A Unique South African Safari - Kgalagadi National Park
Covering over 38 000 square kilometres, the Kgalagadi National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in the world. Located in the Northern Cape of South Africa, and continuing into Botswana, the park is jointly managed by conservation experts in both South Africa and Botswana. The Kgalagadi National Park is an impeccable location to enjoy a true African safari vacation.
Officials agree that travelling through the Kgalagadi National Park as a self drive tour for visitors should be done in a 4x4 vehicle; however there are numerous reliable tour operators which are able to provide tourists with private safari tours to the Park.
The Kgalagadi National Park is truly a birding paradise. It contains roughly 280 species, amongst them numerous raptors such as various species of owls, eagles and falcons. Visitors on safari holidays who desire to see numerous predators will not be disappointed while travelling through the Kgalagadi National Park. The park is well known for the abundant predators such as leopards, cheetah and hyena. The black-maned lion can also be found in the park - and spotting one of these will make for a truly unforgettable South African safari experience!
Although the geography of the park is largely dry and arid, an abundance of animals can be seen along the waterholes. A hide is located at waterholes near the Nossob and Mata Mata camps where one can savour the African air and take time out from a safari tour to relax.
Game Lodges range from camp sites to luxury lodgings and chalets which are suitable for individuals on a family tour. Visitors are advised to plan their safari travels accordingly in order not to drive after dark in the park, which is not allowed. Travel times from one safari lodge to another should also be kept in mind.
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