Located in northeastern South Africa is Kruger National Park, which was established back in 1926 as the country’s very first national park. Encompassing nearly two million hectares, it’s one of the largest game reserves on the continent of Africa. There are a total of eleven entrances offering access to the park, over half of which are to be found in the southern half of the park. The Southern half of the Park hosts the highest density of visitors and wildlife, whilst the Northern part offers a greater sense of solitude and wilderness.
In the Kruger itself, visitor numbers can be a problem, with wildlife sightings turning into bun fights between the scores of self drivers. However, there are several private concessions in the Kruger itself which offer a more serene and enjoyable safari experience. There are also the adjoining private reserves such as Sabi Sands and Tibavati which are unfenced to the National Park and offer an excellent wildlife experience.
Climate:The Kruger experiences two main seasons. There’s the dry season, which lasts from May to September and has cool temperatures, low humidity and very little rainfall. This is the best time of year for wildlife viewing as the bush is less dense and wildlife tends to congregate around watering holes. From October to April it’s the wet season, during which temperatures are considerably warmer and there’s greater humidity and rainfall. From December to February, it’s usually both the hottest and wettest time of the year.