Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa

The world-renowned Kruger National Park is a very large game reserve, which covers a huge area, extending 360 km from north to south and 65 km from east to west, over the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in South Africa. It was the first National Park of the country, since some of its areas were first protected back in 1898. It has 9 gates that provide visitors to access to the different camps inside. Nowadays it ranks among the top National Parks in the world, with an unbeatable biodiversity and very sophisticated environmental management techniques and policies! The full set of rules of the Kruger National Park can be found here.

 

The region’s climate is subtropical, with hot, humid days and a long rainy reason. The winter season is ideal for visitors, since vegetation is tamer and contracting a disease is less likely during that time of the year.

The park’s thorn trees, red bush-willows, knob-thorns and shrubs are home to many animals, birds and reptiles that the visitors can enjoy, but not hunt, as they are protected by the government. Guests can enjoy viewing the park’s lush trees, the colorful tropical flowers, various grass species, reptiles and birds and discover the park’s history and culture.

African buffalos, rhinos, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, lions, leopards, hyenas, elephants, waterbuck, wildebeests and impalas are only some of the many animals visitors can view from up close, with the help of some of the best organized safari operators. The official list of animals one might encounter in the park can be found here.

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