Share Your Kalahari Stories

Have You captured any magical 'Kalahari moments’?

Photographs freeze these moments and allow you to share them with others. Many visitors to Big-5 game reserves take hundreds of great animal pictures but then never look at them or share them – they remain on a computer or CD for the rest of their days – what a waste!!

We have sold some of our photographs just by displaying them on this website.

This is how it tends to go - we get an email from a publisher saying that they have seen one of our photographs that they would like to use in their next magazine and they are prepared to pay us US$175,00 for the photograph!

We email them a high-res JPEG and they send us a cheque - it's that quick!

If we did not display the image on our website the publisher wouldn't know that we existed and we would have lost a sale.

Well, here’s your opportunity to share and display Your Kalahari safari photos...

Share Your Kalahari Safari Picture!

If you've been to the Kalahari and love it as much as we do, please do share your experiences, advice and tips!

We would be keen to try them on our next Kalahari Safari and I'm sure others who visit this site will as well!

After a good day’s game viewing people gather around the campfire and relive the animal sightings of the day and reminisce about their unforgettable experiences…

• Perhaps you’ve had a very good, or very bad, Kalahari experience?
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• Do you have a funny story to tell?
• Have you captured any special Kalahari Photographs?

Other Visitor's Kalahari Safari Stories...

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KGALAGADI 2015 - WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS 
KGALAGADI 2015 - WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Our 1st visit to The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park was in 2012 (2-12 August 2012). Talking to my brother and …

Lions: Every day for eight days! 
During our recent, 21-28 May 2016 visit to a favourite destination of ours, The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we saw lions every day for eight days! What …

Tawny Eagle 
Here are some photos taken of one of the Tawny Eagles that we photographed on our latest trip to the Kalahari.

Martial takes a bath 
There was a lot of rain in March/April of this year. In fact we saw water totally across the road at several points in the Nossob river. That's were we …

Martial Eagle eyes 
We were fortunate in being able to photograph several martial eagles in our most recent trip. These two in a nest are sort of unique. If you look closely …

More lions 
Don't want to bore you with more lions, but these are pretty good. Sorry for the focus on the leaping lion. These two came in for a drink and wanted to …

The Brothers at Nossob 
On our last trip we saw and were privileged to photograph what we believe were 76 different lions. Two of which were the "Brothers" The first time we photographed …

Leopard  
This trip leopard sightings were a little scarce, but we did see two and were able to photograph this one. Hope you enjoy.

The much maligned spotted hyena 
As we have posted photos of the brown hyena, I guess it's only fair that we show you a few of the spotted that we were able to get this trip. The den was …

Introducing the Hoopo 
The Hoopo is one of our favorite small birds and this one put on a show for us. We believe it was feeding young in the tree (it brought insects stuck its …

Goshawk and Snake 
While driving down the road in the Kalahari, we noticed a Goshawk on the side of the when we stopped to take a photo, Sherry noticed that it had a snake …

Giraffe are back 
Several years ago, a number of Giraffe were brought into the park from Namibia after a long absence. As you can see in these photos they are doing well. …

Cheetah on the dunes 
This trip Sherry and I were treated to numerous cheetah sightings. Two of my favorites were on top of the dunes. The first sighting was about 10k south …

Brown Hyena in the Kalahari 
Like for a lot of folks, prior to this trip, Brown Hyena have been hard to find in the daylight, or after dark for that matter. That changed on our latest …

Wild Cats 
On our most recent trip to the Kalahari, Sherry and I were fortunate in being able to photograph 6 different Wild Cats. I saw 2 first and the rest were …

Bateleur vs Ostrich 
We were driving back to Mata Mata when we stopped to take some photos of an Ostrich bathing in one of the water holes. As I was snapping the photo, a Bateleur …

The true Fox 
Sherry and I just came back from spending a month in the Kalahari. The trip was super with 76 lions 17 cheetah and 2 leopards photographed as well as the …

Oryx hightailing it. 
Our August 2015 trip yielded a large amount of photos outside and within the park. Going through the photos on a regular basis sometimes brings out a photo …

