Stretching almost 20,000km2 at times Kruger National Park seems like not one park, but many. It would take a full ten hours to drive from north to south – and you’d pass through vast ecosystems of thorny acacia, dense woodland, open grassland and tropical riverine forest. In fact, there's a good chance it would take even longer; in Kruger, animals have right of way. Its 147 mammal species include the Big Five, of course – which can be encountered during game drives as well as on foot and during nighttime safaris. Giraffe, ostrich, crocodile and the rare African wild dog are amongst the many other animals that call the park home, along with over 500 birds.
Everything about Kruger is superlative; it's one of the oldest national parks, one of the largest, and protects more species of large mammal than any other park in Africa
Kruger’s diversity doesn’t stop at its nature; there are accommodations, tours and safaris to suit all tastes and budgets – from self drive campers to indulgent honeymooners, first-time-in-Africa families to wannabe park rangers. In short, deciding to go on vacation to Kruger is just the starting point; this Kruger National Park Travel guide will help you decide when, where and how.