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Elephant Bull In Kruger National Park On A Private Kruger Safari

2020 Kruger National Park Travel Guide

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Over 4 million acres of land that stretch from north to south along the Mozambique border. Many who visit describe it as a "sublime wildlife experience". The seventh biggest game reserve in Africa, it ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of South Africa's national parks. Its atmosphere is so unique that it allows those who enter its vastness to immerse themselves…

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Shy Lion In Kruger National Park

Why Are Animals Scared of Humans

Quite often we begin one of our Kruger custom safaris in the national park itself and then move to the privacy inside Klaserie Game Reserve. What is very noticeable between the two reserves is how the animals react to the vehicle and us. Kruger National Park, the animals are very relaxed and will walk up to the vehicle, sometimes even lying next to it and falling asleep. Greater Kruger National Park, the animals are not as relaxed and you tend…

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Male Lion | Klaserie Game Reserve

Lion Population | Greater Kruger Park

Over the past few years we have enjoyed many great sightings of lion in Greater Kruger. One thing I have noticed is that these lions are breeding at an alarming rate and the severe drought we experienced during 2015/2016 contributed to their numbers increasing as food was abundant as was water at the man-made watering holes... After some research I have found out some interesting info for you guys

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Kruger Park Entry Gate

2019 Kruger National Park Animals Sightings

H1-1 – This road runs from Numbi Gate all the way through to Skukuza and is 55km long! This route can be quiet, but I have had some amazing lion sightings on this road, especially at Transport Dam. S65 – 13km dirt road between the H1-1 Pretoriuskop/Skukuza road and the S1 Doispane road between Phabeni Gate and Skukuza. This road produced some great lion pride sightings! S114 – This road runs from just off the H1-1 for 52km until it reaches the H3…

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Lion Cub In Klaserie Game Reserve

How Lions Strengthen Their Bonds

A lion pride is an amazing thing... Females and youngsters move around the wilds of the bush and can not only survive, but they keep up a close bond through all the trials and tribulations Licking, nuzzling and cuddling each other are some of the ways lions keep the bonds within the pride strong. In fact, if lions meet other lions and one party is reluctant to meet up and greet it is a sign that this particular party are…

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Male Lions In Klaserie Game Reserve

Our Lions of the Klaserie Drift

When you are within a 5 million acre wildlife paradise, animal sightings can be either amazing or very slow... Animals come and go in this pristine wilderness and often you only get to see an animal once in its lifetime, especially elephant and buffalo We are lucky enough to have a pride of lion on our area of the Klaserie that we have become quite used to... We've become like family, except Christmas dinners are not an option out here…

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Elephant Eating In Kruger Park

Elephants Enjoying a Mud Bath

Elephants are amazing creatures and often guides will neglect a sighting like this in favour of trying to find one of the cats... However, you can have so much fun just watching how elephants behave around a mud wallow or water source They wallow in mud and spray themselves with sand to get rid of parasites and ticks. They can also swim as far as 30km in deep water using their trunk as a snorkel. An elephant in Kariba Dam…

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Leopard

Leopard ‘The Prince’

We see these guys very often on all our Botswana luxury safaris and tracking them is very much part of the fun! Behaviour: Move around during the day in game reserves, their nocturnal habits form near human habitation. Escape from the heat in tree’s and rocks. It is impossible to keep leopards from moving freely through game fences. Leopards are known to be good swimmers and will take to water if the situation calls for it Males are completely solitary…

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Swift Cheetah Facts

We count ourselves really lucky when we see these guys as there are only around 7,000 cheetahs left in Africa! Fortunately, on our safaris to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, you may encounter one as this reserve has some of the world's best cheetah viewing opportunities. Behaviour: Normally solitary, the cubs stay with their mother until they are about a year old. Often live in small groups with strong social bonds. Males hold territories for a long time or they…

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Elephant On A Chobe Safari

Safety Tips on the Kruger Elephants

Over the last few years there have been a few unfortunate events involving elephants. There are a few reasons for this, I would like to name a few. We will then give you guys a guideline on how to approach elephants and what signs to look out for pre-charge. Elephant need a large area to roam around in. Take Kruger Park as an example. The reserve should only have around 7 000 elephants. At present, the number is around triple…

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