Aside from being the largest in the country and second-largest on the continent, the Kruger National Park boasts the greatest concentration and diversity of species on the globe. It’s hardly surprising that visitor’s worldwide flock to Kruger - sadly leaving many game-viewing prospects crowded and time-constrained. The Private Concessions of the park offer guests an intimate and exclusive safari without the crowds - while still within the boundaries of the mighty Kruger.
Still bound by certain park regulations, the concessions afford guests exclusivity and luxury. Here, game vehicles viewing wildlife can stay a while longer and have the experience remain untainted by crowds of tourists. Visitors have the added bonus of being able to venture into the Kruger Park itself should they wish (although hardly necessary considering the superb game-viewing in the immediate area). Those in the park, however, cannot venture into the private concessions.
Visitors can spot the Big 5 and an array of big game such as giraffe, hippo, and wildebeest. Sightings of other predators like crocodile, wild dog, and hyena are also common. The lodges and camps in the concessions have a well-founded reputation for luxury, exceptional service, and highly-trained guides. The concessions are best reached by air or otherwise by a six-hour drive from Johannesburg.
- The Kruger is home to the largest and most diverse concentration of wildlife species in the world
- The private concessions within the park, offer a luxurious and superbly-executed safari away from the madding crowds of the Greater Kruger Park
- Located in an area known for some of the best Big-5 sightings in the area
- While park visitors cannot enter into the concessions, guests staying in the concessions can venture into the park