Places in Central Botswana

Central Botswana is the largest of Botswana’s districts in terms of area and population. There are several seasonal rivers in the district of which the Lepashe River and the Boteti River flows in the rainy season to reach the Makgadikgadi Pans. The Lepashe river ends in the Sua Pan.In the Central District of Botswana there are problems between the protection of indigenous wildlife and agricultural expansion. You will find the following well-known Reserves, National Parks and Sanctuaries in Central Botswana : Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Khutse Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Serowe. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the largest most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa and the second largest wildlife Reserve in the world.The landscape of Botswana Central and all its reserves and parks comprises from terminalia sandveldt, grasslands, pans, fossil river valleys,shrub savannah, islands, rivers , lakes and acacia woodlands with Baobab and many other different species of trees and plantlife. You will find the big five, many buck species, large herds of zebra, giraffe, hippopotamus and smaller wildlife like aardwolf, hyena etc. with a myriad bird species all over Central Botswana. There are different types of accommodation from Luxury lodges to Botswana safari camps, tented camps and many more. Each accommodation establishment offers different activities to their guests, from game drives, fishing, hikes, walks, mokoro rides etc.

5 Day Premier Kalahari and Okavango Safari Package

This 5 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari & Okavango Safari tour shows you the contrast between the desert and the delta in different areas of Botswana. This...more

African Heritage Discovery - Classic Self-Drive Tuli Safari Package

Visit this unique and Superbly Diverse corner of Africa where nature and culture combine for a Classic 5 day Wildlife and Nature Safari Package...more

All the Reasons to Visit Central Kalahari

The Kalahari stretches from the Northern Cape Province of South Africa into the Central African Republic, through arid wilderness, lush deltas and tropical rain forests...more

Ancient Culture Encounter - Fly-in Classic Makgadikgadi Package

The Kalahari is a place of legend and is often misunderstood, but this Makgadikgad Cultural Safari Tour in Botswana offers the opportunity...more

Ancient Rivers and Pans - Classic Kalahari Safari Explorer Tour

This 5 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari Explorer package - Ancient Rivers and Pans explores 2 fascinating areas of the Kalahari Desert, showcasing the...more

Best Time to Visit Central Kalahari

The Central Kalahari is a very dry area and during the winter months game viewing can be limited. However with some knowledge of the habits...more

Best Time to Visit Makgadikgadi Pans

Nowhere in Africa does the climate have such a profound effect on the movements of wildlife than in the Makgadikgadi, another place in Botswana...more

Best Time to Visit Tuli

Tuli Block has the same seasons as the other areas of Botswana in that that winters are dry and the summers warm and wet. Animals concentrate around...more

Birds of Tuli Block

On a Tuli Block Safari in Botswana you will see some of the many species of birds that are endemic to the region. The Tuli Block area is known as a...more

Botswana Adventure Safari - Game Drive, Cycle and Horseback

This 5 day Botswana Adventure Safari is ideal for travelers who are looking for an unique Botswana safari experience - horse riding and cycling in the...more

Botswana to Kruger Park - Premier Botswana and Kruger Park Safari

This Tuli to Kruger Safari Package is a definitive 7 day Classic Big 5 Safari, combining Tuli Block in Botswana with a private reserve between Kruger...more

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari in Botswana offers visitors a truly authentic Kalahari Makgadikgadi Pans bush experience in elegant, understated style....more

Central Kalahari Wildlife Guide

The Central Kalahari was the scene of one of Africa's largest land migrations when half a million wildebeest migrated south into the region...more

Cry of the Kalahari - Classic Kalahari Safari Encounters

This 3 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari & Cultural Package allows you to experience the mystical Kalahari, with game drives and Bushmen interaction taking...more

The Origin of Deception Valley

There is a place at the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana that has confused travelers for centuries, and today even seasoned pilots...more

