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"South Africa's Kalahari region is a semi-arid savanna where African Sky conducts lion and plains game hunting safaris."

Kalahari Hunting Areas

The Kalahari region is a remote area in the north western part of South Africa where we primarily hunt lion. This semi-arid region straddles three Southern African countries - South Africa, Namibia and more than half of Botswana. The dry climate means that the terrain consists mainly of sandy savanna. Despite its often harsh environment, this 'desert' is known for its prolific variety of animal species.

The remarkable landscape of the Kalahari offers some breathtaking tableaus, from sandy red dune seas stretching as far as the eye can see to violent thunderstorms casting colorful lightning fireworks across the desert sky. Evenings are deafeningly quiet, save for the ambient crackle of your log fire. You may feel that you are being watched by more than just the silvery scrutiny of the southern hemisphere's endless expanse of stars.

Tracking a lioness or black-maned Kalahari king in this stark African setting will prove an unforgettable highlight on your hunting safari in South Africa. Though we focus on hunting lion in this area, plains game species such as blesbok, springbok, black wildebeest and gemsbok are also available. Access to the area is by light charter plane, which increases the traveling cost substantially and is normally only justifiable if you are hunting for one of the Big Five.

  • Remote Region far from any major cities or Towns
  • Exceptional Lion Hunting
  • Reached via Small Charter Flights from Joburg
  • Amazing tapestry of stars can be admired almost each night
  • Highly Skilled Bushman Trackers
  • Quality Private camps & Lodges
A map of South Africa.

Kalahari Hunting Areas

This map indicates the area in the Kalahari where we conduct lion hunting safaris. This remote area is reached via a light aircraft charter flight of about two hours. The area is a semi-arid, sandy savanna that is home to a large diversity of different plains game species. The springbok and gemsbok trophies harvested in this region are the finest available in South Africa.

The Kalahari hunting lodge used by African Sky.

Kalahari Hunting Camps & Lodges

The hunting camps and lodges we utilize in the Kalahari are very comfortable, with en suite facilities. The swimming pools found at these camps are sure to be a welcome oasis during summer months when the Kalahari can be very hot. Camp staff are attentive and committed to making your hunting safari in the Kalahari an unforgettable experience.

A hunter presents his impala trophy for a photograph.

Trophy Animals that can be hunted in the Kalahari

A list of the trophy animals that can be hunted in the Kalahari. These animals range in size from the tiny steenbok and duiker to the Cape eland, largest of all the antelope found in Southern Africa. Gemsbok and springbok are especially notable, for they grow larger in these dry western areas of the sub-continent. The area is also home to lion, as well as small predators and scavengers.