The vast malaria-free Kalahari offers a true desert safari experience – with endless vistas of red dunes and grass savannahs dotted with massive gnarled camelthorn trees, and the desert-adapted species that thrive here.

This unique ecosystem hosts a remarkable population of arid-specialist species, including the rare desert-adapted black rhino, Kalahari lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, springbok, oryx (gemsbok) and sought-after smaller species such as aardvark, honey badger, brown hyena, pangolin and aardwolf. There are also a few habituated colonies of meerkats that provide excellent photographic opportunities.

The absence of malaria makes the Kalahari an excellent choice for family safaris.

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Information: Kgalagadi

Travel diary: Tantalising Tswalu, a Diamond in the Rough

A photographer’s story: Photographing Life in the Kalahari Desert

Photo Gallery: The Dark Side of the Kalahari

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