9- Day - Kgalagadi Trans frontier Park
We visit a vast wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa. The park has abundant, varied wildlife. It is home to large mammalian predators such as lions, cheetahs, African leopards, and hyenas. Migratory herds of large herbivores such as blue wildebeest, springbok, eland, and red hartebeest also live and move seasonally within the park, providing sustenance for the predators. More than 200 species of bird can be found in the park, including vultures and raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and secretary birds.
Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit and a lion stronghold in Southern Africa.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa, bordering Namibia to the west. It’s characterized by red dunes and dry rivers. Wildlife includes migrating herds of wildebeest and springbok, plus predators like raptors and black-maned Kalahari lions.
Day 1:Johannesburg to Vryburg
Day 2:Vryburg to Augrabies Falls
We have Breakfast before we leaving through the Northern Cape Province to Augrabies Waterfall. he Augrabies Falls is a waterfall on the Orange River, South Africa, within the Augrabies Falls National Park. The falls are around 183 feet (56 m) in height. Some sources cite an approximate height of 480 feet; this is actually the height from the base of the canyon to the top of the walls, not that of the falls themselves. The original Khoikhoi residents named the waterfall "Ankoerebis" — "place of great noise" — from which the Trek Boers, who settled here, later on, derived the name, "Augrabies". We visit "the eye" at Kuruman, and stop en-route for Lunch in Olifantshoek before we make our way to our lodge where we booked in. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3:Augrabies to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
We continue our journey today to the north and enter the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa, bordering Namibia to the west. It’s characterized by red dunes and dry rivers. Wildlife includes migrating herds of wildebeest and springbok, plus predators like raptors and black-maned Kalahari lions. We relax till we go on our thirst Sunset game drive with rangers of the Park. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4:Twee Rivieren to Nossob Camp
We explore the Kgalagadi up to Nossob Camp. Nossob Rest Camp is situated within the dry riverbed of the Nossob. The camp is surrounded by tree savannah and is famous for spectacular predator sightings. The camp has a reception, swimming pool, predator information center, shop and fuel facilities. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day. No phone reception is available at the camp which ad to the tranquillity and peaceful atmosphere at Nossob. Nossob is 3,5 hrs drive from Twee Rivieren. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5Nossob to Mata-Mata
We leaving early as we had breakfast and make our way to Mata-Mata camp. The camp is situated on the banks of the Auob River on the western boundary of the Park. The camp borders Namibia and is surrounded by thorny Kalahari dune bushveld. Giraffe, typically adapted to these arid conditions are a favorite sight around Mata-Mata. The camp has a reception, swimming pool, shop and fuel facilities. A generator provides electricity for 16.5 hrs per day and there is no telephone or cell phone reception. (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6:Mata-Mata to Urikasruus wilderness camp
We Explore today to the south up to Urikasruus Wilderness camp. Situated 72 km (two hours) drive away from Twee Rivieren on the road to Mata Mata between the veil of old camelthorn trees, overlooks the Auob River. The closest shop and fuel supply are at Twee Rivieren, where guests who have booked Urikaruus also checks in. The camp is unfenced, and there is a tourism assistant on duty. The camp has 4 x Riverside Cabins built on stilts and connected by a plankway. Urikaruus is accessible by passenger vehicles. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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