The Kalahari is probably one of the most famous names known to tourists who associate desert, or wilderness areas that are off the beaten track.
It includes large expanses of land in 3 countries, namely Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
In terms of geography, the Kalahari extends from the Red kalahari in the south east of Namibia, to the Central Kalahari reserve in Botswana, to the green Kalahari in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, with portions inside South Africa, and Botswana is definitely a self drive 4 x 4 tourist’s dream destination, with large herds of semi desert adapted antelope, kalahari lion and immense open sky landscapes, as well as encounters with the previously nomadic tribes of Khoi and San peoples, formerly known as Bushmen.
In the heart of the southern Kalahari, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, you will come across TSWALU- Arguably the most luxurious lodge on the continent, and definitely the largest privately owned game reserve in Africa.
With daily flights into the Tswalu’s airstrip, they have solved the issue of accessibility and with its own plane and amazing game rangers with rare black rhino, meerkats, sable and roan antelope, kalahari lion, pangolin and much more, you are in for a treat in terms of rare wildlife. Coupled with world class cuisine, spa treatments, and guided game drives, its worth a mention in any 5 star travellers bucket list.
The Kalahari is all about seeing breathtaking scenery, unusual combinations of safari drives and bush experiences in off the beaten track areas of Southern Africa.