CENTRAL KALAHARI - BOTSWANA

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is situated right in the centre of Botswana and is the second largest game reserve in the world.

The Central Kalahari Game 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 Central Kalahari Game Reserve is more heavily wooded in the south, with mophane forests to the south and east.

Here you will discover some of the harshest and most inhospitable territories, and yet some of the most beautiful.

The main focus of the Central Kalahari Game is the "Bushmen Experience". This walk through nature with San Bushmen is an insight to the interaction of wildlife, plants and human skills in this harsh environment.

This has been described as a unique, exclusive and unexploited experience. Safari lodges based in various parts of the Kalahari often hire the Bushmen to guide visitors into the desert and to impact their wisdom of how to survive.

Unlike the image of most deserts, the Kalahari is well vegetated with a wide variety of habitats including acacia trees and areas of flat grasslands that seem to stretch forever.