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  Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world. Situated right in the centre of Botswana, this reserve is characterized by vast open plains, saltpans and ancient riverbeds.

Varying from sand dunes with many species of trees and shrubs in the north, to flat bushveld in the central area, the reserve is more heavily wooded in the south, with mopane forests to the south and east. Rainfall is sparse and sporadic and can vary from 170 to 700 mm per year

The main wildlife concentrations are to be found in the tourist areas in the northern half of this vast reserve. Game like giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu, red hartebeest and springbok can be viewed. It is best between December and April, when the animals congregate in the pans and valleys.

 

Deception Valley Lodge

Situated about 120km due south from Maun, adjoining the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and not far from the famous Okavango swamps, lies a unexpected luxurious lodge that provides a unique African experience for those who wish to soak up the true atmosphere of the bush in one of Africa’s remote areas. Read more...

Tau Pan Camp

The recently opened Tau Pan Camp is in the famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and is set on the edge of the beautiful Tau (Lion) Pan. The Kalahari Desert is the largest sand basin in the world, and stretches some 2 500 KM from the northern regions of South Africa through to Namibia and Angola, through to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

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