Deception Valley Lodge

Discover an oasis in the Kalahari not far from the famous Okavango Delta - a luxury Central Kalahari lodge called Deception Valley in the heart of...more

The Denizens of the Kalahari Desert

Botswana is one of the most fascinating countries to visit for an African safari due to its delta in the desert concept, where the Okavango Delta spreads...more

Desert and Rivers - Classic Kalahari and Okavango Houseboat Safari Package

This 7 day Desert and Rivers Botswana Safari package takes in 2 very different regions of Botswana, the dry central Kalahari and the pristine waterways and islands of the Okavango Delta Panhandle...more

Desert to Delta - Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Safari

On this 5 day Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Safari for Couples, experience the diversity of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana...more

Dinaka Safari Lodge

Dinaka Safari Lodge is a destination to be remembered! Guests can connect with their unique surroundings and the amazing wildlife at this Central Kalahari lodge in Botswana....more

Exploring the Pans of the Kalahari

The Central Kalahari in Botswana has many fascinating features, none less intriguing than the clay pans that are found periodically on the landscape...more

Discovering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The term 'desert' conjures up images of endless barren sand dunes, but the Kalahari is not like this at all. It is well vegetated in many places,...more

Edos Camp

Edo's Camp is an exclusive Kalahari Lodge in Botswana that offers guests a luxurious getaway. It is for those who are interested in not only the wildlife...more

Flora of the Kalahari

Although devoid of much flora for most of the year a highlight of a Central Kalahari Reserve safari experience is seeing the varied plant life...more

Geography of the Salt Pans

One of the greatest experiences on a Kalahari safari in Botswana is discovering the vast alien landscape of the desolate Salt Pans region. The Northern...more

Geology of Tuli

One of the major highlights of the Tuli area is the incredible rock formations that occur in the region. This is because Tuli is located along a fault...more

Getting to Central Kalahari in Botswana

Covering a large portion of central Botswana the Central Kalahari Game Reserve can be accessed from all sides, and depending where you are heading...more

Getting to Tuli Block

The Tuli Block is an area of private land in eastern Botswana ceded to the British government by the local authorities to act as a buffer against Boer...more

Grasslands Bushman Lodge

A place of wonders in the desert, this Central Kalahari lodge in Botswana offers authentic Bushmen interaction and exciting activities in a welcoming...more

Guide to Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans in central north Botswana, are part of a surreal magical wilderness rarely found today. This place of solitude with an ancient...more

Haina Kalahari Lodge

Guests at Haina Kalahari Lodge in Botswana can have a real African safari experience observing game in pristine bush landscapes. This Central Kalahari...more

Herbivores of the Kalahari - Central Kalahari Wildlife Guide

You will see many different species of animals on a Central Kalahari Safari Experience, many of which have adapted to life in this hostile environment...more

Highlights of the Central Kalahari

Most of Botswana is covered by the sands of the Kalahari but it is the vast central area of the country that is encompassed by the wilderness...more

History of Tuli Block

The Tuli region has one of the longest and most fascinating histories in Botswana, with many different groups fighting over it. It eventually became a...more

Hyenas of Tuli Block

Hyenas are one of the most common predators in the Tuli area, and their haunting whoops are characteristic of the African night. Spotted Hyenas are...more

Jacks Camp

Jack's Camp is situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana and provides guests with a unique Botswana safari experience....more

Kalahari Family Experience - Classic Kalahari Safari Fly-in Package

This 4 day Family Fly-in Classic Kalahari Safari package is specially designed so that you and your children can enjoy real Bushman interaction and...more

Kalahari Highlights - Classic Fly-in Kalahari Desert Highlights Safari Tour

This Classic 5 day Fly-in Kalahari Desert Highlights Package combines a lodge stay with a mobile safari in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, for the...more

Kalahari Journals - Kalahari Travel Guide

The Kalahari has played on the minds and passions of explorers and adventurers for centuries and in particular the area located in the center of Botswana...more

