Day 8 (08 June)
Here start a new stage of our trip - a safari in the Kruger National Park. We go by plane to Nelspruit, get Jeeps and prepare to the safari. Kruger Park, the first and the oldest national park of the Republic of South Africa, is located in the East of the former Transvaal Province, between the rivers Limpopo and Crocodilia. According to TripAdvisor, Kruger Park is the synonym of safari. Its length is 340 km (211 miles) from North to South. Just try to imagine what it's like, even the climate changes from one part of the park to another. According to the data from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, the central part of the park has the highest concentration of wild animals in the world. It's a habitat for elephants, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, rhinoceroses, lions, leopards, Nile crocodiles and 17 species of antelopes alone. In addition to that, there are more than 400 species of birds! We are going to see if not all, but the bigger possible part of the animal world, and we have everything we need for that: time, guides and suitable Jeeps. You should keep your cameras handy and bring a couple of spare batteries for them, because this is a real chance to take the best pictures ever in your life.
The WHO (the World Health Organization) reckons the Kruger National Park as a malaria-dangerous zone. The locals claim, that there has been no malaria in the park for a long time. We recommend that you consult with your doctor about taking antimalarial pills. The preventing course should be started two weeks before the trip.