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Q & A Of The Kruger National Park


Nhongo Safaris Kruger Park Tours & Safaris

Can you do tours to Kruger national park from Johannesburg?

Yes, you can do tours and safaris from Johannesburg. Embark on thrilling 2–7-day wildlife adventures to the Kruger National Park, starting from Johannesburg, Pretoria or Nelspruit, from the airport or your accommodations.


Why visit the Kruger National Park?

The Kruger National Park is the oldest National Park in the world, dating back to 1898. Stretching over 20,000 square kilometres of natural splendour, the Kruger is South Africa’s largest game reserve and is roughly the same size as Wales. With over 1,600 lions roaming the bush, 13,000 elephants cooling off at watering holes, 37,000 buffalo grazing and 4,400 crocodiles sunning themselves on riverbanks, no two game drives are ever the same. A safari holiday in the Kruger is the perfect place to forget your 9 to 5 schedule and reset your clock to Africa’s natural rhythm. The natural wonders of the Kruger’s flora abound. There are 16 ecosystems within the Kruger’s borders which are home to almost 2000 different plant species, including over 220 grasses and over 330 indigenous tree species. A family holiday to the Kruger is suitable for all ages, and there are a range of experiences on offer – from bush walks, to guided safari tours and night drives. Embrace quality time with your family during a game drive, with stops at rest camps for refreshments or self-catered snacks.


Why is the Kruger National Park famous?

It is because it is the oldest game reserve in the world, dating back to 1898, and was the very first wildlife conservation area ever built. Healthy populations of all members of the Big 5 are the main reason why the Kruger National Park is considered South Africa's premier safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The Kruger region is without doubt one of the most biologically diverse in the world and falls within the most ambitious wildlife transfrontier parks in the world. The northern safari hub of South Africa stretches across the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces and shares a boundary with Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Every corner offers something unique for wildlife and nature lovers.


Why is the Kruger National Park important?

The Kruger National Park is a major research and conservation centre used to study the mass amounts of animals and wildlife, and how they interact with one another. The untouched beauty of the park has enabled exotic species to be found and has kept the animals in their natural habitat.


Why is Kruger National Park a tourist attraction?

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife, this national park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. The tourist attractions Kruger Park offers are plenty. From wildlife safaris to golf, museums to traditional dances, there’s something for every traveller to the national park.


Why was the Kruger National Park established?

President Paul Kruger was told about the rapid destruction of wildlife in the area by hunters, after which he succeeded to persuade the Transvaal parliament to establish a protected area for wildlife in the Lowveld region.


Who is Kruger in South Africa?

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger was a South African politician. He was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and State President of the South African Republic from 1883 to 1900.


Who owns Kruger National Park?

Kruger Park is the largest and oldest of 21 national parks in South Africa that are controlled and managed by South African National Parks (SANParks). The only private entities in the Kruger National Park are the luxury safari lodges in the private concessions.


Where is Kruger National Park located?

Kruger National Park is located in the far north-eastern region of South Africa in Mpumalanga Province, otherwise known as the Lowveld. Mozambique lies on its eastern border and Zimbabwe on its northernmost boundary. If you walk out into the middle of the dry riverbed at Crooks’ Corner at the very top of the national park where the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers merge, you’ll find yourself standing on the three-way junction of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.


Which city is Kruger National Park in?

Located in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. A few of the closest cities to the Kruger National Park are Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit, Giyani, Witrivier, Lydenburg, Komatipoort, Nelspruit, Tzaneen and Louis Trichardt.


When did Kruger National Park open?

The Kruger National Park opened on 31st May 1926. The first game reserve was opened in 1898, which later went on to become the Kruger National Park.


Where is Kruger National Park found?

Kruger National Park, the largest national park in South Africa. It is located in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, west of the Lebombo Mountains on the Mozambique border.


How many Kruger National Park in South Africa?

There is only one Kruger National Park which shares borders with privately owned Reserves, and together, they form the Greater Kruger National Park.


How did the Kruger National Park start?

The Kruger National Park was first established by the President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, in 1898. Realising that the Lowveld animals needed to be protected, the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting in 1884.


How much does it cost to go on a tour to Kruger National Park?

Nhongo Safaris tours and safaris are customized for all budgets.


Which tours leave Johannesburg to Kruger National Park?

All of Nhongo Safaris Adventures begin daily, starting from Johannesburg, Pretoria or Nelspruit.


Which part of the Kruger National Park is the best?

Kruger's Southern Section. It's the most popular and easily accessible from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Swaziland. The south offers the best game viewing and the shortest distances between rest camps and picnic sites.


Where should I stay when visiting the Kruger National Park?

Kruger National Parks offers camp-run accommodation. Each camp has its own unique selection of accommodation types. You can choose to stay in a number of different accommodation units in a number of different camps.


