Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  covers an area of 52,800 square kilometres (20,400 sq mi) (about twice the size of Massachusetts, and 1/11 of Botswana’s total land area) making it the second largest game reserve in the world. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is of  is a vast flat expanse of scrub-covered fossil dunes between ancient river valleys it has a fascinating spectrum of very different plants and animals. With the rains  which normally falls between November and April, the desert comes to life, with hordes of plains game followed by numbers of predators, producing some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Botswana.


  • Uninterrupted desert scenes are an incredible contrast to the rest of Botswana
  • See incredible desert adapted-wildlife including black-maned lion, brown hyena and honey badgers
  • Far from any light pollution, this is one of the best places in the world to enjoy clear and endless starry skies
  • Meet a Bushman, or San, and learn about this ancient people’s fascinating culture