LUXURY SAFARIS IN THE KALAHARI
"Here was a place where the creatures did not know of man's crimes against nature" - Mark Owens, Cry of the Kalahari.
The word "Kalahari" comes from the Tswana word "Kgala", meaning "a waterless place".
And it is a mostly waterless place. The Kalahari consists mostly of vast areas of red sand spreading from the northern parts of South Africa into the southern parts of both Botswana and Namibia.
The predominately dry area of the Kalahari experiences a rainy season of only 2 - 4 months every year, whilst the dry season can last 8 long months. During the summer rainfall season it can be the best area for fully experiencing the definitive African afternoon thundershowers that break the scorching heat of the afternoon sun, bringing the vast African skies to life with an hour or two's show of the strength and might of nature itself.
At night the sense of quiet and depth of the skies above is captivating, giving one time to reflect and recharge. Whilst there is little in the way of large wild predators or game, there is much in the way of life.