October 25 – 29
Thorny Bush Park (9.5/10)
This was the only game drive in a private park that we did, but it definitely made us wish we could have done more. Private parks abide by their own rules, and at Thorny Bush the rules were made to give tourists the best experience possible. Our jeep was allowed to go off-road everywhere in the park and run over trees and shrubs while it tracked animals. There was a two vehicle limit per animal sighting, thus making the safari feel more secluded and unique. Our driver routinely hopped out of the jeep and showed us different plants and trees. It was overall a great game drive.
Kruger National Park (2.5/10)
As good as Thorny Bush was, we felt Kruger was that bad. Our complete review of this park can be found here.