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Why Kruger Park Safaris in January and February?

Kruger Park safaris are always a win, regardless of the time of year - and the off-peak months of January and February are no exception. The best advantage at this time is that by then hordes of guests have already packed up and gone home, making it easier to book accommodation, easier to find space in a local restaurant, and easier to get a spot on the perfect game drive.

Like most industries, including reserves, the Kruger National Park reduces its rates after the December influx and visitors then pay a better fee for their accommodation and packages in general. The period roughly between 19 January and 24 March is the low season in the park and as such offers the best rates. Especially tourists who plan extended Kruger Park safaris will find themselves in the pound seats.

January and February are summer months and the bush is lush and a pleasure to the eye. The highest rainfall is normally recorded during these months, but this doesn't stop visitors from making the most of the stunning park over this time. New-borns begin to arrive from November onwards and many young can be spotted alongside their mothers. Baby elephants can be highly entertaining and watching their antics is the cause of much laughter. Those on Kruger Park safaris will not be disappointed by the display in the park during this time. Furthermore, predators eat throughout the year and you can thus look out for all the action between prey and predator in these months too.

Although the major attraction for Kruger Park safaris is the Big Five as well as animals such as cheetah, hyena, hippo and crocodile - the park is also an excellent place for bird watching. If the large animals do not show, you can sit with a bird book and binoculars at a waterhole or bird hide and try and identify as many of the 500 plus species of birdlife around the park. The Birding Big Six is considered to be: the Ground Hornbill, Saddle-bill Stork, Pel's Fishing Owl, Martian Eagle, Lapped-faced Vulture and Kori Bustard. The Park shops sell books on trees, shrubs, insects and snakes - and learning about these bring another dimension to a park visit. Trees to look for include Mopane, Marula, Knob Thorn, Fever Tree and Baobab and that big Fig Tree next to the river might just be the resting place for the resident leopard.

For dream Kruger Park safaris contact African Sky today for the best Jan and Feb deals available!

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