and adventure, with something for every family member. Over and above the many safari activities, you can enjoy game viewing without leaving your suite because each one has a view of the watering hole.
This lodge is ideal for families and multi-generational groups. Children are welcome, with several activities to keep them entertained.
Londolozi is world-renowned for its luxury and service, and as a long-established family-owned and operated lodge, every detail has been meticulously curated.
The private granite suites are ideal for a honeymoon or anniversary celebration and have a view of the Sand River for a truly unforgettable experience. It's also ideal for small groups to book exclusively, though children must be 16 or older to stay here. However, Londolozi does have other lodges that cater for children.
Singita sets the standard in luxury Kruger Park safari lodges. It complements the surroundings, with open-plan suites that feature plenty of glass, wood, and natural textures.
Singita Sweni is an excellent choice for families or multi-generational groups because it offers children's activities such as the Singita's Mini Ranger Course.
Thornybush Saseka Tented Camp provides a camping experience without sacrificing luxury. The canvas allows the sounds of the bush to filter through, making you feel more immersed in nature.
Thornybush Saseka Tented Camp is ideal for a romantic getaway, as well as families and multi-generational groups, since Leadwood Family Villa is available for exclusive use.
Also see Kapama River Lodge, another stunning family-friendly safari lodge.
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