Images for Kgalagadi once again. 
The August 2015 trip to the Kgalagadi was once again a great experience.The Auob River side was not very busy as far as Game was concerned. The Nossob …

More August Kgalagadi images. 
After the Brown hyena and African Wildcat we had only the normal sightings of Gemsbok,Springbok,Ostrich and Jackal sightings. Bird viewing at Picnic sites …

More photos from our August visit,not only animals but nature as well. 
During our visit in August 2015 the highlights was the Brown Hyena and African wildcat. Game was not in abundance so I concentrated on Trees dunes and …

Brown hyena after 40 years of visits. 
During the first week of August 2015 my wife and I with two friends again visited the Kgalagadi We were fortunate to have a closeup sighting of a Brown …

Surprised leopard 
We had crisscrossed the magnificent KTP for 9 days in May 2015, because getting continuous bookings in an orderly sequence of camps had proved difficult, …

Leopard and cub 
We had waited 2 hours at Houmoed waterhole hoping that a leopard would come Down to drink. At last we had to leave for the camp but on our way to Twee …

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Lion at Roiputs 
Sherry and I were driving north when Sherry saw what at first we though was a rock on top of a dune. After stopping we ascertained that it was one of the …

Leopard between Mata Mata and Twee Riveren 
Sherry and I were driving to Twee Riveren when we saw a cat in the river walking toward us. To our surprise it was a leopard. This was the first good leopard …

Cheetah in a tree 
I promise this is the last of the cheetah photos of the more than 1800 that we took in the Kalahari this March. It's just that I found the cats jumping …

5 cheetah in a pile 
As previously mentioned Sherry and I saw numerous cheetah in the Kalahari this last trip 3-15. Including a group of 5. As they were about the same size, …

Cheetah makes a try for a springbok 
On our last trip to the Kalahari we were fortunate in being able to see several cheetah. In a previous post I mentioned that Sherry and I photographed …

Cheetah Mom and kids 
On our latest trip to the Kalahari, we were privileged to be able to see and photograph several Cheetah. The Mom and kids in these photographs we saw on …

Little Guy becomes my calling card 
Little Guy is a leopard cub that I had the chance to photograph a while ago. One of the images has been converted to HDR and is used on my calling card …

Greater Kestrel at Kij Kij 
Nice images of a Greater Kestrel and Butterflies at Kij Kij waterhole - one of my favourite spots.

Oryx Fighting to the Death?? 
Sherry and I were driving on the Mata Mata road and at the southern detour, decided to take the high road. I know the waterholes are on the low roads but …

Cheetah in Kgalagadi 
Two cubs and a mother - chased off by Gemsbok

Cape Fox basking in sun 
Cape Fox basking in sun

Cheetah  
One cub of a coalition of 4 in Kgalagadi

Cheetah and Oryx 
Sherry and I were driving south from Nossob when she asked me to stop to check out some objects which might be stumps. Well the stumps were two cheetah. …

Wild Cat in a tree 
Sherry and I were driving along and noticed another couple looking at a tree, at first we didn't notice the cat, but once we did the cameras got a work …

Cheetah takes Springbok 
Sherry and I were driving down a small hill and in front of us a large group of springbok were grazing, suddenly they all started to run in several directions. …

40 Years of Kalahari visits final. 
For the last two nights of our visit through the Kalahari during March 2012 we stayed over at Cullinan Guest farm near MCcarthys rest. We normally use …

40 Years of Kalahari visits Part 8 
Nearing the end of our 2012 visit.

40 years kalahari visits part 6 
Some days as it goes with nature nothing happens except for occasional sightings of loners. A Jackal on the run, early morning Birds of prey that just …

40 Years of Kqalahari visits part 6. 
In my previous writing I said that I will submit Photos of game photographed in the park itself. In 2012 we entered the park and soon came across a Female …

40 years of Kalahari visits. part 5 
As promised last time here are a few Witsand photos or as it is also known 'roaring sands of the Kalahari'. The roar coming from the sand at certain temperatures …

