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Kgalagadi NP Botswana April 2022


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Natalie and I have stayed in Kgalagadi regularly with great pleasure, we usually stay in both sides of the park, Botswana's and South Africa's. The biggest difference between the 2 is that Botswana is a bit wilder and freer compared to South Africa, South Africa is a bit more practical and has nice camps such as Grootkolk, Urikaruus, and Gahargab where you have a small fence with a view of a waterhole.

I will share some pics to get an impression of the sceneries as also the wildlife.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

 

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Great photos. How do you manage to get so many snake shots? 

 

Only 3 sleeps now before traveling to Zambia. Cant wait after the the long break from travel due to you know what.     

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2 hours ago, NSY said:

Great photos. How do you manage to get so many snake shots? 

 

Only 3 sleeps now before traveling to Zambia. Cant wait after the the long break from travel due to you know what.     

 

This year was extraordinary and even ended with a puff adder in my car:o, I all my years of traveling I have seen maybe 5 snakes, this year very day....

 

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Wildship

Great photo's and adventure. What area did you see the Meerkat?

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1 hour ago, Wildship said:

Great photo's and adventure. What area did you see the Meerkat?

image.png.64dda2d6031ca56553e3ed8e4d91aa4e.pngBetween dertiende boorgat en Urikaruus

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OMG! That's incredible with the snake. No way would I have gotten that close nor driven knowingly with a puff adder in the car! Although I suppose there was no choice!

 

And amazing photos all around.  Too many great ones to single out although the scratching cheetah, the hand-standing squirrel and all the night shots stick in my mind.

 

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michael-ibk

Top photos, really beautiful, bravo!

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shazdwn

Great photos, looks like a fabulous trip 

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Atravelynn

Wonderful photos.  The ground squirrels were acrobats.

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Wonderful pictures @JPS

From your experience, which time is your favourite to visit Kgalagadi?

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Great photos but, oh my, that video!  It certainly put the frighteners on me!! :unsure:

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Towlersonsafari

some lovely and very funny photo's @JPS

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6 hours ago, Athene said:

Wonderful pictures @JPS

From your experience, which time is your favourite to visit Kgalagadi?

February, March is magical full off butterflies, rainbows, and great lighting in the morning and evening for pictures.

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Isn't it very hot in February and March? I love the photos you took in April @JPS

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28 minutes ago, Athene said:

Isn't it very hot in February and March? I love the photos you took in April @JPS

To be honest, I preferred February/March, but April is beautiful as well.

The heat didn't bother me too much in February and March.

 

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gatoratlarge

Picture is definitely worth a thousand words!  Beautiful shots!  I sure wish I knew how to do a starry sky---loved the two male lions on the dune!  Thanks for sharing your journey!

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@JPSgreat photos and a video-story! I heard that puff adders are very fast snakes... and very poisoned. You, folks are just fearless.

Where did you see the leopards? In SA Kgalagadi? Is it one of he famous female leopard with the cub (I forgot her name ..)

Nice shots of raptor by the way. And I love a butterfly. And the lions and the cheetahs ... ok, all of pictures actually. The male lions were also in the SA-side or Bots? 

The water in the pan - is it Mpaya? I saw Mpaya-2 camping place in one picture, right?

Grate photos, thank you for sharing!

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3 hours ago, ElenaH said:

@JPSgreat photos and a video-story! I heard that puff adders are very fast snakes... and very poisoned. You, folks are just fearless.

Where did you see the leopards? In SA Kgalagadi? Is it one of he famous female leopard with the cub (I forgot her name ..)

Nice shots of raptor by the way. And I love a butterfly. And the lions and the cheetahs ... ok, all of pictures actually. The male lions were also in the SA-side or Bots? 

The water in the pan - is it Mpaya? I saw Mpaya-2 camping place in one picture, right?

Grate photos, thank you for sharing!

 

 

Привет Elenea,

 

Thanks for your feedback, with the snake we knew that the car was waterproof so no way for the puff adder to crawl into the car...at least that is what we thought:huh:.

Later, after the rangers inspected our car for more than an hour, we felt comfortable and inspected again ourselves...but did not find the snake until a few days later in Vryburg.

 

The Leopards were a daily sighting and we saw two kills from her in  two days, so she will be my friend forever:) it was at Marie se draai waterhole nearby nosob camp.

Actually, all the cats you see on these pictures were taken in the SA part, we did have the two males at Mpaya as well, together with a female on a daily basis as also in camp but not as intense as your experiences!

 

With Mpaya we had double bookings and we went to the overflow camp without an A frame, the other two with A frame is Mabua 4 and with the grass and nice sun downers is rooiputs 6.

 

September we will take it easier and we will go to kruger NP, mainly lower sabie and Satara restcamp, Feb booked for Kgalagadi again...can't get enough of these places.

 

Thanks again and enjoy your day

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