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  • Dear Rob, we had a fantastic time which far exceeded our expectations and will provide us with enduring lifelong memories. Game viewing at all locations was excellent and the quality and knowledge of all the guides we had were outstanding. At all locations, we had a vehicle to ourselves. We recorded 185 different bird species, 37 different mammal species and 6 different reptiles. We witnessed lions devouring a warthog twenty feet away and hyenas feeding on a zebra which had apparently just died trying to give birth – so many different memories. All the camps provided very comfortable accommodation and excellent food and the staff were universally welcoming and good humoured. All the travel arrangements, border crossings etc. worked without a hitch and our bags turned up at all destinations! All in all a fabulous experience and thanks for your valued advice in putting it all together for us.

    David and Jan travelled through Zambia (Victoria Falls), Botswana and Namibia
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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The Central Kalahari is an area of semi-desert, where trees, bushes and grass do exist within an otherwise hostile desert environment. This allows a variety of birds and animals to exist, including the rare brown hyaena, meerkat, oryx, giraffe, zebra, bat-eared fox, jackal, springbok, red haartebeest, lion, cheetah, caracal and leopard.

The region is best visited during the ‘green’ season from November to March/April, when game concentrates on the various open ‘pans’ within the reserve. During the dry season, the landscape is harsh, and game is more spread out (especially the late dry season from August to October). However recently introduced ‘pumped’ waterholes will become focal drinking spots during these drier months, and should improve game-viewing.

For further information on Kalahari safaris please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari specialists.

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