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  • I did not plan to stay with Judie and Bruce but i think that this was the best part of my journey. Sometimes you do meet people in your life where you do have a good vibe with. It is unbelievable that you can have that kind of connection after a couple of hours. They help you out if you need their help, the give you the right advice if you ask for it. They are very professional in what they do and there heart is on the right place. I learnt a lot about the bush, there are so knowledgeable and i spent one year in the bush before i met them. I did not spend only that first night at there place. I have been back twice to spend more time with them. I hope to keep in touch with them for a long time. I will be a visitor again when i will visit them but it feels as a member of the family.
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Destination Guide

Kruger National Park

Overview

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park

The Southern African Kruger National Park in the north eastern corner of South Africa needs no introduction. The far sighted President Kruger proclaimed what was to later become Kruger Park when he declared the Sabi Park a protected area in 1998. Now the reserve spans 3 countries, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe-The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The Kruger Park has more species of mammals (at 147 species) that any other African Reserve. The Kruger Park makes up part of the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Reserve- a UNESCO designated area.
The Kruger has been in the spotlight again recently with the problems they are having controlling elephant numbers. The park stopped culling elephants in 1989 and tried rather to move family units to other reserves in Africa that were looking for elephants. The Kruger can only sustain about 8000 elephants and now the population has grown to over 13 000- it remains to be seen what solution well respected research sector of Kruger will arrive at. Rhino poaching too has suddenly surged in recent years and Kruger has had it’s fair share of poached animals. The park has the dubious achievement of having lost 65 white rhino and 1 black rhino to poaching since January 2010.  Understandably it is an enormus task to patrol such a large area. (new stats May 2011 total 150 rhino year to date)
 
 However, to play on the positive, Kruger National Park is a wilderness unlike any other- it is a very large tract of land divided into six ecosystems and displaying incredible biodiversity. Kruger is home to nearly 2000 species of plants and 500 species of birds that either visit or live in Kruger. Accommodation and safaris in Kruger are as varied as its species. From the privately operated 5 star lodges to camping and wilderness safaris there is something for everyone. There are a few mapped out 4 x 4 trails that offer a self drive adventure. Mountain bike rides is a new addition to activities in the park. There are sleep out options in a hide at a dam and boma dinnersunder the stars. Once a year or so, there is even a symphony concert held out with the bush with armed guards watching over the audience.
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Tours featuring Kruger National Park

Touring Kruger and Timbavati

Touring Kruger and Timbavati

Destinations:
Kruger National Park and Timbavati
Trip Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days
Max. guests: Minimum 2 people sharing
Three nights in the Greater Kruger starting at Kruger Gate and moving on to a tented camp in Timbavati Private Reserve with excellent game viewing all the way.
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Thrilling Wildlife Encounter - 3 Reserves, 3 Nights

Thrilling Wildlife Encounter - 3 Reserves, 3 Nights

Destinations:
Thornybush Game Reserves, Kruger Park open vehicle safari, Klaserie Game Reserve on foot
Trip Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Max. guests: Minimum 2 people sharing
A three night tour visiting three different reserves in Greater Kruger for game viewing at its best.
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Best of Both Worlds- Kruger and private reserve

Best of Both Worlds- Kruger and private reserve

Destinations:
Klaserie Private Game Reserve,Kruger National Park, night drives, small traditional safari camp large productive area.
Trip Duration: 4 nights/ 5 days
Max. guests: Min 2 Max 8
A Tour combining the freedom that comes with the independance of a private park safari camp with the standing of the National Park, providing the Best of Both Worlds on a 4 night 5 day Kruger tour.
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Kruger and Canyon Tour

Kruger and Canyon Tour

Destinations:
Big 5, Blyde Canyon and flight over the reserve
Trip Duration: 2 night/ 3 days
Max. guests: Min 2
Two nights in the bush with evening and morning game drives in open safari vehicles, a microlight flight over the reserve and a exclusive boat cruise in the canyon with lunch and drinks served.
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