Details of Kalahari Desert
The largest continuous stretch of sand in the world, the Kalahari Desert is perhaps misnamed as it gets too much rain each year to technically qualify as a desert. In the spring, the plains are alive with colour as wildflowers bloom, while the summer rains bring a lush carpet of greenery.
The true allure of the Kalahari is the sense of silence and isolation one gets when standing on its open plains, although visitors can also take the time to interact with the San Bushmen whose instantly recognisable click language and traditional ways still persist to this day.
One of the most famous stretches of desert in the world, the Kalahari defies its label by being one of the most stunningly beautiful places to see wildflowers in the world. Each spring, the plains of this seemingly lifeless place come to life as millions of wildflowers come into bloom.
For the rest of the year, its arid beauty is no less remarkable.