The Kalahari Desert that covers much of Botswana, and parts of Namibia and South Africa is a large semi-arid sandy savannah extending 900,000 square kilometres. The Kalahari sand dunes compose the largest continuous expanse of sand on earth. The dunes are covered with a relative abundance of vegetation because of a rainfall of between 5 and 10 inches annually, of which over four hundred species of plants have been identified in the Kalahari Desert.
Endemic to the Kalahari is the camelthorn tree which manufactures nutrients that encourage other plants to grow around its base and providing shade for animals. The animals you will find in this area has adapted to the extremely dry conditions and includes, the Kalahari lion, leopards, cheetahs, caracals, gemsbok, meerkats and social weavers a type of bird that builds huge nests in the trees. The largest of the African antelope the eland (Taurotragus Oryx) can also be found in the Kalahari Desert.
Many other birds and animals utilize the desert but they venture into the Kalahari only when adequate water is present.
Kalahari Desert Tours and Safari Lodges
This 5 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari & Okavango Safari tour shows you the contrast between the desert and the delta in different areas of Botswana. This...more
This 5 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari Explorer package - Ancient Rivers and Pans explores 2 fascinating areas of the Kalahari Desert, showcasing the...more
This 3 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari & Cultural Package allows you to experience the mystical Kalahari, with game drives and Bushmen interaction taking...more
There is a place at the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana that has confused travelers for centuries, and today even seasoned pilots...more
Discover an oasis in the Kalahari not far from the famous Okavango Delta - a luxury Central Kalahari lodge called Deception Valley in the heart of...more
This 7 day Desert and Rivers Botswana Safari package takes in 2 very different regions of Botswana, the dry central Kalahari and the pristine waterways and islands of the Okavango Delta Panhandle...more
Dinaka Safari Lodge is a destination to be remembered! Guests can connect with their unique surroundings and the amazing wildlife at this Central Kalahari lodge in Botswana....more
Edo's Camp is an exclusive Kalahari Lodge in Botswana that offers guests a luxurious getaway. It is for those who are interested in not only the wildlife...more
A place of wonders in the desert, this Central Kalahari lodge in Botswana offers authentic Bushmen interaction and exciting activities in a welcoming...more
Guests at Haina Kalahari Lodge in Botswana can have a real African safari experience observing game in pristine bush landscapes. This Central Kalahari...more
This 4 day Family Fly-in Classic Kalahari Safari package is specially designed so that you and your children can enjoy real Bushman interaction and...more
This Classic 5 day Fly-in Kalahari Desert Highlights Package combines a lodge stay with a mobile safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, for the...more
This 7 day Classic Expedition Mobile Botswana Safari explores Botswana’s best kept secrets, the Central Kalahari, Deception Valley and Makgadikgadi Pans...more
This 3 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari Wilderness Package takes you into a remote area of the Central Kalahari to see outstanding wildlife with vast antelope...more
This remote Central Kalahari lodge in Botswana is situated in an outstanding wildlife area in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve with legendary Black...more
This 3 day Classic Cultural Experience package to Deception Valley, takes you into an oasis in the Central Kalahari - home to a wide variety of wildlife...more
Tau Pan Camp is an eco-friendly lodge situated in the middle of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. You will see many animals that have adapted to life in this harsh environment....more