About Kalahari DesertOne of the biggest stretches of land, the Kalahari Desert is semi-arid land that runs through five countries. Game reserves in the desert across each region are rich with San culture, unique wildlife and plant life and stunning desert landscapes.
•Water is available at the camps, or can be brought in when arriving in the desert.
•There are no hospitals, and only very basic health care facilities throughout the Kalahari Desert.
MoneyThere are no ATMs or banks in the desert, so it is best to withdraw cash in the city or nearest small town before leaving.
Safety Tips• The Kalahari Desert can be accessed from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Angola and Zimbabwe. • Overlanding trips are the best way to enter the desert itself. • Driving alone into the desert is not recommended.
Visa RequirementsDepending on where you enter the Kalahari Desert, visa requirements may differ. Contact your local embassy for specific requirements regarding visas.
When To GoThe Kalahari Desert has a typical semi-arid climate, with temperatures ranging from warm to extremely hot during the summer months. Certain parts of the desert receive up to 250 millimetres of rainfall each year, with green pockets that are a haven for animal and bird species, while other parts are extremely arid. Etosha Pan in Namibia and Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana have the highest level of rain, and once dominated the desert.
The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay
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