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Why Kruger
National Park
is special

Kruger National Park is one of the top 5 safari destinations in the world.

Kruger National Park
tips and insights

Big 5 game
and more

Kruger has all the Big 5 wildlife (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo) plus many other must-sees including giraffe, hippopotamus, cheetah, zebra, and crocodile.

The four
major Kruger regions


Three of the four are in Kruger National Park proper. The fourth consists of private game reserves that border or sligthly overlap the park.

lodges and camps

The per-day rates at luxury lodges and camps in the private reserves are high, but you get what you pay for. Consider:

Game-viewing territories are exclusive or restricted, which means more animals, fewer people (which is just the opposite in Kruger National Park proper).

The private reserves have a much higher concentration of the big safari animals you come to see.

The guides and trackers are very knowledgeable and get you much closer to the animals (including lions and leopards) than their counterparts do in Kruger proper

These venues also have skilled cooks, pampering service, and stylishly furnished facilities.

Location in South Africa

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