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Kruger National Park

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A May 2000 trip to Kruger National Park by allain

Kwa MBili lodge Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa More Photos
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Kruger National Park

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Overview

Zebra Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Of course the main attractions are game drive and game watch. You will read a complete travelogue about Kruger Park and in a neighboring private reserve. During that trip we spotted some of the famous "big five", the star of the bush (namely elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo)

Quick Tips:

You could extend your trip to the geological curiosities of Blyde River Canyon.

Best Way To Get Around:

Renting a car or joining a group are the only means of transportation to discover Kruger Park.

Kwa M'Bili lodge

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Hotel

Kwa M'Bili lodge Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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If you love the brilliant blue of the African sky, and the deep crimson of a Bushveld sunset, you will love Kwa M''Bili. Kwa M''Bili is one of the most colorful and friendly game lodges in the Lowveld. Cheaper ($100 per day) than the famous Mala Mala, that which sets Kwa M''Bili apart is its intimacy. The owner, Albert, is a former businessman from Johannesburg. One day he left the glory and the city to retire into the bush. With a full capacity of 20 people, sometimes you feel more like an old friend of the rancher, sharing the meals or a drink near then pool like old fools. African style en-suite chalets or luxury en-suite safari tents offer you the opportunity of an African safari experience with a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 7, 2001

Kwa M'Bili lodge
P.O. Box 1188 Hoedspruit
Kruger Park, South Africa 1380
(27) 15-793-2773

Kruger National Park Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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It would be reducing to bring back the Kruger Park to a question of figure. This large space was devoted for one century. The main goal was to protect floral and faunal diversity from the area. Kruger refers to old Africa, the Africa we kept in our dreams. The landscapes change north in the South, passing from the thorny bush to more open pastures. Two large roads traverses the park, they are accessible by any type of vehicle in any season. A broad network of minor roads practicable in dry season makes it possible to explore the least recess of the park, far from the marked out paths. Speed is limited to 30 km inside the park. Night circulation is prohibited, be careful because the night fall...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 7, 2001

Kruger National Park

Kruger Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park

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Attraction | "Game watching in Kruger Park"

Kruger National Park Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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1) How to observe the animals. The first thing of which should be become aware it is that the Kruger Park is not a zoo. Most of the time, in fact the animals come towards you randomly. A quick drive inside of the park will enable you, without any doubt, to see very common species such as impalas, zebras and gnus. On the other hand, you will need more perseverance and of organization to surprise the stars of savanna. 2) How to organize your day? It's best to rise with the sun around 6 o'clock. This is the best time for the safari: the animals are more numerous, the weather is cool and the light perfect for photography. You can return towards 9h30-10h00 to the camp to eat a solid breakfast or...Read More

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One day in Thornybush Game Park

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Marabout birds Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Kwa M'Bili belongs to Timbavati reserve. It's a small game reserve at the border of the famous Kruger Park. With a piece of luck you could see the "big five". The 4WD is the only safe means of transportation on these bad roads. Franck is on the front of the car; its eagle eye could see evidence of big mammal's presence. The thorny-bush, a kind of woody savanna covers most part of Timbavati reserve. Suddenly a strong smell can be perceived through the bush: "buffaloes" says Franck. We are lucky! Here comes a big male buffalo. It's a "big five", one of the most exciting game for hunters. Fortunately nowadays, cameras replaced rifles. It is a fierce mammal, and generally speaking when it looks at you wit...Read More

One day drive in Kruger Park

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Marabout Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Kruger Park is the biggest and the most beautiful park in whole Africa. It contains 147 different species of mammals, 507 species of birds and 114 of reptiles. I can't think of an experience more exciting than spotting a "big five" in the bush. Are you ready? Let's go! We first encounter a lion. The lion king lies down on a gravel road. In the heat of middle of the day it is the best thing to do for that big cat. An old African proverb says: "the brave man knows the fear 3 times in his life. The first is when he sees footprints of lion, the second when he hears the lion, and the third time when he spots the lion". Then we follow a fierce river. Along the shore of the river we spot some movements. A...Read More

Big Five !

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buffalo ! Photo, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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" Big five ": you will not be able to escape this concept set up in true African dogma. This very closed club gathers five of the stars of savanna: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and the buffalo. At the beginning it is a hunting matter. The white hunters established this hunting classification referring to the most prestigious trophies to be brought back of an African safari. The danger of killing these animals justified this classification and explains why large animals like the giraffe or the hippopotamus do not form part of it. Where to see of the " Big 5 "?: Kruger Park is one of the best places to see the "Big 5". The elephant and the buffalo are most easily observable. For ...Read More