Explore the vast savannah of Kalahari Desert, which covers 930,000 sq km (360,000 sq mi) across Botswana. As you explore the desert, you'll see an array of native wildlife, such as lions, giraffes, and meerkats. Notice the distinctive vegetation caused by the unusual climate throughout the year, especially the endemic kiwano fruit. The strange climate causes summers to get extremely hot, while in winter the temperature plummets. Take note of these extreme conditions before planning your trip. To visit Kalahari Desert on your trip to Kgalagadi District, use our Kgalagadi District visit site .
Tours To Kalahari Desert
4 Day Desert & Bushmen Trail: Central Kalahari Game Reserve - WildCamping Safari BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,669
Duration: 3 days
3 Day Desert Trail: Central Kalahari Game Reserve - WildCamping Safari BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,250
Duration: 3 days
7-Day Botswana Guided Tour from Maun BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $5,145
Duration: 7 days
Kalahari Desert Reviews
Ok was there back in 74 ish as a kid, deserts don't change too much. I spent around 3 nights there back then stayed near bushman settlement. They took us tracking leopard on foot, dug cool drinking... more »
Amazing place with amazing wildlife. The Meerkats were a real highlight but just a great experience was had in temperatures above 40. more »
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