The African Elephant Distribution in Kruger National Park


African ElephantEach small black dot represents a single African Elephant sighting. It does not take into account how many African Elephants were seen a that point in time only that a sighting was made. Refer to the table below to see more detail on the actual numbers sighted (African Elephant normally move in matriarchal herds). Where there are dense clusters of African Elephant sighting dots suggests this would be African Elephant drinking at Lake Panica prime area for spotting the African Elephant. The Elephant can be seen over most of the Kruger as the map plainly indicates with a tendency to favour the eastern side of the park. Take note of the occasional sighting in Mozambique ... the Transfrontier Park has allowed some animals to migrate. To see other "Big 5 ... including lion and leopard" distributions click the link.

Kruger National Park Far More Than The Big Five BookThis Kruger National Park website was developed by my father, Tony Roocroft, to map all the roads in this wonderful wildlife heritage site. He completed the project and at the time of writing this is unfortunately not very well. His last wish was for all the information he gathered and put together over years of hard work was to be published... And this has become a reality, together with lots of help from Africa On Paper publishers the book is now available for sale, as you will see on the left. It is unlike any other Kruger National Park and shares everything you can imagine about the park... Please have a look at it, its great, just click the picture to learn more about the book.

Key to coloured dots ... Rest Camps, Trails and Camp Areas

Elephant Distribution Kruger ParkBasis: March 2005 to Feb 2006 Ranger observations using GPS (global positioning system built into Cybertracker PDA operated units).

Source Kruger National park monthly GIS data published in pdf format on their website. Map created by Tony Roocroft using this data source.

Big 5 ... Monthly Sightings
Species African Elephant
Mar 7,435
Apr 8,385
May 9,851
Jun 12,925
Jul 12,425
Aug 12,649
Sep 13,374
Oct 16,688
Nov 7,750
Dec 6,889
Jan 6,332
Feb 8,171
Total 123,254