Visit Botswana's Kalahari Desert
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
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.
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.
Where to go in Botswana's Kalahari Desert
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.
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