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  • Dear Rob, just to let you know we are safely back after a great holiday. All arrangements went beautifully and all lodges were excellent with good food and friendly staff. Overall, we were very happy with our holiday even though animal viewing in Botswana was not as good as Kenya and East Africa. However, we had a good balance of interesting birds and animals, which is what we wanted. We would definitely recommend all lodges and all your arrangements and connections worked extremely well – no hitches at all. So thank you for organising such a good holiday for us and we will definitely pass on our recommendation to use Safari Consultants in the future and would definitely use you again for trips to Africa! I’ll do a more detailed report of various experiences later, but just want to say thank you for organising the trip which was a great success!

    Anthony and Barbara from Kent travelled to see Victoria Falls and northern Botswana
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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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