2024 Kruger Park Safari Travel Trends
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If 2024 is the year that you are planning to travel to Africa, specifically to go on that dreamy safari, now is a great time to have a look at the safari trends that could just shape the industry, and your experience, during the coming year.

No one can say that Africa is losing its appeal.

A trip to the continent, whether you intend to go backpacking through the Drakensberg or if all you’ve ever wanted was to go on a Kruger Park safari, will always leave you in awe of the natural beauty of our world.

Kruger Park safaris have over the years become more luxurious as well as a lot more interesting, as travellers like yourself can now opt for private, custom created Kruger trips. Tailoring your trip is just one of the many trends that will be popular in the New Year, and in this, our last blog for the year, we’re sharing what we think will be the 5 biggest trends for going on safari in the Kruger.

The New Year is now mere weeks away and while you are in a jolly mood and perhaps have time to day dream about your African travels in 2024, you need to have a look at our 5 Kruger safari trends.

1. Walking and Hiking Safaris

Did you know that the Kruger offers a walking safari experience? It is completely unlike any other type of Kruger Park safari you can book, because it is only offered in limited areas, and by limited tour providers, but it is possible to do.

There is no other safari that will have you interacting so intimately with the wildlife, giving you the unique opportunity to watch the animals up close, within their own habitat.

Guided by experts, walking safaris not only offer educational insights into the intricacies of flora, fauna, and ecosystems, but they will also enrich your understanding of the natural world. These safaris also have a reduced environmental impact compared to vehicle-based safaris, making such a trip a more sustainable sort of holiday.

2. Wellness Safaris

Mental wellness and the importance of taking care of one’s mental health are not just trendy topics. Instead they are vital for leading a healthy lifestyle, especially in this stressful world we so often find ourselves living in these days.

Safaris have a healing property, and we don’t mean that in a sort of woo-woo way. Being out in nature, away from daily responsibilities and stress, is proven to do wonders for the mind, body and soul.

A wellness safari can include anything from a yoga session somewhere spectacular to a bushwalk, or a couple of days spent driving through the Kruger, with that fresh African air in your face and your only concern being what you see that day.


3. Off-Grid Safaris

Much like a wellness retreat, an off grid holiday, somewhere remote and beautiful, will be a trend in 2024. This sort of holiday will also be really good for the mind, as off-grid holidays will have you well away from the stresses of life.

4. Luxury Safaris

The Kruger National Park as well as its Greater Concession area, is home to a wide variety of truly luxurious accommodation, the kind that offers guests a secluded retreat while also offering those popular add-on options, like spa treatments. If ever there was a year to treat yourself while you are on holiday, 2024 will be it.

5. Family Safaris

This is not so much a trend as it is a comfortable norm that continues to be a popular travel option. Seeing a place like the Kruger National Park with your family is the best way to make memories. And if you are planning the ultimate family holiday in 2024, make sure that the Kruger is a destination at the top of your list.

We think it’s time that you saw the Kruger. And we have just the tour selection for you.

Contact African Travel Concept today and book an out-of-this-world Kruger Park Safari.