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The red-brown sands have
been blown over the African landscape for centuries, yet there is still a
misconception of what the mystic Kalahari dessert really is. A semi-arid region,
it is not the endless, unbearable sun-drenched and dusty dessert, rather -
anchored by vegetation and in the wetter areas covered by lush woodland, the
sands have settled considerably since the days when the bushmen roamed the
endless landscape with thousand strong herds of antelope. Botswana's piece of
Kalahari receives less rainfall, therefore offering wide sun-drenched
grassplains where the occasional magnificent game viewing experiences will
capture the heart of any discerning traveller along with the striking, rugged
beauty of the Kalahari landscape.
Other than the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, you will find the
Reserve and Mabuasehuba.
This dry harsh land used to be home to the indigenous people of
Botswana - the San or Bushman, and the Central Game Reserve is still home to the
few remaining San. 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 is one of the prime game
viewing areas in Botswana during the wet season. During the summer months,
a variety of antelope,
such as springbok, gemsbok as well as zebra and wildebeest cover the vast
grass plains comparable to the migration in Serengeti and Masai Mara.
There are also cheetah, lion, black-backed
jackal and brown-hyena to be seen in some parts of the park. Another
rare animal in other parts of the world, which is seen quite often in this
area is the barking gecko.
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,
remote environment. And the few remaining in the Reserve will provide with
a trip back in time not to be forgotten.
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 sparsely uninhabited land out there.
Haina Safari Lodge: > Click
This luxury lodge is situated in the heart of
the Central Kalahari, bordering the Central Kalahari National Park, about
30 kilometres North of Deception Valley. The setting of Haina Safari
Lodge is classically African, relaxed and informal while catering for
Activities include guided drives by experienced and knowledgeable guides,
Bushmen Cultural Experiences and Quad biking, which is a novel way to
explore the verdant countryside.
Judy Vaan Vuuren Fax: +27(0)21 7826233 or Mobile +27(0)76 11 88 776