The 2 000 000 hectares Kruger National Park in South Africa can only be described as huge! It’s about the same size as the whole of Israel, a little smaller than Belgium and about a third of the size of Ireland.
The Kruger Park is approximately 360 kilometers long, has an average width of 65 kilometers and, at its widest point, it is 90 kilometers from east to west. There is a network of some 1800 kilometers of well maintained roads and the Reserve has 21 rest camps, 2 private lodge concessions, and 15 private safari lodges!
“Huge” extends beyond land area: It his home to 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species. Kruger National Park is said to hold over 48 tons of ivory in storage and there are some 12 000 elephants in the park. The table below shows the approximate number of some of the other mammal species that occur there.