Khutse Game Reserve
If you still haven't made plans for the long weekend in August, then why not come and join us on this great bush breakaway to the magnificent Kalahari in Botswana.
The 2,500 square kilometre Khutse Game Reserve was opened in 1971, on Bakwena tribal land. Prior to this date, due to the almost complete absence of surface water and the fragile vegetation, very few people lived in this area of undulating plains of dry Kalahari bush savannah. Those who did subsisted by gathering wild foods, undertaking limited hunting and keeping small stock. Wildlife was therefore considered to be a good alternative form of land use.
The extensive mineralised pan system within Khutse provides an important habitat for wildlife attracting herbivores to graze on the grasses of the pans, drink the mineralised water- during the rainy season and to lick salt during the dry season. These herbivores in turn attract predators, such as lion, cheetah and leopard. Boreholes have been established at certain points within the reserve in order to encourage wildlife to stay within the area throughout the year.
Whilst the visitor to Khutse should not expect to see or meet up with large concentrations of game, giraffe, gemsbok, red hartebeest, eland, kudu, wildebeest, springbok, steenbok, grey duiker, lion, leopard, cheetah, brown hyaena, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox and wild dog can be seen within Khutse, as well as many other smaller mammals. A wide range of birdlife from ostrich and kori bustard down to the LBJs (little brown jobs) will keep bird enthusiasts well occupied.
This trip is suitable for soft-roaders as well as trailers and caravans. Maximum of 8 vehicles so book your space ASAP to avoid disappointment
Tour DetailsDate: 14-17 April 2017
Venue: Khutse Game Reserve, Botswana
Cost: R3 900 per person sharing
Tour Includes- Camping
- Park Fees
Tour Excludes- Fuel
- Border Costs
For more information please contact:
- Simon Steadman
- 084 447 4666