Tag Archives | Central Kalahari Game Reserve

In Place Of A Tree

On a recent visit to the Kalahari area, we stayed at a private game reserve situated immediately to the north edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. There a few private reserves bordering the CKGR, and the one we visited is called Deception Valley Lodge. The area around the lodge is more wooded than wide-open, …

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One lion, many habitats

Lions are one of my favourite animals (I have a few) but one of the reasons that I find lions interesting is their adaptability. The diverse habitats that are found in Botswana illustrate this well. In the south and central parts of the country, especially the western half, rainfall is low. Dry Kalahari sands are …

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The Rain on the Plain

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) in Botswana is a very large protected area, covering some 52 000 square kilometres. Until very recently, the reserve had almost no development within its borders and anyone wishing to visit had to camp in the designated camping sites. These sites are well situated but very basic, even lacking …

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Going on a scorpion hunt

Early one morning in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, I came across this male honey badger. It was October and the very end of the dry season, which meant that the soil was baked hard and dry, but this didn’t seem to bother the badger. He walked with purpose, swinging his head this way and …

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