Kalahari Collection is a 6 night, two camp safari itinerary that focuses on the amazing Kalahari Desert and its endless horizons and immense skies.
The safari starts when you arrive in Maun for your flight south to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, famed for its outstanding wildlife and to Kalahari Plains Camp, a stunning tented camp overlooking a fertile pan. Your next camp takes you northward to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnants of an immense lake that once covered most of Botswana, and to San Camp set in the vast open spaces where tranquility really means just that…………total peace. San Camp only operates from mid-April to mid-October.
The itinerary is tailor made safari and can be adapted to suit your requirements.
Met on arrival into Maun and assisted to your light aircraft transfer south into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – one of the biggest protected areas in Africa and the largest unbroken area of sand in the world. Met with a thirty minute safari transfer to Kalahari Plains Camp for a three night stay. The ares surrounding Kalahari Plains Camp is fairly flat with a mix of open pans and lightly scrubbed areas with a good mix of wildlife, principally but not exclusively, the smaller ones. The camp is set on a small sand ridge overlooking the open pans with a watering hole a few hundred metres distant and comprises eight en-suite rooms including one for families. The unique aspect of the camp in the Kalahari is that the rooms have a platform where you can sleep out overnight under the huge, star-filled African skies.
DAY 2 & 3
Game viewing activities as arranged by Kalahari Plains Camp in open top 4×4 safari vehicles or on guided walks, Bushmen experiences and day trips to Deception Valley are also offered. Following the summer rains, herds (dazzle) of zebra totalling up to 30,000 migrate from Namibia across Botswana into the Kalahari – a distance of some 300 miles. Predators follow. Other wildlife that can be found on the plains include cheetah, wild dog and a variety of plains game including large numbers of springbok.
Light aircraft transfer from Kalahari Plains Camp (either via Maun or on a private charter) to San Camp in the Magkadigkadi Pans for a three night stay. The Magkadigkadi Pans, part of the greater Kalahari Desert, is located to the south-east of the Okavango Delta and can be reached by vehicle or by light aircraft. The salt pan is vast, covering some 6,000 square miles of a dried up lake with almost unbroken vistas to the horizon broken only by some isolated islands topped with boabab trees. San Camp, which only open operates in the dry winter season from March to October/November and consists of just six white tents under a small stand of trees, surrounded by absolutely nothing as far as the eye can see; the camp is one the remotest in Africa. San is entirely powered by solar.
DAY 5 & 6
Game viewing activities as arranged by San Camp, either in 4×4 safari vehicles, on guided walks, by quad bike to Kubu Island, on horseback or learn how the ancient Kalahari Bushmen survive in this beautifully bleak environment.
Light aircraft transfer from San Camp to Maun in time for your onward flight.
Price per person based on two guests sharing double/twin accommodation throughout.
Single supplement, child policy and child rates for this itinerary are available on request. Please ask about having your own private specialist guide throughout your time on safari and about exclusive use of a private safari vehicle (for a maximum of six guests). Flights for both the long-haul and short-haul international sectors can be arranged on your behalf. Please call us with your preferred airline and choice of cabin and we’ll provide you with our best price.