NCJ36 Day 24: Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

Today we leave early in the morning and head towards the world-renowned Kruger National Park where we seek out Africa’s Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo). The Kruger National Park is the most well-known nature conservation region in the world. Two evenings are spent in this incredible area, taking in the beautiful wilderness of Africa. Educational morning game walks and evening drives led by a ranger are available as an optional extra.

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 Park 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, Dinner
Accommodation: Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Drinable Water, Sjop and Shared Ablutions
Route: Timbavati Lodge to Kruger National Park +/- 130 km
Travel Time: +/- 2-3 hours
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive

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