When going through Google searches on questions about a Kruger Safari, it is never complete until you see this question.
“How much does a Kruger National Park Safari cost”?
A Kruger National Park Safari cost is determined by choice of accommodation, the number of days in the park, game viewing vehicles, chosen activities, interests/hobbies, excursions, and definitely budget.
There is so many kinds of Kruger Safari packages options to suit all manner of budgets from a Standard Safari package to a Luxury Africa Safari package.
The best way to enjoy a Kruger Safari is to book any Kruger Safari tour with any of the tour operators of your choice. (You can find a list of tour operators on my article on Kruger Safari). This way you get to pay precisely on whatever Kruger Safari packages you want without the hassle of figuring it out.
For example, a 3-Day basic package will cost about $400 USD while a full-blown Safari with all its luxury can cost up to $7,900 USD. You could also decide to embark on a self-drive Safari which would greatly reduce cost, give you flexibility and the thrill of spotting wildlife at your leisure.
Some examples of tour operators and some safari packages deal they offer;
The above Tour package deals are just a few out of the hundreds of tour packages offered by different tour operators with their given safari cost, and you get the option to choose from these numerous packages based on your budget or the Kruger experience you look out for.
For those who may likely want to plan a Kruger self-drive Safari on a budget, a rough estimate on a self-drive will be from $102 per person per day which covers car hire, petrol, accommodation, park fees, and food.
Another bigger expense after accommodation will be the Kruger National Park entrance fee of $27 USD for adults and $14 USD for kids which is paid for each and every day you intend to spend in the game reserve. This fee is applicable to foreigners. For the SADC citizen, the fee is $14 USD for adults and $7 USD for kids.
I would recommend you buy a South African National Park Wild Card for R1, 130 per couple or R1, 380 for families to reduce your Kruger National Park Safari Cost if you plan on spending longer in Kruger or also plan to visit other parks in South Africa. This Wild Card gives you access to all South African parks for a year. The Wild Card membership can be bought online or from some other gates.
Note: The South African Development Community (SADC) countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Share your thoughts!
Would you rather book a tour with a tour operator or do a self-drive safari when considering a Kruger Safari cost?