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Welcome to Vula Tours

Vula Tours, based in Nelspruit, has been offering Kruger Park safaris to visitors from all over the world since 1996. Ours is the ultimate Kruger experience and we have a wide and exciting selection of Kruger Park safaris for our guests to choose from. Our safaris are conducted in the classic, open air safari vehicle which provides extra height to make wildlife viewing a lot easier. Each Kruger National Park safari is guided by a professional guide who has the knowledge and experience to teach you all about the park and its numerous inhabitants.

Our safaris packages will provide you with a once in a lifetime experience, and along with the packages we have on the website, we are also more than happy to create a customised safari, which gives guests the option of staying overnight in the park, or staying in one of the many comfortable lodges and guesthouses close to the Kruger. Unlike other tour operators who only depart from Hazyview, we offer Kruger game drives from Nelspruit, White River and Malelane as well.

The Inclusive and Informative guide

The unique and outstanding qualities of the Kruger National Park makes it one of the greatest tourist destinations in not just South Africa but the World. There are thousands of guests that visits and enjoys the park every year and make memories that last a lifetime.

The Kruger Park has a history that spans over more than a century. The Park’s founders came together and set aside a piece of land that will be used for the preservation and conservation of South Africa’s animals and heritage. Today, the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s biggest commitment to conservation.

To experience the Kruger National Park book with Vula Tours and make us your number one Kruger Tour Operator.

A quick look at the Kruger Park

The Kruger National Park is one of the largest conservations and game reserves in Africa that covers a total area of 19,485 km2 (7,523 mi2) and crosses over into the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, taking up a large part of the North-Eastern part of South Africa. Their Administration Headquarters are located in Skukuza.

The Government of the South African Republic first started to protect the areas of the park in 1898 and the Park became the first National Park of South Africa in 1926. Since then, the Kruger Park has become a very popular holiday destination for people all over the world. Visitors can decide to enjoy private Kruger safaris or do their own self-drive excursions and make their own memories.  There is a wide variety of accommodations throughout the Park.

The greatest attraction that draws people to the Park is the wild and plant life that calls this part of South Africa home. There are hundreds of species of animal and plant life in the Kruger Park. Every single trip is something different and is another awesome adventure.

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The Kruger Park hosts a variety of different environments for animals, catering to all.

There is a very large number of animals in the Kruger park including: Rhinoceros, Hippo, Antelope, Kudu, Klip Springer, Hyenas, Wild Dogs, Leopards, Cheetahs, Aardvarks, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, Bats, Otters, jackals and many many more.

The Big 5 falls in among 148 mammal species that can be found all throughout the park with about 114 different reptile species also calling the Kruger Park home. The Kruger Park also boasts with more than 34 different species of amphibians, 49 species of freshwater fish and an unbelievable 500 different species of birds. From all of these animal species -Mammal, Amphibian, Avian and Reptile- The most popular animal sightings have to be the Big 5, the group including the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and the Rhino. This famous group of animals is on every visitor’s Wishlist when coming to the Kruger Park. The Kruger National park is a wonderful and unpredictable place, you never know what you are going to see or experience.

The Kruger park doesn’t just contain animals. The Kruger Park contains an astounding 1000 different plant species and 330 different species of trees, making the Kruger Park a conservation with a outstanding amount species.

The Kruger National Park inspires millions of visitors to experience the Kruger Park every year. It is unbelievable how amazing it is experiencing animals living in their natural habitat.

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Accommodation

The Kruger Park has a variety of options for every type person, from camping in a tent to staying in a guesthouse with friends or family to make you stay at the Kruger as comfortable as possible. The most popular forms of accommodation are bungalows and rondvels.

All of the accommodation in the park is rustic but fully furnished with all the bells and whistles you could need. Every unit has a fridge where you can store leftovers, food and other products. Working aircons a braai area and utensils. All the units are kept clean and neat by the vast and dedicated cleaning staff that start cleaning from 10:00 am. Guests that camp have a communal fridge.

