What To Expect
Take part in the nocturnal activities of Kruger's secretive creatures.
In that time you'll be driven around the park in an open-sided safari vehicle. It will be the only vehicle on the road after dark!
It's quite amazing and sometimes daunting to think about the reality of the situation - one 4x4 vehicle in the midst of a park bigger than some countries with wild animals lurking in the darkness out there!
It's not possible to drive yourself around the park at night and because the vehicle you're in is the only one on the road, you'll come across an unusual array of animals which have settled, undisturbed, in the middle of the road.
The game drives here are part of what is known as the "Southern Circle" which has a reputation for good lion-spotting. Several prides operate in this area, each with its own distinct hunting techniques and behavior patterns.
On night drives, a Kruger Park game ranger drives you around and provides very interesting commentary about the vegetation and animals that you come across.
The ranger will help identify any animal that you see. You'll come across a good selection of nocturnal animals during the drive, such as nightjars, servals, African wild cats, springhares and owls.
What you actually see depends on the vegetation in the particular part of the park that you're in and what crosses your path at the time.
You won't just see nocturnal animals on a night drive though. You could see any type of animal.