NACJ26 Day 24 – 25: Kruger National Park

November 10, 2014 Comments Off on NACJ26 Day 24 – 25: Kruger National Park
Andrew Walton
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Kruger National Park

We begin our morning with a lovely game walk before making our way into the famous Kruger National Park. We spend a wonderful afternoon spotting game from the fantastic vantage point that our 4X4 provides us with. Viewing game from this height gives us the chance to spot large cats and other wildlife that are usually concealed by plant life. The following day is spent entirely on game viewing in the Kruger, which makes for some terrific photographic opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled for elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo – otherwise known as Africa’s Big 5.

Formed in 1898 to guard the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this National Park of almost two million hectares is unmatched in the variety of wildlife it boasts. The Kruger NP is also a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. About 145 mammal species, including the big Five, more than 500 bird species, some of which cannot be located anywhere else in South Africa, and 336 tree species can be found in the Kruger National Park.

When the very first tourist vehicles drove through the Park in 1927, they created their own camps in thorn-bush enclosures and were required to be armed with weapons in order to guard themselves from predators. During WWII, the Park was closed to the public and was then opened again in 1946, but under new management. Currently the Park is one of the most renowned safari destinations in the world with all the facilities you could expect from a top-notch holiday destination. However, it has thankfully maintained its wild, untouched environment that allows you to experience true Africa.

Meals: Breakfast X2, Dinner X2
Accommodation: Two per room: SANP campsite
Facilities: En-suites, hot showers, shop, restaurant
Route: Kwa Madwala Reserve to Kruger National Park +/- 150 kms
Activity Package: Morning walk in Kwa Madwala Reserve, full day game drive in open 4×4 safari vehicle
Included Tour Highlights: Full day game drive
Optional Activities: Night game drives with SANP Game Ranger (Subject to availability)

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