Thursday, March 29, 2018

The very special Kgalagadi!

29 March 2018

Earlier this month, Mary and I set off in a fully loaded Priscilla, to revisit one of our all-time favourite places…… The Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. We had last been there 14 years ago, but this time were planning an overlapping trip with Kim and Steve in their own fully equipped off road Hilux. The overlapping was brought about largely as a result of us having booked 6 months ago, and K & S having booked whatever vacancies they could find during the same time period, starting in Feb. Kim logged on to the Sanparks site daily, for any cancellations, and by combining our schedules we ended up with a wonderful mixture of 5 common nights, and 5 days during which we each went our own ways, meeting up again a day or two later to brag about our sightings!

The pictures which follow, show exactly what makes the Kgalagadi so special …. It was still very hot, and very much greener than we have seen before, being at the end of the rainy season, which also allows the game to drift further away from the river beds. I have taken the liberty of including about 8 of Steve’s photos, (lions, leopards, Tawny eagle with prey), as we were not lucky enough to see lions or leopards! We on the other hand were very lucky with Cheetah. Between us we saw almost everything the park has to offer, including Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Eland, Meerkats and Honey Badgers, Cape Fox, Bat Eared Foxes, and Genets, even though they are not included in the photos!

Thanks to Steve for the following:

What a wonderful world!