The Kruger National Park is one of the largest national parks in the world, covering 350km from north to south, and nearly 20 000 sq. km. It is named after President Paul Kruger, who in 1898, signed a proclamation for the founding of a government game park in the area between the Crocodile and Sabi Rivers, a region now known as Mpumalanga.
Kruger gives you an exceptional wildlife experience, and boasts the greatest diversity of wildlife species of any wildlife reserve in Africa - with 146 mammals you'll be kept busy finding them all! The 'big five' also occurs in Kruger National Park in addition to some of Africa's favorites like giraffe, zebra, wild dog, hyena and many antelope species.
Approximately 520 bird species are found in Kruger NP. Many of these migrate during the colder months, but there are many that resides here throughout the year.
Of the Kruger's 2000 plant species, 336 are trees. Kruger also boasts 50 different snakes and 62 other reptile types, as well as 230 types of butterfly. The insect varieties and micro-organisms are uncountable.