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Get to Know Kalahari Desert

From the rolling red dunes of the Kgalagadi transfrontier conservation area, to the sparse grasslands of Botswana’s Central Kalahari, this is an arid wilderness that is rich in in desert-adapted wildlife and unsurpassed scenic beauty.

The Kalahari is home to the regal black-maned lion, secretive leopard and endangered African wild dog. But the desert is also regarded as the best place in Africa to view cheetah in the wild. With its abundant herds of springbok and scattering of steenbok, the Kalahari’s wide-open landscapes provide a perfect hunting ground for Africa’s fastest land mammal. Visitors who are fortunate enough to spend some time in the company of a Kalahari cheetah stand an excellent chance of watching this amazing speedster in action as it hunts its favoured antelope prey at high speed.

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Why Kalahari Desert?

  • Best place to try and see a cheetah in the wild
  • Captivating landscapes and mesmerising scenic beauty
  • A true wilderness experience in the desert
  • Safari options that allow visitors to escape the safari hordes

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FAQs about Kalahari Desert

  • Yes, it is safe to go on a desert safari in Namibia because you will be accompanied by a guide and other travellers. Depending on where you are, the risk can vary. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes in neutral colours
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Jeans or trousers for cooler days and evenings
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Camera equipment
  • Swim and beachwear
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, moisturizer, sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Clothing for a desert safari in Namibia should be neutral, breathable, and adaptable to hot, cold, and dusty conditions.
  • The afternoons in the desert are scorching hot. Contrary to popular belief, the desert is not always scorching; early mornings and evenings may be bitterly cold.
  • Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active.
  • A typical day on safari will vary depending on the camp you’re staying at, but will include early morning and late afternoon game drives, with time during the hottest part of the day to relax in camp.
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