During the 4-day Budget Kruger Safari, we did 2 full day game drives. The days were completely different from each other. On the first day, we saw a lot of elephants, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, and antelopes. But on the second day, there were a lot of unusual sightings.
On the second day, after breakfast, we spotted a traffic jam. As we drove near, we spotted a pack of around fourteen lions, of which eight of them were cubs. Unfortunately, or luckily, I was in the back of the truck, and I had poor visibility of the cubs. Until, a lion and lioness, who were a bit behind, started to hunt for an Impala (antelope). Before I could notice the rest of the group, the kill already happened, and the impala was dragged behind a bush.
Not much later, another traffic jam formed around a massive 4-5-meter python, which just crossed the road. To spot a python seems to be rare since our guide, who has been doing this for 25 years, has seen six so far.
I would recommend going for a four-day trip since the encounters vary significantly between the full day game drives. However, if you are short on time and still want this fantastic experience, we offer both the Budget Kruger Safari and the Classic and Panorama Route Safari with a three-day option.