How much does it cost to enter Kruger National Park?

Park fees are valid for 24 hours. International Visitors: 440 ZAR (USD 26.50) per adult, per day and 220 ZAR (USD $13.20) per child, per day.


When are the tours to Kruger National Park?

All Nhongo Safari Tours to Kruger National Park depart daily with a minimum of 2 guests.


What is the minimum age for a safari to the Kruger National Park?

There is no legal limit to the minimum age of participants, but, because of the hazard of malaria in summer, it is advisable to take only children above the age of five into the Kruger National Park.


What animals can you see in the Kruger National Park?

The game viewing differs quite a bit depending on which region of the Kruger National Park you visit. The southern part is known for its high animal density and excellent game viewing because of the abundance of food. The animals you can expect to see on an average three-day safari include elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, impala, waterbuck, warthog, hippo, crocodile, hyena, lion, leopard (if you are lucky), wild dog (if you are lucky), cheetah (if you are lucky) and various smaller antelopes and predators, as well as birds and reptiles. Sightings can never be guaranteed because the animals move around freely.


Can you fly to Kruger National Park?

Flying to Kruger Park is the quickest option and there are scheduled flights from all major cities in South Africa to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit, as well as the centrally located Skukuza Airport inside the Kruger National Park.


Can you drive through Kruger National Park?

It is the most affordable way to see the Park and gives you flexibility and the thrill of spotting wildlife at your leisure. Once the Entrance and Camp Gates are open you can Self-Drive throughout the Park on designated Routes and Roads.


How far is Kruger National Park from Johannesburg?

The drive from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park is 4-5 hours long. The quickest route to Kruger Park from Johannesburg is 392 km via the N12 and N4.


How big is Kruger National Park?

The park, with an area of 7,523 square miles (19,485 square km), is about 200 miles (320 km) long and 25 to 50 miles (40 to 80 km) wide. The area has a generally flat terrain with low ranges of hills traversed by nearly 5,000 miles of paved and gravel roads.


How does Kruger National Park contribute to society?

Besides visiting Kruger to see the amazing wildlife, the park is used for educational purposes as well. It is a major research and conservation center used to study the mass amounts of animals and wildlife, and how they interact with one another. SANParks is engaged in the implementation of programmes promoting access and benefit sharing, socio-economic development and improved living conditions for local communities adjacent to national parks.


What does Kruger National Park offer?

Being the biggest national park in South Africa, visitors can expect an abundance of wildlife sightings, various accommodation options and a pure African bushveld setting as the backdrop. With thrilling activities like sundowner/ night drives, guided bush walks, bush braais and more, and loads of wildlife, there’s so much to see and do.


What makes Kruger National Park unique?

This enormous and magnificent park is one of the most popular public-entry game parks in the world. Its density of permanent game is unrivalled with hundreds of different species; 507 birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians.


Can you go to the Kruger National Park while pregnant?

With the Kruger Park being a high-risk malaria area in summer and low-risk in winter, it is not recommended that you travel there during your pregnancy.


Is Kruger National Park safe?

Not only will you encounter large and potentially dangerous animals either when you are in a 4X4 vehicle or when on a walking safari, but accommodation in the Kruger National Park and its private reserves tends to be unfenced and it's not unusual for wild animals to wander through camp. Listen carefully to the safety briefings given by your guide.


The Kruger National Park lies within the malaria belt but the chances of contracting the disease are low, even during the rainy summer months (December to April) when mosquito numbers are at their highest. Nevertheless, you're strongly advised to consult a medical practitioner before you visit the Kruger (especially if you are taking children) and to take necessary precautions to avoid being bitten while you're there.


Is Kruger National Park open?

Yes, the Kruger National Park is open all year round, 365 days a year.. Gates to the Park open at 06h00am in the morning and close at 05h30pm or 18h00pm depending on the season.


Is Kruger National Park a malaria area?

The Kruger is one of the two South African National Parks that are situated in malaria risk areas. The other park is Mapungubwe National Park. It is important to note that the risk of malaria in both of these parks is usually low, even in the summer months.


Is the Kruger National Park worth visiting?

All of Africa's iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra, thrive here. The Kruger National Park is home to over 12,000 elephants, 27,000 African Buffalo, 2,000 leopards and 2,800 lions. It's also regarded as the best place in the world to see a leopard. There are also many activities to enjoy such as a guided bush walk, an amazing evening bush braai in the wild or a thrilling night drive and more.


Where to book a safari to Kruger National Park?

Visit Nhongo Safaris, your leading safari operator to the Kruger National Park, for an unforgettable wildlife experience. With a little something for everyone, Nhongo Safaris has a wide range of packages to suite all your needs.

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