Information on the Kruger National Park

Information on the Kruger National Park
South Africa's Kruger National Park is on the short list of the world's top safari destinations, as it is one of the few places that is home to all of the "big five" game animals: elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, lion and leopard. Thousands of those and other animals live within the vast expanse of the park. It is a natural place to go to experience the wonder of the animal kingdom.


Kruger National Park is enormous, spanning roughly 7,332 square miles.


The park's lands are in the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, on the northeastern fringe of the country. It is very close to two other African countries: Zimbabwe and Mozambique


The park is famed for its wild animals, which include African buffaloes, rhinoceroses, lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, leopards, hyenas, hippopotamuses, elephants and wildebeests. There are also more than 500 species of birds, plus many reptiles, including crocodiles.


The park has a selection of wilderness trails, some of which are long-distance, multiday trails that go into areas that are seldom visited by humans. These are usually marked animal trails, not man-made trails.


Kruger National Park is in a subtropical area, and summer daytime temperatures can exceed 100 F. The rainy season is between September and May.

Battle at Kruger

The internet video wildlife sensation "Battle at Kruger" was filmed in the park. It depicts a running battle between a herd of buffaloes, a pride of lions and a crocodile.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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