Why Register


In order to add any attractions or places of interest to your wish list you need to register. By adding items to your wish list, it enables us to respond to your specific needs and interests. After registering, wish list items can be saved from one browsing session to the next and can be edited at leisure.

Kalahari Desert


Kalahari Jackal


While Namibia is more famous for being the home of the Namib Desert, it must be remembered that much of eastern and southern Namibia is covered by another - the Kalahari Desert. Although it is called a desert, the landscape is surprisingly well-vegetated and most of the region receives a measure of annual rainfall that pushes it beyond the claim of being a true desert. In springtime the undulating, sandy plains are covered in carpets of flowers and green grass while the summer rains transform most of the Kalahari into a verdant park. Acacias and other dry area specialists line ancient water courses and there are great tracts of dry woodland.
 

Lion

The only permanent river, the Okavango, flows into a delta in the northwest, forming marshes that are rich in wildlife. Ancient dry riverbeds—called omuramba—traverse the Central Northern reaches of the Kalahari and provide standing pools of water during the rainy season.

In the protected areas game tends to be very good: lion, cheetah and leopard prey on the arid area species like springbok, gemsbok and red hartebeest. Bird watching can be amazing: look out for great raptors all year round and an influx of interesting migrants in the wet summer months.

Bushmen

The best known of the Kalahari's inhabitants are the San Bushmen. The term 'Bushmen' is best known referring to nomadic hunter-gather people, also called 'Basarwa', (in Botswana) and 'San' (in Namibia and South Africa.)

 
View Gallery of Kalahari Desert
view full gallery »BushmanCheetahDesert OstrichesKalahari DunesMeercatOryxQuiver TreeSunset in Kalahari

People who looked at Kalahari Desert also looked at...

Sossusvlei / Namib Desert
The Sossusvlei, Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 m...
read more »
Etosha National Park
One of Namibia’s main tourist draw card has been the internationally known Etosha National Park. Until the 1960’s Etosha was the largest game reserve in the world, but following t...
read more »
Caprivi/Kavango
The Caprivi is a tropical area, with high temperatures and much rainfall during the December-to-March rainy season, making it the wettest region of Namibia. The topography is mostly made up of swam...
read more »
View Wishlist
(0) items in your wishlist
To ensure that the items in your wishlist are not lost kindly register or login.

Activities in Kalahari Desert

Bird Watching in the Kalahari Bird Watching in the Kalahari
Bushmen visit Bushmen visit
Game Drives in the Kalahari Game Drives in the Kalahari
Horse Riding Horse Riding
Scenic Drives in the Kalahari Scenic Drives in the Kalahari
Sunset Drives in the Kalahari Sunset Drives in the Kalahari
Add Activities

First Rain of the Season
On 28 October we were blessed with the first rain of the new season. Animals, plants and Humans alike were rejoicing, and we couldn't help but dance for joy. ...
read more »

Watch this space
We will be posting a new special soon ...
read more »

Guest Feedback
Dear Marianne & Marie, We are at home again.......... The reality in a different way as in Namibie is here again. That means paying your bills etc. This weekend we saw all the pictures and the movie we made on our tour ...
read more »

Safari in Namibia: incredible wildlife and striking desert
Click on the link below to read the full article posted on La Presse about African Profile Safaris (Article in French)
go to website

Namibia: luxury villas in the middle of wildlife
An article posted on La Presse on 1 December 2012 about African Profile Safaris accommodation. Click on the link below to read to complete article (Article in French)
go to website

[VIDEO] BNN
A lovely video about African Profile Safaris posted on BNN. Click on the link below to watch the video.
go to website