Depending on the severity of the monkey and baboon problem, the fridges are either locked in diamond mesh chalets or found in the living quarters. This is because some baboons have learned to unhook the cages and raid the fridges. If your fridge is in one of these diamond mesh cages make sure you have a lock on it at all times. To prevent baboons raiding your chalet, make sure you don’t leave food out and don’t leave your windows open. When camping, try putting your food in a cooler box and storing it in the car as baboons can easily enter a tent.

If in the event that baboons do enter your accommodation and raid your fridge, stay calm, close the door and call the camp reception. They are used to baboon raids and will send a clean-up team to restore your unit.

Let’s explore the different types of accommodation.

The Park has a variety of different accommodations, including Satellite Camps, Overnight Hides, Rest Camps, Bush Lodges, Luxury Lodges and Camp Sites. Each Camp offers something the other camps doesn’t have making each stay unique and different. When choosing a camp take these into consideration:

  1. How much privacy will you have during your stay? Some camps like Satellite Camps have great privacy as they don’t allow day visitors.
  2. Do you prefer Rustic or Luxury Living? Some accommodations require you to share cooking and other facilities. Some people prefer living like this while others prefer living on their own without having to share facilities.
  3. If you are in the park to see specific animals, find out which animals can be found in in which areas and plan your stay accordingly.

About the Accommodation: Lodges

  • Luxury Lodges: Imbali, Jock, Lukimbi, Rhino Walking Safaris, Shishangeni, Singita Lebombo, The Outpost, Lion Sands and Pafuri Lodge.
  • Overnight Hides: Shipandani and Sabie.
  • Bush Lodges: Boulders, Roodewal and Pafuri.
  • Bush Camps: Bateleur, Biyamati, Shimuwini, Sirheni andTalamari.
  • Rest Camps: Berg en Dal, Letaba, Mopani, Olifants, Punda Maria, Crocodile Bridge, Lower Sabie, Shingwetzi and Skukuza.
  • Satellite Camps: Maroela, Malelane, Balule and Tamboti.

About the Accommodation: Description

 

With basic camping you can pitch your tent or park your caravan with most camps offering a power supply so you can power your gizmos. Some camps like Lower Sabie provide a tap for every unit.

The Huts are some of the units that share a communal kitchen as well as an ablution block.

For people who want to camp in style, there is the Safari Tent. Unlike regular camping, where you share a kitchen and bathroom, the Safari Tents have their own en-suite and kitchen and are pitched on the side of a riverbank.

The Bungalows are sturdy and very popular among visitors. All bungalows include an en-suite. The further upgrades and options include having a kitchenette and a stoep. You can decide how luxurious you want to live depending on your budget.

The Cottages are a smaller version of the Bungalows as it contains a single bedroom but a larger living area, bathroom and kitchen. Family cottages have the same setup but can have an extra room.

Guest Cottages can have multiple bedrooms, a decent kitchen and at minimum 2 bathrooms. It is considered an upgrade from family cottages.

The Guesthouses are at the very luxe end of the spectrum, with a large lounge area, multiple bedrooms, an excellent view and sometimes can have a bar.

If the Guesthouses are still not enough, there are the very luxurious Luxury Kruger Lodges. These are privately owned lodges that don’t allow day visitors and have their own private roads for people to travel. Unlike the camps, the lodges each have a unique character to them and are part of the SANParks’s Golden Kudus, which is luxury focussed.

A great advantage that people who live at a camp is they get updated sightings on animal sightings.

The main Kruger Park Camps

Berg en Dal

There is a spruit that trickles through the camp. This camp has beautiful gardens and paths that are perfect for a stroll or jog. There are also bushwalks for guests who want to experience the wild on foot.

