Going Slowly into the Kgalagadi

Did you know that the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the largest wilderness areas in the world?

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is colossal. At 38 000 km2 it is larger than many countries and one of the largest in the world. It is a semi-desert of red dunes and star-crammed skies where animals run wild and visitors are in awe of its vast spaces. Once Kalahari sand gets into your shoes, legend says, you’ll be drawn back again and again.

It’s a place where game viewing, patiently waiting near to a waterhole and relaxing around a campfire take precedence. The park is especially renowned for predator and raptor watching and for the antics of the Ground Squirrel and Meerkat. The seasonal movement of large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland and red hartebeest also attract lion.

Gnarled camel thorn trees, red sands, golden grasslands, and deep blue skies provide a bold backdrop for photographs and game viewing. Among the huge diversity of wildlife, this vast conservation area is home to the famous black-maned Kalahari lion, stately gemsbok, with their V-shaped horns, the extensive nests of sociable weavers, quaint meerkats, and many birds of prey. Other predators such as leopard, cheetah, and hyenas are also found here

Wildlife lovers come here from all corners of the globe in search of the black-maned lion, and often they find them, but here’s a lot more.

I have been coming to this area since my youth and would love to share it with you.

Are you coming?

“We all really wound down from the normal pace of life. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed. The peace was deafening, and the stars were mesmerising. For the wife and me, sitting and reading and talking was fantastic, whilst the kids played in the reservoir. The nature is what I remember best though, so different from anything I’ve experienced before. With the help of Jim’s expertise, being able to spot both animals and birds that we would never have noticed on our own. Oh, and the chats next to the campfire! Thanks for a wonderful holiday Jim, we really appreciate your efforts” – Erik & Jen, Sweden.