7-day Kalahari Desert Adventure

Our 7-day Kalahari Desert Adventure safari offers an insight into the culture and history of the Kalahari’s oldest inhabitants.  It is ideal for the adventure enthusiast offering breath-taking scenery, desert wildlife and the privilege of an introduction to the traditional lifestyle of the San Bushmen.  This is a Semi-participation safari, where guests are only required to set up and pack their tents and help out getting their luggage in and out the trailers. All cooking, cleaning and any other camp chores are taken care of by your safari team made up of one guide, one camp assistant.

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

Please note: As the safari starts at 07h30 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.

Highlights

  • Maun
  • Chobe River Front
  • Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Botswana

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Hainaveld & Ghanzi Farms

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

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Day 2 : Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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. Savor 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)

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Day 3 : Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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)

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Day 4 : Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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)

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Day 5 : Central Kalahari Game Reserve

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)

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Day 6 : Maun

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. 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

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Day 7 : Departure

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

Included

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 (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and tea/coffees
Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary
Transport in specialized safari vehicles.

Excluded

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 in National Park Fees