SABI SAND GAME RESERVE – Kruger National Park Safaris
Why visit Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Sabi Sands is a premier Big 5 safari destination renowned for incredible game viewing, in particular, leopard sightings; excellent game rangers and trackers who take you out on two game drives a day; off-road driving which gets you up close to wildlife, in particular, lion kills; and superior high-end luxury safari lodges that rival those in the Masai Mara and Okavango Delta.
The only off-putting issue is the cost of staying at Sabi Sands. It’s reserved for those with very big vacation budgets. At the same time, this offers guests exclusivity and a high degree of privacy. There is a strong emphasis on the safari tours of ticking off the Big Five; elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion. Don’t forget that there is so much more to Sabi Sands than these five famous fellas.
Sabi Sands is particularly popular because of its leopard sightings. For aspiring wildlife photographers, you should get many excellent shots of beautiful leopards lounging in trees. Leopards are territorial and your tracker should easily find a resident leopard and possibly a few cubs on every game drive in Sabi Sands. Wild dogs are also fairly common sightings in Sabi Sands; they’re endangered and strictly monitors so trackers usually have a good idea where to find a hunting pack on an evening game drive.
One of the best time to visit Sabi Sands is during the Dry season (June to September) if you do not want to come in the rainy season, however, all year round is great for safari as every month has its own beauty and characteristics. Game viewing is good all year round due to the fact that we can go off road to track the animals if necessary.
One reason to visit Sabi Sands is for birdwatching. It’s a birders paradise. Sabi Sands’ guides are all extremely clued up on their birds, particularly the birds of prey. They love escorting bird lovers on walking trails and game drives as it takes a little bit of the emphasis off the Big 5. The best time to visit Sabi Sands if you’re a bird enthusiast is from November to April when the migratory birds are present.