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29 Nov 2012

Best of Safaris at the Kruger National Park South Africa

A leopard at kruger park
The Kruger national park in the eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces in South Africa is one of the largest games reserves in Africa and indeed one of the largest national parks in the world. it covers approximately an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) The park is approximately 360 kilometres (220 mi) long, and has an average width of 65 kilometres (40 mi). At its widest point, the park is 90 kilometres (56 mi) wide from east to west.
It boosts of many wild animals, including the africas big five- lion elephants,African buffalo, Rhino and the leopard-and other large mammals which it has more species of than any other African game reserve. very many species of different reptiles can be seen.
Thirty-three species of amphibians are found in the Park, as well as 50  species of fish. A Zambesi shark, , also known as the bull shark, was caught at the confluence of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers in July 1950 as it can survive in fresh waters.
birds are also not left out.Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads

Sometimes, animals are seen through the forest (especially when the vegetation is sparse) as they make their way around the jungle. Nine different trails are on offer in the Kruger National Park. Some are overnight and they last several days in areas of wilderness virtually untouched by humans. There are no set trails in the wilderness areas; a visitor walks along paths made by animals or seeks out new routes through the bush.
There are also web  cams installed to monitor the animals in the forest.

There are quite a good number of accommodation available at the Kruger park.The Kruger National Park has 21 rest camps, 2 private lodge concessions, and 15 designated private safari lodges. The concessions are parcels of land operated by private companies in partnership with communities, who outsource the operation of private lodges. 

If you are visiting from abroad, you may need to pre-check for lodging space before arrival if you can to ensure availability of your desired accommodation  and that's if you plan on sleeping around the park. Also if you are coming from outside,you need to know about the climate and the best season.The climate of the Kruger National Park is subtropical. Summer days are humid and hot with temperatures often soaring to above 38 °C (100 °F). The rainy season is from September until May. The dry winter season is the ideal time to visit this region for very many reasons. There is less chance of contracting malaria and the days are milder. Viewing wildlife is more rewarding as the vegetation is more sparse and animals are drawn to the waterholes to drink every morning and evening.

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