Just a short drive across the border into South Africa you will find the vast Kruger National Park. With nearly 5 million acres of plains and bush filled with wildlife, this national park will bring all you could ever want in an African safari. Go on a guided safari tour or set out to explore the impressive park on your own. Either way, you can enjoy everything the rugged and rich landscape in Kruger National Park has to offer.
The Perfect Day Trip from Mozambique
Being one of the most well-known safari parks in Africa with almost all species of African animals inhabiting the park, you have a great chance of seeing the ‘Big 5' and ‘Little 5'. The Big 5 are lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and leopards that was originally considered the most esteemed game to hunt on African safaris. The Little 5 are hornbills, kori bustards, vultures, pel's fishing owls, and saddle-bill storks. While the Big 5 are naturally easy to spot, you might have to look a little closer to find the Little 5. We can also recommend paying a visit to the Elephant Museum or the Albasini and Masorini ruins while in Kruger National Park.
Visiting Kruger National Park
There are a few things to keep in mind when planning a trip to Kruger National Park. Before heading off, it is worth checking out the Kruger National Park Official Website for updated alerts on road conditions and accessibility. If you are going for just a day visit, the team at South African National Parks recommend that you avoid public holidays and long weekends. These days are especially busy and if the park reaches its maximum capacity, only those who have booked accommodation will be allowed to enter.
If a true African safari is on your list when in Mozambique, then Kruger National Park will not disappoint. This reserve has all the big animals you have been waiting to see as well as plenty of other surprises. If you decide to make the trip on your own, be sure to make potential visa and vaccinations arrangements before, as these cannot be obtained on the go.