Within the Kruger National Park there are areas of land that have been leased to specific operators for private use. These are known as private concessions, and are run independently to the main Kruger National Park. The operator is responsible for maintaining the land and they will usually operate a private and exclusive lodge within the concession. Although the concessions are in the main Kruger Park, access to the concession is for guests staying at the private lodges only. By staying at one of the lodges you are ensured of an exclusive safari experience.
The standard of lodge operated within these private concessions is some of the highest in the world! One of the most well known in the luxury safari market – Singita – operates Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni. These combine ultimate luxury with wild African bush to present a unique experience.
For the discerning traveler Singita offers world class cuisine, unbelievable views from the privacy of your suite, modern and organic style, expert and knowledgeable guides and trackers. You can enjoy open vehicle game drives when tracking the Big 5. The benefit of a private concession is that you are able to track the animals deep into the bush. This adds to the thrill of safari activities.
The landscape and scenery in the concessions is quite different to many of the private reserves. This is due to their location within the Kruger – away from the more popular private reserve locations. It is a great idea to combine a few nights on safari in a private Kruger concession and a few nights safari within a private reserve. This combination provides an all round Big Game safari. If you are unsure about the right choice of Kruger National Park lodging speak to one of our expert consultants who can advise on the best option for you.