5 days safari experience
The word 'Kalahari' is derived from the Tswana word Kgala meaning 'the great thirst'
The Kalahari Desert stretches over 900,000 square kilometers, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. Part of this semi-arid area forms the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. One of Botswana's most majestic wildlife areas, the reserve covers an area of over 52,000 square kms. It is the world's second largest game reserve. The park contains multitudes of wildlife such as giraffe, gemsbok, eland, kudu, zebra and forms an important place in their natural migratory route. Accompanying these herds of game on their daily journeys are the ever present predators such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Brown Hyena and packs of the endangered African Wild Dog. Birdlife also abounds and any day spent game driving this vast area can become most rewarding.
The land is mostly flat and gently undulating covered with bush and grasses covering the sand dunes and areas of larger trees. Many of the river valleys are fossilized with salt pans. Four fossilized rivers pass through the reserve including
Deception Valley which began to form around 16,000 years ago, during the rainy season a string of pans hold water and become a magnet to thirsty animals as the dry times begin.
The San people (Bushmen) are believed to have inhabited the lands for many thousands of years as they roamed the area as nomadic hunters.
The Kalahari Safari is not for those who are faint of heart. The days can be hot and the nights may become extremely cold. Camping at public or private campsites will always mean the necessity to conserve water supplies as it is seldom available within the park and 'roughing it' is the norm.
The Kalahari is one of nature's truly wonderful places, visitors are rewarded with spectacular sunrises, vast horizons, wildlife opportunities that are often unsurpassed and more stars in the night sky than you have ever thought possible. Extremely wild safaris staff aim to make your safari to the Kalahari both affordable and memorable.
The magic of the Kalahari Desert Safari Itinerary.
Arrive in Maun, transfer to the campground or hotel, and get safari briefing. Dinner will be at the chosen restaurant this night and guests will pay for their dinner.
This morning we wake up at 6am and you pack our bags before proceeding for breakfast at the restaurant. After our breakfast we load the bags and board our safari vehicle for Central Kalahari Game Reserve where we will arrive before lunch. Here the camp assistants set our camp while the Chef prepares our lunch. We then take it easy until at around 1530 when we meet up for high tea and at 1600hrs we board a safari jeep to explore the area searching for wildlife. We only return in camp after the sunset for dinner. Accommodation, camping.
This morning we wake up at 530am and hot water will be ready in washing stands in front of your tents to freshen up before proceeding for breakfast around the campfire. Immediately after breakfast we board our safari vehicle to search for the wildlife of this area and return to the camp at 1030am for brunch after which we will have a free time to relax in camp during the heat of the day. We meet again at 1530hrs to go on yet another game drive at 1600hrs and return to camp after the sunset.
This day we start the day with breakfast around the camp fire, do the last game drive. We come back for Brunch and immediately after the brunch we load our game viewer and leave for Brakhah campsite on the edge of central Kalahari game reserve to visit the first people of Kalahari the Sanpeople (bushman) to see them demonstrating their ancestral lifestyle.
Today we wake up have breakfast, break the camp and then travel to Maun for your onward flight connections depending on how you booked your safari. You can still overnight in Maun depending on how you booked your safari.Thetown has many shops, markets and modern facilities such as internet cafes. You can spend the afternoon at leisure here or you can do an optional scenic flight for aerial view of the Okavango delta.
Semi Participation safari
-Semi participation means,
We provide you with a Guide, a chef Cook, a camp assistant and camping equipment. The camp is set by staff and the accommodation is 2.5x2.5 tents with bedrolls and very clean linen. All camp chores are taken care of by staff and this leaves you with enough time to do full activities and have maximum relaxation &comfort to enjoy your Safari…
6x people USD 1200 per person
4x people USD 1300 per person
2x people USD 1400 per person
Included: Car, fuel, equipment, guide, chef cook, camp assistant, park$ camping fees, food, standard wine and water.
Excluded in the tour price:
International airfares, arrival and departure transfers, travel and medical insurance, personal spending money, visas, passports, vaccinations, personal taxes (including departure and border taxes) all optional activities, unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves entrance fees, gratuities, restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
Please Note: This itinerary should be used as a guide only and may vary from day to day depending on road & weather conditions, political situations and Guide and/or Management decisions. All prices are subject to change without prior notice. Due to Tourism Laws in some of the countries we visit. This itinerary may also run in reverse.