Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park is the best game reserve in South Africa and arguably in whole of Africa. Situated in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces in South Africa, the park covers around 7,520 square miles, with 9 main gates, which offer access to various camps.
Reaching Kruger National Park
The nearest city to Kruger National park is Nelspruit. From this city, you can reach Kruger by car. There is daily flight from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Kruger. Self driving provides you with an opportunity to enjoy the park at your own pace. Car rentals are available at airports.
Kruger Park is home to 517 species of birds. Among them 253 are inhabitants, 117 are migrants and 147 are nomads. The most sought out species to spot include martial eagle, lappet faced vulture, ground hornbill, kori bustard and saddle billed stork. The chances of spotting the birds are more at Shingwedzi camp.
The Big Five game animals live in Kruger National Park include African elephant, lion, rhinoceros, leopard and Cape buffalo. The park has set up webcams in multiple locations to observe the wildlife. The Park houses more than 110 reptile species, which include crocodiles and black mamba. It is also the habitat of fish and amphibians.
Kruger National Park Safaris
Safari packages are available in Kruger National Park, which offer you plentiful opportunities to enjoy exciting game drives, diverse landscapes and spectacular wildlife. Luxury safari package lets you relish mouthwatering cuisine and exceptional game viewing in major areas. Honeymoon packages are also available for couples.
Kruger Park Accommodation Options
The park offers a range of accommodation options, from affordable self catering accommodation to bungalows to luxury private lodges. There are rest camps, private lodges and private safari lodges in the park. Camping in the park is popular among tourists and backpackers, as it is cheaper and open to all.
Best Time To Visit
If you are a bird enthusiast, the most ideal time to visit the park is between October and March. Migrants and nomads get there after the first summer rains, as the availability of water ensures plenty of food for them. To see the big game it would be summer as the big game head to water sources.