Encounter a Bio Diverse Paradise on our Kruger National Park Tours
The Kruger National Game Reserve, South Africa and arguably the world's most famous and oldest game reserve in Africa, is home to an unparalleled diversity of wildlife on its 19,633sq km of land.
The Kruger National Park, rich in biodiversity, was established in 1898 and stretches 450 km from the Crocodile River in the south to the Limpopo River bordering Zimbabwe in the north. Its eastern boundary is the Mozambican border, making it a natural for the International Peace Park 'Transfrontier Park' agreed to by the three governments concerned.
Wildlife enthusiast will encounter on our Kruger National Park tours a paradise with some 137 mammal species, including six cat species. The Kruger National Game Reserve, South Africa also has more than 500 species of birds, 114 reptiles, 46 fish, 33 amphibians, 227 butterflies, and over 300 species of trees.
The Park Experience
Our Kruger National Park tours also include anything from affordable to luxury accommodation. All the main camps have electricity, a shop, a first-aid centre and either a restaurant or self service cafeteria, public telephones and a filling station. Bedding, towels and soap are provided.
Skukuza and Letaba, the two largest camps, have information centres. Guests at these camps can go on prebooked bush drives or walks off the beaten track, accompanied by a ranger, while most other camps offer ranger led evening and early morning game viewing drives.
Private Game Reserves for the Discerning Traveller
On the western boundary of the Kruger National Game Park, South Africa boasts several private reserves - Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Manyeleti ' all offering a range of comfortable to luxurious accommodation.
These private lodges offer night drives allowing you to seek out elusive nocturnal animals by means of a spotlight. Bush walks, under the guidance of an armed ranger are a highly recommended experience, as are boma dinners around a campfire and under the stars.
At these lodges game viewing excursions are in small groups and knowledgeable rangers share with you their knowledge on the surrounding animals and environment.
The International Peace Park Agreement
The Kruger National Park is maintained by the National Parks' board who employ some of the world's leading conservationists and animal experts. These conservationists continually monitor, evaluate and interpret the movements and breeding habits of the wildlife and the eco-zones. They also present ecology courses and help train the park's rangers, as well as conducting exciting research programmes. Collaborating together with scientists from other organisations, National Parks undertook 129 research projects last year, resulting in a total of 61 scientific produced.
Research staff were principal authors in 12 publications and co-authors in another 17 publications. They were also responsible for compiling four scientific reports. Their scientific input is crucial to the well being of the animals and to the Park's future management policies.
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