Info about the Bush Walks

The Bushwalks start at around 05:00 in the mornings and a headlamp is sometimes required to navigate to the reception area during the darker winter mornings. You will be greeted by your two rangers at the reception who will give you a brief orientation before the walk. Rangers usually drive on roads restricted to the public, usually away from the camp where they scout animals along the way. The game vehicle stops when there are enough animals to view then the rangers take the tourists on foot and track the animals so the tourist can get great photo opportunities.

A rule for bush walks is to avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing and instead wear neutral colours, so instead of wearing your favourite pink jacket consider wearing a cream or beige coloured jacket. To disguise yourself from the animals you must use perfume before the bush walk.

The bush walks are usually in the morning or afternoon wand usually last a few hours. There is a bush picnic that allows for everyone to catch their breath. The armed guides will talk about the fauna and flora as you see them and will lead you along the path. Everyone must walk in a single line behind the guide. The reason for this is animals think the long line of animals is a much larger animal.

An interesting thing to know is that rangers will be happy to track leopard and other animals during a bush walk as long as they know its safe. A bush walk is a totally different from a tour in a car. Its is just you in the sound of nature. You experience the wild first hand instead of viewing it from a distance. You can hear things like a lion roar or a song of an interesting bird because there are no cars or vehicles polluting the sound of the park.

Some safety tips for going on an bushwalk: remember to stay in a single line, don’t be loud, if you need to get the attention of the guide, slap you leg or hip which makes a more natural sound as speaking can attract or chase away animals. The most important rule when going on a bush walk is Don’t run. The guides will make this very clear to everyone before the walk. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and that children under 12 aren’t allowed on bush walks.

Berg en dal is a great place to pitch a tent, park your caravan or stay in a bungalow or guesthouse as all facilities are exceptionally outfitted and clean.

 

 

 

Why you should stay at Berg en Dal:

  • Berg en Dal has some rare animals in the are such as Rhinos, Elephants, Honey Badgers and Wild Dogs.
  • The Bungalows are a huge favourite among visitors and the quiet atmosphere of the camp paired with the clear fences allow you to relax, unwind and enjoy the park from the safety of the camp.
  • The gardens in Berg en Dal have been built, nurtured and cared for in order for them to look as close to nature as possible. The gardens have a variety of interesting plant life to add to the tranquillity of the camp.
  • The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is situated about 25km outside of Nelspruit (Mbombela) and is about an hour and a half’s drive from the Malelane Gate.
  • Area is known to have Bushman paintings.

 

Facilities of main Park camps:

  • Laundromat
  • Cell reception
  • Good picnic spots
  • Fuel station
  • A Park shop
  • Public telephone
  • Communal Kitchens
  • Ablution blocks
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Road Services
  • Wheelchair ramps

Crocodile Bridge

Crocodile Bridge is one of the smaller camps in the Kruger park. Though the camp doesn’t boast a restaurant like many other camps it does have a quaint little camp shop. One of the major pros of this camp is the fact that it is built on the edge of the crocodile river. This means you have an increased chance of seeing lions in the area as well as Rhinos. Crocodile River is a quiet a relaxed camp where you can relax and look at the animals across the river.

As mentioned, Crocodile Bridge has a higher chance of having Rhinos and Lions and also has a higher reported density of Big 5 animals. Since the camp is close to the Crocodile gate you can get so see an interesting combination of animals in an area.

The Crocodile Bridge is one of the best run camps in the park and is the perfect place to start your adventure to the Park. It is possible to see the farms from Komatipoort about 12 km away, which borders on Mozambique. This also makes Crocodile Bridge a very popular picnic destination when you are on your way to Mozambique.

Facilities of main Park camps:

  • Laundromat
  • Cell reception
  • Good picnic spots
  • Fuel station
  • A Park shop
  • Public telephone
  • Communal Kitchens
  • Ablution blocks
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Road Services
  • Wheelchair ramps

There are also bungalows, camping facilities, bush walks, night drives, day drives, picnic spots and take away restaurants.

