Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Karoo Parks

May 18, 2015  —  South Africa 3

The Karoo region is a vast plateau with a semi-arid climate. This ecosystem covers about one third of the area of South Africa. There are some nice parks with a population of animals able to withstand this desert climate with very little water during the dry season. In summer, the temperature can go up to 45 degrees Celsius and in winter, the night can be around zero. On the small mountains, there is sometimes snow...

Karoo - South Africa
Karoo - South Africa
Tortoise seen in the middle of the road. It is about 30 cm long by 20 cm high.
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Karoo National Park

Karoo National Park - South Africa

This park is special because it protects modern animals and is important for archeologists since fossilized bones from ancient creatures have been found in it.

Karoo National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
My first 'encounter' of the day. This female lion is wearing a tracking collar.
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Plain zebras.
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Mountain Zebra.
Zebras from different species. Notice the stripe on the Mountain Zebra; they are more numerous and tightly spaced... Moreover, the top of the nose is of a brownish colour.
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Crossing of tortoises, chameleons, and snakes.
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Typical landscape in the Karoo National Park.
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Camdeboo National Park

Camdeboo National Park - South Africa

This park is more interesting for its rock formations than for the variety of species it protects.

Nevertheless, some interesting animals can be observed.

Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
Camdeboo National Park - South Africa
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Mountain Zebra National Park

Mountain Zebra National Park - South Africa
Mountain Zebra National Park - South Africa
Mountain Zebra National Park - South Africa
Mountain Zebra.
Mountain Zebra National Park - South Africa
Mountain Zebra National Park - South Africa