travel guide Kruger National Park

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©Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd Best Rest Camps ¨ Lower Sabie (p391) ¨ Olifants (p395) ¨ Skukuza (p391) ¨ Letaba (p397) ¨ Satara (p396) Best Private Lodges ¨ Singita Boulders (p400) ¨ Londolozi Varty Camp (p401) ¨ Outpost (p394) ¨ Rhino Post Safari Lodge (p395) ¨ Singita Lebombo (p396) When to Go Jun–Sep Wildlife viewing is best in winter when the park is driest and animals meet at waterholes. Jan–Mar It's hot but quiet as school holidays are over; accom- modation's easy to find. Mar–May Rutting- season spectac- ulars see impala, wildebeest and other species go head to head. F D N O S A J J M A M J Skukuza °C/°F Temp Rainfall inches/mm 0 10/250 2/50 4/100 10/50 0/32 -10/14 30/86 40/104 20/68 6/150 8/200 12/300 Kruger National Park Why Go? In terms of wildlife alone, Kruger is one of the world's great- est national parks. The diversity, density and sheer number of animals is almost unparalleled, and all of Africa's iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buf- falo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – live out their dramatic days here, along with a supporting cast of 137 other mammals and over 500 varieties of bird. The landscape is on a grand scale, stretching over 19,485 sq km, and although less in your face than the wildlife, it certainly has the power to charm. Beautiful granite kop- jes (hills) pepper the bushveld in the south, the Lebombo Mountains rise from the savannah in the east, and the trop- ical forests cut across the far north. But what makes Kruger truly special is the access and op- portunities it provides the visitors. A vast network of roads are there to explore on your own (incredibly), guided wild- life activities are everywhere and accommodation is both plentiful and great value. Includes ¨ Kruger National Park . . . . . . 385 Sabi Sand Game Reserve . . . . . . 400 Manyeleti Game Reserve . . . . . . 402 Timbavati Private Game Reserve . . . . . . 402

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