When taking part in night drives, especially during the winter months, make sure you take a jacket as well as a flashlight so you won’t be shivering while enjoying the wonders of the Kruger National Park. Park drives start at dusk and you are usually accompanied by two, armed game rangers. The safari vehicle is equipped with two spotlights, one on each side, that the tourists can use to spot animals at night. The use f spotlights are usually left for those who know how to spot animals, but you can take a few pointers from the guides. The idea behind the spotlight is the light reflects from the animal’s eyes as a bright yellowish glow, allowing you to see the animal’s eyes and thus spot the animal.

When you do spot an animal’s eyes in the dark, it is best to ask to stop the vehicle as the eyes could be an indication of carnivores. Yellow and reddish glows indicate a carnivore while antelope and other herbivores have a greenish glow. This makes it an easy distinction between the animals.

Night drives usually last a few hours and the ranger might still pick up people from Satellite Camps along the way before the drive can truly begin. If in the event you come a bit under dressed for the weather conditions, blankets will be provided. A safety warning when on a night drive is to avoid the branches from trees as you drive past trees. The ranger isn’t always aware of the little things, so please be careful.

Kruger Park Safaris

Explore the African Bush

Kruger Park Safaris

Spend time with our qualified guides in the Kruger Park, learning about the African bush and go in search of the Big 5 and prolific birdlife.

Guided Day Tours

Discover the Scenic Mpumalanga Province

Guided Day Tours

Visit the Blyde River Canyon, Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and many other sights around Mpumalanga.

Kaapschehoop Horse Trails

Encounter the Famous Kaapschehoop Horses

Kaapschehoop Horse Trails

Ride the famous horses at Kaapsehoop, just 20km out of Nelspruit. We cater for short daily trails as well as wilderness 3day trails.

The Inclusive and Informative guide

The unique and outstanding qualities of the Kruger National Park makes it one of the greatest tourist destinations in not just South Africa but the World. There are thousands of guests that visits and enjoys the park every year and make memories that last a lifetime.

The Kruger Park has a history that spans over more than a century. The Park’s founders came together and set aside a piece of land that will be used for the preservation and conservation of South Africa’s animals and heritage. Today, the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s biggest commitment to conservation.

To experience the Kruger National Park book with Vula Tours and make us your number one Kruger Tour Operator.

A quick look at the Kruger Park

The Kruger National Park is one of the largest conservations and game reserves in Africa that covers a total area of 19,485 km2 (7,523 mi2) and crosses over into the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, taking up a large part of the North-Eastern part of South Africa. Their Administration Headquarters are located in Skukuza.

The Government of the South African Republic first started to protect the areas of the park in 1898 and the Park became the first National Park of South Africa in 1926. Since then, the Kruger Park has become a very popular holiday destination for people all over the world. Visitors can decide to enjoy private Kruger safaris or do their own self-drive excursions and make their own memories.  There is a wide variety of accommodations throughout the Park.

The greatest attraction that draws people to the Park is the wild and plant life that calls this part of South Africa home. There are hundreds of species of animal and plant life in the Kruger Park. Every single trip is something different and is another awesome adventure.

[IMAGE]

The Kruger Park hosts a variety of different environments for animals, catering to all.

There is a very large number of animals in the Kruger park including: Rhinoceros, Hippo, Antelope, Kudu, Klip Springer, Hyenas, Wild Dogs, Leopards, Cheetahs, Aardvarks, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, Bats, Otters, jackals and many many more.

The Big 5 falls in among 148 mammal species that can be found all throughout the park with about 114 different reptile species also calling the Kruger Park home. The Kruger Park also boasts with more than 34 different species of amphibians, 49 species of freshwater fish and an unbelievable 500 different species of birds. From all of these animal species -Mammal, Amphibian, Avian and Reptile- The most popular animal sightings have to be the Big 5, the group including the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and the Rhino. This famous group of animals is on every visitor’s Wishlist when coming to the Kruger Park. The Kruger National park is a wonderful and unpredictable place, you never know what you are going to see or experience.

