For most adventurers, a trip to Africa is likely to be a once in a lifetime kind of thing. The chances of coming back, again and again, are slim and they are slim for many reasons. Firstly, Africa is sort of out of the way for most travellers coming from the northern hemisphere. The flights are long and the travelling can be tiring. Secondly, while the safari packages are affordable, which is a plus, the safari is anything but a holiday. At least, it’s not a conventional holiday.
The Kruger National Park is one of the largest conservation parks on the planet. It takes up over 7000 square meters of wild land in the northeastern corner of South Africa. The land was originally set aside by Paul Kruger in an effort to prevent animals from becoming extinct in the area. In the time that the park was established, there were no laws to stop hunters from decimating animal populations.
To this day the Kruger National Park is an animal sanctuary above all else. The park officials go to great lengths to protect the animals and we reap the rewards by being able to see all kinds of interesting animals in their own habitats.
The reason why the Kruger is the ultimate safari destination has a lot to do with the animals residing within the park. The Kruger is home to an unbelievable amount of flora and fauna and as you probably know, it is also home to the Big 5.
The Big 5 are the most sought-after animals for anyone on a Kruger Park safari. Consisting of the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the Cape buffalo, these animals were given their prestigious place in the Big 5 by hunters. The Big 5 are truly majestic and they make for a great photo opportunity!
But the Kruger offers so much more than the Big 5. Animals you can see here include kudu, cheetah, hyena, wild dogs, and all kinds of smaller antelope, zebras and wildebeest, to name a few. When on a Kruger Park safari, you can also spot reptiles such as crocodiles and snakes.
It has to be the Kruger Park safari with a tour operator. If you are from overseas, or out of town, embarking on a Kruger Park tour with a safari company not only means that you won’t have to worry about driving but you will also have less to worry about when it comes to your accommodation. Many 2 day, 3 day or any other amount of days in the park will include your accommodation as a part of the package. This makes planning a breeze.
With a guided Kruger Park safari, you will get to see an array of wild animals because you will be on the lookout instead of watching the road. With a guided Kruger Park safari, you will also be able to easily choose exactly how many days you would like to spend in the park.
As you have a guide to show you around the park, you will also be in for a treat! Your guide from Kurt Safari has years of experience and will share both his knowledge and his experiences of the Kruger. Not only will you leave the park having ticked off a visit to the Kruger from your bucket list, but you’ll also leave with first hand information.