Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The Central Kalahari game Reserve (CKGR) is the second largest wildlife reserve in the world, encompassing 52 800 sq kms.
During and after the summer rains (Nov-April), the desert comes to life, with herds of springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest, hartebeest, eland, giraffe and predators providing some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Botswana.

The northern Deception Valley is one of the highlights during and after the rainy season. Other worthwhile areas to explore are Passarge Valley and Piper’s Pan.

The visit to remote bushman village is an activity that only Mal d’Africa Safaris can offer with our extremely knowledgeable local field guide.

At other times of the year, when the animals are more sparsely distributed, the experience of travelling through truly untouched wilderness, of seemingly unending dimensions, is the attraction.

The range of activities vary from:

  • Photographic safaris at dawn and dusk
  • Uninterrupted desert landscapes in contrast with the rest of Botswana
  • Viewing desert adapted-wildlife including black-maned lion, brown hyena and honey badgers
  • Star gazing in one of the best places in Africa for absence of light pollution
  • Bushman encounter. Learn about this ancient people’s fascinating culture
  • Birdwatching