Winter Birding – Part 4 – Gharagab


The last two nights of our Kgalagadi National Park visit were spent at the Gharagab Wilderness Camp, a truly beautiful place, which can only be accessed with a 4×4 vehicle.  It is a place of quiet and solitude and we saw little other than the birds around the camp, although a few antelope did come to drink at the waterhole.  Reading in the visitors’ book, we saw many stories of lions and hyenas that often spend the night in the camp, keeping the residents awake with their antics, but unfortunately they did not visit us.  We did get a glimpse of a Honey Badger one afternoon, but it was quite far off and it soon disappeared!  The tents at Gharagab are very comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay there!

The drive out was enjoyable and some soft sand had to be negotiated before we again reached the Nossob river…

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3 comments on “Winter Birding – Part 4 – Gharagab

  1. Hi Ronnie,

    I always enjoy the reports of your trips and your wonderful images (especially those of birds in flight this time.)Thank you for sharing your experiences with us – I am green with envy!!

    However I also always enjoy having to correct your captions. In Part 2 the first Lanner Falcon is a Black-shouldered Kite ; In Part 3 the Sandgrouse losing water is Burchell’s and in Part 4 it is not a Tawny Eagle (look at the legs) and I think probably an immature Bateleur. I f not that possibly a Brown Snake-eagle but I don’t think so. Let me know what you think.



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