One of the most sympathetic animals of the African fauna are the meerkats, mammals, carnivores, of the mongoose family, which only exist in the deserts of Botswana and Namibia. Meerkats are undoubtedly the lookouts of the deserts and savannas of Africa.

Each clan is made up of about 20 members and there is a dominant male and female. It is curious to watch groups work to defend their space and this often leads to «wars» with their neighbors.

Visiting the wild meerkats in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana is one of those experiences that lasts a lifetime. Chance encounters with these creatures will always provoke indescribable excitement.


How to see meerkats in Botswana

Although they only occupy a small area in Botswana, the kings of animal documentaries can be found deep in the dry salt flats of the Kalahari.

In the course of the morning and dusk it is ideal to see the most active meerkats, playfully exploring the plains in search of scorpions.