Africa’s Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is arguably the oldest wildlife reserve in the world. It was proclaimed in 1898, made a World Heritage Site in 2001 and today covers an area the size of Wales. The ‘Kruger area’ and a ‘Kruger safari’ comprise the massive national park itself (it spans a colossal 19 500km² / 7 500mi²) and the park’s surrounding private reserves.
Reasons to Visit The Infamous Kruger National Park:
- The Kruger to Canyon Biosphere is the third largest in the world.
- You can experience savannah, grassland and forest species and landscapes.
- 517 recorded bird species – the birding between Parfuri and Punda Maria in the north of the national park is extremely rewarding (253 residents, 117 non-breeding migrants and 147 nomads).
- Large concentrations of the Big 5 including about 17 000 elephants and 2 000 lions.
- Every visit contributes to vital conservation efforts.
- The oldest conservation area in Africa.
- Easy logistics from Johannesburg, Southern Africa’s international airport hub.
- Excellent infrastructure for first timers to Africa, including English-speaking transfer drivers and some of the most highly trained guides in the world.
Best Time of the Year to Go to Kruger
The safari is controlled by rainfall. The Kruger falls in the Lowveld, which has a rainy summer (October to May) and a dry winter (May to October).
|WHEN||About October to May||About May to October|
|SEASON||Green or low season||Peak or high season|
|RAIN||Yes, late afternoon thunder showers||No|
|MALARIA||Low risk||Very low risk|
|COST||Best rates available||Premium rates|
|AVAILABILITY – BOOK BY||3-6 months before travel||9-12 months before travel – top lodges book out fast, especially over July and August|
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