Nothing can prepare you for the immensity of this reserve, nor its wild, mysterious beauty. There is the impression of infinite space, and having the entire reserve to yourself.
Waist-high golden grasses stretch interminably, punctuated by dwarf trees and scrub bushes. Empty pans give the impression as infinite white stretches of saucer-flat earth, encountering a soft, blue-white sky. At night the stars dominate the land; their brilliance and immediacy are striking.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the most remote reserve in Southern Africa and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world,
After substantial summer rains, the flat grasslands of the reserve’s northern reaches teem with wildlife, gathering at the choicest grazing areas, including large herds of springbok and gemsbok, and wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe.
At other times of the year, when the animals are lightly distributed, experience travelling through truly untouched wilderness, of seemingly infinite dimensions.
The landscape is dominated by silver Terminalia sandveldt, Kalahari sand acacias, and apple leaf, intermixed with grasslands and the occasional dunes, pans and shallow fossil river valleys.