Now here is the last part of my report.
We were very surprised to find out that Jannie was our guide for that evening.
It was fantastic, he provided us with heaps of amazing, informative, amusing and interesting facts about wildlife in general and about Kgalagadi wildlife in particular.
Just before we stopped to strech our legs before sunset we saw 3 Lions Cubs (that we were looking for) on top of one of the dunes.So we got out of the vehicle had a break and watched them from a safe distance.
Moreover we saw Cape Foxes, Bat Eared Foxes, 'hundreds' of Springhares, African Wildcats, Marna driving around the dunes in her vehicle looking for 'her' Cats,Owls, Procupine and many more.
It was a brilliant drive. As expected it was getting cold shortly after the sunset, but there were blankets and it was quite comfy to sit there and looking at all the animals.
The last night in KTP and we had to leave early the next morning .
Just after we left the park we saw Meerkats again, just right beside the road.Unfortunately I already paked away the camera and as soon as I stopped they were heading straight to Botswana.
The time in KTP was awesome.We loved every single day.We had most of the sightings to our own.All people we met were really friendly ( the wave-back rate was nearly 99 %). The staff was extremely helpfull .
The camps were very well maintained, and it is really hard to pick a favourite one. From the main camps we liked Nossob very much.A beautiful area and the Bird Hide is always very rewarding.
The Wilderness Camps were all stunning, and they are all different.It just depends what you are looking for.
Very nice views into the beautiful landscape.Wonderful to see the sunset and sunrise.Has a feeling that you are right in the middle of nowhere.
Kalahari Tented Camp:
Very nice views into the dunes.Hyenas roam the camp quite frequently.
Maybe our favourite camp.The fact that you can sit on your balcony and have a look at the waterhole not too far away makes it very special. Predators often come to the camp during the night to visit the waterhole. (Ok , we missed the Leopards, but be sure we will see them the next time).
All throughout the whole Park you were still able to see the impact of the heavy rainfalls a few weeks ago.
But the roads all were quite good and we neaver had any difficulties with our VW Sharan.
As the grass was really high especially north of Nossob we were really glad to have a higher car, so that we were at least able to see a little bit.You would have had no chance with a sedan.
With all the reports we did read before we went to KTP we though we were going to predators heaven, well it was, but it was even much more than that.
We loved all the sightings, we were never before able to see so many Snakes, it was quite easy to see Raptors.But we especially loved all the small discoveries on the roadside.
The landscape is absolutely beautiful.
We had a very special time and are already looking forward to return to KTP in 2007 (staying nearly 4 weeks, because 10 days are just not enough
This will be the last pic of our trip to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The three Lion Cubs on top of a dune in the fading daylight.
I hope the pics and my reports show how much we loved beeing there.