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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park reviews

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“Kgalagadi attracts the true wildlife and birding enthusiasts with its vast open spaces and red sand dune” - Nature Travel Namibia

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Views: 92 Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 03, 2019

This park is located in the far north of South Africa on the borders of Namibia and Botswana. One can cross into these countries through the Kgalagadi and also camp on the Botswana side. Kgalagadi is a park that attracts the true wildlife and birding enthusiasts with its vast open spaces and red sand dunes. These features make the park is a photographer’s dream.

The quiet park with a very good road network makes for a great safari experience as often one can sit and enjoy cheetah, lion or leopard sightings with no or very little traffic around you. The park is home to a variety of wonderful antelope with gemsbok and springbok being the most common. Other mammal sightings we have enjoyed have been brown hyaena, African wild cat, honey badger and caracal. The handsome Kalahari black maned lions call the Kgalagadi home and seeing one of these majestic cats walk in the red sand dunes in breathtaking. The park also boasts incredible cheetah sightings.

The park plays host to many different raptor species for the birdwatchers with sightings of your dry arid birds being more common. Special sightings include secretary bird, Tawny eagle, bateleur, Lanner falcon, booted eagle, lappet-faced vulture and martial eagle, just to name a few. The park’s main rest camps offer good, clean comfortable accommodation and there is also an option to make use of the more wild and rustic camps - a must for those who seek the tranquillity the Kalahari has to offer. The rustic camps require one to have a 4x4 vehicle and the rest of the Park requires a vehicle with good ground clearance, and make sure to adjust your tyre pressures accordingly. Any true wildlife enthusiast should make the effort and visit this magnificent park.

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