After the summer rains arrive in the northern section of
CKGR, from Deception Valley to Piper Pans, the vast plains
burst with sweet grasses and it becomes one of the prime
game-viewing areas in Botswana. Not many people seem to
be aware of this and visitors are few.
The clear blue sky fills with gigantic clouds and the stage
is set for an amazing transformation. Into the scene enters
thousands of gemsbok,
with plentiful lion,
cheetah and jackal
This gathering of animals is a sight to behold and can
be compared with the Serengeti/Masai Mara migrations of
Tanzania and Kenya.
Out in the bush, the ceaseless daytime call of the Black
korhaan is replaced at night by the continuous loud cough
of the male barking gecko, and under the cover of darkness
Those with thick tails and small pincers are the most dangerous,
while the ones with small tails and big pincers give a painful
but harmless sting.