The Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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If you will be visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park you may have just 1 chance to capture the fleeting moments that you witness.

 Your Dream...

You are going on a photo safari to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park that is famous for its black-maned lions, raptors, cheetahs and amazing landscapes - you have dreams of capturing your fantastic wildlife experiences on camera and returning home with impressive images to show friends and family.


Your Struggle...
You get home with magnificent memories, but boring photographs that have not captured the essence of the Kgalagadi. You are so disappointed with the photographs that you show nobody.

 

The above scenario is played out by many people each year. You are unsure of what photo equipment to bring with, you don't know where the animal hot-spots are and you don't know what to expect from the animals if and when you do find them.

And then, by the time you are just getting 'acclimatized' to the park, it's time to go home!

For many people, an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you don't have the time or money to repeat the trip in order to rectify mistakes you made on your first safari.

But what if you could get a head start with your safari and know important information up-front?

Well you can...
the solution to your problem is an affordable eBook (US$27.80) that you can download today (no postage costs) and either print out or keep on your laptop, iPad and/or Smartphone.

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The plan is that when you arrive at an area covered in this eBook you'll know where to go when and what to expect and you will know what equipment and techniques will be most effective.

From the first day you arrive at the Kgalagadi you can be photographing the key animal species like a Kgalagadi veteran!

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What other people are saying about The Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

"As a very keen photographer I spend every spare moment in one of our beautiful National Parks. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of my favourites, which I visit at least twice a year. I have over the years made a priority list of what must be packed (yes I have in the past forgotten to take something), and any list will definitely start with my camera goodies followed by the ‘less important’ camping equipment and food.

Mario and Jenny’s Photographer’s Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has now earned a top spot on my list!

This excellent guide is full of practical tips on camera equipment, information on the various regions in the park and its lovely waterholes, even including where to park your vehicle to get the best light on your subject and therefore the best possible images.

All the waterholes are covered, indicated as morning or afternoon sites, including images of each waterhole, what to look out for when approaching the waterhole and which animals you can expect to find there. The authors have also included their recommended drives, both morning and afternoon, from each of the camps or lodges in the Park.

And the 17 Photographic Lessons -from ‘Patience and Preparation’ to the final one, ‘Photographing at Night from the Camps’ - are little gold nuggets scattered throughout this lovely Guide.

This eBook will be extremely useful for a wide spectrum of photography enthusiasts, from beginners to even professional photographers.”

-- Tobie Oosthuizen, Pretoria, South Africa

"Once again Mario and Jenny Fazekas have excelled at producing this eBook, ‘The Photographer’s Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park’.

Many kilometres travelled and hundreds of hours spent on collecting and collating all the Information necessary to produce this book, so that others may benefit from it.

I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to accompany Mario and Jenny on a trip when they were compiling their eBook ‘The Photographers Guide to the Pilanesberg’ and experienced, first hand, their dedication and amount of time invested in reporting, not only the best time of year, but also time of day and where to park for the best view of the animals.

In Conclusion: It is gratifying to find passionate and talented wildlife photographers who are willing and prepared to share their expertise with all who are interested.

Anyone considering a trip to The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park would be well advised to have this information on hand to make their photographs and memories the best they can be."


-- Alastair Stewart, British Columbia, Canada

"I found The Photographer's Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park a “must have” for planning my trip and believe regular visitors to the park will also find it invaluable for future trips. The book is packed with knowledge that can be applied to other parks, safaris and wildlife excursions via the photography lessons and additional advice for photographers.

There is SO much information to process that I would recommend you read the book end to end and the next time you go to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, decide which area/s to visit and then study the relevant sections pragmatically.

The book gives you ample information and guidance, which if followed, would help you in your photography and sightings, enabling you to get some awesome shots.

The 300 page book is structured and the layout easy to read. I read the book on my tablet so rest assured that you can take this book anywhere on mobile devices.

I have not been able to find a similar or equivalent book on the Kgalagadi which is so comprehensive as The Photographer’s Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Enjoy the read and the photographs - it's an amazing experience by amazing people!”

