The Gemsbok National Park lies in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and spans an area of 9,000 square kilometers. It harbors animals such as lions, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs, springboks, wildebeests, brown and spotted hyenas, elands and the gemsbok, from which it derives its name. The park, the entrance to which lies at Twee Rivieren, offers no accommodation for tourists. There are no camping sites either. However, it does provide an opportunity to observe wildlife up close. One must take precautions against malaria if one chooses to visit this park. Visitors are not allowed without a permit. Since there are no facilities, visitors need to carry with them all the food, water, petrol and camping equipment that they will require. The park is open to visitors throughout the year.
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