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Injured lion in Kgalagadi guest camp

During a visit to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, this blogger discovers an injured lion in camp.

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Book review: A Natural History Guide to the Arid Kalahari

When lovers of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park heard that researchers and authors Gus and Margie Mills were working on a guide to the Kalahari, they couldn’t wait. We review their new book.

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Kgalagadi to Mabuasehube adventure

Scott Ramsay goes back towards simplicity with an adventure through the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park to Mabuasehube.

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Oh, the things you’ll see in the Kgalagadi

With one-third of its bulk in South Africa and the other two in neighbouring Botswana, the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park covers an uninterrupted 30 000 square kilometres of distinctive desert landscape. A trip to the Kgalagadi involves amazing sightings of some fascinating animals…

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Life and death in the Kalahari

Original source: www.roxannereid.co.za Summer in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and we were watching the miracle of birth about a kilometre south of Kamfersboom waterhole on the Auob riverbed. The springbok mum was resting next to the road when we found her, the head and front hooves of a lamb poking out of her rear end. Soon the …

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Something to look forward to in 2013

Meet Botswana’s desert. Recognisable by its endlessly rolling red sand dunes, parched fossil riverbeds and wide acacia savannas, the Kalahari Desert is one of Africa’s richest and most remote safari destinations – and the perfect destination for your 2013 break. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is where South Africa and Botswana relinquish their borders and offer …

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Goshawk vs. Falcon Caught on Camera

It was the morning of 7 June 2012 and our two week trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape, South Africa was coming to an end. We had another night camping at Nossob rest camp and one more night at Twee Rivieren rest camp, after which we had to leave the peace …

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Springbok: The Kgalagadi’s kangaroos

Antidorcas marsupialis stands about 80 cm high and is able to run up to 90 km/hour. It is also able to leap 3.5 m high and stot, pronk or jump 15 m. Hell, I wish I could do that. But I am not a Springbok. The ‘marsupialis bit of the Springbok’s latin name refers to the blind fold or …

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Gecko TV – night time entertainment in the Kgalagadi

The African bush comes alive at night time. The heat seeps away, the crickets crank up their violins and those further down in the food pyramid stare wide-eyed into the blackness and ready themselves for their endless night vigil. Nostrils flare, ears pivot constantly and big cats with rumbling bellies begin to stir. The Kgalagadi is no exception. Early evenings are beautiful. It is …

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One lion, many habitats

Lions are one of my favourite animals (I have a few) but one of the reasons that I find lions interesting is their adaptability. The diverse habitats that are found in Botswana illustrate this well. In the south and central parts of the country, especially the western half, rainfall is low. Dry Kalahari sands are …

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