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.
- 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
- 4WD Safari
- Guided Walking Safari
- Night Drive
- Cultural Experience
- Desert Tours
- Photography Safari
- Star Gazing/Star Bed
Central Kalahari Map
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
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 favourites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Adventure Holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana
We had an amazing unforgettable time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Always felt safe and well taken care of. Africa is absolutely breathtaking. This trip should be on everyone's bucket listRead full review