Along with the African continent, the Kalahari Desert is thought to have come into existence around sixty million years ago. With all of the Kalahari being at least 3,000feet above sea level and occupying one third of Namibia, the North of Northern Cape province and nearly all of Botswana, it makes it’s 930,000 square kilometre area a little more than would be otherwise incomprehendable.
The sixth biggest desert in the world has much to offer the intrigued traveller. The large salt pans which are the remains of previous lakes include Makgadikgadi Pan, the remains of the once huge Lake Makgadikgadi are definitely worth a visit.
These magical red dunes are also home to many wildlife reserves and game parks. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is teeming with wildlife, despite its harsh extremes. Here you can observe over 1,100 predators including lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas.
The tiny, desolate villages of Riemvasmaak and Namakwa offer an insight into the surprising way of life of the locals who live amongst the grand desert. Here you can watch the breath taking sunset over the orange dunes, before gazing at the glory of the mystical and enchanted African night skies.
Whether you safari, star gaze, or sand board your way through the Kalahari, you will do so with a natural awe and respect for this spectacular and surprising desert.
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The dry season of this vast area is considered to be from April to October, with daytime temperatures averaging in the twenties (centigrade), although nights and mornings can be rather cold. Read More
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