40 Years of Kalahari visits. part 4 
One submission does not allow for enough photos so here are a few more. Kudu at Loch Broom, Quiver trees at Augrabies. A giant cape eagle owl and grass …

40 Years of Kalahari visits. part 3. 
After Jannette fell and broke her hip in 2011 it did not take long to plan our next trip which took place in March 2012. this time we decided to stay over …

40 Years of Kalahari visits. part 2 
As for photos of visits prior to 2010 I have none as I only have video materials. The visit of 2002 with other friends was at a time when the road from …

March 2014 Kalahari trip 
Roads that shake all the city stress out of you. Spotting Lion when a paw only is visible takes keen eye site. Tried my hand at Monochrome photography …

40 Years of Kalahari visits. 
Since 1974 my wife and I had the privilege to visit the Kalahari 24 times and 3 times in the last 4 years with friends. our first visit was during January …

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Bateleur showing off 
Last year on our trip to the Kalahari, We encountered significant numbers of Bateleur. This immature bird appears to be showing off.

Some of my favourite shots of the kalahari 
We have been to the kalahari many times and here are some of my favourite shots

Leopard up the tree 
we watched this leopard for ages and eventually she went up to the prey she had stashed in the tree

Cheeetah near Mata Mata 
on our latest trip, Sherry and I were only able to spend 2.5 days in the Kalahari, the first two days were not very eventful, but on the morning we had …

Surprise in Photo 
On my recent trip to the Kgalagadi, i wanted to photograph Red-footed Falcons on top of a tree, covered by a weaver nest. Once I looked at the photo on …

Lions at the gate 
When Sherry and I were in the Kalahari this past March we were returning to Two rivers (less than 50 yards from the gate) when we spotted a Lion which …

Cheetah on a mission 
This cheetah female had three cubs with her. She was stalking and teaching at the same time. She eventually brought down a springbok.....Auob Road Kgalagadi …

My favourite leopard 
We have seen this female leopard on a number of occasions just outside the gate of Twee Rivieren. More lately we have noticed that a canine tooth bottom …

At last a Caracal 
Sherry and I have now made 8 trips to southern africa photographing wildlife. One of our goals has been to photograph a Caracal. This April on our second …

Male Lion  
Taken this summer in Kgalagadi - he did not enjoy being disturbed!

Cheetah 
The prince of the African cats - Rooiputs Kgalagadi Jan 2013

Kgalagadi Day 4 : What an experiance 
These are some of our sightings on Day 4 in Kgalagadi - we had an unforgettable time

Day 3 in Kgalagadi 
On our trip from 17 - 25 Aug 2012 in Kgalagadi, we had very good sightings of animals. Here are some of the day-3 sightings.

Birds of the Kalahari 
Here are some photos of the birds seen on just the first two days of our visit.

Kgalagadi visit 17-25 August 2012 - WOW experience! 
We were very fortunate to visit the Kgalagadi from 17 Aug the afternoon until the morning of 25 Aug 2012. And what a lucky trip it had been. Still being …

Then there were 4... Cheetah that is. 
Sherry and I were driving near Twee Rivieren when we came on another vehicle who had stopped. He told us that he had gotten a brief view of a cheetah out …

On the 12th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Pride of Lions... 
On our last day in the Kgalagadi we spotted this pride of lions and photographed them for over an hour. Nice ending to a lovely Kgalagadi Christmas!

On the 11th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Cheetah Family... 
We were not too unhappy that the Nossob river road was closed because we were therefore forced to photograph this cheetah mother and cubs hunting every …

On the 10th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Bevy of Birds... 
The Nossob river road is still closed for repairs so we traversed the Auob and found many lovely birds to photograph.

On the 9th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Male Lion... 
This juvenile male lion was strolling down the Auob riverbed checking us out and stopping under camelthorn trees for shade.

On the 7th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: cheetah kill... 
We watched this cheetah mother chase the springbok while one of her two cubs did the dragging after the kill, just north of gemsbokplein.

