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Desert adventures.
Experience the Bushman culture.

The Kalahari / Bushman Experience

  • Wild and remote
  • Black-maned lions, big cats
  • Springbok and wildebeest
  • Bushman culture
  • Bushman trips
  • Lodge options available

For peace, solitude and freedom, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is inspirational. Well off the beaten track, this remote park has remained isolated from tourist routes for many decades, its solitude ensured by a lack of available fuel and water. We carry all of our supplies in with us – there is no other way.

Game is scarcer than parks further north, but the Kalahari has a unique beauty. Grassed dunes and flat mineral rich pans sustain the life here. The local wildlife has adapted and uses the surrounding vegetation for water needs.

Predators are attracted to the pans where springbok, oryx, hartebeest and wildebeest graze on the sweet grasses. Cheetah, leopard, wild dog and massive black-maned Kalahari Lions can be seen hunting on the open plains.

To see stars on clear Kalahari nights is to see them as you have never seen them before. At night, the desert is awe-inspiring and we recommend visiting it.

Imagine living here - as the bushmen do. A visit to archaeological sites where bushman paintings remain on rocky outcrops is highly recommended. One such site, Tsodilo Hills, has more than 2000 paintings. Some areas provide opportunities to visit bushman communities where the people demonstrate hunting and gathering techniques, medicine collection and fire making.

For any questions about visiting a bushman community, or simply exploring and enjoying the Kalahari desert, email and we’ll do our best to help.

Lioness seen whilst on safari with Wildland Safaris in the Kalahari