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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Central Kalahari Game Reserve is an extensive national park in the Kalahari desert of Botswana. Established in 1961 it covers an area of 52,800 km² (about twice the size of Massachusetts, and 1/11 of Botswana's total land area) making it the second largest game reserve in the world. The park contains wildlife such as giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu and red hartebeest. The land is mostly flat, and gently undulating covered with bush and grasses covering the sand dunes, and areas of larger trees. Many of the river valleys are fossilized with salt pans. Four fossilized rivers meander through the reserve including Deception Valley which began to form around 16,000 years ago. The Bushmen, or San, have inhabited the lands for thousands of years since they roamed the area as nomadic hunters.

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Hanging out

Kalahari at night

Kalahari breakfast
Kalahari breakfast
Kalahari dunes
Kalahari friends: Ground squirrels
Kalahari last drink
Kalahari last drink Kalahari Moon
Kalahari Oasis
Kalahari river valley Kalahari services Kalahari sunrise Kalahari traffic jam Kalahari water hole
Second camp Kalahari entrance from
South Africa
Kalahari trafic hazards Kicking up dust Lion tracks
Mid afternoon Morning sky Ostrich cascade Prepared for fire River runs once in 100 years
Seeds and thorns Socialable Weaver nest colony Solitary Acacia Solitary Ostrich Springboks standing in the shade
Springbok Kalahari accommodation