Kruger National Park

South Africa is one of the most popular countries on the continent. Nelson Mandela made sure the whole world paid attention to that nation.
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Besides the political issues, there are many reasons and attractions to visit this country, but the Kruger National Park is essential. Kruger National Park Tours is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors can experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life, and birdlife. The park is home to over 130 mammals and over 500 bird species. Visitors can look forward to learning about the area’s prehistoric past, enjoying various accommodation options, and viewing abundant wildlife, including the famed Big Five. The diversity and sheer density of wildlife make Kruger National Park an unforgettable and potentially life-changing experience.

What is Kruger National Park?

This is a 20,000 sq km field in the country’s Northeast, extending 220 miles from the north to the south and 40 from the east to the west. This is one of the most famous parks in the whole nation because it was the first to be named National Park -back in 1926- and because it is one of the largest game reserves in the entire continent.

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What Makes Kruger National Park Unique?

As you can see, this park has a long history. Also, this is the home of countless animal species -including the Big 5 game-, breeds, and vegetation, which is why thousands of tourists visit the park in the first place.

Its location, wildlife, flora, sunsets, landscapes, and many other reasons called the attention of UNESCO at some point in time, and that’s precisely why the Intergovernmental organization decided to give the area from Kruger to Canyons Biosphere the title of “International Man and Biosphere Reserve,” one of the highest recognitions in the world.

Why Visit Kruger National Park?

There are plenty of reasons to visit this incredible park. Some people prefer to go for animal wildlife, others because of the flora, and some take a bunch of the most amazing pictures in the world. However, there are other reasons you may want to visit Kruger

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  • Supporting the efforts to conserve the park

Maintaining such a large park is incredibly difficult. Contrary to what many people think, visitors are one of the main components that help with this aspect. Thanks to the increased economy, authorities can take appropriate action and prevent endangered species from going extinct.

  • Adventure, sunsets, and pictures

There’s no better way to plan a great adventure than coming to one of the places where it all started and experiencing being in the presence of lions or rhinos. Besides, the park has one of the best sunsets in the world. All of these are the perfect combo to take amazing pictures and photos.

Three elephants

What to Expect on a Kruger National Park Safari?

One of the best parts about this park is that you don’t have to lower your expectations when visiting it. Here are some things you can expect to see on a Safari in the Kruger National Park.

  • Biodiversity

This is one of the few places in the world with 5 different vegetation zones, ranging from wooded to semi-deserted. So, those who are interested in nature can see the impressive Baobab trees, the most incredible flowers, and much more.

  • The Big 5 game

In South Africa, there are few places besides this park to see certain popular animals, especially the Big 5 game. The five animals that make up this group are the lion, the leopard, the rhino, the elephant, and the Cape buffalo. This is the main reason why many people think this park is unique.

  • Birding or bird-watching

This place is home to over 500 different types of birds, including the Big 6. Even though you can see some of them in other places, there are some local species you can only see if you visit the park.

buffalos

Things to Do in Kruger National Park

There are countless activities to do, which is why it is considered the best Kruger National Park Safari, depending on your likes and how you want to enjoy your adventure. If you are looking for inspiration, here are some great things you can do during your visit.

  • Go for bush and river walks
  • Schedule a game drive everywhere
  • Visit the hippos in the Marula region
  • Take a look at the lions in the Nkayeni region
  • Delight your eyes with the landscapes of the Wolhuter trail in the Marula region
  • Check the red rocks of the Nxanatseni region
  • Visit the Albasini ruins
  • Talk with locals and ask how it all begins -some people think this was where humans were first created.

When is The Best Time to Go to Kruger National Park?

Kruger National Park is beautiful all year, but it is best to go at the beginning of the dry season, which ranges from May to September. During these periods, you won’t only avoid the rainfall, but the temperature is most pleasant, around 80 degrees during the day and 40 degrees at night. Also, this time of the year is optimal for game sightings since wildlife congregates around waterholes and rivers.

Besides, water levels are lower. This will increase your chances of spotting some of the most magnificent animals in the region, yet you will suffer less from the driest months, which go from July to September.

You can also go from October to March, but you have to be aware there are lots of rainstorms and foliage that make it harder to check some specific animals. On the bright side, you’ll probably take much better pictures as this is when landscapes are most beautiful.

As you can see, the Kruger National Park is overwhelming with history, adventure, animals, vegetation, and everything you should experience. Up until now, this is the first time anyone has ever thought about leaving this park. It is beautiful, charming, romantic, and more.

So, what are you waiting for? Live a little and schedule a trip to this place. Experience everything you can and tell us what you think about it. You can trust that you definitely won’t regret it.

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