WILDLIFE IN KGALAGADI
The landscape is dominated by red and yellow sand dunes, saline lakes, steppe and forest savannah. The wildlife is incredibly rich with large abundance of species like Springbok, Oryx, Ostrich, Gnu, Giraffe and Hartebeest. There are also plenty of smaller animals, such as Jackals, African Wildcats, Honey Badgers, Meerkats, Desert Foxes, Mongooses as well as the speciality – the whistling Gerbil. However, it is big cats and the chance to see them in action that has given the park its cult status amongst wildlife photographers. Africas large black-maned Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Caracals, Spotted and Brown Hyenas all hunt in the National Park, and the chances of exciting photography is good.
The birdlife is unique, with the largest eagle – the Martial Eagle, and the smallest bird of prey in Africa – the Pygmy Falcon. The Lanner Falcon is common, as are various Weever Birds, Bulbuls, Doves, Bustards, Sandgrouse, owls, finches and a large number of birds of prey.
During the tour we will stay at several interesting lodges and ”rest-camps” where you can explore on your own, photographing smaller animals. Some even have their own small hides, where you can see predators up close.