camping & photography
Join me for this exceptional photographic expedition in Kgalagadi National Park, to discover the unusual fauna and flora of the mythical Kalahari desert.
For an enhanced and thrilling experience in the desert, camping is the ultimate way to be close to nature and stars.
Number of guests: 2
Dates: to be set
Kgalagadi National Park
A camping and photography adventure
Starting point: Johannesburg airport.
Departure for Upington, the last city, around 300km from the entrance of the park.
Visit of the city and shopping for the expedition supplies.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a national park shared between South Africa and Botswana.
Kgalagadi means "the land of thirst". The park is located largely in the Kalahari Desert. The terrain consists of red dunes, with sparse vegetation cover. Linear dunes were formed 6,000 to 14,000 years ago, driven by very strong winds.
The Nossob River serves as the border between South Africa and Botswana. The beds of the Nossob and Auob rivers are dry. These rivers are said to flow only once a century. However, the water flows underground and allows some acacias to grow in the riverbed.
The park is home to large predators such as black Kalahari lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. There are also jackals. All feed on herds of large herbivores present as wildebeest (including blue wildebeest), oryx, springbok (or euchorus), eland, bubale ... live there too. Many small mammals including the meerkat, the ground squirrel and many others abound in the park.
One day at Augrabies Falls National Park before returning to Upington and Johannesburg.
The Augrabies waterfall is about 60 metres high and is awe-inspiring when the river is in flood. The gorge below the falls averages about 240 m deep and runs for 18 kilometres. The gorge provides an impressive example of erosion into a granitic basement.