Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a wide National Park in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and it covers an area of 52,800 km making. It is the second largest game reserve in the world and has lately been closed to the public.
The park contains wildlife such as giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu and red hartebeest.
The CKGR was originally created as a refuge for the San Bushmen – the inhabitants of the Kalahari for the past 30,000 years. They lived in nomadic hunter-gatherer family groups only taking what they needed to survive – which is an art form in the Kalahari.
Rainy season is between November and March, but as rainfall is unreliable this is by no means sure. Rainstorms are frequent but fast and roads can become very muddy and a fully equipped 4×4 vehicle is essential.
May to October is hot, dry and dusty in the Kalahari with little water and limited animals. October is the hottest month.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve has various activities including game drives, walking safaris, photography, Scenic Flight, Horseback Riding, Cultural Village Tour, Boat cruise in Maun.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers accommodation in lodges and tented camps.
Currently there are 3 entry points to Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Khutse in the south, xade in the west and Matswere in north east.