Kalahari Game Reserve


This beautiful and expansive reserve of the Central Kalahari is one of the most remote and unspoiled parts of Africa. At certain times of the year, usually during the summer rains, the northern section of the Park is one of the prime game viewing areas of Botswana, not to mention the breathtaking landscapes that await discovery. 

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve was originally established in 1961 as a sanctuary for its human inhabitants, the nomadic Bushmen or San people, who now reside in small village communities in the Reserve. Today, a wealth of extraordinary plant and animal life flourishes within this expansive landscape. This area should certainly feature prominently in a list of places to visit in Botswana.



Kalahari Plains

Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in a remote part of the diverse Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. ...


Tau Pan

Tau Pan accommodates up to eighteen guests in specially designed thatched units on raised decks. The camp offers truly incredible views from the ridge of an ancient sand dune, an unusual experienc...


Deception Valley Lodge

Deception Valley Lodge is situated next to the north-eastern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in 15,000 hectares of privately owned, pristine Kalahari bush.


Meno a Kwena

Midway between the Botswana’s extraordinary Okavango Delta and the spectacular Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Meno a Kwena tented camp provides guests with a unique African wildlife experience. ...


Day 1 - 3: Kalahari Game Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Adventurous travellers seeking a truly remote African safari will be thrilled to discover that such a thing still exists. As the second largest game reserve in the world and one of the least visited, nothing can prepare you for the sheer wonder of exploring this vast reserve with its wild, untouched beauty. The landscape is dominated by sand veldt, acacias, and Kalahari appleleaf, interspersed with grasslands, and dotted with occasional sand dunes, pans and fossil river valleys. While the reserve is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, there is one animal that is rather obviously absent, the human being. It is this lack of human traffic, combined with the park’s lack of infrastructure, that makes for a challenging and marvellously authentic African experience. Visitors need to be entirely self-sufficient but those willing to make the effort will be richly rewarded.

Day 4 - 6: Kalahari Game Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest salt pan, formed on the bed of an ancient lake that began evaporating aeons ago. Visiting Makgadikgadi is a unique desert experience: in the dry season, this vast expanse of sun-baked salt glistens in the light and when the rains come, the pan is home to a cornucopia of flamingos and other water birds, as well as one of Africa's biggest zebra populations, whose annual migration is a wonder to behold.

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