The Best Place in Africa to See Lions: Kgalagadi Transfrontier ParkBrendan van SonNovember 8, 2016Travel Photography BlogVlog27 Comments 0 I didn’t have Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on my list of things to do on this trip through Southern Africa. Then, a friend of mine mentioned that it might be the best place in Africa to see lions. He said that on his trip to the park, he saw over 20 lions, in various prides, before breakfast one day. So, when I looked it up on the map, and realized that it really wasn’t all that far out of my way, I decided to add it to my schedule.Now, since I’m a bit behind on my blog here, I thought I’d just mash both of my videos from my trip to Kgalagadi into one blog post.The first is a 4k video I shot in the park. Day 1 in Kgalagadi was unreal. It started off pretty slow, but then just as the sun was about to set I came across 2 young male lions. Not only were they active, but they just seemed to constantly be walking through beautiful light for photography. It was amazing. These lions, too, are the famous black mane Kalahari Lions. So, it was incredibly special to see. Of course, there was more to the day than just lions. Check it out. Then, my second day spending Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park I again went on a game drive. I again learned why this is the best place in Africa to see lions. Not only do you see a lot of lions in the park, but you have really special moments with them. Rarely are there other vehicles around when you see them, and most of the time the lions are really close.I should say, too, that this park isn’t just know for lions, but a great place to see big cats of all kinds. There are also lots of Cheetahs, and Leopards in the park. On my two drives, I saw 2 leopards as well, though I wasn’t lucky enough to see Cheetahs. There are also some more rare cats like Caracal an African Wildcats within the boundaries. Some Photos from Kgalagadi Transfrontier ParkI think I had some pretty good luck with the photography side of things in the park. I got some great wildlife hanging around some beautiful light. On a couple occasions it just all came together. I’m pretty happy with things considering these were all shot on just 2 game drives.First sighting in the park was a beautiful Gemsbok in some nice light.Maybe my favourite lion photo I’ve ever taken.Love these bee-eaters!Lots of Giraffe in the park as well. No Rhinos or Elephants, but lots of these guys.First sunset, lion was on the prowl!Not really sure what kind of bird this is, but it is beautiful.Loved seeing these guys on the prowl.Beautiful owl. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is underrated for the bird life.Lots of shrub made this a fun and challenging place to photograph the lions.A lioness and a wildebeest kill.A leopard! So beautiful.What’s Next?From here, I head into Namibia and some of my favourite places on the planet. I love Namibia, and am excited to be going back to places like Sossusvlei and Etosha.