Despite what is said, the Kalahari isn’t a desert at all. In fact it’s a vast sand-sheet, a fossil desert, now largely covered in bushes, trees and grasses. Most of the Kalahari remains arid and untouched, as it has been for about 65 million years. Whilst on safari here you’ll be struck by the feeling that you’re light years away from modern life.
The Central Kalahari is at its most enticing when travel there is most difficult: in the first few months of the year. At this time, the beautiful inter-dune valleys flush with green, attracting thousands of springbok and gemsbok. You’ll also find ostrich and giraffe, herds of wildebeest, the occasional cheetah and the Kalahari’s famous black-maned lions. Leopard and brown hyena are also common residents, though are rarely seen.