Night game-drives with bush dinner in Kruger Park, South Africa
What to expect from a Kruger Park night game-drive
An exciting opportunity and absolute must for those with a spirit of adventure is a Kruger Park night game drive! Experience the sounds of the African bush with bright stars in the Kruger night sky above you and a great range of spectacular African wildlife around you. A lot of animals laze around during the day and start getting active after sunset. Don’t miss the chance to spot Lion and other nocturnal species hunting at night. A warm fire and delicious meal awaits you later in a safe spot in the middle of the Kruger Park wilderness.
Enjoy the “real African feeling” during a night game-drive in Kruger Park. A powerful spotlight on your open safari vehicle ensures great views and lots of animal encounters in the dark African Bush.
Pick up and schedule for night game-drives at Kruger Park
Your ranger will collect you from your accommodation near Kruger National Park. The exact pick-up time depends on the season you would like to visit the park. Night game-drives in Kruger Park normally start in the late afternoon, around 17:00, and end in the late evening, around 21:00. Please note that these times act as a guideline only. After a welcome drink, your ranger will explain the full itinerary of this fascinating night activity.
Get ready for a great safari with bush dinner in Kruger Park. The moment you enter the gate, your exciting game-viewing experience begins. Spot some more active Hippo and Rhino, running Zebra, Wildebeest and Giraffe or even a Lion on the hunt.
Sunset and sundowners
During a night game drive you will have the wonderful opportunity to watch an amazing sunset over the Kruger Park from a safe spot. After you have enjoyed a sundowner drink and the twilight sets in, you continue to look for African wildlife. Your ranger shares expert knowledge and information about each nocturnal species, their roaming areas and behavior. He can interpret the bush and the animal behavior like no one else.
Bush dinner in Kruger Park
About 19:30, depending on season and times of sunset, a warm camp fire and delicious bush dinner await you. Your flickering torches, the sparks of the fire and bright stars above light the African Bush around you. Your host serves you a tasty bush meal while you can take in the scenery and sounds of the Kruger Park by night. Around about 21:00 you will be transferred back to your accommodation close to Kruger.
What to bring:
- neutral colored clothing, long sleeved shirts
- sun block or sunscreen (as the afternoon is still intense)
- insect repellent
- special medication if needed
- jersey or light jacket and hat
- spirit of adventure
- camera, binoculars
- Transfer (depending on the location an additional charge might apply)
- Entrance fee
- Welcome drink
- Bush dinner
- Drinks for the bush dinner can be bought at a cash bar.