Visiting Africa’s Kalahari Desert
The Kalahari Desert in Africa is an extremely popular tourist destination for visitors from all around the globe. You can witness the beauty of big animals such as lions and hyenas as well as a wide variety of other wild animals that surround the area. There are game reserves, and many other beautiful sights that the landscape offers its tourists.
You can find many hotels in and around the area, and it is advisable that you check into one which is close to places where you have planned activities for the rest of the trip. Most of these hotels give the complimentary breakfast, and also provide you with other luxuries and value-for-money offers. You must make sure that your vehicle is filled with enough gas to last you the trip, or at least a portion of it. Imagine yourself way into the desert with your family enjoying the gorgeous view, and just then the gas gets over leaving you in the middle of nowhere. Nothing else can ruin a trip more than this.
Another necessity for a trip to the Kalahari Desert is taking appropriate safety precautions. The Northern Cape is regarded by many as one of the safest places in South Africa. Even though this is a fact, yet proper safety is any day advisable. You must keep yourself and your family prepared for facing extremities. You must not openly flaunt your valuables like electronics or expensive jewelry while you are out.
Talking about clothes, you must carry light garments as well as clothes to beat cold. Light shirts, thin fabrics like cotton, three quarters and shorts and a lot of head gear such as caps and hats for the daytime in which the desert reaches boiling temperatures. And jackets, sweatshirts, denims and cargo pants for the night when the desert can get pretty chilly.