Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is as a result of merging the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa. As a result of this merger, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park spans around 3.6 million hectares. The park offers un-parallel and sweeping views of desert landscape. The remoteness of this park means that fewer visitors visit this park, thus safari holidays are uninterrupted. While on safaris in Kgalagadi you are more likely to encounter some members of the African Big Five.
Red sand dunes, saltpans, open plains and flat bushveld are predominant geographical features in this region. Vegetative cover consists of bushy scrubs, woodlands and grasslands. Kgalagadi is home to a wide variety of animals, and birds which have adapted the desert conditions. The merge of the two national parks allows free movement of wild animals in search of pastures and water.
The dry riverbeds of Auto and Nossob Rivers, draws out varieties of animals in large numbers thus making them the ideal locations for quality wildlife viewing. You will have excellent opportunities of encountering cheetahs, leopards, both brown and spotted hyena, the African black-maned lion, African wild dogs, giraffe, blue wildebeest, errand, aardavk, bat-eared foxes, pangolin and meerkat.
Kgalagadi is a birding paradise with over 50 species of bird observed in the region. Bateleur, Pygmy falcons, Sociable weavers and Vultures are some of the birds found in Kgalagadi. Kgalagadi is also one of the few places in Africa offering exceptional cheetah watching opportunities.