Kalahari Mosaics - Classic Kalahari Mobile Desert Safari Adventurer

This 7 day Classic Expedition Mobile Botswana Safari explores Botswana’s best kept secrets, the Central Kalahari, Deception Valley and Makgadikgadi Pans...more

Kalahari Plains - Classic Kalahari Fly-In Safari Tour

This 3 day Classic Fly-in Kalahari Wilderness Package takes you into a remote area of the Central Kalahari to see outstanding wildlife with vast antelope...more

Kalahari Plains Camp

This remote Central Kalahari lodge in Botswana is situated in an outstanding wildlife area in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve with legendary Black...more

Kalahari Travel Journal - A Place of Healing

Accommodation review of Grasslands Safari Lodge and Deception Valley Lodge located in the Central Kalahari of Botswana. The dust turns the sun into a...more

Kalahari Travel Journal - Fences of Death

Nowhere in Africa has the debate between development and conservation been so extreme as in Botswana with the erection of veterinary fences to prevent...more

Kalahari Travel Journal - Land of Drying Rivers

The fascinating cycle of life of the Kalahari can be experienced in the valleys and dunes of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, a place of...more

Kalahari Travel Journal - Living Desert

The Sands of the Kalahari Desert cover nearly three quarters of the land area of Botswana and, with many vastly differing eco-systems, provides some of...more

The San Of The Kalahari

The ruling by the Botswana High Court in December 2006 entitling the Basarwa San or bushmen of the Kalahari to live in the Central Kalahari Game...more

Land of the Giants - Deluxe Tuli Safari Tour

The 4 day Classic Tuli Big 5 Safari Package takes you into one of Botswana's best kept secrets. Discover a place where even the giant Baobabs and...more

Leopards of Tuli Block

Leopards are one of Africa's most widespread cats, but they are seldom seen due to their solitary nature, yet the chances of seeing them in the Tuli...more

Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau is a Makgadikgadi Pans safari lodge, ideally situated on a cliff, overlooking the Makgadikgadi National Park in Botswana....more

Lions of the Kalahari - Central Kalahari Wildlife Guide

A Central Kalahari Safari Experience allows you to see rare Black-Maned Lions that have adapted to a harsh existence in the Central Kalahari....more

Lions of Tuli Block

Seeing Lions is always a highlight on any Tuli safari in north eastern Botswana. The Lion is Africa's and Tuli's largest cat and is also the most...more

Makgadikgadi Family Safari - Classic Fly-in Explorer Tour

This 4 day Classic Makgadikgadi Pans Family Safari tour provides the ideal getaway for a family wanting to experience Botswana together but at the same...more

Makgadikgadi Flora and Fauna

A Makgadikgadi Pans safari in Botswana is more about the landscape and the sense of space than about the wildlife as the region does not support many...more

Makgadikgadi Journals - Makgadikgadi Pans Travel Guide

The edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan was smeared in pink – thousands of flamingos were feeding in the shallows. The water was higher than I had ever seen it...more

Makgadikgadi Pans Activities

The vast salt pans known as the Makgadikgadi in Botswana may seem desolate and devoid of life, but there is something special about the area, and a...more

Makgadikgadi Pans Wildlife and Birds

The Makgadikgadi Pans are the world's largest salt pans and despite the categorization the pans and the surroundings support an array of wildlife...more

Mashatu Game Reserve Guide

This far eastern corner of Botswana is historically known as the Tuli Block and is an extremely picturesque and diverse wilderness. It has river-hugging...more

Mashatu Main Camp

Like past explorers, guests at Mashatu Main Camp will come to understand the beauty and wildness of Africa, how vast and special it is. See the wildlife...more

Mashatu Tented Camp

Mashatu Game Reserve, located in the remote eastern corner of Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, is a diverse wilderness...more

Maun - Gateway of the Okavango

Maun is known as the gateway of the Okavango but it is also the gateway to much of northern and central Botswana and the majority of safaris...more

