Deception Valley, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is located in the middle of Botswana and covers a 52'800 square kilometres expanse of land making it the 2nd largest game reserve in the world, an area larger than Switzerland. Deception Valley, also known as the Letiahau Valley, is the best known and most accessible of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve's four fossil river valleys. There is no water in the valley, but the dry place in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve evokes the illusion of containing water. The valley became famous by the conservationists Mark and Delia Owens with their book "Cry of the Kalahari".


At the northeastern entrance gate...

Proper road in the national park

Just us...

No mountains in sight

Early morning

A proper car is required


Coffee & Cake


7 years earlier at Piper Pans

Deception Valley Campsite #1

You never know what is around the corner

A Braai in the bush

Quite delicious

Spaghetti with a bush sauce

Home made bush bread


Brown Snake Eagle

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Fork-tailed Drongo

Helmeted Guineafowl

Yellow-billed Kite

Red-billed Spurfowl hoping for a snack

Red-billed Spurfowl

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill got a snack

Yellow-billed Kite


Springbok - a bachelor herd

Oryx or ...

... Gemsbok


Scrub hare

A mouse getting a ride

The photographer can be seen in the eye

One of the little five - Leopard tortoise

Leopard tortoise

African puff adder

Bat-eared Fox


Fur marking of a Southern Giraffe

Male Southern Giraffe

Southern Giraffes

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