Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

May 25, 2014  —  South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Ground squirrels.

Kgalagadi Park is a wild land covered with white or red sand where thorn trees survive under a scorching sun. It is part of the Kalahari Desert that covers about three quarters of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. Speaking about the Kalahari is speaking about sand everywhere; it is the largest contiguous sand-covered area in the world with its 2.5 million square kilometres.

The Kalahari Desert doesn't have a big density of animals, but with a bit of luck, one can see lions, cheetahs, leopards, and a whole range of animals adapted to semi-arid conditions.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Sand everywhere and sparse vegetation are characteristic of the Kalahari Desert.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Try spotting a lion in through these herbs about a meter high.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Wild melon.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Side view.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Bottom view.
This set of nests is built by a species of weaver called social weaver. These birds live in small colonies with several dozen nests clustered together.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Springboks.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Oryx.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Wildebeest.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kori Bustard.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
New species - Yellow Mongoose.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
New species - Yellow Mongoose.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Two Black-backed Jackals caught while taking a nap.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
New species - suricates.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Squirrels seem to get along quite nicely with suricates.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Some cute suricates are watching for danger.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Topi.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Another jackal.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Campsite in this huge desert.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Secretary Bird.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - Botswana
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Male lion.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - South Africa
Cheetah.
I saw them from far away.