Kalahari Desert

Why visit the Kalahari Desert

  • Walk, hunt and gather with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Experience a vast wilderness, only recently opened up to the world
  • See great wildlife concentrations after the rains

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE KALAHARI DESERT

The Kalahari Desert is vast and remote. It is an area of stunning vistas and vast night skies, of salt pans, deserts and grasslands - all transformed by the changing seasons. It is also the second largest wildlife reserve in the world, covering a massive 52,000 square kilometres, and one of the remotest places on the continent.

Many desert species thrive here, however the rains late in the year bring the area to life and attract the last significant migration to survive in Southern Africa. Home to the hunter-gatherer clans of the San Bushmen of the Kalahari, the area offers the chance of a rare glimpse into their way of life - a real privilege.

WHEN TO TRAVEL

Due to its location, the Kalahari is the complete opposite to the rest of Botswana. Peak game viewing is from January till May which the rest of the year being more about the desert experience.

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