An unsurpassable wildlife experience in Africa's most famous park
Covering 19,000 square kilometres and with more species of mammals than any other African game reserve, Kruger National Park is an ideal place to go on safari. We spend 4 nights inside the park and go on numerous game drives using open game-viewing vehicles and accompanied by local wildlife guides to maximise our animal sightings. The park boasts some 147 mammal species, 507 types of birds and numerous reptile, amphibian and fish species, giving us ample opportunity to see wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, rhino and many others.
We also visit the Moholoholo rehabilitation centre. This highly regarded contributor to wildlife conservation in South Africa has become home to many abandoned, injured and poisoned animals. Having the chance to witness the caring and nursing of birds and mammals and observing them up close before admiring their natural habitat is a truly unforgettable experience and, for many, a highlight of the trip.
We also have special rhino conservation departures (May and August) with an altered itinerary where we have the opportunity to assist a local vet with the assessment, micro-chipping and ear-notching of one of the 130 White rhinos which inhabit the Klaserie/Timbavati private game reserve (see special departure trip notes for more details of this special itinerary).
What makes this trip responsible?
During this trip we visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which relies on donations and revenue from tourism to fund numerous projects. These include rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife to release them back into the wild, breeding endangered animals to release them into the wild, and environmental education and sensitisation.
Look out for a special rhino conservation departure, where we assist a local vet in assessing, micro-chipping and ear-notching a White rhino. This is important work for the conservation of White rhinos and would not be possible without the support of tours such as this one. Also by staying in the park's camps some of the revenue generated goes back directly into the conservation of the Kruger National Park. We use local guides for this trip.
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