The Kalahari is home to one of the most diverse populations of wildlife in Africa. Noteworthy characters abound and a short list would include the barking gecko, meerkat, snakes, pangolin, honey badger and steenbok while at the other end of the scale you’ll encounter springbok, wildebeest, sable, roan and the majestic eland.

The smaller predators include the fox, caracal, jackal and brown hyenas with the larger predators, cheetah, an occasional leopard and finally lions heading the list. These may be encountered or glassed during a normal days hunt at Mankwe and will certainly be part of your hunting day.

Following our skilled Kalahari trackers into the grasslands and thorn country is an education on its own and as the days roll by you’ll become a part of the most diverse and demanding ecosystem on earth and slowly learn of its complexity.

Shooting distances are longer than you’d experience in the savannah woodland or more heavily forested areas further to the north in Southern Africa. Following your arrival and after settling in, a session at the range will determine whether your rifle is still shooting where you want it to, noting that typically your shooting distances will be to 150 – 200 metres

A list of some of the plains game available from Mankwe or, by arrangement with nearby concessions.

  • Chacma baboon
  • Blesbok
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Blue & Black Wildebeest
  • Red Lechwe
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Sable
  • Caracal, Civet & Serval
  • Scimitar oryx
  • Duiker
  • Springbok: four varieties
  • Gemsbok
  • Eland
  • Steenbok
  • Hyena – brown
  • Tsessebe
  • Impala
  • Waterbuck
  • Kudu
  • Warthog
  • Nyala
  • Zebra
  • Ostrich
  • Roan
  • Golden Wildebees

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