Enjoy the Luxury Safaris in the Expansive Kruger National Park
There are to be found in South Africa, a country known to be so geographically diverse in the whole world, and as well the other attractions for the lovers of tour and nature is to be found in this great country, two of the world renown game reserves and parks which are the Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks. The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s top game reserve and has in it a rich diversity in wildlife in the entire continent, Africa.
Let’s see a bit on the history of the Kruger National Park. Transvaal Republic was what the country was known as in the historical days when it was still under colonization. Paul Kruger, who was the president of the colony, in the year 1898 declared that the area between the Crocodile and the Sabie Rivers as the Sabie Game Reserve and this was intended to let it be an area where the wild would breed and as such replenish stocks, for hunting by humans. After the conflict which saw the Boers and the Anglos pitted at odds that lasted 4 years, the Britons forcibly removed the local inhabitants from the area and it was again proclaimed by the Britons as well as a reserve. The proclamation of the National Parks Act in the year 1926, May the 31ST led to the formation of the Kruger National Park. Probably, the first time a car drove into the park was in the year 1927 when the first three cars were entering the park. The fees for entering the park the inception stages were for a pound.
The park stretches an expanse of land, about 19633 km2 and is home to a wide variety of species of wild life. You will find a number of the wild species, from the tree species, birds, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and the amphibians all in their wild numbers at the reserve. Of these many species available in the park the ones that attract most of the visitors who come to the park are the Big Five i.e the Cape Buffalo, the Lion, Elephant, Leopard and Rhino.
There are a number of smaller game reserves surrounding the Kruger National Park. One of the private game reserves you will get at these reserves around the Kruger is the Sabi Sands private game reserve, located to the west of the park on the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. At the Sabi Sands game reserve you will get some of the top of the range lodges and these include the Selati Camp, Bush Lodge, Earth Lodge and the Little Bush Camp.