Jambo Tours & Safaris
Kruger National park is the ultimate wildlife safari experience. This vast wilderness of rugged terrain and wooded foothills is home to the legendary Big 5 as well as a diverse assortment of bird species, reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammal and plant species.
One of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture, the lion has been extensively depicted in sculptures and paintings, on national flags, and in contemporary films and literature.
Although they're more likely to run from an attack than fight back, giraffes are not completely defenseless. A swift kick from one of their long legs can do serious damage to, or even kill an unsuspecting lion.
Recent discoveries have shown that elephants can communicate over long distances by producing a sub-sonic rumble that can travel over the ground faster than sound through air. Other elephants receive the messages through the sensitive skin on their feet and trunks. It is believed that this is how potential mates and social groups communicate..
Buffalo are not that easy to catch, due to the fact that they will not always run away, but will group together and try to stand their ground in an effort to defend their young and each other. Lions are also often injured or killed by buffaloes.
Spotted Hyenas have the strongest jaws of all predators and can crack the bones of carcasses easily. They have been observed cracking the thigh bones of Buffalos. Contrary to popular belief, Spotted Hyenas are not cowards at all; if the opportunity arises they will attack and at times even kill lions.
Leopards are shy, secretive and cunning animals. They are solitary except when mating or females with cubs. They are mainly nocturnal and probably the most adaptable predator. Their food varies from small rodents to large antelope like Kudu and Waterbuck. In areas with predators they will hoist their prey into a tree to feed on it, while hiding it from other predators. Leopards are perfectly camouflaged and hunt by stalking, ambushing and then pouncing on their prey.