The Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park tour is a life experience! This wildlife sanctuary, like no other, will bewitch you with its unique atmosphere and endless wilderness. Nearly 2 million hectares of wild untouched by human hand land (20 000 square kilometers). This makes Kruger National Park an ultimate safari experience.
Its territory lies across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north, it is south of Zimbabwe and west of Mozambique. That is the largest game reserve in South Africa. In its vast lands you can find the greatest variety of mammals than any other African Game Reserve. Kruger National Park tour offers you to view birds like: ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, pel’s fishing owl, saddle-bill stork. Variety of trees: baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees and many more.
Although it’s wilderness in the Kruger Park you can find an excellent infrastructure. That includes picnic sites, rest camps, waterholes and hides. We can offer you custom Kruger National Park tours based on your requirements. Simply contact us with your request!
Zones and Regions
Kruger National Park offers a different kind of regions and you can select the type of experience you want. It is divided into six ecosystems – baobab sandveld, Lebombo knobthorn-marula bushveld, mixed acacia thicket, combretun-silver clusterleaf, woodland on granite and riverine forest.
Central Region is only 30% of the Kruger park’s surface area but it supports nearly half the park’s lion population as well as numbers of leopard, hyena and cheetah. Sweet grasses and abundant browsing trees found in this area supports large groups of antelope, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. This make it a perfect place for the 60 pride of lions that choose the central region for their home.
The ecozones in this part are noticeably different from the other habitats.It is fascinating part of the Kruger National Park. Here you can sightings rare birdlife and major areas of sand formed by river floodplains, combined with sandstone formations of the Mozambique coastal plain. A site on the river bank provides hours of splendid bird viewing. You can observe sand frog, a collection of bats, the nocturnal bushpig and the rare Sharpe’s grysbok, monkeys, packs of endangered wild dog and more. The solitude of the sandstone hills, just west of Punda Maria, is the only place where you can see the Natal red hare and dassie or yellow-spotted hyrax. It’s a fascinating place to visit!
Five rivers forge their way across this great expanse of hot dryness in this region. Along riverbanks grow trees distinctly different from the mopane. That is the nyala, the sycamore fig, the tamboti and the tall apple leaf. The Rivers here contain 60% of the Kruger Park’s hippo population and bird life. There are plenty of bushpigs and on most of the riverbanks. On Kruger National Park tour you can see sizeable herds of elephant, buffalo, bushbuck, impala and kudu gathering near the water supplies. In Kruger Park there are more than 9000 elephants.
This region is a host of the white rhinos and trees rarely found in other parts of the Kruger park, such as the Cape chestnut, coral tree and lavender fever-berry. They are typically surrounded by rock figs and form ideal locations for rock dassies or hyrax, baboon klipspringer and leopard. The combretum woodlands in this region, attract herds of kudu, impala, giraffe, white rhino, buffalo, zebra and elephant. The absence of lions in this part of the park makes way for the cheetah and wild dog.
Kruger National Park Tour Safari Activities
There is a variety of options for your tour of the Kruger Park depending on your preferences. We are here to help you with them.
No matter if you prefer off-road 4×4 or luxury vehicle ride, game drives are what the Kruger National Park is all about. Depending on the duration of your safari, a visit usually includes morning, afternoon and evening game drives. Safaris in Kruger Park are lead by trained and experienced safari guides who are knowledgeable about Kruger’s wildlife and ecosystems and readily share information with visitors. They know where to look for specific animals and choose game viewing routes. That increase the likelihood of successfully spotting Kruger’s diverse wildlife species.
If you book a safari or a private game lodge, regular game drives with an experienced ranger will be part of your trip. For those on self-drives most of the rest camps provide early morning, mid-morning, sunset game drives and night drives. Most part game drives last around 3 hours.
If you are adventurous on your Kruger National Park tour you can book a Bush Walks. It is the most heart-stopping excitement of tracking rhino, elephant and lion on foot through the wild. That is an incredible way to learn about the fragility of the ecosystems of the Park. You can see the smaller animals, insects and plants that tend to be ignored on fast-paced game drives. Bush walks usually take about four hours and stops are made to allow replenishment. During the walking tour, you are guarded by armed game rangers. It’s advisable to take snacks, sunscreen and repellents. Most of the camps offer afternoon and morning walks.