Located in South Africa’s northeast, Kruger is the largest game reserve in the country (about the same size as Israel) and supports a high density of wild animals. Nearly 2 million hectares of land – stretching for 352 kilometres along the Mozambique border – is given over to an almost indescribable wilderness experience.
Kruger now forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park – a 35 000km2 ‘peace park’ that links Kruger with game parks in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Fences are already coming down to allow game to freely roam historic migratory routes in much the same way it would have done in time gone by.
This is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five, the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle), the birding Big Six (ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, Pel’s fishing owl and saddle-bill stork) and 147 species of mammals, from giraffes to hyena and kudu to hippopotamus.