I have dreamt about it and there it was: my first ever game drive! It happened in the beautiful landscape of the Kalahari desert. And the best of all is that we were the only ones, no tourists around us. Just the animals: giraffe, oryx, kudu and more!
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INFO & PLANNING TIPS - Kalahari Desert
TIPS FOR TRAVEL PLANNING ADDICTS - Kalahari
Getting to the Kalahari desert
- In Namibia, the desert is located along the central east border
- Mariental and Gorbabis are 2 of the main towns in the Namibian Kalahari desert
Visiting the Kalahari desert
- The Kalahari desert is a vast region, a drive through via road C20 for example will give you a good overview.
- Lodges are available both in the Northe and South. Check out this Namibian website
Wildlife of the Kalahari
The Kalahari Desert is not technically a desert, there are almost 500 species of vegetation that thrive during the rainy season. So we also find animals. Many animals.
We did not have the big elephants, lions, leopard and all (but don’t worry I’ve seen them all on my second week in Etosha National Park) but it was still very thrilling. It is crazy how excited you can be to spot a wild animal! I don’t know you but I do not get excited at all if I spot a mouse, a spider or a cockroach where I live…
Wildlife includes meerkats, springboks, blue hartebeests, ostriches, giraffes, kudus, orryxes and more.
What I really enjoyed about it was the mix of incredible landscapes with orange sand dunes and the wildlife.
Game Drive in Pictures
It was my first ever game drive and I have no words! So I let the pictures speak for themselves:
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