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Luxury Safaris Best Enjoyed at the Greater Kruger National Park Area

South Africa is one of the countries this whole earth which is considered quite diverse geographically and boasts as being home to some of the world’s well known parks, the Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Parks. The Kruger National Park and Game Reserve is actually South Africa’s premier game reserve which as well prides itself in some of the richest and diverse wildlife types and species in Africa 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. The area found between the Crocodile and the Sabie Rivers was proclaimed a Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic in the year 1898 and the purpose for this proclamation was to allow the area remain a breeding area for the wild animals to help them restock for sustaining hunting by man. After the conflict which saw the Boers and the Anglos pitted at odds that lasted 4 years, the Britons forcibly removed the local inhabitants from the area and it was again proclaimed by the Britons as well as a reserve. The proclamation of the National Parks Act in the year 1926, May the 31ST led to the formation of the Kruger National Park. The first game drive in the park was seen in 1927 when the first three cars so their way into the Park. A pound was the fee charged to motorists for the entrance fees to the park.

The park stretches an expanse of land, about 19633 km2 and is home to a wide variety of species of wild life. You will find a number of the wild species, from the tree species, birds, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and the amphibians all in their wild numbers at the reserve. Out of these varieties and species of wildlife available at the parks, it is the Famous Big Five that are most responsible for the trail of visitors who will come to the parks (the Lion, Leopard, The Cape Buffalo, the Rhino and the Elephant).

Surrounding the Kruger National Park are a number of smaller game reserves. One of these is the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve which is located to the west of the park, in the Sabi Sand. There are four lodging facilities of first class rating at the Sabi Sands private game reserve and these are like the Selati Camp, the Earth Lodge, the Bush Lodge and the Little Bush Camp.

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