08/02/2013 09:00 pm ET Updated Oct 02, 2013

A Tswalu Safari to Rival All Others

South Africa's southern Kalahari, known also as the 'Green Kalahari', is an area that sees more rainfall than Botswana's drier Central Kalahari region, creating a unique natural climate and wilderness where you can observe a large diversity of species, quite unlike other wildlife reserves. The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve , owned by the Oppenheimer family is the largest private game reserve in the country (100,000 hectares) with over 80 species of mammals and 340 species of birds (including endangered raptors). During a stay here at Tswalu it's very common to see and learn about the nature of mysterious meerkats, the elusive aardvark, endangered black rhino, black kalahari lion, cheetah, antelope and rhone, to name just a few. You will have the chance to see a range of extraordinary and endangered wildlife species with expert guides and trackers, while enjoying the privacy provided by luxurious accommodation, tailored safaris suited to your wants and needs, bush camp outs and sunset dinners.

The entire reserve also happens to be malaria free and its authentic and elegant Motse Camp confirms Tswalu as a particularly appealing choice for families with children or those who want to avoid the hassle of anti-malarial drugs.

Alex (Director of Jacada Travel) recently got the chance to view Tswalu's impressive wildlife and experience first hand its esteemed safari reputation. He explored the reserve daily with Jonah, his expert guide and tracker, and had the chance to observe some rare and fascinating species which we have shared with you on our slideshow below. Safe to say he didn't come back disappointed!

Spotting Extraordinary Wildlife in South Africa