-- Amanda Ellis, Pretoria, South Africa

"Whether you're a frequent guest to the Kgalagadi, like my wife and I, or a first time visitor, this guide is a must.

Mario and Jenny take you to spots that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money.

Their tips on photographing the flora, fauna and scenery are spot on and additionally, as it's a 'buy-once and get updates for free', any changes in the park (such as new camps or waterholes) will be available to you at no cost as the updated versions are published. You won't get that in one of the hard print publications!

So whether you print the eBook, view on a reader or keep it on your laptop, the information will be there with you while on safari.

How can you go wrong?"

-- Bob and Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA

"I can highly recommend Mario and Jenny's photographic guide to the Kgalagadi.

Having a passion for the region myself and having had to learn about all the dynamics, waterholes and ideal routes to drive over a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!

They pay careful attention to the fall of light on waterholes and game drive routes, the historic species sighted at various waterholes and the total immersive experience that is photography in the Kgalagadi - with some useful photo tips thrown in the mix to keep things interesting.

If you are planning to visit the Kgalagadi in the future, this guide will be an invaluable tool to have on your mobile device or tablet for easy reference and daily game viewing planning."

-- Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa

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What's Inside the Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi eBook...

Written by two wildlife photographers who have spent over two years on African photo safaris – both guided safaris and self-drive safaris.

We are confident this eBook will immensely improve your Kgalagadi photo safari:

·  It's for every level of photographer - whether you have just one camera and one lens or if you are an advanced photographer with all the latest gear.

·  It's a substantial book - 316 pages filled with photos, advice, tips and lessons that the authors have spent years learning.

·  It's a blend of theory with plenty of practical advice - there are explicit directions (with great maps), best times to visit, photographic lessons and expected subjects for the whole park including the new lodges on the Botswana side of the park.

·  It's instantly accessible - no waiting for postal deliveries or expensive couriers.

·  Whenever we update the eBook with fresh information you will be entitled to the revised copy at no charge.

·  It's guaranteed - you get a 30-day money-back guarantee.

·  The eBook is portable - you can take it with you in your vehicle and refer to it while at the waterholes and/or while sitting at the camps doing a sofa-safari!

The Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi
Table of Contents...

ABOUT THE AUTHORS


INTRODUCTION

How to Use this Book

Photographic Equipment

Making the Most of Your Kgalagadi Safari

Travelling Tips for Your Kgalagadi Trip

Stop-overs to or from the Kgalagadi


THE SOUTHERN SECTION

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Suggested Drive from Twee Rivieren - Route 1 (Afternoon)

Twee Rivieren Waterhole

Houmoed Waterhole

Monro Waterhole

Kamfersboom Waterhole

Auchterlonie Waterhole

Suggested Drive from Twee Rivieren - Route 2 (Morning)

Photographic Lesson 1: Patience and Preparation

Samevloeiing Waterhole

Leeuwdril Waterhole 

Rooiputs Waterhole 

Rooiputs Luxury Lodge

Suggested Drive from Rooiputs Lodge - Route 1 (Morning or Afternoon)

Suggested Drive from Rooiputs Lodge - Route 2 (Afternoon)

Rooiputs Camp-site

Photographic Lesson 2: Light-driven vs. Subject-driven

Kieliekrankie Wilderness Camp

Suggested Drive from Kieliekrankie - Route 1 (Morning or Afternoon)

Kij Gamies Waterhole

Tierkop Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 3: Be Alert and Scan all around you

Kij Kij Waterhole

Melkvlei Waterhole

Gunong Waterhole

Kransbrak Waterhole

Suggested Drive from Kieliekrankie - Route 2 (Afternoon)

Gemsbokplein Waterhole

Batulama Waterhole

Montrose Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 4: Finding Subjects to Photograph

!Xaus Lodge

Photographic Lesson 5: Photographing on Game Drives (Guided & Self-drive)


THE CENTRAL SECTION

Urikaruus Wilderness Camp

Suggested Drive from Urikaruus - Route 1 (Afternoon)

Kamqua Waterhole

Rooibrak Waterhole

Suggested Drive from Urikaruus - Route 2 (morning)

Urikaruus Waterhole

Dertiende Boorgat Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 6: Anticipating Animal Behavior

Veertiende Boorgat Waterhole

Dalkeith Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 7: Don't make assumptions & expect the unexpected!

