Kruger National Park

Overview

Set in the north-eastern corner of the country, the Kruger National Park offers an African Safari adventure of a lifetime. The nearly 2 million hectares of land forms the largest national reserve in South Africa, and is renowned the world over. The massive expanse of wild bushveld provides a vast range of scenery, diverse flora, and wild animals of all sizes and characters. The Kruger National Park is known for having the highest population-density of the Big 5 in South Africa with ample opportunity to see lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and African buffalo. For a truly exceptional African safari experience, we recommend embracing the unique offerings of the Kruger National Park's private reserves with perfectly tailored options for romantic African honeymoon safari trips, family safari getaways and world-class award winning luxury safari stays. These game reserves are privately owned and managed and offer exclusive-use conservation areas where you are guaranteed Big 5 sightings. Expert guides assist in tracking the animals and offer additional guided on-foot safaris as well as photographic and art safaris.

Why Go:

  • Incredible diversity of Wildlife
  • Acclaimed Luxury Safari Lodges
  • Phenomenal birdlife
  • Daytime and night game drives
  • Home to the Big 5
  • Exceptional service and hospitality

Wildlife

With all of Africa’s supreme wild creatures, the Kruger Park additionally is home to 137 other mammals and is a bird lover’s paradise with over 500 varieties of birds.

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Scenery

Imperative to the survival of all wild in the Kruger National Park are the rivers running through its landscape. The flat plains make it ideal for spotting animals of all sizes. With such a large terrain climate zones vary from north to south providing a diverse variety of vegetation and shrubs, with denser flora in the north where rainfall is more frequent.

Best Time to Visit

During the dry winter months, animals make their way to rivers and watering holes which create excellent game viewing opportunities. Visiting during the dry winter months also pose the least risk for malaria and with vegetation being sparse and less thick, wildlife viewing requires a little less effort.

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Weather & Climate

Due to the expanse of the Park, the climate varies slightly from north to south, with the central part being a mixed zone of tropical and subtropical climate attributes. With rainfall starting off the wet season in late October, rainy season generally remains until May. The south is of subtropical climate, receiving less rain than its northern tropical counterpart, however the hot summer days are humid reaching temperatures of mid 30°C (64°F).

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Wildlife & Animals

The Kruger Park promises to deliver a multitude of general African safari animal sightings such as giraffe, zebra, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest and hyena. However, should you be set on an African lion safari, or unwilling to the leave the bushveld without encountering a leopard, your best option may be to head to one of the Kruger’s private game reserves, known for specific sightings and accompanied by expert guides. Private reserves also offer night game drives and guided bush walks, giving you the opportunity to be completely immersed into the wild.
Abundant Common Occasional Rare None
  • Lion

    Lion

    Occasional
  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Occasional
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Rare
  • Leopard

    Leopard

    Rare
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Common
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe

    Common
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare
  • Wilbebeest

    Wilbebeest

    Common

Best Time to Visit

  • May to September

    Dry Season

  • December to January and July to August

    During school holidays

  • April to mid June , September to October
  • April to May and September to October

    Mild weather with a little rain

  • June to August

    -Cold mornings and nights

  • December to February

    Hot

May to September
- Dry Season
  • Wildlife tends to gather around waterholes making viewing easier
  • Low Season
  • Beautiful weather conditions
  • No risk of malaria
October to April
- Wet Season
  • Green and fresh scenery
  • Plenty baby animals and wildlife
  • Birding is excellent

Weather & Climate

Climate Chart
- -14-901m/-46-2,956ft
Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.

Getting There

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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