Tick one of Africa’s top game viewing destinations off your bucket-list, and visit the Kruger National Park.
The Kruger National Park receives over 1.4 million visitors a year, and it’s no surprise why people keep going back. Spanning an incredible 352km from north to south, the park is made up of 1.9 million hectares of diverse vegetation and unique habitats.
The range of fauna and flora found in the Kruger National Park is some of the most diverse the country has to offer. The park boasts 147 mammal species, such as hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog, antelope and hyena, as well as over 500 species of bird and as many as 16 macro ecozones. A well-known Big Five destination, the park is a popular choice for ticking lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino (black and white) and elephant off your bucket-list of must-sees. Kruger is also home to the endangered wild-dog and cheetah, which make for incredibly special early evening sightings.
Winter is the best time for game viewing in the park since the summer rains begin to dry up, often coaxing wildlife to watering holes. Winter temperatures in the park average 15 degrees Celsius, but can drop in the early morning and evening, so warm clothing for game drives is recommended. The summer months (October to April) are scenically beautiful, but the temperatures average 27 degrees Celsius and the heat can be quite extreme. This also means that wildlife retreat to shady, secluded areas.
Travelers to the Kruger National Park have the choice of an array of accommodation option, ranging from luxury tented camps and well-appointed safari lodges, to self-catering bungalows and basic camping. Whether you want to be pampered or make use of your camping equipment, there’s something for every budget.
For more information regarding an adventure to the Kruger National Park, get in touch with our South Africa travel experts at Kiboko Adventures.