Everyone goes to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the hope of getting a thumping good sighting of Kalahari lions. Sometimes, just sometimes, they get more than they bargained for.
Camping in the unfenced wilderness at Rooiputs, on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, is something lots of people love to do. Not so the foreign tourists who had a run-in with Kalahari lions earlier this year.
If you’ve never stayed at Tsendze Rustic Camp Site in the Kruger National Park, then you’ve never experienced just how great camping can be. Last year I raved about this camp, about 7km from the much larger Mopani, and nothing has changed: I’m raving about it again this year. Here’s why.
In an earlier blog, Kgalagadi developments: have your say, I chuntered on about the proposed developments in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP). I laid out my concerns regarding roads, refuse, sewage, and the quality and supply of water, saying these should be addressed before any further developments were considered.
On our trip to the park in May, the validity of these concerns was amply demonstrated.
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