In conservation, size does matter and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park truly dwarfs all that have come before it, including the Kruger. At 3.6 million hectares it is one of the largest conservation areas in the world, straddling the South Africa / Botswana border, a vast tract of prime Kalahari desert. As well as headline species like the black-maned Kalahari lions, the park is also great for things like meerkats, honey badgers and pangolins. Such is the remoteness of the park that the roads are still all dirt track, so it is highly advisable to explore using a 4×4. Within the park there are a variety of restcamps. Generally the accommodation is pretty simple, typically a thatched rondavel with basic furniture and self-catering equipment. The camps vary in size, but generally we’d recommend the larger ones as these have restaurants and shops as well as a variety of other services. Staying in the smaller, more remote camps requires a greater degree of planning, as not only will you need to prepare all your own food, you’ll also have to purchase it in advance as there are no facilities on site. Getting to and from the Kgalagadi is no mean feat and a trip here is really for the more experienced visitor: but it is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt corners of the country, worth the effort.