Central Kalahari reserve in Botswana, Southern Africa, is a vast national park located in the Kalahari desert. The reserve was established in 1962 and covers a region of 52,810 km² which is about double the size of the state of Massachusetts making it the second largest game reserve in the world.
Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve is home to Africa's untamed wildlife such as giraffe, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu and red hartebeest. This region of Botswana is predominantly flat covered with bush and grasses over the dunes. Many of the river valleys are fossilised with salt pans. Four fossilised rivers meander through the Central Kalahari Game Reserve including Deception Valley which began to form around 16,000 years ago.
- The Central Kalahari Reserve in Botswana is a vast national park located in the Kalahari desert
- This game reserve was established in 1961 and covers a region of 52,800 km²
- The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world
- Four fossilised rivers run through the Central Kalahari Game Reserve one of which is Deception Valley