Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Formed by a merge of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana in 1999, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park stretches over a 3,6 million hectare area of red sand dunes, dry river beds and scrub bushland. Kgalagadi means 'place of thirst' which is not surprising considering the park is mostly located in the Kalahari desert.
The arid region means that the days are extremely hot with temperatures soaring to above 40 degrees C, while night time under the clear starry sky becomes extremely cold. Here herds of gemsbok, blue wildebeest and eland roam the land, migrating according to the seasons; and lions full from their last kill, lie snoring in the shade of the camel thorn trees. The Kgalagadi is home to many birds of prey and is a popular destination for those interested in birding.
The park comprises of six different camps with three traditional rest camps and three wilderness camps all offering unique bush experiences from rustic to luxury.