Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a conservation area in Southern Africa. It is in the border of South Africa and Botswana and comprises two national parks, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and Gemsbok National Park in Botswana. The total area of the park is 38,000 square kilometers, three-quarters of the park lies in Botswana and one-quarter in South Africa.
The Kgalagadi is best known for unique desert-adapted mammals, birds, reptiles and rodents, especially the black maned Kalahari lions and gemsbok. Other animals include the endangered wild dog, leopard, giraffe, blue wildebeest, brown hyena, eland, aardvark, bat-eared foxes, pangolin and meerkat. Kgalagadi is a fascinating stop for birdwatchers and apart from migrating flamingos and pelicans, this is an excellent area for raptors, with over 50 recorded species. Bateleur, Pygmy falcons, Sociable weavers and Vultures (White-backed and Lappet-faced) are common.
Summer is from October to April and winter is from June to August.
Access to the Park can be gained through 5 gates in 3 different countries. South Africa access is through the Twee Rivieren gate, Namibia through the Mata-Mata gate and Botswana through the Two Rivers, Mabuasehube and Kaa gates.