11 tips to get the most from a South African safari game drive

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  • It's possible to do self-guided safaris in South Africa's Kruger National Park
  • Skukuza is a hub for park staff and has accommodation and eating options

Kruger National Park, South Africa (CNN)Established back in 1926, Kruger National Park is South Africa's oldest national park and, clocking in at 7,500 square miles, also the biggest.

So it's one of the most popular and accessible places to try that quintessential South African safari experience, the game drive.
The main camp, Skukuza, is a logistics hub for park staff and has a range of accommodation and eating options.
A number of safari companies operate out of here, but there's also the option of being completely on your own with your own vehicle.
Here are a few tips to make the most of your trip and what to expect.