Located in the Northeast part of South Africa, Kruger National Park prides itself on being one of the largest game reserves in all of Africa. It covers just over 7,500 square miles, and has been designated an International Man and Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organization.
A great destination for Safari, Kruger National Park contains all of the Big Five game animals people want to encounter. The phrase “Big Five” was coined by hunters and are said to be the 5 hardest mammals to track and hunt by foot on the continent. This group includes: Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Rhinoceros. Today, many private concessions and game reserves dissuade the use of the term as they are focus on preservation, rather than hunting.
These are not the only animals you will find wandering the park. There are also good sized populations of Zebra, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Wildebeest, Kudu, Hyena, Impala and many more! A photographer’s dream come true!
The nice thing about a safari tour in Kruger, besides the draw to the park itself, is its proximity to other African icons. You can easily visit Cape Town, home of Table Mountain, Robbin Island, and years of apartheid history, as well Victoria Falls of /Zimbabwe & Zambia, the largest sheet of falling water in the world!
So when you start thinking about your first, or next, African Safari Tour, consider South Africa and it’s Kruger National Park.
Your Friendly Safari Lover,