Welcome to big game country. If you’re heading to Botswana to see its incredible native wildlife species, Central Kalahari is the perfect place to do it.
The main attraction of this sandy savannah region is the enormous Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Spanning a vast 52,000+ kilometres (an area larger than the Netherlands), it’s one of the largest game reserves in the world.
And it truly is a remarkable place. At the centre of Botswana, the landscape of Central Kalahari boasts huge open plans, fossil remains of ancient riverbeds and even occasional salt pans.
After the rainy season from January to April, the reserve becomes abundant with life. Head out on safari here and you’ll see lush green valleys, thousands of oryx, springboks, wildebeest, giraffe and ostriches. The bird life here is diverse and beautiful, making it the perfect destination for bird spotting. There are plenty of chances to see newborn animals too, as it’s calving season. All of this new life inevitably attracts predators, including cheetahs and black maned lions.
The Central Kalahari can be challenging, thrilling and jaw-dropping in equal measure. This unique part of Botswana is also very peaceful, where you can simply sit and experience the wonders of the natural world. Just remember to take your camera!
If you’re new to the safari experience, it’s recommended to stay at one of the region’s brilliant lodges – where you can take advantage of the knowledge of experienced guides. But if you’re feeling adventurous, there are self-drive options available too.
Plan your trip to Central Kalahari today.