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Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana

Visiting the kalahari desert of central kalahari in Botswana. This is the largest  and by far the most remote reserve in southern Africa. It covers and area of 52000 sqaure km and makes the central kalahari the second largest reserve in the world. In Botswana the local operators refer to central kalahari as “CKGR”.

There are five reserves that was set aside as part of the Kgalagadi or Kalahari desert of Botswana.

  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve 
  • Khutse Game Reserve 
  • Nxai Pans 
  • Makgadigadi pans
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Mabuasehube

The vastness of the kalahari desert of Central Kalahari is overwhelming on your first visit and every visitor should be well prepared on their visit to Central Kalahari. Knowledge of the park is important and well maintained and equipped vehicles are recommended on your visit to Central Kalahari.

  • Sufficient Fuel supplies
  • Water for drinking, washing, cleaning need to be carried
  • Recovery equipment for your vehicle
  • Food and camping supplies 

It is recommended to never travel alone in Central Kalahari and a guided Safari or guided self drive safari is highly recommended. Visiting the Central Kalahari requires planning and knowledge of the region.

Mikumi National Park

Popular camps and pans in Central Kalahari

  • Deception pan
  • Tsau pan
  • Leopard pan
  • Sunday pan
  • Passage pan
  • Motopi pan
  • Piper pan
  • Phukwe pan
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Lodges of Central Kalahari 

  • Kalahari Tented Camp
  • Deception Valley Lodge
  • Leroo La Tau
  • Kalahari Plains Camp
  • Dinaka Safari Lodge
  • Haina Kalahari Lodge
  • Kalahari arms hotel – Ghanzi
  • Thakadu Camp – Ghanzi
  • Kalahari Trail Blazers

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