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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
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Brown Hyena


Photo by Kalahari Safaris

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - place of thirst in SAN - is as rugged as it is remote. But it is worth the effort tenfold. Spot cheetah, leopard, hyena and Kalahari lion with its definitive black-mane. Watch snake eagle, bateleur, and variety of vulture, as well as the gabar goshawk, pygmy falcon and greater kestrel. Predators of every kind. View herds of herbivores - blue wildebeest, springbok, eland, red hartebeest and gemsbok - as they migrate across sparely vegetated landscape. Observe the intricate family structure of the ground squirrel and suricate (also known as meerkat). These mammals may be small but they offer hours of entertainment. Take in the endless horizon of red sand dunes. Snap artistic photographs of solitary trees and dry riverbeds. An African safari is about more than just wildlife. But what makes a safari in this first-ever Peace Park truly unique is the total lack of crowds. There are more than 3.6 million hectares of Kalahari Desert to discover and very few people doing it.
Kalahari Lion
Kalahari Lion stalking a Gemsbok

Kalahari Lion stalking a Gemsbok

Kalahari Safaris

The Kalahari lion lives in the Kalahari Desert as one would imagine but it isn't a sub-species of the Felidae family. The lions of Kalahari have a unique name because they have adapted to survive. The Kalahari lion has lighter fur than other lions helping it blend in to its desert environment. The Kalahari lion can go for weeks without drinking. And because there is less food in the Kalahari than in other places the Kalahari lion has to work harder for a meal. Kalahari lions can travel up to 60 km in search of prey and eat whatever they can find, even porcupine. The Kalahari lion weighs less than other lion but its black mane makes it more threatening.
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