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7-day Kalahari Desert Adventure Safari

This safari offers an insight into the culture and history of the Kalahari's oldest inhabitants. It is ideal for the adventure enthusiast offering breathtaking scenery, desert wildlife and the privilege of an introduction to the traditional lifestyle of the San Bushmen.

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From
USD$1,571
per person sharing*

Highlights

  • San Bushman Experience
  • 4 nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • 1 Overnight at a comfortable lodge in Maun

Includes

  • Camping Accommodation and equipment (spacious bow tents with mattresses)
  • Rooms at a comfortable lodge in Maun
  • All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • All meals that are indicated 
  • Tea/coffees
  • Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
  • All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and 
  • Transport in specialized safari vehicles.

Excludes

  • Restaurant meals (Maun)
  • Visas, airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Curios
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment
  • Medical, baggage
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors 
  • Any Increase on National Park Fees

Starts

Maun, Botswana

Ends

Maun, Botswana

Duration

7 days

Countries visited

Botswana

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From USD$1,571
per person sharing*

Group Size

2 - 9 people

Safari Type

Adventure Camping

Accommodation:

Adventure Camping

Vehicle

Please note: As the safari starts at 07:30 hours on Day 1, you will need to pre-night in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before your safari starts. We can assist with pre-safari arrangements (accommodation, transfers). For optional scenic flight, this needs to be communicated prior to arrival to ensure it is booked for. 

Day 1: Hainaveld – San Bushman Experience, camping
The safari begins in Maun where your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. You will travel 180km to a game farm on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game reserve, set up camp and have a safari briefing. In the afternoon you will participate in a nature walk led by local San Bushmen trackers. They will share their intricate bush knowledge and give you an insight into their unique and intriguing culture. Camping at a lodge campsite with fixed ablutions. (L, D) 
Maun – Game Farm in Hainaveld area (northern border CKGR): 180km, 4h 

Days 2: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping in Passarge Valley
You will wake up as the sun rises and enter the pristine wilderness of the largest game reserve in Botswana. The next four days will be spent exploring the undeveloped wilderness of the northern region of the Kalahari, moving from camp to camp. Savour the vast open spaces, clear night skies and uninterrupted beauty on game drives and at camp. This is adventure camping in its purest form as water and communications are limited and we travel as a self-sufficient group. Camping is in a private designated campsite with fixed & bush ablutions. (B, L, D) 
Game Farm in Hainaveld area – Central Kalahari Game Reserve: 120km, 4-5h (including game drive) 

Days 3: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping in Passarge Valley
Game drives to explore the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Passarge Valley and surroundings. Camping is in a private designated campsite with fixed & bush ablutions. (B, L, D) 

Days 4: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping in Deception Valley
Transfer / game drive from Passarge Valley to Deception Valley. Game drives to explore the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Deception Valley and surroundings. Camping is in a private designated campsite with bush ablutions. (B, L, D) 

Days 5: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping in Deception Valley
Game drives to explore the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Deception Valley and surroundings. Camping is in a private designated campsite with bush ablutions. (B, L, D) 

Day 6: Maun, comfortable lodge
After our final morning game drive in the Kalahari we return to Maun. In the afternoon, you will have the option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta (45 min. Maun to Maun scenic flight, EUR120, min. 3 pax – to be booked during the safari, payment in cash only). This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta’s distinctive water system. During the flight it is even possible to spot large game animals such as Elephant, Giraffe and Hippopotami.

The night will be enjoyed in the comfort of a lodge. Dinner is at your own expense. (B, L)
Deception Valley, Central Kalahari – Maun: 340km, 5-6h 

Day 7: Maun, comfortable lodge
The safari officially ends at 08h00 on Day 7 at the lodge. We can assist with your onward travel arrangements. (B)