10 Photos Of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which straddles the border between Botswana and South Africa in the lower Kalahari, is one of the most remote, beautiful places in southern Africa. The word “Kgalagadi” translates to “place of thirst” in English, due to the park’s extreme dryness and aridity. It is said that some of the rivers only flow once every century.

Nevertheless, the park, which comprises Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and Gemsbok National Park in Botswana, is packed with wildlife that gathers around the rare watering holes, and scenery that will dazzle even the most jaded traveler. Click through for just a taste of what you can see in Kgalagadi.

kgalagadi cheetah


Cheetahs at a watering hole

Kgalagadi giraffes (

Kgalagadi giraffes (Shutterstock)

Giraffes in silhouette at dusk

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Moonrise over the dunes

A black-maned lion in Kgalagadi (Shutterstock)


A black-maned lion prowls the plains

A Khomani boy cracks a huge grin

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The setting sun peeks through the branches of a camel thorn tree

kgalagadi meerkat


An inquisitive meerkat scans the dunes

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Wildebeest kick up dust during a Kgalagadi dawn

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A spotted owl sets his sights on his prey

kgalagadi oryx


Oryx pose for the camera

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