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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:34 pm 
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There are many books about Kruger, most of which are already listed on this forum. Are there any books on KTP , Like for eg the Prime Origins guide to exploring Kruger ?
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Great topic Pat :thumbs_up:

Due to our forthcoming visit to KTP I am indeed searching for the same information. Furthermore how well stocked "bookwise" are the shops in KTP???

Looking forward to your advise.


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Pumbaa I'm looking for the same reason. I have not been to KTP since I was a kid. There is great advice on the forum, but i'm a book-aholic and need at least half a dozen books on any one topic! The bag of books that goes to KNP is bigger than my clothes bag! :shock:

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Some books and leaflets on KTP, but not in the same league than books on Kruger
Shop in TR is well stocked with books


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Evening Guys

We ahve only been to KTP once but the following books are recommended in the Visitors guide we purchased at Twee Rivieren:
- The Kalahari: Survival in a Thirstland Wilderness (Nigel Dennis, Michael Knight & Peter Joyce
- Kalahari Hyaenas (Guss Mills)
- The Crowdwd Desert - The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (Wilf Nussey). Only one that I have read - quite old as you can see by the titel but a very informative read, especially on the historical aspects.
- The Guide to the Kalahari Gemsbok Park (Guss Mills & Clem Haagner.

If I remember the shops in KTP had a decent selection of books/guides - especially about the local lioness 'Ousus'

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The Sanparks book with maps and lots of other useful information is excellent but be warned the travelling times allowed in thus publication are hopelessly inadequate and misleading and in some cases one has to double the time given between camps! Apart from that it is an excellent publication!

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Thanks so far Bert, Jo, Penny & Pat,

very useful information. :clap:


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One of the most resent books on the Kalahari is "Kalahari - Macnificent Desert" which is the work of one of our formites. Available at Exclusive Books. The script is fantastic and factual, and the photos out of this world.

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Thanks Lirritma. I'll go to Exclusive today and look for it or get them to order it :D

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i agree the book "Kalahari Magnificent Desert" is a very coffee table book, we received this book as a gift from Jurgens CI for purchasing our Explorer 1 Caravan from them in Dec 2007 and will come in handy when visiting KTP in Sept 2008

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If I remember the shops in KTP had a decent selection of books/guides - especially about the local lioness 'Ousus'

Hope that helps!


Believe its by Piet Heymans
Seen some more coffee table books by him
One of the first taking photographs in the Kalahari.

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 Post subject: Re: KTP Books
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Hi,

Check out the guide "Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park" written by Peter Derichs. Very comprehensive with meanings of place names, GPS positions, tree & shrub ID, water quality, plus a section on the birds and animals found there.


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