The Kruger park doesn’t just contain animals. The Kruger Park contains an astounding 1000 different plant species and 330 different species of trees, making the Kruger Park a conservation with a outstanding amount species.

The Kruger National Park inspires millions of visitors to experience the Kruger Park every year. It is unbelievable how amazing it is experiencing animals living in their natural habitat.

[IMAGE]

Accommodation

The Kruger Park has a variety of options for every type person, from camping in a tent to staying in a guesthouse with friends or family to make you stay at the Kruger as comfortable as possible. The most popular forms of accommodation are bungalows and rondvels.

All of the accommodation in the park is rustic but fully furnished with all the bells and whistles you could need. Every unit has a fridge where you can store leftovers, food and other products. Working aircons a braai area and utensils. All the units are kept clean and neat by the vast and dedicated cleaning staff that start cleaning from 10:00 am. Guests that camp have a communal fridge.

Depending on the severity of the monkey and baboon problem, the fridges are either locked in diamond mesh chalets or found in the living quarters. This is because some baboons have learned to unhook the cages and raid the fridges. If your fridge is in one of these diamond mesh cages make sure you have a lock on it at all times. To prevent baboons raiding your chalet, make sure you don’t leave food out and don’t leave your windows open. When camping, try putting your food in a cooler box and storing it in the car as baboons can easily enter a tent.

If in the event that baboons do enter your accommodation and raid your fridge, stay calm, close the door and call the camp reception. They are used to baboon raids and will send a clean-up team to restore your unit.

Let’s explore the different types of accommodation.

The Park has a variety of different accommodations, including Satellite Camps, Overnight Hides, Rest Camps, Bush Lodges, Luxury Lodges and Camp Sites. Each Camp offers something the other camps doesn’t have making each stay unique and different. When choosing a camp take these into consideration:

  1. How much privacy will you have during your stay? Some camps like Satellite Camps have great privacy as they don’t allow day visitors.
  2. Do you prefer Rustic or Luxury Living? Some accommodations require you to share cooking and other facilities. Some people prefer living like this while others prefer living on their own without having to share facilities.
  3. If you are in the park to see specific animals, find out which animals can be found in in which areas and plan your stay accordingly.

About the Accommodation: Lodges

  • Luxury Lodges: Imbali, Jock, Lukimbi, Rhino Walking Safaris, Shishangeni, Singita Lebombo, The Outpost, Lion Sands and Pafuri Lodge.
  • Overnight Hides: Shipandani and Sabie.
  • Bush Lodges: Boulders, Roodewal and Pafuri.
  • Bush Camps: Bateleur, Biyamati, Shimuwini, Sirheni andTalamari.
  • Rest Camps: Berg en Dal, Letaba, Mopani, Olifants, Punda Maria, Crocodile Bridge, Lower Sabie, Shingwetzi and Skukuza.
  • Satellite Camps: Maroela, Malelane, Balule and Tamboti.

About the Accommodation: Description

 

With basic camping you can pitch your tent or park your caravan with most camps offering a power supply so you can power your gizmos. Some camps like Lower Sabie provide a tap for every unit.

The Huts are some of the units that share a communal kitchen as well as an ablution block.

For people who want to camp in style, there is the Safari Tent. Unlike regular camping, where you share a kitchen and bathroom, the Safari Tents have their own en-suite and kitchen and are pitched on the side of a riverbank.

The Bungalows are sturdy and very popular among visitors. All bungalows include an en-suite. The further upgrades and options include having a kitchenette and a stoep. You can decide how luxurious you want to live depending on your budget.

The Cottages are a smaller version of the Bungalows as it contains a single bedroom but a larger living area, bathroom and kitchen. Family cottages have the same setup but can have an extra room.

