Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the largest protected habitat and preservation region in southern Africa. The recreation center straddles the outskirt between South Africa and Botswana and involves two abutting national parks Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and Gemsbok National Park in Botswana.
Arranged in the extraordinary southwest corner of Botswana, and nearby South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is kept running as a solitary natural unit, and entryway receipts are shared.
KTP’s exceptionally wonderful landscape contains fossil waterway valleys specked with predominated trees and shrubberies, fields and distinctive hued sand dunes. Wilderness is rich, and the creatures are pulled in to waterholes along the generally dry riverbed.
The recreation center has rich, changed untamed life. It is home to vast mammalian predators, for example, lions, cheetahs, African panthers, and hyenas. Transient crowds of expansive herbivores, for example, blue wildebeest, springbok, eland, and red hartebeest likewise live and move occasionally inside the Transfrontier Park, giving sustenance to the predators. Beyond what 200 types of winged creature can be found in the park, including vultures and raptors, for example, hawks, buzzards, and secretary birds.
Best Time To Visit
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is open throughout the year for visitors.
- The best time for wildlife viewing in the park is during the winter from May to September.
- If possible it is best to avoid the time period from December to March as it is very hot, the temperature soars to 45–50 ºC.
How to get there:
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is only accessible by roadways.
- If you are travelling outside of Botswana you can reach to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, just outside the capital city of Gaborone. From where you can drive to the park which is around 530 km from the park and takes about 12 hours to reach the park.
- You can also reach Maun Airport or Kansane Airport and then drive to park. Kgalagadi park is 797km from Maun.
- You can also take a charter flight to Maun or Kansane to Ghanzi or Tshabong from where you can drive to the park.
Things to do
- Game Drives
- Visit Museum
What to see:
- The beautiful landscape of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is unmatched and one of the main highlights of the park.
- One of the primary attractions is, obviously, the wildlife. Particularly the meerkats!
- The Kgalagadi is best known for one of a kind desert-adapted well evolved creatures, avian species, reptiles and rodents, particularly the dark maned Kalahari lions and gemsbok.