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12 Day Kalahari Crossing Safari

12 Day Kalahari Crossing Safari

This Kalahari crossing Safari is a guided and guided self-drive safari. You can either join us in our safari vehicles or follow in your car.  It is a combination of Kgalagadi, Mabuasehube and Central Kalahari. The route is partly a 4 x 4 trail, and we will require a minimum of 2 vehicles on this safari. We will experience the vast open land with its endless horizons. The Kalahari is a unique semi – desert biosphere. Kalahari meaning “the land of the thirst”.

Our safari will meet just before the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park at the Kgalagadi Lodge one day before departure date. The Lodge is the perfect venue, and you can decide to camp or make use of the accommodation available. We will have an introduction of our team and discuss the adventure safari that awaits us for the next days in the Kalahari. We will make use of this opportunity to ensure that we have all the equipment and communications needed to complete our safari.

The ten day Kalahari crossing safari will take us from Kgalagadi Transfrontier over the dune belt towards Mabuasehube. The road is a two spoor sandy 4 x 4 track, and we will depart in convoy. It is not uncommon to find predators and a large number of antelopes like the eland on this dune road. The scenery is real to the Kalahari, and the camel thorn trees provide a well-deserved shelter into many animals and birds. Crossing the dunes will give us a great insight to the challenges of survival in the Kalahari.

Mabuasehube has large pans that fill with water during the rainy season. We will start seeing more Kalahari apple leave trees in this region.

We will fuel our vehicles, and depart after breakfast the following morning. Our radios will be checked before we leave.  The daily route briefing will take place before we leave on our ten days Kalahari crossing safari guided self-drive. Those travelers that don’t have four wheel drive vehicle can join us on our vehicles. These arrangements need to be confirmed in advance.

Kalahari Crossing Safari Highlights

Departures for 2017
Min 4 people, Max 12 people

Please enquire about group bookings & SADC nationals rates.

SADC Rates BWP 16500

We do offer fully inclusive Guided Safaris in our vehicles.

Next Available departure will be 17th of March 2017, Departing from Ghanzi in Botswana.

Vulture Conservation


  • Guided Safari Vehicle
  • All meals as indicated
  • All park fees, Entrance fees, Conservation fees
  • Visit the Vulture Project in Ghanzi
  • Satelite phone as back up
  • Medical air rescue in Botswana
  • Radio communications between vehicles


  • Own Vehicles and Fuel
  • Own Transfers to Starting point
  • Own Transfer from Departure Point
  • Dinners not catered for
  • Travel Insurance
  • Snacks and Drinks with meals.
  • Camping Equipment


DEPART FROM: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

SADC Nationals BWP 16500


Price Per Person USD1950 per person
SADC Nationals BWP 16500 per person


Day 1,2

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Camping

Our safari starts at the entrance gate of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We will be staying two nights inside the park before embarking on our dune crossing towards the Mabuasehube side of the park.

Day 3,4,5,6

Mabuasehube – Camping

We depart the Kgalagadi and start our dune crossing towards Mabuasehube. We will base ourselves for the next three nights exploring the pans of Mabuasehube. This park is well known for the lion encounters near the camp and rare raptors.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7,8

Ghanzi – Tented Camp – Fixed Tents

Our journey continues towards the town of Ghanzi, and we will make a base here for two days before entering the Central Kalahari. Ghazni is perfect to restock our supplies and visit the Bushman community and a vulture restaurant.
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9,10,11

Central Kalahari – Camping

We depart Ghazni and take our safari to the heart of central Kalahari. We will set up base camp for the next four days and explore the vast open endless horizons of the central Kalahari.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12

Central Kalahari – Camping

Our safari comes to an end after our breakfast and we head to the exit gate before departing.

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