​Getting There – Central Kalahari GR

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Botswana & Namibia guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Botswana & Namibia Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the Botswana & Namibia Lonely Planet guide.

Travel Alert

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Central Kalahari GR is located 250km/155mi south of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. The drive takes about five hours. The park has four entrances. Most visitors driving to the park use the Matswere Gate, which is about 40km/24mi north of the popular Deception Valley. After rain, the road can be very bad and driving times will be longer.

It is much easier to fly to one of the camps inside or outside the park by chartered plane. Or you can fly to Maun Airport (MUB) and rent a 4x4 to drive yourself to the game reserve. Alternatively, you can book a safari by 4x4, and you will be picked up by your driver-guide at the airport.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Botswana, and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Tour operators usually book charter flights between parks as part of your tour package. There are no scheduled flights to Central Kalahari.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Botswana page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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