The Kalahari Desert is the largest sand basin in the world—a vast, arid tract of land in southwestern Sub-Saharan Africa. It extends over 362,000 miles and covers much of Botswana as well as parts of Namibia and South Africa.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve within the Kalahari Desert is the second largest game reserve in the world and has only recently been opened back up to the public. Those who venture to its remote, unforgiving climate are rewarded with untamed Africa at its best. After the life-giving annual summer rains, the desert holds many tracts of undulating grazing lands for plenteous gemsbok, springbok, lion, cheetah, giraffe, and jackal, as well as fascinating reptiles, scorpions, and insects.
The nomadic people of the desert, the San Bushmen, are revered hunters and gatherers and are known for their unique “clicking” method of communicating. They have lived within the Kalahari for the past 30,000 years and are often hired by the local safari lodges to guide visitors into the desert and impart their survival skills.
During your Kalahari safari in Botswana, you’ll discover the amazing experiences and ultra-luxurious accommodation of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve with Ker & Downey at Kalahari Plains Camp.