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Have You captured any magical 'Kruger moments’?

Photographs freeze these moments and allow you to share them with others. Many visitors to Big-5 game reserves take hundreds of great animal pictures but then never look at them or share them – they remain on a computer or CD for the rest of their days – what a waste!!

Keep in mind that we have sold some of our photographs just by displaying them on this website.

This is how it tends to go - we get an email from a publisher saying that they have seen one of our photographs that they would like to use in their next magazine and they are prepared to pay us US$175,00 for the photograph. We then email them a high-res JPG and we get a check for $175,00!

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Share Your Kruger Park Safari Picture and Story!

If you've been to the Kruger Park and love it as much as we do, please do share your experiences, advice and tips!

We would be keen to try them on our next Kruger Park Safari and I'm sure others who visit this site will as well!

After a good day’s game viewing people gather around the campfire and relive the animal sightings of the day and reminisce about their unforgettable experiences…

• Perhaps you’ve had a superb or bad Kruger experience?

• Maybe you have a favorite camp?

• Do you have a funny story to tell?

• Have you captured any special Kruger Photographs?

Other Visitor's Kruger Safari Stories...

Click below to see contributions from other people who are passionate about the Kruger National Park...

Rain in the kruger. 
During our weekend of the 11th of March the rain hampered game viewing. The plus of the rain was that it presented textures on the animal's skins. Buffalo …

First Python in 60 years. 
During August 2015 we had the first sighting of Brown Hyena and African wildcat in the Kgalagadi. On the 11th Of March 2016 we took a visit to the Kruger …

Cyrus the Leopard  
Meet Cyrus - the large male leopard that usually frequents the Ngobeni waterhole area on the H14 road. With the 2015/2016 drought all animals are having …

Lions and Crocodile face-off 
We saw this croc trying to help himself to the lions meal in the Shingwedzi River. eidelmanphoto.com

Kruger in the past visits 2 
At times you do not have to drive around. Just sit at sunset dam and witness nature unfolding minute by minute. Keep an eye on the edge of the water and …

Kruger in the past visits 1 
Sometimes you could visit the park and have very little luck except for the everyday Impala. other days a surprise of a monitor right next to the road …

Some more photos from my Kruger archives. 
Certain photos bring back a lot of memories as the song says "Memories are made of this". In the past when living in Witbank we spent up to 3 weeks in …

Photos from my Kruger Archives 
Sorting through my photos of weekends in the Kruger over a period of at least 30 years I decided to share some. Been visiting the Kruger since I was 16 …

Leopard in a tree 
Over the years, Sherry and I have seen and photographed a number of leopards in trees. Normally this is an issue due to the foliage. Not this time. This …

Leopards out of the Box 
All of these photos were taken in Kruger then manipulated in Photoshop to provide the effects shown. Hope you enjoy. If so let me know. If you like the …

Cheetah Mom and Cubs 
We stopped at Croc bridge mid morning for Coffee and a short break and then left and encountered a mother Cheetah and two teenage cubs about one K outside …

Leopard fever! 
We have seen leopards many times in the Park, but a recent visit rewarded us with our best ever sighting. We had not seen a single leopard in three weeks …

Leopard near Tshokwane 
After eating lunch at Tshokwane Sherry had an interesting experience while going to the ladies room. See photo one. We headed north and spotted a leopard …

The Rookie Strikes! 
My wife and I made our first trek to Kruger in September of 2013. Long and short of it we made every rookie mistake possible. I read and studied but …

Cheetah in Kruger 
Sherry and I have made many trips to Kruger where we struck out on seeing Cheetah but on this last trip we were able to photograph either 8 or 12. As it …

Lions take Giraffe 
While in Kruger this April, we were told of a Giraffe kill up near Balule. As we were staying in Satara and things had been very slow we drove up and were …

Crocodile and Giraffe 
These photos build on the story started by Christine. We too were driving to Olifants when we noticed the activity in the water as we crossed the bridge. …

Cats in the rain 
While photographing in the rain isn't the most fun, it can sometimes yield interesting results. This group of lions was composed of 2 large females and …

Martial Eagle takes Bushbuck 
In August, Sherry and I were driving on the H10 back to Lower Sabie when we had the opportunity to photograph a Martial Eagle with a young bushbuck. Now …

Baby ellie charge 
On our last trip to Kruger, while photographing a small herd of elephants one of the youngest thought that he would chase away these strangers. The photos …

The giraffe's destiny 
My husband and I were driving over the Olifant's river south from Satara going to Olifants camp as the sun was setting. Looking towards the west with …

Genet on night drive 
Every visit to Africa is an adventure. It is however getting harder and harder for Sherry and I to photograph new (to us) animals. On this last trip …

Lions take Cape Buffalo Just Outside Satara Camp 
In late August, while staying in Satara Sherry and I, along with much of the rest of the camp, had an early wake up call - the roaring of lions at about …

Buffalo stampede 
We were sitting in the car fairly high above the Ngwenyeni creek (Spruit)when a herd of buffalos came down to drink. They were to our left! Opposite us …

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Photos after dark 
Sherry and I just got back from our latest trip to Africa and were once again fortunate in being able to take some great photos. As previously noted we …

