These Botswana photos were taken by my good friends Christo and Saar Nel currently living in Gabarone during a safari to Khutse in the Central Kalahari Desert.
The central Kalahari or Kgalagadi are sometimes neglected and bypassed in favour of more popular destinations such as the Okavango Delta or the Chobe Game Reserve.
This is a real wilderness destination. If you are planning to visit this remote part of Botswana you must plan your trip properly. This is 4X4 country only.
Always go in more than one vehicle. This way you will have back up in case you get stuck or have a breakdown.
Satelite phones, GPS, and decent maps are very important items to take along. Have a look at these checklists for some guidelines but in the meantime, let's get back to the pictures!.
The desert landscapes and pans provide a magnificent backdrop to photograph animals in their natural habitat. As water is scarse, waterholes are excellent places to watch and photograph wildlife.
The stunning sunrise and sunsets are guaranteed to make you trigger happy! I know I am a sucker for a beautiful sunset!
The wide open spaces and prolific wildlife certainly makes this a must visit Southern African Safari destination but do not forget your cameras and lenses!
|The road to Khutse...110km's of gravel road after leaving the last tarred surface.|
|Sign indicating the distances back to the nearest civilisation.|
|Camping in Khutse. There are no fences seperating you from the wildlife. The shade from a tree is the only shelter available. You have to be completely self sufficient to camp here.|
|The ablutions consists of a pit latrine and a shower. You have to provide your own water.|
|Relaxing after a long day's drive game viewing...|
|Searching for wildlife. The countryside is so flat that the Land Cruiser becomes a handy grand site.|
|Different grasses. The darker growth indicates a dry pan.|
|Sunset in the wilderness....|
|...is certainly something to enjoy.|
|The sand tracks in the game reserve can only be negotiated by a 4X4.|
|On the road again, leaving Khanke.|
|Some Gemsbok in the distance...|
|...and Giraffes on the way to a water hole.|
|A lion feeling frisky...|
|...and his mate.|
|The lion and lioness is in excellent condition.|
|Even though you are in the wilderness, people always congregate at waterholes in the hope of spotting some game.|
|The water hole at Molose|
|Giraffes coming for a drink.|
|The ablutions at Moreswe also only consist of a pit latrine and a shower. The shower consists of a bucket on a pulley. You have to supply your own water.|
|Camping at Moreswe. As with other campsites in the Central Kalahari there are no luxuries aroung.|
|Sunset over Moreswe...|
|...time to get back to camp for a sundowner.|
|Although Botswana is renowned for the big game that can be seen on safari, there some little guys around as well as this tame squirrel.|
|Thanks again to Christo and Saar for these lovely Botswana Photos.|
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