The Kalahari Safari in Botswana offers an insight into a wilderness as well as the culture and history of the Kalahari’s oldest inhabitants. Take a ride with us and experience a real African safari with all your natural senses. This vacation is ideal for the adventure enthusiasts who will be taken to breathtaking scenery, desert wildlife, and the privilege of an introduction to the traditional lifestyle of the San bushmen. Smell the warmth of the Earth and surround yourself with the buzz of an African night!
Maun International Airport
Please note: As the safari starts at 07h30 on Day 1, you will need to pre-night in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before your safari starts. We can assist with pre-safari arrangements (accommodation, transfers)
Approximately 8:30 AM
.All Botswana park fees for activities
.Visit to Deception, Passarge Valley and Piper’s Pan in Central Kalahari Game Reserve
.6 nights’ accommodation in a spacious bow tents with mattresses and rooms at a lodge
.Services of a professional guide and camp assistant
.All transportation in destination location
.Airport Transfers, Meals not included and items of personal nature
.Sleeping bag and small pillow on all camping sectors, Tips & gratuity, VISA and Air fares
Day 1: Bushman experience
The safari will begin in Maun where your guide will meet you at 07:30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. You will travel 180 kilometers to a game farm on the north-eastern side of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve to set up the camp and have a safari briefing.
In the afternoon, you will participate in a nature walk led by local bushman trackers. They will share their intricate bush knowledge and give you an insight into their unique and intriguing culture including food preparation, games, and dancing.
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Distance: Maun to Hainaveld,180 kilometers - 4 hours
Days 2 to 5: Central Kalahari Game Reserve
You will wake up as the sun rises and enter the pristine wilderness of the largest game reserve in Botswana. 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 Piper’s Pan, Passarge Valley, and Deception Valley in your exploration of the Kalahari.
Then, you will savor the vast open spaces, clear night skies, and uninterrupted beauty while enjoying the game drives and staying at a camp. This will be an adventure camping in its purest form water. Communications will be limited and you will travel and be a self-sufficient group. From day 3 to 4, there will be extended game drives.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Distance: Hainaveld to Central Kalahari Game Reserve on day 2, 120 kilometers - 4 to 5 hours (including game drives)
Day 6: Maun
After your final morning game drive in the Kalahari, you will break the camp and return to Maun where your last night will be enjoyed in the comfort lodge. Dinner will be at your own expense at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Distance: Deception Valley, Central Kalahari Game Reserve to Maun, 340 kilometers - 5 to 6 hours
Day 7: Departure
The safari officially ends at 08:00 on Day 7. Bush Ways Safaris can assist with your onward travel arrangements.
Note: As the safari will start at 07:30 on day 1, it is a requirement that you have a pre-night in Maun. Bush Ways Safaris can assist in pre-safari arrangements. Please send an inquiry to Bush Ways Safaris for more information.