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Track the Big Five in Kruger National Park

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Kruger National Park is the most famous of South Africa's twenty national parks, as well as one of the biggest animal sanctuaries in Africa. The park spans over 7,523 square miles and is home to many wild animals, including the renowned Big Five: elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, and rhinoceroses.

You'll also encounter a multitude of birds, including the Big Six: the Kori bustard, the martial eagle, the saddle-billed stork, the lappet-faced vulture, the Pel's fishing owl, and the ground hornbill. Our top tip for the best way to observe them is to head to the northern part of the park, around the Luvuhu River.

Kruger National Park also offers several different safari options. You can choose to go on an independent safari in your car (after paying the park entry fee), or you can hire a driver and guide to pick you up from your lodge or the park entrance. If you want to immerse yourself entirely in the bush, a ranger guide can also take you on a walking safari.

When the sun goes down, nothing gets you closer to nature than the chance to spend a night in the middle of the bush, dining around a campfire. This is the perfect opportunity to look up at the stars and tune in to the sounds that surround you. Ask a local Evaneos agency in South Africa to organize a safari expedition that best suits your interests.

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