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Explore the Greater Kalahari Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Botswana | Kalahari Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

This 7 night / 8 day excursion is a true adventure safari that offers endless photographic and game viewing opportunities. Following "The Highwayman's Adventure Route", we’ll navigate over deep sand tracks as we explore the Kalahari. As we leave Twee Rivieren, we make our way to Nossob into the Kaa area of the Transfrontier Park. We then travel to re-enter the Transfrontier Park on the Botswana side, finishing the trip off in Mabuasehube.

 

tour duration 8 Days
price R12,950
next trip 31 Jan 2020
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Starting in Twee Rivieren where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity, our tour takes us north where imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-mane lions - this is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park which lies in the large sand-filled basin in the west of the southern African subcontinent, known as the Kalahari.

The Kgalagadi is popular for its sightings of majestic birds of prey and if we’re lucky, we’ll get to spot raptors and eagles. If we’re in the right place at the right time, we might even be honoured with a sighting of the rare Lesser Spotted Eagle.

Included

All meals
Professional guide
Tented Accommodation

Excluded

Border Crossing fees & road taxes
Guide Gratuity
Out of country medical emergency evacuation cover

Tour Dates

31 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
09 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
21 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
01 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020

CHILDREN & SINGLES

Children under the age of 10 LESS 50%
Single Person: A supplement charge of an additional 30%.

Day 1

Start your magical adventure through the Kalahari. Arrive and settle in at our first campsite at Twee Rivieren situated in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.  There is a swimming pool for those who wish to cool off after the long drive or you could opt for a late afternoon game drive. Enjoy your first delicious safari meal prepared by our bush chef whilst socialising around the campfire and getting to know one another.

Day 2

Depart for Nossob Rest Camp where we will be spending the next two nights.  En route we will be stopping for lunch as well as visiting the Auchterlonie Museum which houses displays of the Park's history.  Our tents will be ready for us upon our arrival and either tea or coffee will be served. Relax with another delicious dinner accompanied by more socialising around the campfire.

Day 3

Early start with coffee and rusks followed by a light breakfast. Choose to either explore the camp surrounds or go further afield and do a game drive to experience what the park has to offer.  The campsite watering hole provides some entertaining moments for those who wish to remain within the camp.  Brunch will be served late morning. Another evening is spent around the campfire sharing stories of the day’s adventures.

Day 4 and 5

After an early start and light breakfast, we head north, crossing the Nossob River into the Botswana section of the Transfrontier Park, towards the Kaa Gate.  It is a beautiful drive through some of the most amazing dune fields and we will stop for lunch en route.  Depart late afternoon leaving through Kaa Gate and entering the community concession areas. The next two days will entail travelling through one of the wildest and most remote places in Southern Africa.  The terrain will consist of two-spoor tracks, cutlines, and bush driving through the red Kalahari sand and savannah.  The area is renowned for its low lying pans which are visited by giant eland, springbok, gemsbok as well as the famous Kalahari lions.  This great unfenced wilderness area is more than twice the size of the Kruger National Park. The only evidence of man are the sandy imprints of their vehicles making this remote and unspoilt wilderness a sight to behold. Experience camping in the wild for two nights along the magnificent salt pans, marvelling at the sights and sounds that this majestic wilderness has to offer.

Day 6 and 7

Depart after an early breakfast and drive towards the small Botswana village of Hukuntsi which is located in the northern part of the concession area. After replenishing much needed water and fuel supplies we head towards Mabuasehube Reserve which is on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, to spend two nights in the campsite on the edge of the Mabua Pan.  This area is known for sightings of lion, leopard, cheetah, honey badger as well as hyena and the sunsets are spectacular to behold.

Day 8

Pack up and depart after a lavish breakfast for the journey home. Travelling across sandy cutlines towards Tshabong where we bid farewell to our travelling companions. Followed by an approximate 20km drive further along a tarred road to the border post and then another 215km to Kuruman.

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South Africa & Botswana

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Twee Rivieren

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4x4 with good ground clearance and low range
Standard Tyres
Fuel range of 600kms in sandy driving conditions
Petrol Vehicles: 150L inclusive of what is already in your on board tank
Diesel Vehicles: 130L inclusive of what is already in your on board tank
(ie: 100L tank will require an additional 50L)
Accessible recovery points attached to the chassis

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Preferably not

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Yes

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Twee Rivieren and Nossob only
Thereafter, bucket showers and pit toilets

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On the first three nights only

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None

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Not required for South African passport holders