The big 5
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Kruger is home to the big 5 (lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino) and an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
There are also historical sites – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela. The Kruger park is run by South African National Parks with basic accommodation as well as a few concessions given to private luxury lodges. Most safari lodges are situated in private, wildlife rich, safari reserves bordering the vast Kruger Park. This is ideal as you can combine the luxuries of a private lodge as well as the safari drives with knowledgeable game rangers in the game rich private reserve with the famous Kruger Park.