The Kalahari Desert offers warm colours and great contrasts. A superb photo motive is a light brown and black Sable standing with its long curved horns on top of a deep red sand dune which has been all but hidden by little green and golden tufts of grass.
What You Can Look Forward to in the Kalahari
- Highlights: Red desert dunes, Kokerboom/Quiver Tree Forest, African Wildlife (Black-maned Kalahari Lion, Giraffe, Warthog, Meerkat, etc.)
- Activities: walk throught he e Quiver Tree Forest, enjoy game-drives in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana and South Africa, Namibian border)
In contrast to the high sand dunes in Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert, the look of the Kalahari is characterized by little grass clumps and red dunes. They are not very high but long and have a sharp crest. Spot African wildlife like Black-maned Kalahari Lion, Oryx, Giraffe, Warthog
or little Meerkat (Suricate) on game-drives or just enjoy the silence around you.
The Kalahari Desert covers eastern and southern Namibia, large parts of Botswana and the north-western area of South Africa. It can't be defined as a real desert as it receives too much rain. It can rather be called a fossil desert. This area in Namibia is inhabited by the San people (Namibian bushmen)
, who used to be hunter-gatherers. They are now surviving by game hunting and collecting edible plants, like berries or desert melons.
Kalahari Desert activities in Namibia
- Explore the Mesosaurus Fossil Site - (above)
- Visit the Kokerboom/Quiver Tree Forest
- Hop over the Namibian border to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana and South Africa