A fragile ecosystem

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and the wider Kalahari is a vast ecosystem, containing abundant and diverse wildlife that is presently under significant threat. The absence of income from high-end ecotourism in the Kalahari means that the region is increasingly competing with other land use practices. At present, there are increasing numbers of cattle farms and mining activities on the boundaries as well as growing levels of poaching within the reserve.

But the CKGR is one of the biggest reserves in southern Africa and has a huge animal diversity and is one of the most interesting eco systems one can find. I have been in the Kalahari many times and it has never ceased to amaze me. There is always something special that one can encounter and always when one least expect it, something special happens.

Definitely a place that one has to see and experience.