Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife reserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa; bordering Namibia to the west. It’s characterized by red dunes and dry rivers. Wildlife includes migrating herds of wildebeest and springbok, plus predators like raptors and black-maned Kalahari lions. Various lodges and wilderness camps offer game-viewing drives and guided walks with park rangers.
The park has got the red dunes and the scrub which fade into infinity and the herds of gemsbok, springbok, the eland and the blue wildebeest follow the seasons, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions and vantage points for leopard and many raptor. This is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park.
There was an amalgamation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National park in South Africa and the Gemosbok National park in Botswana. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park comprises an area of over 3, 6 million hectares.
The red sand dunes, sparse vegetation; the dry riverbeds of the Nossob; the Auob show antelope and the predator species off to spectacular advantage also provide excellent photographic opportunities. Kgalagardi is also a haven for birders, especially those that have interest in birds of prey.
The five main things to seek within Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; Sociable weavers – the busy little birds construct huge communal nests, Gemsbok – these large striking desert antelope are the emblem of the park; Black-manned Kalahari Lions – Physically impressive, they are the kings of the Kalahari Desert. Article: Lions of the Kgalagardi by Lara Raubenheimer. Pygmy falcons – Kgalagardi Trans frontier Park is famous for its birds of prey. This is the smallest falcon in Africa and is often seen around Sociable Weaver colonies preying on the birds.