The littlest Lions 
One time while in Kruger, Sherry and I were driving from Lower Sabie to Croc Bridge when Sherry saw a female in the sand on the far side of the river. …

Kruger traffic Jam 
In March Sherry and I were visiting Kruger (it was one of our best trips from a sighting standpoint) and while driving from Skukuza to Lower Sabie, just …

Waterbuck Just Outside Mopani Camp 
We spotted this waterbuck just outside Mopani Camp

Cheetah family on the prowl in the midday sun. 
We came across these 3 cheetah and spent at least 45 minutes on our own watching them.They were up wind from a herd of impala and were waiting for dinner …

King of the jungle sits down to eat. 
Whilst taking a slow relaxing drive along the S100 near Satara camp which is well known for it's big cat sightings, we were lucky enough to come across …

African Python swallows Impala 
I was in Kruger 3 years ago, enjoying a cruise around the Satara area, when I saw an Impala, grunting at the ground. Looking closer I saw that there was …

Video of African Wild Dogs 
I previously posted photos of a super wild dog sighting that Sherry and I had in Kruger, this past March (2012). At the same time I took some short video …

Hippo Fight 
Sherry and I were visiting the Ntandanyathi hide near Lower Sabie this March, When we observed an interesting behavior. The water in front of the hide …

Wild Dogs part two 
Here are a few more of the more than 2400 photos that we took of the pack of 15 wild dogs in March. The one shot in the road has 10 dogs in the one photo. …

A dogs tale or 5 hours with the African wild dogs. 
On March 11 2012 Sherry and I were driving the H1-2 when we spotted some dogs in the Siloweni river from the bridge. The dogs were resting in the deep …

Serval encounter 
We booked a full day gamedrive in July 2011 leaving from Komatipoort. We had a nice drive including Hyenas, white rhinos, elephants, buffalo, Giraffes, …

Photos after dark 
Sherry and I have taken a number of photos after dark on night safaris. In fact I've really begun to like this type of photography. We've found that the …

Macabre photo of a Fish Eagle (not for faint of heart) 
Sherry and I were scanning the Mazithi water hole one afternoon when we noticed a fish eagle down near the water. When we put binos on it we noticed it …

African wild cat on the H10 
Sherry and I were heading up the H10 first thing in the morning the second vehicle heading that way. I noticed the vehicle ahead of us narrowly miss the …

Hyena puppies - too cute for words! 
Near Transport Dam we noticed a movement close to the road and couldn't believe our luck as we noticed that there was a Hyena den. The older hyena was …

Mr. Grumpy 
This Lilac breasted Roller wasn't too pleased that people were admiring him ;-)

Elephant after a few days. (if you're squeamish, don't look) 
Simon you asked to see these photos. The quality is poor, and you can be thankfull there is no way to transmit the odor. The trees around this location …

More 'out of focus' images 
There seems to be some intrest in manipulated photos. So here are a few more. Also in answer to Wayne's question. Yes it is a plug in that is used. It's …

Lions on a rock 
Sherry and I were driving south on the H10 about 1K past the Nkumbe lookout when Sherry noticed a group of lions on some rocks quite a ways out. She took …

Lions on Elephant 
In 2009 while on a trip to Sabi Sands in the greater Kruger area, our guides took us to an elephant that had died of constipation. Yes constipation! …

Wild Dogs or should I better say Painted Dogs! 
It was on our last trip to KNP in July/August that we found these incredible and rare animals. We were really lucky to see them on two occasions. First …

Leopard and Elephant 
Ever seen an elephant and a leopard in the same frame? Sherry and I were driving down the H1-3 just south of Mazithi when she spotted a leopard moving …

Bateleur in the Road 
Sherry and I were driving up the the H10 and had just passed the Nkumbe view site thinking about breakfast at Tshokwane, when in the middle of the road …

Leopard and Cub 
In October of 2009 sherry and I were driving the H4 from Lower Sabie to Crocodile Bridge when we noticed a mother leopard with her cub down in some rocks …

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Kruger - November 2010 - the Super-Seven Part-2 
We then saw a hyena mother and pup close to Mopani and another pup near Letaba. Another 2 hyena's on the H1 - 1 near Pretoriuskop. It was also near …

Kruger - November 2010 - the Super-Seven Part-1 
I'd not been to Kruger in years and then in 2010 was lucky enough to visit in April and November. November was beautiful with the bush being lush and …

Hot Summer Days 
Cooling off, this is the best way to do it! We saw these animals at different spots and we realy felt like joining them!

Spoonbills Fighting  
One morning we were at the Mazithi dam watching these two spoonbills fighting.

Sleeping beauty 
This little owl was found in a tree at Satara Main Camp where they are often found in different spots.

