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10 Kalahari Lodge Safari

10 Kalahari Lodge Safari

10 Day Kalahari Lodge Safari will take you to the heart of this vast semi-desert landscape. This safari will take you on the roads less travelled in the Kalahari. Our Kalahari Lodge Safari will take us to the more remote and exclusive lodges in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This cross-border transfrontier park incorporates cross-border conservation between South Africa and Botswana.  Our Safari will cover the whole park and lead us from east to west.

The Kgalagadi offers a vast semi-desert landscape and is known for predators and raptors along the dry river beds of the park. The Kalahari lodge safari provides a level of comfort and remoteness when it comes to our accommodation. The lodges are well positioned inside the park and allow for excellent game drive opportunities.

The Kalahari Lodge Safari is a great comfort safari. We have selected a route that covers a significant part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Our customised safari vehicles are comfortable for these road conditions. We guarantee a window seat for each passenger. Our Kalahari Lodge safari will start and end in Upington.

We collect our travellers at 9:00 am from the chosen accommodations in Upington. Our first day will take us to the border of the transfrontier park and a very comfortable stay at the Kgalagadi Lodge. The next days to follow will guide us through the park to some of the more remote lodges in the park. Our days are early morning departures and late afternoon drives. Our visit will explore the Nossob river in the east and the Auob River in the west.

We will cross the dune roads that connect the river beds. The park has watering holes along the river beds. This lifeline line drinking holes attract various animals. Our goal is to experience the small and larger animals of the Kalahari. It is recommended to have a Southern African Bird book on your packing list. The raptors are common along the riverbeds. We invite you to join our team on an unforgettable Kalahari Lodge Safari this season.

Kalahari Lodge Safari Accommodation

Rooiputs Lodge
Polentswa Lodge
Kalahari wilderness camp
Xuas Lodge
Kgalagadi Lodge

Part of our Safari is to learn about the San people and follow the footsteps of the ancient tribe. A highlight is our visit to Xuas Lodge. This is a bushman initiative and we will be exploring the Kalahari of the san people. An excellent opportunity to learn about these nomadic bush people of Southern Africa.

Min 4 people secure a departure.
All Private departures will be subject to lodge availability.

What is Inclusive?

  • All meals as indicated
  • 4 x 4 safari Vehicle & Guide
  • Backup Vehicle
  • All chalet, en-suite tents and camping accommodation
  • Park fees, entrance fees, conservation fees, all game drives
  • Window seat guaranteed, mineral water supplied
  • Game drives in Parks

The Kgalagadi is becoming a photographers paradise. We do recommend a focal lens of 300mm minimum on your safari. This will enable you to capture the wildlife and birdlife of the Kalahari.

INCLUDES


  • Guided 4 x 4 safari Vehicles
  • 2-3 star accommodation
  • All park fees, entrance fees and conservation fees
  • All meals as indicated
  • Mineral water
  • Game drives

EXCLUDES


  • Own drinks with meals
  • Own meals not catered
  • Own travel insurance
  • Own airfares to and from Upington

TOUR INFORMATION

DURATION: 10 Days
DEPART FROM: Upington

PRICING

Rates 2017 Rates 2018
Single R R
Double R R
Children 5-11 yrs. R R
2 people R R
4 people R R
6 people R R
8 people R R
10 people R R

TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1

Upington – Kgalagadi Lodge

We collect our fellow travellers from their accommodation in Upington, and we start our safari north towards the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Our collection time will be a 9:00 am. Our journey takes us past the Upington airport towards the Transfrontier Park. We will be staying this day outside of the Park at Kgalagadi Lodge. The Kgalagadi Lodge is a mere 5 km from the Transfrontier entry gate at Twee Rivieren.  260km.
Dinner

Day 2,3

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Rooiputs Lodge.

Our destination in Kgalagadi is along the Nossob River, and we will be staying here for the next two nights at Rooiputs Lodge. The lodge is on the Botswana side of the river and well known for the visiting Predators. Upon entering the park, we will have a full day of a game drive towards Rooiputs Lodge. The drive will include an on route lunch stop. We explore the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for the next two days.
160 Km km – 4 to 6 hours
Accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4,5

Polentswa Lodge

We continue our visit along the Nossob river towards the north of the Nossob Campsite. Our destination is Polentswa Lodge. An excellent tented camp is overlooking the nossob valley. We base ourselves here for the next two nights and explore the waterholes of the Nossob valley. This region is known for resident predators.150 Km – 6- 7 Hours
Accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6,7

Bitterpan / Mata – Mata

Our next destination is along a dune road towards the western part of the park. We will undertake a 4 x 4 track road towards bitterpan or mata – mata, depending on our accommodation for this evening. We have another day of exploring the Kalahari and especially the pale chanting goshawk hunting territories of the dune belt.
A beautiful day awaits us.
Accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8,9

Xaus Lodge

We continue our visit along the Auob River towards the southern part of the park. The next two nights we will be staying at the Bushman Initiative lodge namely Xaus Lodge. We have the opportunity to do some walks, and open vehicle game drives along the Xaus pan. The lodge boast with a great sunset view across the Xuas pan. It is the perfect way to end our last days in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. 150 Km – 6- 7 Hours
Accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10.

Kgalagadi – Upington.

We depart Xuas Lodge early this morning and make our way through the park towards the entry gate of Twee rivieren. A final game drive and a 260km scenic drive towards our starting and ending point of Upington.  Our safari will come to an end upon arrival at our guesthouse. This evening dinner is at own expense, and we can savour the flavours of the Kalahari one final time before our departure the following morning.  320 Km – 6- 7 Hours
Accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch. (B inclusive on day 11 prior to departure)