The Kruger National Park is one of the most recognisable African game reserves in the world. The Kruger Park was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld and is today anational park of nearly 2 million hectares. It offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa and Visitors can expect to see Africa’s famous Big Five (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and the very illusive leopard) along with a a wealth of game including giraffe; zebra; buck of every shape, size and description; cheetah and a host of smaller cats; hippo; bushpig and warthog; hyena and the endangered wild dog as well as hundreds of species of birds, amphibians and reptiles.
The winter months of April to September are the best time to view Kruger wildlife as water is restricted to rivers and waterhole’s. As the vegetation is less dense visibility is also good. however, in the Summer from October to March it is often hot and humid due to the rains, so birding is excellent and wildlife viewing is good in the early morning and late afternoon. November and December are the calving months. The Kruger National Park is only a short one hour flight from Johannesburg International Airport. The Kruger Private Concessions and Sabi Sands have their own landing strips. Not long after take-off you’ll be viewing the wildlife from your window, before being whisked away from the landing strip in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
The whole of Kruger can be divided roughly into 2 distinct areas: Southern and Northern Kruger Park.
Northern Kruger Park
The central and Northern regions of the Kruger National Park consists of extensive grassy plains that are interrupted by lush riverine vegetation. This area within the National Park include the Timbavati, ThornyBush & Kapama and Manyeleti Reserves. The area is very well known for some of the best birding in South Africa, as well as excellent wildlife.
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