Magical landscapes, interesting wildlife
The second largest game reserve and the largest sand basin in the world, the Kalahari is characterised by vast open plains and salt pans where roads are no more than sand tracks.
As a visitor, it is the Kalahari’s isolation that makes your wilderness adventures a truly African experience. You fly in by light aircraft that serve as an air taxi and get the rare chance to explore the vast, sandy landscape with local San Bushmen. The Basarwa or San people, have been resident in and around this area for thousands of years. Originally nomadic hunters and gathers, the lifestyle of the Basarwa is gradually changing so don't miss the opportunity to learn about their traditions.
The main wildlife concentrations are to be found in the tourist areas in the northern half of this vast reserve. Game like giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu, red hartebeest and springbok can be spotted. It is best between December and April, when the animals congregate in the pans and valleys.