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Botswana's Kalahari Desert

Visit Botswana's Kalahari Desert

Introduction

The Kalahari Desert is a dry land of undulating red sands, interspersed with scrub and grassland; however, this seemingly deserted, arid landscape is capable of supporting a huge variety of African animals.

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park are some of the most untouched and well-protected reserves in Botswana and the nearby Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park breaks new ground, spilling partially over Botswana's border into South Africa.

Surrounded by the undulating plains of the Kalahari, safari holidays in these parks and reserves offer you a chance to see some of the greatest wildlife spectacles in Africa.

Top places to stay in Botswana's Kalahari Desert

Kalahari Farm House

Contemporary lodge

Set amongst the verdant fields of a working farm in the Kalahari Desert, it’s not difficult to see why the lodge is often referred to as an oasis. The farmhouse is entirely self-sufficient with fresh vegetables, cheeses and meats produced year-round.

Eagle's Nest Chalets

Traditional lodge

Built into rounded granite boulders, the aptly named Eagle’s Nest Chalets offer immersive seclusion near the Namib Desert’s most southerly point. Some 7km from the main lodging, the chalets combine natural elements with luxury accommodation.

Kalahari Plains Camp, Kalahari Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

With far reaching plains, diverse habitats and some of Africa's best year-round game viewing, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is rightly thought of as one of the world's finest safari destinations.

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Where to go in Botswana's Kalahari Desert

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is located on the border between South Africa and Botswana making it the first transfrontier park in Africa. This isolated location means fewer visitors to the park, allowing for uninterrupted big-game sightings for those adventurous travellers that make it this far.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Visits to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are a relatively new addition to Botswana's holiday destinations. Closed to visitors until the late 1980s, only a handful of people get to visit this untouched wilderness each year.

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