East of Mariental and the B1: The Kalahari
The Kalahari Desert often surprises people when they first see it. It is very different from the Namib. First of all, remember that the Kalahari is not a true desert: it receives more rain than a true desert should. The Kalahari is a fossil
desert. The Kalahari's dunes are very different. They are often equally beautiful, but usually greener and less stark – and with this vegetation comes the ability to support more flora and fauna than a true desert.
Thus a few days spent in a Kalahari environment adds another dimension to a trip to Namibia, and provides game viewing away from the ever-popular Etosha, or the lush reserves of the Caprivi.