Accommodation: Classic tented camp with en-suite facilities / mobile tented camp
Activities: Game drives, bush walks, quad biking, Bushmen cultural interaction
Destinations: Maun, Central Kalahari, Kalahari Conservancy, Deception Valley
Seasonal: All year round safari destination
Combining a classic lodge on a private conservancy in the Kalahari with a mobile camp in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve ensures an African safari with a difference. Add in a cultural experience with the Bushmen and you have a Botswana safari holiday of a lifetime.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve was set aside for the Bushmen people to continue their traditional way of life and has remained relatively untouched and ready for exploration. Predators abound and the wildlife is plentiful despite the aridity.
Activities on this Kalahari Desert Highlights Safari Package include game drives, quad biking and Bushmen interaction in the conservancy, located on the boundary of the game reserve, and drives within the Central Kalahari Game Reserve itself.
Today you will fly from Johannesburg to Maun from where you will catch a light aircraft flight to a safari lodge on a private conservancy, on the boundary of the Central Kalahari.
The lodge will be your base for the first and last night of your safari. You will arrive in time for lunch after which you can relax and refresh. Later, you will head out on an activity, enjoying sundowners in the bush, before returning to the lodge for dinner.
The day starts early as you head out into the vastness of the great Kalahari, stopping in Deception Valley en route. Named after the pan of the same name, that has confused people for decades because of its uncanny water-like blue clay, Deception Valley is where Mark and Delia Owens lived when they were researching the predators of the Kalahari.
The book 'Cry of the Kalahari' tells of their experiences during the many years they lived here. In the evenings and early mornings you may hear the call of the Black-backed Jackal, the call that inspired the title of the book. The Kalahari is an intriguing place and the knowledgeable guides will enhance the experience immensely.