Kruger National Park Wildlife

This comprehensive Kruger Park wildlife guide provides a detailed compendium of the animals, birds and reptiles that form the basis for the continued interest of nature-lovers in this fantastic African safari destination.

Anatomy of a Lion Kill

Kruger National Park Lion Kill - Lions hunt either alone or in prides. In collaborative hunts, it is usually the lioness who initiates the kill. Lions...more


Most of Africa's herbivores can be classified as either grazers of grass or browsers of leaves off trees. Some animals, like the elephant and impala, do...more

Fish Species in Kruger Park

The seven rivers that cross Kruger support an extremely rich aquatic life. Forty-nine fish species are found in Kruger's rivers, including two of the...more

Forget Usain Bolt, Meet the Fastest Creature on Land - the Cheetah

Beautiful, majestic, agile and incredibly fast; a sighting of a Cheetah while on an African safari is an achievement seldom succeeded in and often longed...more

Images of a Great African Park. Antelope

The Kruger National Park is home to many different species of animals, from Eland to small antelope such as Duiker and Steenbok. Impala are the most...more

Images of a Great African Park. Birdlife

Bird life in Kruger Park is many and varied. The Park is home to the majority of South African raptors, while vultures occur most in central grasslands...more

Images of a Great African Park. Predators

Many animals, especially predators like the small spotted genet and even antelope such as bushbuck and grey duiker, are active mainly at night...more

Images of a Great African Park. The Big Five

By 1896 white rhino were extinct in the Lowveld, while elsewhere a relic 50 animals survived between the White and Black Umfolozi rivers in Zululand...more

Images of a Great African Park. Wildlife

Young vervet monkeys are born mainly from October to January after a gestation period of 140 days. Vervets emit distinct alarm barks for different...more

Kruger National Park Wildlife Facts - Leopards

Leopards are the least social – and perhaps the most beautiful – of the African big cats. They usually keep to themselves, lurking in dense riverine...more

Kruger Park Facts - Prehistoric Animals

Over 3 million years Africa's fauna underwent a complete change. Forest-dependent species either died out or adapted to the more open landscape...more

Kruger Park Wildlife Facts - Carnivores Cats

Of all the carnivores in Kruger Park, none fires the imagination more than the Cats. Their eyes, for a start are definitely the eyes of a killer....more

Kruger Park Wildlife Facts - Carnivores. Dogs

It's interesting to note that where lions represent honest power and authority in the human consciousness, the hyaena is a universal symbol...more

Kruger Park Wildlife Facts - Cheetahs

The Cheetah's body is built for speed. It's legs are relatively long compared to its greyhound-like body; it has a big heart and lungs and wide nasal...more

Kruger Park Wildlife Facts - Lions

One of Africa's most unforgettable experiences is hearing the roar of a lion at night. When Ingonyama (Swazi) or Nghala (Shangaan) announces his presence...more

Kruger Park Wildlife Facts - Snakes

There are 54 species of snakes found in Kruger Park, only nine of which are deadly poisonous. Although the black mamba is often portrayed as the most dangerous snake in Africa...more

Kruger Wildlife Facts - African Wild Dog

The African wild dog is an endangered species, with only four remaining populations in Africa, one of which is Kruger. Their survival is dependent on the...more

Kruger Wildlife Facts - Hyenas

The hyaena is a shaggy, untidy and opportunistic carnivore with a distinctive, sloping back. It is a member of the dog family, weighing around 60kg...more

The Seasons of Kruger Park

In August the mornings and evenings are cool, but temperatures and humidity rise during the day, more moisture; winds indicate spring is on its way...more

The Wildlife and Natural Beauty of Kruger Park

The South African National Park; Kruger National Park is the largest safari park in South Africa and is home to the Big Five as well as all of the...more
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