Kruger National Park Travel Guide

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Kruger National Park Overview

One of the largest game reserves in Africa along the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Kruger National Park is a unique place in the African landscape which is also part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, designated by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve. This is one of the ultimate places to experience the African savanna, interspersed with rivers, bluffs, lions, buffalo, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, and everything else that makes Africa such a unique place to visit. Covering around 20,000 kilometers of land and divided up into 14 unique eco-zones, each with their own unique types of wildlife, this is the mother lode, the flagship of the South African National Park system.

The park was initially established in 1898 as a wildlife protection, and opened to the public in 1927. There are a variety of camps set up throughout the park, offering individuals access to various accommodations with amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations, and rooms available to rent, and while you can technically drive through the park on their network of roads, you can also make your way camp to camp on foot, and there are plenty of mountain bike and hiking trails for those who prefer a more rugged adventure. Not to mention, there are bush camps acting like smaller, less luxurious versions of the main camps, as well as a few private camps that can be used.

It can take literally weeks to explore everything that Kruger National Park has to offer, and the range of landscapes and wildlife is beyond description. Located as it is, the park sees a variety of changes from mountains to savannahs to rushing rivers, canyons, and more, with the diversity of wildlife just as progressive. Whether you want to take a drive through the park or go on a guided hiking tour through various sections, this is the ultimate African adventure where the best of the entire continent is shown in brilliant display.