Kalahari Desert Namibia: A Photo Essay

Namibia is a country of jaw dropping beauty – and I was particularly blown away by the colours. The reds in particular are the most stunning shades of red that I have ever seen. And nowhere is this as clear as it is in the Kalahari Desert.

Namibia is lucky enough to have two deserts – the Namib Desert and then in the east and south the Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari receives more rain than a desert should so it has a more golden, grassy appearance. The word Kalahari means Wilderness.

Whilst in the Kalahari I stayed at the fantastic Bagatelle Ranch. What a wonderful place! It is very far from the rest of the world but a stunning location. The rooms are lovely and the food is great but the highlight is some of the tame animals who frequent the ranch. Several are just hanging around the ranch like the meerkats, several are behind fences and then of course when it is feeding time out come the Cheetahs!

The accommodation is fantastic stilt chalets that offer wonderful views across the Kalahari. They feature all the modern comforts you could need. You can do a game drive to see the cheetahs and enjoy a sundowner and a stunning sunset. You can also do a game drive at night – and afterwards look up at the amazing views on the stars on offer. Or perhaps go walking with Bushmen or take advantage of a horse back safari? Whatever you do don’t forget your camera as the Kalahari is incredibly photogenic.

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