Trans Kalahari Walk

Embark on this 3-day guided hike through the Kalahari Desert, where you’ll immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the desert landscape, spot fascinating wildlife, and enjoy unforgettable desert sunrises and sunsets. It’s an adventure that promises peace, serenity, and a profound connection with nature.


  • An immersive nature experience in the endless landscape of one of Africa’s finest savannahs
  • A chance of up-close encounters with antelope herds and giraffe
  • A hike through the ochre red sand dunes of the spellbinding Kalahari Desert
  • Spectacular sunsets in a breath-taking setting
  • A dinner barbeque beneath the star-studded sky
  • One night at Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge and one night at Dune Camp

Day 1: Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge (1 night)

Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon and receive a briefing from your guide about the upcoming desert hike. Spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool, observing wildlife at the waterhole, or taking a short walk. As the day ends, enjoy a picturesque sundowner with views of the red dunes. After dinner, retire to your comfortable room in preparation for your Kalahari Desert exploration.


Day 2: Dune Camp (1 night)

Begin your day early with a mesmerizing sunrise. Today, you’ll embark on a full day of walking in the Kalahari, covering approximately 18km. Your luggage will be transported for you, so you’ll only need a light daypack. Stop for a leisurely picnic lunch on a hilltop and take a siesta during the hottest part of the day. Along the way, your guide will help you spot desert-adapted wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, various antelope, bat-eared foxes, and numerous bird species. In the mid-afternoon, you’ll reach Dune Camp, your comfortable overnight accommodation. Here, you can relax by the swimming pool or unwind in the shaded lapa area. Choose to sleep in a chalet or under the starlit sky. Tonight’s dinner will be a barbecue around the campfire, prepared by your private chef. As you marvel at the brilliant night sky, the whispers of the Kalahari wilderness will lull you to sleep.


Day 3: Departure / End of Tour

Another early rise for a captivating sunrise. Enjoy a hearty breakfast while observing wildlife at the waterhole before the desert heat intensifies. Your hike back to the lodge covers 6km (or a shorter distance for earlier departures). It’s another opportunity to relish the endless red sand dunes and breathtaking landscapes, with the chance of more wildlife encounters. Upon reaching the lodge, retrieve your luggage and perhaps take a refreshing swim in the pool or rinse off (shower facilities are available). Prepare for your onward journey and bid farewell to your guide, the lodge, and the astounding Kalahari Desert. But you could choose to linger a little longer—extend your stay for an extra night at the Red Dunes Lodge, savor a leisurely lunch, and join an afternoon game drive to further explore this wilderness and spot more animals.


  • All snacks and meals during the hike
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide throughout
  • 1 night at Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
  • 1 night sleeping under the stars or in a chalet
  • Luggage transport between camps


  • All beverages
  • Additional extras
  • Staff gratuities