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Why visit the Kalahari Desert?

An interesting region for a Namibia safari, the Kalahari Desert is a large, semi-arid savannah that covers 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 square miles) extending over seven countries: Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia.

It is interesting to note that the Kalahari is not a true desert in that parts of the region receive over 250mm of erratic rainfall annually thus classifying it as a fossil desert. The area contains a variety of habitats including grasslands and Acacia trees and is home to a number of game reserves. 

Kalahari Bushmen

The Bushmen, the ancestors of Southern Africa’s original inhabitants have lived as hunters and gatherers for 20,000 years in the Kalahari Desert. They rarely need to drink water instead, quenching their thirst with plant roots and desert melons. 

Kalahari Wildlife

The Kalahari is a superb birding destination on a Namibia tour with varied wildlife including cheetahs, giraffes, springboks, zebras and more. Various activities like game drives, hiking, Bushmen walks and cultural visits have helped the Kalahari Desert to become a popular tourist destination.  

Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve while the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the world’s second-largest protected area. It also hosts the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which straddles the borders of South Africa and Botswana with no boundaries between the two countries allowing animals to roam freely. 

Namibia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Namibia vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Namibia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Namibia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Namibia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Namibia tours today!

Extend Your Trip beyond Africa

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Namibia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours


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Kalahari Desert

  • Exploring Namibia: Kalahari Desert, Namib Desert, Etosha National Park & More

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: The classic Namibian Safari. This is an introduction to the major highlights Namibia has to offer. The contrasting landscapes of the country, including the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, the surreal Namib Desert and the majestic mountain ranges in Damaraland mixed with the vibrant cultures that live there and the amazing wildlife in the national parks and conservancies. This safari will leave you engrossed in Namibia.
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,973
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Canyons & Deserts: Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Namib Desert & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore the ever-contrasting landscape that makes Namibia a photographer’s dream. Beginning in Windhoek, you’ll travel to the vast the Kalahari Desert. Next up, it's on to Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world before continuing to the Namib Desert, where you’ll witness the massive dunes change colors as the sun rises in the sky. Finally, it's off to Swakopmund, “the playground of Namibia” with a multitude of activities to suit any taste.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,199
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Namibia See Trip Details
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