Guest Cottages can have multiple bedrooms, a decent kitchen and at minimum 2 bathrooms. It is considered an upgrade from family cottages.

The Guesthouses are at the very luxe end of the spectrum, with a large lounge area, multiple bedrooms, an excellent view and sometimes can have a bar.

If the Guesthouses are still not enough, there are the very luxurious Luxury Kruger Lodges. These are privately owned lodges that don’t allow day visitors and have their own private roads for people to travel. Unlike the camps, the lodges each have a unique character to them and are part of the SANParks’s Golden Kudus, which is luxury focussed.

A great advantage that people who live at a camp is they get updated sightings on animal sightings.

The main Kruger Park Camps

Berg en Dal

There is a spruit that trickles through the camp. This camp has beautiful gardens and paths that are perfect for a stroll or jog. There are also bushwalks for guests who want to experience the wild on foot.

Info about the Bush Walks

The Bushwalks start at around 05:00 in the mornings and a headlamp is sometimes required to navigate to the reception area during the darker winter mornings. You will be greeted by your two rangers at the reception who will give you a brief orientation before the walk. Rangers usually drive on roads restricted to the public, usually away from the camp where they scout animals along the way. The game vehicle stops when there are enough animals to view then the rangers take the tourists on foot and track the animals so the tourist can get great photo opportunities.

A rule for bush walks is to avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing and instead wear neutral colours, so instead of wearing your favourite pink jacket consider wearing a cream or beige coloured jacket. To disguise yourself from the animals you must use perfume before the bush walk.

The bush walks are usually in the morning or afternoon wand usually last a few hours. There is a bush picnic that allows for everyone to catch their breath. The armed guides will talk about the fauna and flora as you see them and will lead you along the path. Everyone must walk in a single line behind the guide. The reason for this is animals think the long line of animals is a much larger animal.

An interesting thing to know is that rangers will be happy to track leopard and other animals during a bush walk as long as they know its safe. A bush walk is a totally different from a tour in a car. Its is just you in the sound of nature. You experience the wild first hand instead of viewing it from a distance. You can hear things like a lion roar or a song of an interesting bird because there are no cars or vehicles polluting the sound of the park.

Some safety tips for going on an bushwalk: remember to stay in a single line, don’t be loud, if you need to get the attention of the guide, slap you leg or hip which makes a more natural sound as speaking can attract or chase away animals. The most important rule when going on a bush walk is Don’t run. The guides will make this very clear to everyone before the walk. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and that children under 12 aren’t allowed on bush walks.

Berg en dal is a great place to pitch a tent, park your caravan or stay in a bungalow or guesthouse as all facilities are exceptionally outfitted and clean.

 

 

 

Why you should stay at Berg en Dal:

  • Berg en Dal has some rare animals in the are such as Rhinos, Elephants, Honey Badgers and Wild Dogs.
  • The Bungalows are a huge favourite among visitors and the quiet atmosphere of the camp paired with the clear fences allow you to relax, unwind and enjoy the park from the safety of the camp.
  • The gardens in Berg en Dal have been built, nurtured and cared for in order for them to look as close to nature as possible. The gardens have a variety of interesting plant life to add to the tranquillity of the camp.
  • The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is situated about 25km outside of Nelspruit (Mbombela) and is about an hour and a half’s drive from the Malelane Gate.
  • Area is known to have Bushman paintings.

 

Facilities of main Park camps:

  • Laundromat
  • Cell reception
  • Good picnic spots
  • Fuel station
  • A Park shop
  • Public telephone
  • Communal Kitchens
  • Ablution blocks
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Road Services
  • Wheelchair ramps

Crocodile Bridge

Crocodile Bridge is one of the smaller camps in the Kruger park. Though the camp doesn’t boast a restaurant like many other camps it does have a quaint little camp shop. One of the major pros of this camp is the fact that it is built on the edge of the crocodile river. This means you have an increased chance of seeing lions in the area as well as Rhinos. Crocodile River is a quiet a relaxed camp where you can relax and look at the animals across the river.

