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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park reviews

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“Drive SLOW and eyes OPEN. You'd be surprised how much you'll miss without a guide.” - Churchmanb

Best remote experience by far...better than the Serengeti.

Views: 607 Visited: Feb 2009 Reviewed: May 28, 2013

Wow. Just wow.
One of the earlier parks on our overland from Cape Town to Addis, this park might have been peerless. The freedom of a self-drive park (they all were for us, but there was a greater feeling of freedom here, considering the density of wildlife) is unforgettable. We had lions with cubs pass within 20ft of us. Curious giraffes eyeing us up close. An engorged massive snake dragging its bulk across the road. Three cheetahs loping into the desert on a hunt. A black-maned Kalahari lion resting in the tall grass. He was HUGE.
And more. At night we watched jackals feed on moth hordes attracted by the lights. You can hear the jackals checking the fences at the campgrounds (unlike Chobe's unfenced wilderness spots) for ways in - keep your stuff packed away.
This place is something greater - though a bit of a drive to get to.

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