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Kgalagadi in March

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Kgalagadi in March

Unread postby allane » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi everyone. I am planning a trip for March to the Kgalagadi. Thinking of staying at Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and the Kalahari Tented Camp. Trip length of about 10 days. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Is this a good time of the year to visit the park? Sightings any good?

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Re: Kgalagadi in March

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:40 pm

Any time is good to visit Kgalagadi allane :thumbs_up:

I have been twice in March and they were very different.

The first time was very rainy and it was insect heaven and last year was a drought and we saw none!

You get 'cooking' days and days where you see hardly anything, so in 10 days you should get quite lucky.

The Aub river (MM side) is usually very good for cheetah and lion, and the summer migrant birds should still be there.

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Re: Kgalagadi in March

Unread postby enrico » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:20 pm

Hi Allane.
Mata Mata and Kalahari Tented Camp are only about 5kms from each other.
I would suggest you choose one or the other.
If you only want to visit the Auob side then try and get into Urikaruus or Kieliekrankie for a night or two as well.

If you are planning a visit in March 2014 then you will have to grab whatever you can get.
Make your bookings and if you are lucky you may still get a cancellation and can amend your booking.
If 2015,then be on the phone as bookings open to get your desired camps.

In the KTP "Even the bad times are good".
As BB says anytime is a good time to visit.

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Weather in Kgalagadi

Unread postby allane » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Hi all. Does anyone know what the weather is like in the Kgalagadi at the moment. I am due to visit at the end of next week and interested to know if they have received as much rain as the rest of South Africa. Thanks.

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Weather in Kgalagadi

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Re: Temperatures in Kgalakgadi March and September

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:12 pm

March is in the rainy season, but it can get quite hot if it doesn't rain.

40 degrees is not impossible.
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Re: Temperatures in Kgalakgadi March and September

Unread postby penolva » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:14 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:March is in the rainy season, but it can get quite hot if it doesn't rain.

40 degrees is not impossible.

Thanks, so a fan would be a good idea. I was hoping to see some storms brewing as the photographs I have seen are amazing with the lightening etc. Pen

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Re: Temperatures in Kgalakgadi March and September

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:40 pm

penolva wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:March is in the rainy season, but it can get quite hot if it doesn't rain.

40 degrees is not impossible.

Thanks, so a fan would be a good idea.


All wilderness camps have fans, except KTC. Please remember there is no electrical plug point for you to plug in your own fan.

Enjoy the trip, March is a stunning month to visit Kgalagadi!!
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Re: Temperatures in Kgalakgadi March and September

Unread postby penolva » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:56 pm

'Stunning' :dance: thats so exciting. I was going to get a battery operated fan as I realise no power points in the wilderness camps. thanks Pen


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