Central Kalahari


The Kalahari Desert is a vast expanse of arid lands covering most of Botswana and dipping into Namibia. It’s home to some of the most pristine landscapes in Africa and the breathtaking Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

The Kalahari is unusual for a desert as it has large areas of lush, fertile terrain, as well as expansive sandbasins. From cheetahs to grazing springbok to black-mane lion prides, the wealth of life here is staggering. And the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is simply immense; it’s the largest private game reserve in southern Africa and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world.

Only a small number of travellers visit here each year, and our safari specialists recommend to our clients who want to experience a wild and remote part of Africa. You can visit the reserve all year around, but the kind of experience you have can vary. We generally recommend February to April when the summer rains begin to dissipate and the reserve’s verdant northern territories teem with grazing herbivores and their stalking predators.

Lightfoot use only the best luxury tented camps and lodges in the reserve. Contact our specialist Africa Travel Designers to plan tailor-made luxury safari and wildlife tour in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Central Kalahari Itineraries

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Tau Pan Camp

Botswana, Central Kalahari

This luxury safari camp lies on a sand ridge overlooking a watering hole, offering breathtaking views of the famous Tau Pan. It was the first safari camp to be built in the Central Kalahari …

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