Based in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, northern Kruger is our home
- MAGNIFICENTLY REMOTE AND WILD
Why northern Kruger is so special to us
- A truly remote wilderness
- A stunning diversity of unique landscapes and habitats
- Five of Kruger’s seven major rivers
- All the iconic African safari wildlife
- Kruger’s birding paradise
- Rare and endangered species of animals and birds
- Ancient baobabs and beautiful fever tree forests
- Few tourists
- Fantastic photograph opportunities
- Immense tranquillity and solitude…
- FEW TOURISTS
We prefer our crowds to be wildlife
Albeit southern Kruger has magnificent scenery and an amazing richness of animals, its easy access from Johannesburg and OR Tambo Airport (Africa’s busiest airport) means it has a very high number of tourists, especially packaged and day tours.
By contrast, northern Kruger’s tourist numbers are very low owing to its remoteness. The low vehicle density often gives us the amazing privilege of being able to linger on our own at a sighting, totally immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. (Coincidently, Phalaborwa is an old Sotho word that means “better than the south”!)
- iT’S WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Our passion and philosophy
Our passion is taking guests on safari in northern Kruger. It allows us to follow our true path in life… exploring our love for the African bush and its remarkable wildlife and sharing this passion and knowledge with people of all ages.
Our philosophy is out-of-the-ordinary sightings, extraordinary experiences, unforgettable memories.
And our greatest fulfilment is seeing how this beautiful land with its incredible animals inspires our guests.
- CREATING SAFARI MEMORIES
We invite you to explore this beautiful land with us
Whether you’re planning a beautiful getaway with your partner… or a family safari that educates and excites… or a honeymoon steeped in the peerless romance of Africa… or simply the adventure of a lifetime, we can help you create the perfect safari that will allow you to experience the true essence of the African bushveld.
Our northern Kruger safaris will leave you wanting to stay in Africa forever!
- WE ARE A FAMILY WHO LOVE AFRICA
Nandzana Safaris is owned by Craig and Alison Young. Craig is one of the most highly regarded guides in South Africa. Apart from guiding his own safaris, he is also a freelance guide for the Kruger, leading bush walks and night drives, and he has been deeply involved in their anti-rhino poaching activities.
British by birth, Alison moved to South Africa after meeting Craig on a school safari she was supervising. With her educational background and organizational skills, her safari management expertise has merged with Craig’s unique skill set to bring this successful safari company to maturity.
In 2015 Craig and Alison welcomed their daughter, Tessa, allowing them to watch a child of their own grow up in the bush, sharing her parents’ passion for Africa.
- AFRICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL CAT
Our name, Nandzana
Nandzana is the Xitsonga word for caracal. Strikingly beautiful, caracals are the largest member of Africa’s small cats, and it’s most formidable hunter, capable of leaping 10 foot into the air and catching birds in flight.
Incredibly stealthy and rarely seen, these incredible wild cats are always a treat when spotted out on safari.