On the 6th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Lion's Paw... 
This lion was resting next to a camel thorn tree trunk with his paw resting against the tree.

On the 5th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: spotted hyena... 
We spotted this Hyena at Houmoed just after he took a dip in the water

On the 4th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Lion's Eye 
The Kgalagadi is wonderful - there is very little bush to obscure the subjects and many, like this lion, allow us to get real close!

On the 1st day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Lion... 
What more is there to say than 'What a great Christmas day sighting!'

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Cheetah Cub 
Cheetah cub at Saaamevloeing waterhole.

Eye in the bush 
This leopard was so close to us that I was able to photograph just the eye.

The last Lick... 
This lion had killed a gemsbok and, after feeding, licked one of the horns.

Kalahari Lion 
It was windy, hot and dusty when I saw this male lion...

Spotted Eagle Owl 
Spotted Eagle Owls with chicks.....This one had spotted a Cobra in the tree.

A Leopard Stalks at Dusk 
This is the 'little guy's' mother stalking across a pan

Gentle Steps 
A little guy at dusk taking very gentle steps

Red Eyed Bul Bul 
A red eyed bul bul - a perfect colour match

A Lion Calls 
A solitary Lion on the Mata Mata road at dusk

Tawny Eagle in Full Flight 
A Tawny Eagle in full flight - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Leopard Kill 
This is "Little Guy's" mother taken a year before. She pulled this springbok down at Houmoed water hole in Kgalagadi and then dragged it over 500 m over …

A Few Photos taken recently on our first visit to the Kgalagadi 
A Few Photos taken recently on our first visit to the Kgalagadi - big cats galore!

On the 2nd day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me: 3 lovely birds... 
We were fortunate to get close to these birds so that we could get tight shots and the lighting was just perfect (plus a little fill flash for the giant …

Leopard with bat eared fox 
One morning driving down the road in the Kalahari , to our surprise & pleasure, we saw this leopard with it's prey of a bat-eared fox cross the road in …

On the 8th day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: Steenbok... 
We photographed this steenbok along the lower dune road

Cape Cobra Raids a Nest ----then falls 
Cape Cobra Raids a Nest ----then falls. We watched this cobra raid a nest and then fall and it did not move...probably concussed for few minutes. Lesson …

So whats the big fuss? 
This is Little Guy chilling!!

Jackal Fighting 
These two Jackal, whom I have named Canon and Nikon, were brawling over a kill

Lappetfaced Vuture 
A face off between Vulture and Jackal at Kij Kij waterhole in the kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Jackal seranade 
We were driving along the Auob road in the Kgalagadi Park when we saw an object in the road ahead of us. When we got to there it turned out to be a black-backed …

Red Sand 
In April 2010 my husband and I visited Mokala National Park for the first time and I was amazed at how red the sand was.

Leopard's Tooth 
This is "Little Guy's" mother - what made this shot interesting is her broken bottom tooth

Kalahari Gemsbok  
There's no story to this picture, it just epitomizes the Kalahari - Gemsbok at the top of a red Kalahari sand dune. If only we were there now!

Nossob Leopard 
The best sighting for us has always been a leopard. We were visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and were driving along the Nossob river road when …

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The Kgalagadi is of course a excellent place for birds of prey. A lot of birds is difficult to see if you travel at a speed to reach the next camp or when …

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On the 3rd day of Christmas the Kgalagadi gave to me a: steenbok... Not rated yet
This steenbok strolled so close to us that I was able to get just his eye.

Lion at Dusk Not rated yet
Lions at Houmoed at dusk...Regal sightings

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This cobra was raiding a nest - then fell out!! So be careful when viewing cobras in trees...stay well away!

Swallow Tail Bee Eater Not rated yet
Bee Eaters - Brilliant colours in the desert.

Duelling Gemsbok Not rated yet
Two Gemsbok going head to head in a dusty duel - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Rainbows of the feathered type Not rated yet
A row of swallow tailed bee eaters in the kalahari - Rainbows of the feathered type. Seen in winter which is unusual.

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