African Travel Concept

Central Kalahari

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world, covering 52 800 square kilometres. Nothing prepares you for the sheer immensity, impression of unending space, and privacy on the entire reserve. Fields of waist-high golden grass seem to stretch endlessly, scattered with trees and scrub bushes. Wide, empty pans appear form vast white landscapes of levelled earth meeting the blue sky above.

The reserve has one of the most unique biodiversities in southern Africa, including concentrated populations of threatened species of animals such as the Brown Hyena. It is also home to the black maned lion. During and shortly after good summer rains, the flat grasslands of the reserve’s northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gather at the best grazing areas. These include large herds of springbok and oryx, as well as wildebeest, eland and giraffe.

It is one of the finest examples of human and natural interaction, particularly special due to the dry conditions. It is a place where the Basarwa (San) people have lived and survived in a harsh environment for thousands of years, by making fires and killing animals using poisoned arrows and bow-hunting skills.

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