Kalahari 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 t

Tour Code:
BWK
Depart From:
Maun   |   Ending at: Maun
Departures: Monthly (Selective Thursdays)
Duration: 7 Days
Country: Botswana
Type: Safari |
Children: Not Allowed 

 






Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

Kalahari Adventure Safari

 
 

Highlights:
- Bushman Experience (Ghanzi)
- 4 nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve
- 1 Overnight at a comfortable lodge in Maun

The Safari Equipment
We are equipped with the luxuries required for travel comfort and peaceful relaxation (custom-built safari vehicles, a mobile kitchen serving good wholesome food with an African flavour and ice-cold drinks for that tropical sundowner) while still maintaining the exhilarating adventurous spirit of the pioneer.

Tough reliable Safari Land Rovers
All our customised safari vehicles are extra wide allowing for more seating space and have:
- Folding windscreen,
- Removable canvas roof,
- Perspex windows for the cold and rain,
- Fridge for cold beverages,
- Folding side door,
- Comfortable coil spring suspension,
- 120L water tank with tap
- Open sides for unobstructed views.

Our trailers are also custom built on Land Rover chassis:
- Chair box for easy access,
- Easy modular packing system – saves time,
- Folding side table complete with full kitchen behind.

The tents are large and comfortable.
Showers are private and hot.
The bush toilets are clean and private.
Meals are served in a tranquil setting next to the campfire in the African bush.
Traditional meals are prepared on the open fire by the camp assistant.
Our custom designed vehicles and trailers are ideally suited for photographic safaris in the African bush.

Low Season Dates
06 Jan – 12 Jan
27 Jan – 02 Feb
17 Feb – 23 Feb
10 Mar – 16 Mar
07 Apr – 13 Apr
12 May – 18 May
02 Jun – 08 Jun
03 Nov – 09 Nov
15 Dec – 21 Dec

High Season Dates
30 Jun – 06 Jul
14 Jul – 20 Jul
28 Jul – 03 Aug
11 Aug – 17 Aug
08 Sep – 14 Sep
06 Oct – 12 Oct
20 Oct – 26 Oct

Health & Clothing
Health
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving within 6 days from infected areas.
Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists throughout the year in the low altitude areas (eastern part) of the Limpopo Province, eastern part of Mpumalanga (including the Kruger National Park) and northeastern KwaZulu/Natal as far south as the Tugela River. The risk is highest from October to May.
Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is endemic in the north and east. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water - swimming pools which are chlorinated and maintained are safe.

Clothing
South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Required clothing: Lightweight cottons and linens and rainwear for summer. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Day 1: Hainaveld - 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 170km 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 Bushmen trackers. They will share their intricate bush knowledge and give you an insight into their unique and intriguing culture. (Lunch, Dinner)

**Day 1: Maun –Hainaveld Game Farm (northern border CKGR) : 170km, 4h

Days 2-5: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping
You will wake up as the sun rises and enter the pristine wilderness of the largest game reserve in Botswana. (45km) The next four days will be exploring the undeveloped wilderness of the northern region of the Kalahari, moving from camp to camp.

You will visit Passarge Valley and Deception Valley in your exploration of the Kalahari. 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 designated campsite with fixed/bush ablutions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

**Day 2: Game Farm in Hainaveld – Central Kalahari Game Reserve: 120km, 6-7h (including game drive)
**Days 3-5: Extended game drives

Day 6: Maun, comfortable lodge
After our final morning game drive in the Kalahari we break camp and return to Maun where our last night will be enjoyed in the comfort of a lodge. Dinner is at your own expense at the lodge. The safari officially ends at 08h00 on Day 7. We can assist with your onward travel arrangements. (Breakfast, Lunch)

**Deception Valley, Central Kalahari – Maun: 340km, 5-6h

WHAT TO BRING ON SAFARI

luggage to consist of:
- one large kit bag.
- no hard suitcases (max. weight = 12kg).
- one item of hand luggage (e.g. A small backpack).

personal equipment:
- Passport (must be valid at least another 6 months from date of entry) and valid visas
- Warm Sleeping Bag.
- Torch with spare batteries and globes.
- Hat/Cap.
- Warm Jacket.
- Swimming Costume.
- Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colours).
- A pair of light weight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun).
- Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals.
- Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare film & batteries.
- Water bottle.

toiletries:
- Personal Toiletries in small bag, not a vanity case.
- Suntan Lotion and block out for the face.
- Malaria Prophylaxis.
- Mosquito repellant lotion/spray.

personal first aid kit:
Note: A complete First Aid Kit is available on all vehicles but personal medicines must be brought for the duration of the tour.

Kalahari Adventure Safari Valid: 2012-01-01 to 2012-12-31
Rate Per Adult: Euro 1245.00    
Rate per Single traveller: Euro 1330.00 Rate Per Child: Euro N/A

Tour Include
All accommodation (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 and transport in specialised safari vehicles.

Tour Exclude
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.

Terms & Conditions
Should the booking be cancelled by the PASSENGER, the deposit will be forfeited and cancellation penalties will apply according to the following scale:
30 – 45 days before departure date: 40% of the total safari fee
21 – 29 days before departure date: 70% of the total safari fee
0 – 20 days before departure date: 100% of the total safari fee.


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