Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Botswana - Kalahari

South of the Okavango Delta and dominating central Botswana, the five million-hectare Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the most significant protected areas in Africa, its diverse wildlife and magnificent scenery offering a fantastic contrast to the rest of the country.

The Kalahari Desert is the most crucial unbroken stretch of sand in the world and at its core is the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a vast flat expanse of scrub-covered fossil dunes interspersed with ancient river valleys. This area is home to a fascinating spectrum of very different plants and animals that have successfully adapted to living in such a harsh environment.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve Hotels

Tau Pan$$$$

The main area includes an open bar, lounge and dining areas all set around the fireplace, which is the ideal spot for spotting game at the waterhole. ‘Tau’ means lion in Setswana and the pan is so named for its pride of iconic black-maned Kalahari lions, who are frequent visitors to the camp. Discover the land of the lion through ancient San eyes. Also known as the Bushmen in Botswana, indigenous trackers provide life-giving insights on surviving in this harsh paradise during a sp...

Tau Pan
smiling white male wearing a backpack

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