The Kgalagadi were some of the first people to enter the northern Kalahari and associated with the Khoi inhabitants. And it’s noted that even though they didn’t spend much time there, the name they gave to the place remained Kalahari and it’s derived from the Kgalagadi word “Makgadikgadi”, which meant the great “thirst land”.
The park is located largely within the southern Kalahari Desert with terrains mostly consisting of red sand dunes, sparse vegetation, occasional trees, and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob rivers which are known to flow for once in a year. The park is governed by two countries that’s South Africa and Botswana and therefore can be accessed via different gates from both countries.
The park offers a premium view for visitors who wish to do game drives around the park. The park is renowned for its abundance of predators and it’s a movement place for large herbivores including the blue wildebeest, eland, springbok and red hartebeest
Some other species such as the Ground Squirrel and the Suricate are two more of the park’s more prominent species that are enjoyed by the visitors to park. Honey Badger, Pangolin and Bat-eared fox are some of the park specials to look for due to the way how they hide within the park
Many bird lovers flock into the park to enjoy the different species and some of the commonest are the Tawny and Black breasted Snake Eagle, Bateleur, White backed and Lappet faced Vulture including the small species such as Pale Chanting Goshawk, Gabor Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon and Greater Kestrel.