Safari Lodges

Elephants at Mala Mala



Kruger National Park is Africa's most important game reserve because of its size, diversity of wildlife and its leadership role in establishing a scientific approach to wildlife conservation. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, Kruger consists of nearly 2 million hectares.  Most recently a treaty was signed to include this park in the greatly expanded Greater Limpopo Trans-frontier Park.

Kruger is home to 147 species of mammals, 507 of  birds, 336 of trees, 49 of fish, 34 of amphibians, and 114 of reptiles.  In addition to wildlife, the park conserves cultural relics from bushman rock paintings to archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela.

The park itself is accessible to the general public and for further information on the public park and accommodations see the South African Parks Board - Kruger National Park.

Because it is a public park, however, rules to protect the public can inhibit the  intimacy of contact with the environment.  For those seeking a more private experience and with closer contact with the environment,  a number of private reserves and concessions share unfenced boarders with Kruger.  Although there is a bewildering diversity of such camps and lodges, we have selected a handful which we believe offer the best experience possible in their price ranges.

Cape to Cairo, LLC    African Business and Adventure Travel     2761 Unicorn Ln. NW      Washington, DC 20015   tel  800.356.4433   202.244.5954