What can we say? It was without doubt the best holiday either of us have ever had, and we have been on some good ones in the past. We would like to thank Paul for all his hard work, great patience and his very good advice.
Karen & Martin
Kalahari And Makgadikgadi Pans
Central Kalahari Game Reserve with it extensive grasslands reminiscent of the Serengeti Plains and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are in total contrast to the verdant, game-rich Okavango and Linyanti regions.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve experience focuses on species unique to the area such as brown hyena, meerkats (suricate), gemsbok (oryx), springbok and the great black-maned Kalahari lion as well as animals which are rarer elsewhere such as cheetah.
The Makgadikgadi salt pans are a relic of an ancient superlake that covered much of southern Africa. For a few months each year, the Makgadikgadi transforms into one of the most important wetland sites in Africa. When the rains come, the pans fill with water and they become the breeding ground for huge flocks of flamingo and other migratory birds. The rains also regenerate the grasses, which attract the last surviving migration of Zebra and Wildebeest in southern Africa which in turn sustain a full range of predators.
The camps we include in in the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi regions are small intimate bushcamps which aim to show you the best of Botswana.
We offer our guests the opportunity to explore and understand these semi desert areas and visits here usually include some interaction with the San Bushmen who have made their home in this unforgiving environment.
In our opinion these sometimes overlooked areas are an essential part of any Botswana itinerary during the summer months between December and May when the Central Kalahari and Makgadikgadi areas have some of the best game viewing in Botswana and compliment the wonderful Okavango, Chobe and Linyanti Regions in a superb safari circuit of Northern Botswana.