Central Kalahari - Vast, Untouched Wilderness
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the most scenic and unspoiled wilderness areas on the continent. It is the second largest game reserve in the world, covering a vast 52 800 km² (20 390 square miles), an area larger than Switzerland.
The landscape is largely arid or semi-arid, and varies from open plains to salt pans and undulating sand dunes. Game viewing in the Kalahari is excellent, especially during the summer rains, when it becomes one of the best wildlife viewing spots in Botswana. The incredible diversity of the terrain allows for an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, with a fascinating array of Kalahari desert plants.
Deception Valley is all that remains of a sprawling riverbed that has long since dried up
The Kalahari Desert covers 70% of Botswana
The only river in the region is the Okavango River, which flows into the Okavango Delta
Traditional San Bushmen still live in the reserve
Over 400 plant species, including the tsamma melon
From $ 1,275
Situated in the dramatic landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is elegant Jack’s Camp. Here, guests can unwind in one of ten stylish canvas tents, which have a beautiful ensuite bathroom, with an alfresco shower and a private veranda.
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Enjoy a fascinating insight into the rapidly vanishing way of life of the Bushmen people on this exceptional four night safari. Your guide is a fully qualified zoologist or biologist and ensures a unique experience that combines culture and wildlife. Thrill to the experience of sleeping in a traditional Bushman grass shelter.
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