Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park which owns the credit of being the largest game reserve of South Africa, and can be said to be larger than Israel when the former’s vast area coverage is taken into account. Almost 2 million hectares of land stretches for 360 kilometers starting from north to down south and 65 kilometers across, from west to east. The park shares its provinces with Zimbabwe in the north, Mpumalanga in the south, Limpopo in west and Mozambique in east. The UNESCO, which has designated an area of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, has made this pleasant park to be a part of it. The 9 main gates of the park give entrance to the various camps.

There are two rivers which lie to the north and south of Kruger National Park and they are the Limpopo and the Crocodile respectively, which act as a kind of natural boundaries. The Lembobo Mountains in the east separate it from the province of Mozambique, whereas in west, the boundary runs almost parallel to this range.  A hill named Khandzalive is the highest point in the park. Many rivers like Letaba, Luvuvhu, Olifants, Sabie etc. run from east to west in the park.

The main characteristic feature of this wild life sanctuary is its atmosphere, which has so uniqueness in itself that it allows its visitors and tourists who enter into its vastness to merge them in the unpredictable and endless wilderness that is exclusively owned by Africa alone.

The climate of this park is mainly sub-tropical with hot and humid summer days, and rainy season from September to May, of which the dry winter season is the most apt time for scene viewings. The wide variety of flora, fauna and vegetation is another major attraction. Some of the popular species of trees include the baobabs, marula, fever trees, mopane trees and knob thorns, under which dwell the elephant shrew, buffalo weaver, ant lion, rhino beetle and leopard tortoise and the Big Birds like martial eagle, saddle-bill stork, pel’s fishing owl, lappet faced vulture etc, and probably the maximum species of mammals than any other Game Reserves of Africa. The experience here is sure to remain deep in one’s heart who visits it.