As mentioned, Crocodile Bridge has a higher chance of having Rhinos and Lions and also has a higher reported density of Big 5 animals. Since the camp is close to the Crocodile gate you can get so see an interesting combination of animals in an area.

The Crocodile Bridge is one of the best run camps in the park and is the perfect place to start your adventure to the Park. It is possible to see the farms from Komatipoort about 12 km away, which borders on Mozambique. This also makes Crocodile Bridge a very popular picnic destination when you are on your way to Mozambique.

Facilities of main Park camps:

  • Laundromat
  • Cell reception
  • Good picnic spots
  • Fuel station
  • A Park shop
  • Public telephone
  • Communal Kitchens
  • Ablution blocks
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency Road Services
  • Wheelchair ramps

There are also bungalows, camping facilities, bush walks, night drives, day drives, picnic spots and take away restaurants.

When taking part in night drives, especially during the winter months, make sure you take a jacket as well as a flashlight so you won’t be shivering while enjoying the wonders of the Kruger National Park. Park drives start at dusk and you are usually accompanied by two, armed game rangers. The safari vehicle is equipped with two spotlights, one on each side, that the tourists can use to spot animals at night. The use f spotlights are usually left for those who know how to spot animals, but you can take a few pointers from the guides. The idea behind the spotlight is the light reflects from the animal’s eyes as a bright yellowish glow, allowing you to see the animal’s eyes and thus spot the animal.

When you do spot an animal’s eyes in the dark, it is best to ask to stop the vehicle as the eyes could be an indication of carnivores. Yellow and reddish glows indicate a carnivore while antelope and other herbivores have a greenish glow. This makes it an easy distinction between the animals.

Night drives usually last a few hours and the ranger might still pick up people from Satellite Camps along the way before the drive can truly begin. If in the event you come a bit under dressed for the weather conditions, blankets will be provided. A safety warning when on a night drive is to avoid the branches from trees as you drive past trees. The ranger isn’t always aware of the little things, so please be careful.

Letaba

With amazing views of the Letaba River and the sights of the roosting bats makes Letaba a real contender for favourite camp for many visitors coming to and going from the park. The Restaurant also acts as a beautiful viewing area where you can see elephants drinking from the river while also relaxing and having a snack. Letaba is also home of the famous elephant museum where you can read up about the Magnificent 7, a group of animals that used to roam in the area around Letaba. They were known for having the biggest tusks of any elephant in the Kruger to date.

Letaba means River of sand but the camp ironically has 3 large dams nearby. Letaba is camp that bird watchers will find a treat as there are many bird species to be found here. Elephants will also be a regular sight around the are of Letaba.

Our Visitors Say

“This was the our first time we had taken the kids on safari – and we needed a guide that would be “family friendly” – which is certainly what we got with David from Vula Tours.”

GIBSON

“I recently went on a Game Drive with Vula Tours (Dec 2016). It was amazing from start to finish!”

MELISSA B

Me and my wife spent our honeymoon in South Africa and naturally we wanted to go on a safari.
Our experience with Vula tours was amazing!

Martin W Jorgensen

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Vula Tours offers a range of safaris, transfers, guided day tours and tailor-made holidays. Vula Tours is based in Nelspruit and offers open vehicle safaris into the Kruger National Park. We offer full day , morning or afternoon safaris. We also create tailor made safaris where you have the option of overnighting in the Kruger National Park or close by. Our day tours tours/game drives depart from Nelspruit, Malelane , White River and Hazyview.

Vula Tours also offer transfers from OR Tambo , Nelspruit , Skukuza and Hoedspruit Airport to hotels and lodges in and around the area. Come and experience your Kruger Park Safari with our qualified guides/rangers.

Children of all ages are welcome !

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