Nata Lodge

Nata Lodge, also known as “Birdwatchers Paradise”, is situated on the main route that links a variety of tourist destinations, such as the Okavango Delta...more

Ntwetwe Pan and Sua Pan

The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana are made up of two large pans Ntwetwe and Sua Pan, as well as many other smaller ones...more

Nxai Pan Camp

Nxai Pan Camp offers comfortable Nxai Pan National Park accommodation, facing a permanent waterhole which attracts local wildlife....more

Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab is a traditionally styled mud Kalanga and Bushmen grass hut village. Activities include tracking the elusive Elephant, visiting stone tool...more

Quad Biking over the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Feel the wind whistling through your hair, which suddenly dies as you come to a halt and you are surrounded by silence and vast amounts of space. Quad...more

Quadbike Adventures - Fly-in Classic Makgadikgadi Adventure Tour

Enjoy an amazing 6 Day Quadbike Adventure in Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. Stay at Jack's Camp and Kubu Island where you can explore unique scenery...more

Royal Tree Lodge

Royal Tree Lodge is a small lodge in Botswana ideally situated away from the bustle capital of Maun, perfect for the more discerning traveller, on his...more

Safari with the San - Classic Kalahari Safari and Cultural Experience

This 3 day Classic Cultural Experience package to Deception Valley, takes you into an oasis in the Central Kalahari - home to a wide variety of wildlife...more

Salt Pans and Delta - Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi and Okavango Wilderness Tour

This 5 day Salt Pans and Delta Classic Fly-in Makgadikgadi & Okavango Wilderness safari tour combines 2 of Botswana's legendary wilderness areas...more

San Camp

San Camp is the most authentic and classic Makgadikgadi Pans safari lodge, billowing white tents are shaded by desert palms, surrounded by miles of shimmering salt pans....more

Serolo Safari Camp

Serolo Safari Camp is located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and offers guests an authentic African bush experience...more

Sound of Silence - Classic Makgadikgadi Fly-in Safari Package

Experience a Botswana safari unlike any other on this 3 day Classic Makgadikgadi Fly-in safari package where silence and space are your companions and an...more

Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan Camp is an eco-friendly lodge situated in the middle of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. You will see many animals that have adapted to life in this harsh environment....more

Thamalakane River Lodge

Nestled in a forest of riverine trees on the banks of the Thamalakane River, near Maun, Thamalakane River Lodge is a haven of peace...more

The Bushmen of Botswana

Seeing the African wilderness through the eyes of the original inhabitants is a priceless experience. It is one more rewarding than the activities with...more

The Skies Over Tuli

One of the most memorable aspects of a Tuli Block safari is the wide open skies that allow you to appreciate the vastness of the African bush. The Tuli...more

Tuli Adventure

The Tuli area is a place very different to the rest of Botswana, a place of towering cliffs and rugged terrain, it is a must for any safari-goer who...more

Tuli Block Wildlife Guide

The Tuli-Block region is home to a diverse range of wildlife and you are sure to have good sightings of Elephant, Eland and Lion while on your Tuli-Block...more

Tuli Journals - Tuli Block Travel Guide

The Tuli area is described as the land of the giants because of the presence of baobabs and elephants in numbers, and the occurrence of the world's...more

Tuli on Horseback - Classic Tuli Horseback Safari Package

This 8 day Classic Package for Experienced Riders is a unique opportunity to discover the nature and wildlife of Northern Tuli on a mobile horseback...more

Tuli Safari Lodge

Tuli Safari Lodge is a wonderful place for families to enjoy a peaceful relaxing holiday. It is a home from home, where dedicated staff ensure you have a memorable Botswana safari....more

Vegetation of Tuli

One of the greatest aspects of a Tuli safari is the magnificent scenery of the region. Humungous trees and amazing rock formations have given the region...more
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