The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is famous for it’s red sand dunes, black maned lions and exceptional wildlife photography opportunities. It has become a very popular safari destination for travellers looking for a more rustic and down to earth experience. If you are planning to visit the Kgalagadi, here are some tips before you go.
I love the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, it’s my favourite SANpark which is why you can expect to see a lot more blog posts featuring this magnificent piece of earth.
Today I am sharing everything you need to know about Bitterpan, one of the wilderness camps inside the park. I also featured this camp as one of my Top 5 Tented Camps in Southern Africa.
We are off on another adventure and this time it is a 5 day camping safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
We haven’t been to the park since last winter, and packing for a safari in winter and packing for a safari in summer will deliver two different suitcases. If you want see what to pack for winter safari, read my post here.
It’s in the midst of summer now, and summer months in the Kalahari delivers a dry heat with temperatures reaching up to 40 degree Celsius during the day with the occasional thunder shower in the late afternoon. If you are camping, there is no hiding from both so it’s best you are well prepared.
Not all of us are true campers at heart, which is probably why the “glamping” trend has made such a big impact on the travel industry over the past few years. All over Africa, tented camps have popped up to satisfy this demand. Tented camps serve as the perfect solution for travelers who want to get close to nature but not give up the basic comforts. You get a comfy bed and bedding without having to pitch the tent yourself.
The options range from basic to very luxurious, it’s up to you to decide how fancy you want to go and how much you are willing to spend.
Here are my favorite tented camps I have visited in Southern Africa:
In a few days, I will be visiting one of my favorite national parks for another eventful safari and it’s time decide what to pack.