Heading in the wrong direction 
We found this water turtle next to the olifants river not far from olifants camp in the Kruger. It was heading inland and was moving away from the river …

Our Kruger Trip Report, camping holiday: 16 - 24 December 2010 
We had the most fantastic holiday in Kruger Park. Friends Mario and Jennifer Fazekas suggested we enter at Phabeni Gate and to have camera’s at the ready, …

Lion kill on S114 
On one of my drives I saw this giraffe that was killed by lions during the night. The giraffe was right next to the road and I could see the scrape marks …

Cheetahs and Vultures 
You can be sure to see something awesome anywhere in the area between Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie, especially on the S28. We followed the Vultures …

Wilddogs on the Sabie River Road. 
We were staying at Skukuza and for a few days in a row we saw on the viewing map that people saw the Wilddogs on that road. The next morning we went that …

Elephants Everywhere 
We have had a great number of Elephant encounters in the Park. We have also been chased once or twice. We always give them plenty of room because they …

Bush TV 
Whenever we see a troop of Baboons or Vervet Monkeys, we always feel as though we are watching the television. We have been entertained for hours on end …

Birds of the Kruger 
What can I say? I just LOVE birds! They are all so beautiful, how could you not love them? There is such a variety in Southern Africa, especially in …

Magnificent Lions 
We were in the Kruger, at Skukuza, in December 2008 when we came upon a honeymoon couple going about their business. It was two beautiful young lions …

Saddlebilled Stork 
We came across a shrinking pool and there were several birds in attendance, including 2 Hammerkops, a Woolyneck Stork, a Grey Heron, 2 African Jacanas, …

Hippo at the Sweni Hide 
We were sitting at the Sweni Hide in the Kruger Park and we could not see any animals. We could not even see fish, crocs or terrapins as the water had …

Elephant bathing 
We saw some elephants walking through the bush near Skukuza. We were going to drive past them as pictures of walking elephants are not great and there …

Duiker meets Python 
In October of 2008, Sherry and I were driving the H4 not far from Nkuhlu picnic site when we saw a Duiker looking at the ground about 75 meters out. We …

Wild Dogs 
In our trips to Kruger we have seen dogs 3 times. One time photographs were not possible. We were able to get some fair photos once near Lower Sabi, but …

Leopard & Warthog Standoff 
The leopard and warthog standoff was the best 90minutes I have ever had in the park! We arrived with 1 warthog in this mud hole (on the S130 between …

Real Cubs 
Hi Mario we spent a few days at Croc Bridge from the 21st to the 3rd May. While we were there a large pride of 26 odd lions set up camp about 12 km from …

Visit to Berg-en-dal Feb 2011 
This elephant kept us hostage for one and a half hours on the road alongside the Komati river. He was walking in the road towards us and we had to reverse …

The heat is on! 
This photo was taken at a water hole between Orpen and Satara. It was so hot that even the hyenas could not resist chilling out.

Waterholes, Dams and Rivers 
We love hanging out at the waterholes in the Park. We like to "pack a snack" and just sit for several hours at a time. There is always something interesting …

More KNP Birds 
Here are a few more of our feathered friends that we enjoyed seeing on our past trips to the KNP. We are counting the days until May for our next trip …

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Hlanganini - a Tribute 
This old bull unfortuanately passed on in July 2009. It took him so long to cross the road, he had to stop half way and just stood there with his head …

Spot the difference 
The way these 2 Kudu cows were standing they looked like a mirror image with one slight difference, reminded me of the 'spot the difference' pictures you …

Go away, I am drinking.... 
While traveling in the Kruger Park in June 2010, we saw this elephant and zebra quarreling around a waterhole and in July 2010 we came across these baboons …

Breakfast for baby hyena 
When we saw a pride of lions just 10 minutes after we left Pretoriuskop camp, I thought my day was made. Then when what looked like a huge heap of elephant …

Kruger June 2010 
Visited Kruger during the 2010 soccer world cup, got 3 days in Skukuza/Berg en Dal. Brilliant as usual. Saw Big 5 although leopard 20 m from Skukuza main …

Kruger Cubs 
I spotted these cubs, with no adults in sight, near Malelane gate on the S119, just past Gardenia Hide. I hope you enjoy these photographs. Please check …

Kruger Trip - 1 
We just got back from Kruger where we took over 2500 pics. We use Nikon D3100, D5100 and D5000 camera bodies with Sigma and Tamron lenses. The Tamron …

Lion and Giraffe Stand-off! 
I was travelling along the S-25 dirt road, some 14kms from the Crocodile Bridge camp, when I came upon this male lion and giraffe. I thought there was …

Cheeky Hornbill 
My wife and I were eating on the deck at Lower Sabie when this cheeky Kokariba (Tswana name) very nonchalantly helped himself to my french fries! In this …

The Crocodile and the Terrapins 
Recently my husband and I were fortunate enough to be given a holiday in The Kruger National Park and for months we waited with bated breath for the great …

The big 5 
We visit the Kruger twice a year and Sept 2009 was by far the best year ever. We were there for 8 days and saw the big 5 every day and sometimes got them …

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And here are a few more pics, including the group of rhinos that came to the waterhole where the leopard was hiding in the bushes.

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Here are a few more pics from our recent Kruger trip...

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The last day of 2010, was remembered as a beautifull rainy day which was ideal for the elephants of the park. On this day we found the most elephants …

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Hello to all whom are reading my story. I run my own safari company doing birding safaris into Kruger National Park & the Mpumalanga Province. I had people …

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