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This private reserve in the
southern Kalahari and part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve was established
to conserve and protect the smaller salt pans of the Kalahari. Its flat, endless
plains of shrub and grass which anchor the restless sands of the semi-arid
desert attract large herds of various antelope, these in turn attract endangered
predators such as cheetah and wild dog. During the wet season, after a good
rainfall, up to 150 different species of bird can be spotted near the pans.
The Kalahari region is vast and unchanging,
but by no means uninteresting. Other than the Khutse Reserve
You will find the
Central Kalahari Game
Reserve and Mabuasehuba.
This dry harsh land used to be home to the indigenous people of
Botswana - the San or Bushman. They have left us many reminders of that
forgotten time and an experienced guide can teach you their way of life and
culture and how they adapted to the environment in which they lived.
Viewing Game viewing in the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Khutse Game Reserve is the prime game
viewing areas in Botswana during the wet season. A variety of antelope,
such as springbok, gemsbok as well as zebra and wildebeest are most
commonly seen in the park, there are also cheetah, lion, black-backed
jackal and brown-hyena to be seen in some parts of the park. In the
Khutse Reserve, the wet season brings over 150 different species of birds
to the pans.
Trails: Bushmen remnants are
everywhere to be found in this region which will teach you their way of
life and culture and give you a few tips on how to survive in this harsh,
4 x 4'ing: Venture into the 4x4
paradise of Africa, comparable to the desert of Namibia and the tough
trails of South Africa. This harsh, untamed land will make any 4x4
enthusiasts heart race. Be sure to know where you are going and pack
enough supplies and fuel to last your journey. Its a mean, inhospitable
and uninhabited land out there.
As there are no accommodation establishments
in the Kalahari region, you have to get back to nature and camp out in the open.
It is recommended that you travel this area with an experienced guide and be
sure to find out what and how much supplies you need.