Approaching Dangerous Animals
For people considering a self-drive in Kruger National Park without a trained professional Field guide, we strongly suggest that you read this post regarding approaching dangerous animals in Kruger National Park by car.
Field Guides have studied the behavior of animals in Kruger National Park for several years and have gained experience, valuable knowledge, and insight on how, or rather what is the best and safest way to approach certain species by car, to ensure the safety of the animals as well as the guests’ safety.
It is always advisable to do your research on safety rules & regulations before going to Kruger National Park on your own in a private car, without a Field Guide or safari vehicle.
We strongly suggest that you rather go on a safari with a trained Field Guide than doing a self-drive the first time you visit Kruger National Park. Of course, the choice is entirely yours.
It is far better to avoid a dangerous situation than to have to face the consequences of a confrontation.
Below we have a list of the most dangerous animal in Kruger National Park, and perhaps in Africa, but please do remember that all animals from mice to warthogs and impala are considered dangerous as they all equipped with sharp claws, hooves, horns, teeth, they can bite, kick, and charge at you if you are not careful.