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Desert life – Exploring the Kgalagadi

Exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – a place where despite some of the harshest conditions on the planet, life prevails with incredible beauty.

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Fishing for finches in the Kgalagadi

A grey heron uses a local waterhole as his fishing ground for finch food.

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Black-breasted snake eagle in the Kgalagadi

A black-breasted snake eagle is dive-bombed by a drongo in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

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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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I came across this Kori bustard close to the road in was very relaxed!

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: 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

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Desert Life in the Kgalagadi

We’ve just spent 6 nights in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. What a pity it couldn’t have been a bit longer – it’s like nothing either of us have ever seen before. Well actually I have seen it before, but I

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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.

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Travels in the Kalahari. Exploring the Spirit of the Thirstland.

The Kalahari is vast and ageless, a semi-desert of photogenic red dunes and star-crammed skies where African animals run wild. Visit it once and it may capture your heart forever. That’s what happened to author Roxanne Reid. She has visited

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Kgaligadi Transfrontier Park

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

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In Search of the San in the Kalahari’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Every time I drive into the vast, burning expanse of the Kalahari, part of me feels as if I am heading towards the end of the earth, leaving nothing but a trail of dust in my wake. Or maybe it’s

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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

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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

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Day 1: Richtersveld video diary

If you’ve ever wondered what the fuss about the vast beauty of the Richtersveld is, or what is so special about the Kgalagadi, then this documentary of our recent visit to the Arid parks of the Northern Cape will give

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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

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