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.