With the shelter of the Korannaberg mountains in the southern Kalahari, the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park contains a range of environments, from the iconic red sands to the open savannah. This allows for a unique and diverse wildlife, and the park gives visitors the chance to see the rarest of animals, such as pangolin and aardvark. Black-maned lion roam the area, it is possible to spot the endangered black rhino, and this is one of the best places to see the excitable meerkat. Springbok are prevalent here, as well as the gemsbok antelope, after which the park is named. Created in the 1930s to protect the wildlife from poachers, the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park has maintained its wide array of animals, and today offers an exceptional safari experience.