KTP Seasons and Weather

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by nan » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:16 pm

O/\ O/\ O/\
I will be there... in 10 days ^0^
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:43 pm

Samevloeing at the confluence of the Nossob and the Aoub rivers:

16/03/2013
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28/03/2013 - After three days with good spells of rain:
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:58 pm

And another one from Samevloeing

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by nan » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 pm

and even more :shock:

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still at the same place, Samevloeing
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:31 pm

Incredible! :shock:
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Mel » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:25 pm

I heard that KTP had a bit of rain by now! \O
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by nan » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:41 pm

wow it's good, certainly need a lot O/\
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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by Duke » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:14 pm

:shock: Never saw Samevloeiing with so much water nan

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Re: KTP Seasons and Weather

Post by nan » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:26 pm

I had a terrific day to return to TR, from KK via Kij Kij (in my March's TT) O-/
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Re: The Seasons of KTP - When to visit

Post by Peter Betts » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:12 pm

Flutterby wrote:Kgalagadi means "place of thirst", which aptly sums up the Park's arid state, as it is located largely within the southern Kalahari Desert. The terrain consists of red sand dunes, sparse vegetation, occasional trees, and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob rivers. The rivers are said to flow only about once per century; however, water flows underground, feeding the plant life growing in its riverbeds and the wildlife dwelling within it. The rivers may flow briefly after large thunderstorms, which is a momentous occasion and results in the wildlife flocking to the riverbeds and quenching their thirst. This allows for magnificent game-viewing for visitors to the Park.

The weather in the Kalahari can reach extremes. Daytime temperatures in midsummer (December - February) are often in excess of 40 °C (104 °F), whereas winter nights can be quite cold with temperatures sometimes dropping to below freezing. Extreme temperatures of –11 °C and up to 45 °C have been recorded.

Rainy season: Precipitation is sparse in this desert area (annual rainfall rarely more than 100 mm), but the rains usually fall during dramatic thunderstorms often accompanied by strong winds and dust-storms, which occur during the Summer months (November - April). The first rains transform the red dunes; covering them with fresh yellow flowers.

Dry season: Winter (June to August), is when the air is dry and very clear days can be expected and the temperatures lie around 25 degrees Celsius; however the nights are extremely cold. Winter is also the best time for animal viewing. Because of the drought, the game is forced to come to the waterholes in the riverbeds.

Source: http://www.sunsafaris.com/safari/botswa ... tier-park/
We always used to go in April/May and stay as the only campers for 3 weeks at Nossob...In those days ..1970s and 1980s the Mills family were the only residents and they had been there for years with Hyena research ...According to Gus the best time is mid Feb to first frosts in Mid May when game disperses out of the river valley. June July and Aug too cold and Sept /Oct ...too windy ...So basically we work on April/May KTP and Aug ..Kruger time

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