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Kruger Park Safari Guide

The Kruger Park in South Africa is Africa’s premier wildlife destination boasting more large mammal and bird species than any reserve in Africa.


If you’re planning a trip to the Kruger, this infographic will give you insight into this popular destination for luxury African safaris.


Kruger Park Safari Guide Infographic

Kruger Park Wildlife


The Kruger Park is home to over 140 large mammal species and more than 500 bird species, making it the most abundant wildlife destination in all of Africa.


The notorious Big Five animals can also be seen here and these include the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.


Other popular animals in the Kruger Park include cheetah, white rhino, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, plains game, wild dog and hyena.


Birding


The Kruger is a bird lovers dream destination with 253 resident species, 117 migrants and 147 nomad species throughout the year.


Popular birds include…

  • Lappet-faced vulture

  • Martial eagle

  • Saddle-billed stork

  • Kori bustard

  • Ground hornbill

  • Pel’s fishing owl


In addition to the large mammals and bird popular, the Kruger Park is home to 114 reptiles including the black mamba, 3,000 crocodiles and rock pythons.


Best Time to Visit


The best time to visit the Kruger Park is from mid July to October at the back end of the winter season and just before the real heat of summer.


The vegetation is not as high during this time period due to the low winter rainfalls and the animals are more active due to a more moderate climate.


The Kruger is of course a year-round destination but be advised that the heart of winter in June makes for very cold early morning game drives. If you’re prepared to dress warmly the game viewing however is excellent.


The hot summer months from November to February are also the rainy months and vegetation is more dense and with hot temperatures, daytime game drives offer less active wildlife as they prefer to rest in the day and hunt at night.


Accommodation


Accommodation in the Kruger Park is plentiful and ranges from self catering to luxury 5 star lodges.


The Kruger is rated as the best overall value for money experience when combining wildlife, accommodation, cuisine and service into one package.


A 4-star safari costs starts at $500 per day and is often times all-inclusive with a 5-star luxury safari starting at $750.


For more information on the latest specials available, best accommodation for your needs, or general Kruger Park info, contact us today and we’ll be happy to advise and help.