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Is the Kalahari and Kgalagadi the same?

Is the Kalahari and Kgalagadi the same?

The park straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana and comprises two adjoining national parks: Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa. Gemsbok National Park in Botswana….

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Established 31 July 1931 (Kalahari Gemsbok National Park) 12 May 2000 (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park)

Where is the Kgalagadi?

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is situated in the southern Kalahari, with 73% lying in Botswana and the remainder in South Africa. The area, which measures 37 256 km2, represents a large ecosystem relatively free of human interference – an increasingly rare phenomenon in Africa.

How big is Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park?

14,672 mi²
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park/Area

How do you pronounce Kgalagadi?


What is the best time to visit the Kgalagadi?

Wildlife viewing is always good in Kgalagadi but at its best at the end of the rains (March to May) when animals congregate around the riverbeds, the lifelines of the park. However, Kgalagadi gets extremely hot during summer – the cooler winter months (May to September) are the most pleasant.

Does Kgalagadi have elephants?

So the downside to the Kgalagadi when compared to traditional game reserves like Kruger is that you won’t be able to spot ALL of your favourite African mammals. Unfortunately there are no elephants, no rhinos and no buffalo.

Is Sodwana a malaria area?

Please note that Sodwana Bay National Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is a low-risk malaria region so might be are necessary – please consult your doctor.

How big is Kgalagadi National Park in South Africa?

The park straddles the border between South Africa and Botswana and comprises two adjoining national parks: The total area of the park is 38,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi). Approximately three-quarters of the park lies in Botswana and one-quarter in South Africa. Kgalagadi means “place of thirst.”.

Which is the closest city to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park?

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is seated about 250km from Upington, which is the closest big city, while it is 904km from Johannesburg and 1000km from Cape Town. The park has no internal, man-made borders.

What kind of animals live in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park?

However, water flows underground and provides life for grass and camelthorn trees growing in the river beds. The rivers may flow briefly after large thunderstorms. The park has abundant, varied wildlife. It is home to large mammalian predators such as lions, cheetahs, African leopards, and hyenas.

How often does the Nossob River flow in Kgalagadi?

The terrain consists of red sand dunes, sparse vegetation, occasional trees, and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob Rivers. The rivers are said to flow only about once per century.

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