Kalahari Desert Safaris
Spanning several countries in Southern Africa, the Kalahari Desert has a number of protected areas that, remarkably, make for excellent wildlife viewing and safari opportunities. This is remote wilderness, far from the better known tourist areas, offering a safari experiences unlike others in Africa.
The premier regions within the greater Kalahari desert are the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Botswana), the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (straddling South Africa and Botswana), and the green Kalahari (in South Africa) - all offering a different safari experience with excellent sightings of a variety of antelope, including springbok, gemsbok and red hartebeest, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard. Bird watching here is also excellent, especially in the summer months when most of the area's rainfall occurs.
The Kalahari Desert is often referred to and thought of as a desert when in actual fact it is largely a semi-arid region and home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life, that have cleverly adapted to survive the harsh conditions. Only certain parts of the south-western Kalahari can really be classified as a true desert, receiving very little annual rainfall. This is a very rewarding safari destination, especially for guests who have already seen many of the more typical safari destinations.