Kruger National Park Safari
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARI
5 Days / 4 Nights
1 January – 31 December 2022
The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this National Park of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms, and holds its place as a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the United Nations Education and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the “Biosphere”).
Big Five game animals (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino & leopard) are found at the Kruger National Park, which has more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve. Over 450 species of birds, and a vast plethora of reptiles, insects and smaller game are found.
The Kruger National Park is divided into six eco-systems: Baobab sandveld, Mopane scrub, Lebombo knobthorn-marula bushveld, mixed acacia thicket, Combretum-silver clusterleaf woodland on granite and riverine forest. Altogether it has 1,982 species of plants.
Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads.
There are almost 254 known cultural heritage sites in the Kruger National Park, including nearly 130 recorded rock art sites. There is ample evidence that prehistoric man, Homo erectus, roamed the area between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. Cultural Stone Age artefacts have been found for the period 100,000 to 30,000 years ago. More than 300 archaeological sites of Stone Age man have been found. Evidence of Bushman Folk or San and Iron Age people from about 1,500 years ago is in great evidence, with numerous examples of San Art scattered throughout the park. There are also many historical tales of the presence of Nguni people and European explorers and settlers in the Kruger area. Most significantly are the archaeological ruins at Thulamela and Masorini.
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
- 4 Nights’ luxury accommodation.
- Meals as specified.
- All transport in air-conditioned or open game-viewing vehicles.
- All excursions, sightseeing and game viewing activities as described in the program.
- All entry fees, park fees and conservation levies.
- The services of a qualified and registered tour guide / driver.
Departure Time06:30 and 08:00
Day 1 – Mpumalanga Province - Kruger National Park Border
Day 2 – Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province - Kruger National Park
Day 3 – Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province – Private Game Reserve
Day 4 – Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province - Private Game Reserve
Day 5 - End of safari