Kruger National Park – South Africa


Kruger National Park – South Africa

Wild dogs are shy and extremely rare animals, difficult to view in their natural habitat. We came across this small pack in the Kruger National Park while on a morning game drive in open vehicles.

The Kruger National Park has a few packs of the endangered African Wild Dog of which there are thought to be only about 400 in the whole of South Africa.

This is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The Kruger National Park lies in the north-east of South Africa, in the eastern parts of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links the Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.

All the Big Five game animals are found in the Kruger National Park as well as other animals including the White and Black Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, Kudu, Eland, Spotted Hyena, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Blue Wildebeest and African Buffalo. Many antelope and buck species are also found here. The Kruger houses 114 species of reptile, including the black mamba and over 3000 crocodiles.