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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – South Africa, Botswana and Namibia

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Credit Peter Ellis

 

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Credit Peter Ellis

 

This wonderful Park is one of the hidden gems of Africa and whilst not unique, is a model of different counties working together for the benefit of wildlife. The Kgalagadi only opened its borders of the 3 countries concerned about 4 years ago and it is now possible to access the Park from one and leave by another.
So why would you want to go? When I went nearly 3 years ago, it was to go to an unspoilt past of Africa, which was well off the beaten track and had that truly great feeling of being away from it all.
The stunning lines of red sand dunes are cut through by two river systems which provide life supporting waterholes throughout the year. The rivers only flow in times of good rains. There are good numbers of lion here, with some of the darkest and biggest manes around, cheetah in excellent numbers and very good chance of seeing the elusive brown hyena. The bird like is good and the meerkats to be found in many colonies.
The places to stay vary from good Parks accommodation to remote capsites such as Bitterpan. Your party will have a view over a waterhole in the centre of a dune sea with nothing else but wildlife around and only the ranger for company ( he is always pleased to see travellers, as it is a lonely posting). We were there on a full moon which lit up the waterhole, a good fire to cook our food on and to keep the chill off and different animals making their way to drink. Retiring to bed and then listening to the different sounds around you ensured a memorable stay. See the photo of the kettle to see how some passers through treat the utensils!
The levels of accommodation is expanding as some of the operators are adding small and exclusive camps to0 those already there.
Making this Park part of your trip to Southern Africa will take you back in time and add a different dimension to your bespoke holiday here.
And it is in a malaria free area – a big plus.

Please call me to discuss which option to access this lovely and unspoilt part of Africa – Tel : 01323 446550 or Email: peter@experienceholidays.co.uk



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