LIVING THE KALAHARI
Kanana Wilderness is one of the oldest privately owned game farms situated in the heart of the Ghanzi District in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. Kanana Wilderness is a vast reserve of over 30 000 Ha. We are on the edge of a limestone ridge with an underlying aquifer abundant with underground water supporting our rich variety of wildlife.
Access to the remote reaches of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert has always been limited to the very few. This is the land where the San Bushmen have silently survived off the vast expanse of a topographically featureless land renowned for its wide open spaces and pockets of wildlife, a consequence of its arid nature. However, Kanana Wilderness on the water rich ridge is an oasis amidst this desert. Kanana is abundant in wildlife sustained by this unique eco-system. Herds of hundreds of Eland can be seen and other Kalahari species such as Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu and Zebra thrive; whilst Giraffe, Impala, Duiker, Steenbok, Springbok, Black Wildebeest and Warthog are all seen regularly. Predator species include Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Jackal, Caracal, Civet. Brown and Spotted Hyena also occur here and, although elusive, are occasionally encountered. The arid areas of Africa continue to surprise those whose interest is bird life, reptiles and the smaller mammals. The pan system attracts thousands of these special creatures as it is their only source of water.
Experienced staff, will accompany you as you explore and interpret the unique language that this vast wilderness whispers to those able to hear it. Motswiri Lodge, a luxury tented safari camp, is situated in Kanana Wilderness overlooking a natural pan, the peace and tranquility warmly welcomes you to relax. It is a fully serviced 8-bed camp comprising of luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms, a dining room, lounge and bar, all overlooking the natural pan. Kanana Wilderness has much to offer the guest who is looking for that personalised attention of being guided through the African wildlife experience. For hunters and photographers alike, Botswana is a paradise and is truly the land of a thousand sunsets making it difficult to walk away, a yearning to return being planted in the traveller’s soul.