The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa. As the traditional home of the San Bushman, the CKGR has been off limits for 30 years but now restricted development has allowed two lodges deep within this special reserve – Kalahari Plains and Tau Pan. Deception Valley is a highlight, coming to life after the Green Season rains.
Makgadikgadi is part of the vast Kalahari Basin and comprises a series of salt pans, with Nxai Pan the most accessible of these. During the wet summer season (Nov-May), large herds of zebra and plains game arrive, followed by predators. Flowers bloom, flamingos dance, giraffes start courting and cheetah can be seen. The dry winter months are stark, a chance to relish the vast star studded skies and abundant meerkats. Baines Baobabs are in the south. The scene is unchanged since the baobabs were painted by Thomas Baines in 1862.
Superb safari to Botswana combining three diverse areas: Makgadikgadi Pans, Savute and the Okavango and supporting the work of Rhino Conservation Botswana