kruger park

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Situated in the north eastern part of South Africa, in the quaint yet scenic provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo is the country’s’ prize possession – The Kruger National Park. This game park is truly like no other, boasting over 500 species of birds, all of the mammals in the Big 5 in impressive numbers, over 100 reptile species and 50 different types of fish. The vegetation is also unique – from vast stretches of savanna grasslands to thick forests of Marula trees near river beds.

The oldest game park in South Africa, formed in the early 20th century, the Kruger offers once in a life time safari experiences. Other activities in this massive stretch of protected land include hiking, mountain bike trails, guided bush walks, hot air balloon rides, bird watching and helicopter flights over the majestic Blyde River Canyon.

Larger than the whole of Israel, the Kruger National Park is the largest game park in South Africa. It has many impressive conservation projects such as the protection of the very endangered African wild dogs and black rhinos, as well as indigenous tree planting events where local schools and the community are encouraged to become involved.

The Kruger is a great experience for all types of travellers and offers accommodation to suit any sort of budget. Contact Ashanti Travel Online to assist booking your African budget safari, as we specialise in the best of South Africa tours.

south africa kruger park
1603, 2020

Video Blog: Lion takes down Kudu on the road.

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

In this video blog you will see an escorted lion taking a casual walk before he takes his opportunity to hunt down a kudu in front of a fleet of vehicles, while being filmed and chased by the cars, the lion fights the kudu on the road. At the start of the video, the lion is escorted by a fleet of 4x4 vehicles filled with excited tourists. The lion casually walks over the road and seems to be unbothered by the closely following cars as well as the created roadblock on [...]

503, 2020

Video Blog: Unique Perspective Of A Vulture In The Sky

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

In this video, you can see a South African couple talking about the preservation of the endangered Cape Vulture or Cape Griffon. You can also see the unique point of view of a vulture soaring through the sky. Cape Vultures are seen as predators. However, they don't kill their food. Instead, they hunt for carcasses and feast on the remains. The feet or claws of the vulture are made for walking, and they can't lift prey with it. A group of 50 vultures is able to reduce a sheep or impala [...]

2602, 2020

Video Blog: Porcupines take revenge on Leopard.

February 26th, 2020|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Porcupines can defend themselves pretty well, but this leopard still attempts to attack two porcupines. Unfortunately, the leopard has other problems now. Watch the video and learn more about the Crested Porcupine and their defense mechanism. The Porcupine named after the french "porc espin," meaning spined pig, is known for its coat of long sharp quills. That's why it is also known as the Quill Pig. These quills are hollow hairs made out of keratin, and they are modified with muscles at the base, which allows the Porcupine to raise these [...]

1902, 2020

Video Blog: The Fearless Honey Badger

February 19th, 2020|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

The Honey Badger is known as a fearless animal with many maneuvers to attack and defend itself. In this video blog, you can see why the honey badger holds the Guinness book of records as the most fearless creature as she attacks a leopard to defend her baby. The Honey Badger, also named "the honey eater of the cape" due to this little monster's appetite for honey. It is fearless and adapted for a fight. Although the badger looks like a skunk, they are unrelated. But, the badger does have the [...]

2310, 2019

Wildlife Adventure on the 4 Day Budget Kruger Safari

October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

A few seconds is all that it takes to see spectacular wildlife encounters in the Kruger National Park. I witnessed this first hand on the 4 Day Budget Kruger Safari when a lioness jumped an impala s soon as we entered the park. Unfortunately, most of my group missed this spectacular sighting while being distracted by a group of lion cubs on the other side of the vehicle. The endless bush of the park makes this wildlife encounters extra rare, and it makes it an unforgettable sighting. Further, in this blog, I will tell more about my sightings and [...]

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.