When visiting South Africa, one of the most exciting and adventurous places to see would be Kruger National Park. This park is well known for the large variety of wildlife that if offers to its visitors. They are proud to be the home of many different species such as 34 amphibians, 147 mammals, 49 different types of fish, 114 reptiles, 507 different types of birds not to mention the large variety of trees as well. The park was founded in 1800’s to help protect the wildlife from being over hunted and by 1926 the park had become known as Kruger National Park.
People from all over the world come to see the park and its many beautiful sites. It is known for being the largest sanctuary in all of Africa for the wildlife. The park stretches out to an impressive 90 kilometers going East to West and an outstanding 360 kilometers from North to South. Most know the reserve as home to the Big 5 private wildlife reserves but all of the fences have been removed so that the wildlife can roam freely.
When you visit here you will find that there is a total of 9 trails for you to explore and some of them even offer overnight options so that you can make the most of your visit. Some of these overnight areas are breath taking as they are literally untouched by mankind so you will truly get the wilderness experience first hand. The trails range from gravel roads to tar covered roads so you can go about your own adventure or you can opt for the more exciting way to see it all by going on a safari for a complete tour.
The safari tours are known as the best way to see all that Kruger National Park has to offer. This is perhaps the safest way to get as close as possible to the wildlife without putting yourself in danger. The guided safaris offer different packages to meet even the tightest of budgets so everyone can enjoy their trip to Kruger Park. The vehicles that are used for the safaris are generally equipped with 2 way radios so that you can be sure to be on top of the whereabouts of the wildlife.
There are many accommodations to choose from starting with the premium bungalows which offer air conditioned accommodations that can have up to 3 bedrooms and you can with or without a fully equipped kitchen. Next in line are the cozy cottages which are also air conditioned. You can also get the cottages with or without kitchens. Many people like to have the option to have everything they need in their sleeping quarters as it makes the trip more relaxing and easier on the wallet.
For the more frugal traveler, there are huts and tents available. There are many people that prefer these types of accommodations as it gets them closer to the wildlife experience. The tents and huts have either 2 or four beds. The huts can be set up with air conditioning but all huts and tents have ceiling fans to help you cool down. They are conveniently located near communal ablution facilities for all visitors to use.
If you are planning a trip to South Africa, then you will not want to miss out on the wonders of Kruger Park. Once you get to the park, you will want to look into what types of safaris are available. This will help ensure that you make the most out of your trip and see as much as you can. You can also check with your travel agent before your trip so that he or she can set everything up in advance which will make your trip even more worry free.
You can go with walking safaris or driven ones, it all depends on what you are up to. There is plenty to do and see at Kruger National Park and it can be hectic if you do not have your journey mapped out. Safaris can help you map out your experience so that you do not miss out on any of the breath taking adventures.