Luxury Safaris Best Enjoyed at the Greater Kruger National Park Area
The Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks, are some of the parks of world recognition that you will find in South Africa, a country considered as being one of the most geographically diverse places on the earth. Looking for a game reserve with such a wide variation and diverse as such in wildlife?,-get n further past the Kruger National Park for this is one of the game reserves in this country and the African continent as a whole.
Let’s see a bit on the history of the Kruger National Park. When the South Africa was yet under colonization it was referred to as the Transvaal Republic. Paul Kruger, who was the president of the colony, in the year 1898 declared that the area between the Crocodile and the Sabie Rivers as the Sabie Game Reserve and this was intended to let it be an area where the wild would breed and as such replenish stocks, for hunting by humans. The area further received the dominance and affirmation for regard as reserves after the four year Anglo-Boer conflict, when the Britons went the extent of removing by force the locals who inhabited the area from the area. In the year 1926, on the 31st of May when we heard the proclamation of the National Parks Act, and the mergers of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves gave birth to the Kruger National Park. The first drive in of a car into the Kruger National Park was in the year 1927, when some three cars were seen inside the park. Entarnce fees to the park in those days were one pound.
There is a sure wide variety of species of the wild life in this game reserve with such a rich history, stretching an area of close to 20,000km2. Whatever kind of wild life you will wish to have sight of, you will quite find them at the Kruger National Park starting from the fishes, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and trees species. Of these many species available in the park the ones that attract most of the visitors who come to the park are the Big Five i.e the Cape Buffalo, the Lion, Elephant, Leopard and Rhino.
There are a number of smaller game reserves surrounding the Kruger National Park. One of these is the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve which is located to the west of the park, in the Sabi Sand. At the Sabi Sands game reserve you will get some of the top of the range lodges and these include the Selati Camp, Bush Lodge, Earth Lodge and the Little Bush Camp.