Torgos Safari Camp
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to the famous black-maned lions, and Torgos Safari Camp is the closest accommodation option to the park entrance.
Torgos Safari Camp Highlights
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is known for its contrasting landscapes of red sand dunes, flat terrain of camel thorn trees and low-lying shrubbery. This unique biome is home to desert-dwelling mammals such as springbok, eland, oryx and blue wildebeest. But the major drawcard is the presence of the infamous black-maned lions, leopards and raptor activity.
On the western border of Namibia, adjoining the park is Torgos Safari Camp. This camp is perfectly placed 5 km from the Mata Mata entrance gate to the park. It is the closest accommodation to the park, making it an ideal location for day trips into the park.
The landscape around Torgos has its own spectacular landscape boasting unsurpassed views of the Auob River bed, which is dry for most of the year. There is abundant bird life in Torgos’s own 11 000 Ha reserve, including a breeding vulture colony. An array of mammals can be found roaming throughout the traverse.
4 luxury en suite tents and 2 bungalows offer a sense of privacy and exclusivity, while the communal lapa area houses a bar, dining and lounge facilities. The boma section provides the typical fire pit safari set-up and the ideal place to wind down after a day of activities.
When that searing Namibian heat hits the terrain, you are encouraged to relax in the swimming pool that overlooks the waterhole in the dry riverbed.
- This is the closest accommodation to the national park and also has its own remarkable traverse.
- Torgos is the perfect base to seek out the elusive black-maned lions.
- The name Torgos is part of the latin name for a lappet-faced vulture, a species that is found in abundance in the area.
- An outdoor barbecue are provides the perfect place for enjoyment and a fantastic spot for stargazing.
- Each of the 4 tented chalets and 4 luxury chalets are constructed from a mix of cold stone and canvas.
- The luxury chalets have electric blankets during the biting winter season.
- Activities include game drives, unguided walks and bird watching.
- Waterhole in the riverbed in front of the lodge is floodlit at night, ensuring perfect visibility at night.
Torgos Safari Camp Activities
Adjacent to the lodge is the dry riverbed with a waterhole. A variety of wildlife congregate at the waterhole - especially in dry season. At night - thanks to the floodlight - you can sit on the terrace and watch wildlife filter down to the water’s edge.
Game drives take an adventurous route through the dunes where there is an array of animals such as gemsbok, eland and springbok roaming 11 000 hectares of wilderness. Coffee stops and sundowners are all part of the safari experience.
Stargazing, guided and unguided walks in the surrounds are other activities available at the lodge.
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