Black-maned Kalahari lion

by Martin

This lion caught a wildebeest just a few kilometers from Mata Mata during the night. In the morning we found him and the carcass. He didn't like all the attention from the cars so he got up and went and sat under the tree where he roared for a few minutes.

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Mar 30, 2010
We Agree!
by: Mario

I just read on the SANParks forum that a chap from Canada will be visiting the Kgalagadi this year and he is spending all 10 nights at Twee Rivieren - that would be painful for Jenny and I!
Busy roads, busy camp and no waterhole to view from the camp.
As you said, at Urikaruus, Polentswa, plus Gharagab, Grootkolk, and Kielie Krankie you have the roads to yourself for the first and last few hours of each day and the option to stay in camp and watch the animals drinking.

Mar 30, 2010
Lion crowds
by: Anonymous

Thats why I camp at Polentswa and cars at Dawn and Dusk...all gone back to KTC/Mata Mata Twee Riviern and Nossob,,,Hate crowds especially in Kalahari

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