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Botswana

Central Kalahari

Explore Central Kalahari

Covering almost two thirds of Botswana, the sprawling Kalahari Desert is a unique wilderness of dry grassland and acacia forests. While the terrain can be seemingly inhospitable, the area supports a diverse range of wildlife and flora. After the summer rains, the land completely transforms as the blue sky fills with huge clouds, and the plains and pans burst with lush sweet grasses.

Highlights

  • Home to desert adapted animals, including springbok and brown hyena
  • One of the best places in Africa for stargazing and Cosmic Safaris
  • Authentic cultural experiences with the indigenous San Bushmen
  • Witness the illusion-inducing Deception Pan
  • Home of the distinctive black-maned Kalahari lion

Iconic Activities

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Desert Tours Icon Desert Tours
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Central Kalahari

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Springbok
    Springbok
  • Oryx
    Oryx
  • Meerkat
    Meerkat
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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When to visit

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