The Kalahari sands cover an enormous area of Africa, sands are blown from as far away as Asia to settle across the African continent. The name 'Kalahari' is most commonly used in reference to the Kalahari Desert, found across much of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Unlike the vast sand sea of the Sahara, the Kalahari is made up of a diverse mix of environments: ragged mountains, great rivers, open savannah, arid acacia bush and vast salt pans all come together under the blanket of 'The Kalahari'.
You may find it surprising to learn that the Kalahari is home to an extraordinary species diversity. Enormous bull elephants roam the expanses of the Kalahari, and the largest lions ever recorded, the Black-maned Kalahari Lions, are found here. Besides the large mammals, head to the Kalahari to interact with meerkats who den in the sands and hunt the scrub in search of scorpions.
The San people of the Kalahari are Africa's original inhabitants. Guests at camps in the Makgadikgadi area of Botswana have the opportunity to meet the San and learn more about their traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle. An incredible privilege, and an experience that will live long in the memory.