The Wonders of Kruger National Park
If you’re setting sail on a South African Cruise, you’re probably wondering where’s best to explore first. South Africa is bursting with wonderful must-see attractions. But, without a doubt, one of the best is Kruger National Park. It boasts 500+ species of birds, 100+ reptilian species and 147 species of large mammals over nearly 7,500 square miles.
At Cruise1st, our tours of Kruger National Park are tailor-made to give passengers an unforgettable experience. With years of experience in the travel industry providing cruises from the UK and across the world, our cruise specialists are well equipped to assist you in planning your dream African adventure.
The Big Five
Amongst the many species of wildlife in Kruger National Park, there are five, in particular, that stand out. The ‘big five’ – elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion – are renowned by safari enthusiasts as the most incredible animals to witness. Their power, presence and pure size sets them apart from the rest. And on a tour of Kruger National Park, you have the best chance of getting a glimpse.
Other opportunities to soak up the wildlife come on the amazing African bush tours, where visitors can take in the surroundings from the back of a fully-trained African elephant. Or how about a wilderness walk? Touring through the Timbavati Nature Reserve, you will have yet another opportunity to spot one of the big five amongst over 40 mammals and 350 bird species.
For something a bit different, a balloon ride over the park provides visitors with the most incredible views. Each morning balloons take off from the Sabie River Valley, flying over orchards, forests, hills and valleys. It’s a truly breath-taking experience.