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Kruger National Park is located in northeast South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. Home of the legendary Big Five, the park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is considered the flagship of South African National Parks (SANParks).

A total number of 1,659,793 guests passed through the gates of the KNP in the 2014/15 financial year, compared to 1,556,916 the previous financial year, according to SANParks and the Department of Environmental Affairs. Of this number 1,277,397 were day visitors and 382,396 were overnight guests. Between the 2012/13 and 2014/15 financial years, the number of day visitors entering the Kruger National Park grew by an additional 239 817. (Source)

The park was established in 1898 and the first motorist was allowed in the park in 1927.

Key Links

http://www.krugerpark.co.za
http://www.parks-sa.co.za
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger
http://www.koedoe.co.za

Headlines

Happy-90th-birthday-kruger-park-lovers-share-their-fondest-memories
South Africa: Environmental Affairs On Kruger National Park Visitor Numbers
The determinants of visitor length of stay at the Kruger National Park (PDF)
Kruger rhino auction process starts
SANParks official speaks out on rhino ‘sale’
KNP starts to move rhinos
An Epic Move: South Africa Evacuates Its Rhinos
How we plan to deal with rhino poaching crisis - Edna Molewa
Who benefited from sale of KNP rhinos? - Terri Stander
Media Release: SANParks responds to elephant public outrage
Kruger Attack: couple will not be charged
The Outpost Trail, Kruger National Park - SouthAfrica.Net

Camping

http://www.getaway.co.za/travel-ideas/places-to-stay/best-kruger-campsites-north-to-south

Kruger Sightings

https://www.youtube.com/user/Animatedcams
https://www.latestsightings.com
https://www.latestsightings.com/blog/Apps_Wildlife_Conservation_Research_and_Tourism_in_the_Social_Media_Era
https://twitter.com/LatestKruger
https://www.facebook.com/latestsightingskruger
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/latest-sightings-see-more/id504154045?mt=8
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36489080
http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=153398
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/10/south-africas-national-parks-consider-banning-wildlife-sighting-apps.html
http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2016/06/10/Wildlife-apps-trigger-Kruger-chaos
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3633939/Safari-roadkill-Kruger-National-Park-wants-end-mobile-app-spot-wildlife-speeding-motorists-killing-animals.html


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    About the Park
    The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most sought-after safari and tourist destinations and is one of the world’s most diverse and abundant nature and game reserves. It offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in the world. Established in 1898 by Paul Kruger to protect the wildlife of the South African lowveld, it is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
    Elephants
    For most of the history of the park, elephant numbers were kept at about 7,000 by culling. Culling stopped in 1995. There are now more than 16,000 elephants.


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