Craig Lockhart Waterhole

Sitsas Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 8: Be Prepared

Kalahari Tented Camp

Suggested Drive from KTC

Photographic Lesson 9: Choosing which Subject to Focus on / stay with

Mata Mata Rest Camp and Hide

Suggested Drive from Mata Mata

Photographic Lesson 10: Don't focus on only the big cats and watch TTL

Bitterpan Wilderness Camp

Suggested Drive from Bitterpan

Vaalpan waterhole

Moravet Waterhole

Eland Waterhole

Kameelsleep Waterhole

Jan se Draai Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 11: What to do with Disappointing Photos


THE NORTHERN SECTION

Nossob Rest Camp

Suggested Drive from Nossob - Route 1 (Afternoon)

Photographic Lesson 12: Take what you saw yesterday & use it today

Rooikop Waterhole

Marie se Draai Waterhole

Kaspersdraai Waterhole

Cheleka Waterhole

Dikbaardskolk Waterhole

Suggested Drive from Nossob - Route 2 (Morning)

Photographic Lesson 13: Photographing landscapes

Cubitje Quap Waterhole

Kwang Waterhole

Bedinkt Waterhole

Langklaas Waterhole

Kousant Waterhole

Polentswa Waterhole

Polentswa Tented Camp

Suggested Drive from Polentswa Camp - Route 1 (Morning or Afternoon)

Polentswa Camp-site

Photographic Lesson 14: Follow the Signs

Grootkolk Wilderness Camp

Suggested Drive from Grootkolk Camp - Route 1 (Morning)

Kannaguass Waterhole

Lijersdraai Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 15: Leopard in the Afternoon at a ‘Morning’ waterhole – Now What?!

Suggested Drive from Grootkolk Camp - Route 2 (Morning & Afternoon)

Geinab Waterhole

Unions End Waterhole

Photographic Lesson 16: “Best” is not Always Better

Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Suggested Drive from Gharagab

Photographic Lesson 17: Photographing at Night from the Camps


MORE ABOUT THE KGALAGADI

Kgalagadi Seasons

Leopards of the Kgalagadi

Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Flowers of the Kgalagadi

Animals visiting you in your Cabin & at your Campsite

Accommodation in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park:

Other important information:


FINAL WORDS

Photographer’s Resources

Tell a Friend

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Technical Details of Photographs

About the Authors…

Mario & Jenny Fazekas have, since 1995, spent over 800 days on self-drive and guided safaris in African National Parks in southern & east Africa and much of that time has been spent in South Africa and Botswana’s Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Many of their photographs have been published and they have won a number of photographic contests.

Who better to than these two photographers to advise you on how best to find and photograph the Kgalagadi's amazing wildlife!

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The Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park costs only US$27.80

That's 50% less than the cheapest chalet costs you for one night in the Kgalagadi!

Remember, you are spending thousands of dollars on safari accommodation, travel and photographic gear - ensure that you get value for money from your safari by investing in The Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, so that you can make certain that you return home from your safari with images you are proud of.

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"Having a passion for the region myself and having had to learn about all the dynamics, waterholes and ideal routes to drive over a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!" - Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa

"Mario and Jenny take you to spots that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money" - Bob & Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA

"Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both." - Don Stilton, Florida, USA

"I highly recommend the book to anyone visiting Etosha National Park to photograph the animals - or anyone considering an African photography safari in the future." - Anne Darling, Cognac, France

"As a photographer and someone who has visited and taken photographs in the Pilanesberg National Park, I can safely say that with the knowledge gained from this eBook, your experiences and photographs will be much more memorable." - Alastair Stewart, B C, Canada

"This work is so much more than an eBook, because it is also a guide, a tutorial, an inspiration and a must-have for anyone interested in wildlife photography" - Findtripinfo.com, USA