This park is situated off the beaten track, in eastern Namibia, bordering Botswana. Deep patches of Kalahari sand make it difficult to negotiate. Therefore it remains pretty much an untouched area. There are subterranean river courses, which fill with surface water only during the rainy season, which leaves the park relatively green. Khaudum Game Park is particularly noted for its population of the very rare african wild dog and you might see herds of elephants, wildebeest, roan antelope, leopard and lions although in the thick bush, the game is sometimes difficult to spot. With over 300 bird species, including many birds of prey, it is a birdlover's paradise.
The park should only be visited with at least two vehicles, as it is very remote.
The world's largest stretch of sand, the Kalahari Desert, isn't technically a desert at all. Thanks to a little rainfall, the landscape is well vegetated with a variety of trees, shrubs, camelthorn, red ebony and other acacias. In springtime the plains are covered with flowers and grass, while the summer rains make the Kalahari look a healthy green, sustaining large herd of plains game, like springbok and oryx.
Besides being the largest stretch of sand, the Kalahari is famous for a few other things: It is home to the biggest bird nests, those of the sociable weaver and it is the home to the majestic black maned lion and the inquisitive meerkat.
Khaudum Game Park
Kgalagadi National Park
The Kgalagadi National Park is a transfrontier park that shares borders with Namibia, South Africa and Botswana. The red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry river beds of the Nossob and the Auob rivers are a perfect setting for predators and prey alike, and provide excellent photo opportunities. The park is a birders haven and expecially famous for its birds of prey. The pygmy falcon is the smallest bird of prey and is often seen around the sociable weaver nests, in which they nest as well.