The Kruger National Park situated in the north-eastern part of South Africa, with Mozambique making up the eastern border and Zimbabwe bordering to the north. The park spans across 2 provinces in South Africa the Limpopo province and Mpumalanga province. The park is larger than some smaller countries in Europe and larger than the Serengeti National Park covering an area of nearly 20 000 square kilometres making it one of the largest game reserves in Africa and the largest in South Africa.
The park also being one of the oldest parks in Africa and South Africa, with long history going back thousands of years even before what we know it as today as the Kruger National Park. Established in 1898 as Sabie game reserve by President of the Transvaal Republic Paul Kruger to protect the wild animals in the lowveld from excessive hunting. 31 May 1926 the National Parks act was proclaimed and the Sabi and Shingwedzi game reserves were combined to form the Kruger National Park.
The park is now South Africa’s most popular Safari and tourist destinations attracting more than 1.5 million tourists annually and is one of the worlds most diverse game reserves. Kruger Park is home to the world famous BIG 5: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard as well to a massive array of fauna and flora including 147 species of mammals, 114 reptile species, 51 snake species, 49 fish species and a massive 508 species of birds. Kruger is also home to an amazing abundance of flora with over 1982 plant species. Will take a real botanist to be able to identify them all.
Footprints in Africa offers you a Kruger experience not to be forgotten ranging from your budget camping options to your more luxurious accommodation options. Combine a Kruger Safari with one of our Overland Tours to experience an adventure of a life time.