Welcome to Kalahari


The Kalahari’s 1.2-million-sq-km basin stretches across parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa; in Botswana it also includes places such as the Tsodilo Hills and Makgadikgadi Pans.


Top experiences in Kalahari

Kalahari activities

$4960 Multi-day & Extended Tours

16 Days Botswana's Finest Safari Experience

DAY 1:HAINAVELDYour guide will meet you around 0745hrs at a pre -arranged meeting point. The safari will start by traveling to a game farm on the northern part of Central Kalahari Game Reserve, set up camp and have a safari briefing. In the afternoon you will participate in a nature walk leaded by an local San Bushman trackers and share their intricate Bush knowledge. DAY 2-4: CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVEAs the sun rises you will wake up and enter the pristine wilderness which is the largest Game Reserve in Botswana. Visit Passarge Valley (Day 2 and 3) and Deception Valley (Day 4 and 5) in your exploration of the Kalahari. Savour the vast open space, clear night skies and uninterrupted beauty of game drives and at camp. DAY5:MAUN Today you have an option of taking a scenic flight over the Delta, (1hour is U$ 200) This magical experience provides another perspective of the Okavango Delta 's distinctive water system. DAY 6-7: OKAVANGO DELTA Cruise along reed lined channels and floodplains and enjoy the spectacular landscape of this unique region during the tranquil transfer taking you deeper inside the Delta. You will spend two days exploring this beautiful area with mokoro excursion and guided nature walks on this islands and floodplains of the Okavango DAY 8-9: MOREMI GAME RESERVEToday you will enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness area of Botswana which covers swamp and dry areas. Game drives in the early morning as the sun rises and in late afternoon as the sun sets will be a norm. On day 9 you will move camp to explore  different area of this diverse park.DAY 10-11 HWAI CONCESSIONKhwai Concession covers 180,000 hectares and is one of the prime safari destinations on the fertile north-eastern fringes of the Okavango Delta. A community-run eco-tourism initiative, Khwai is a superb example of conservation tourism. The concession’s elephant herds are widespread, as are the different predator groups. such as lionDAY 12-13 SAVUTESavute is famous for its river that suddenly stops flowing due to shifts in the Earth's crust. From 2008 the river has flowed which has made the desert landscape lush once more. You should see several prides of Lion, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Foxes, Tsessebe, Kudu, Impala, Giraffe and Ostriches on your game drives.  DAY 14-15:CHOBE NATIONAL PARK head northwards to Chobe River where game drives will meander along the banks of the river, followed by the call of the majestic African Fish Eagle. Camping will be in a private designated area with bush ablutions.  DAY 16: KASANE END OF TOUR The safari officially end with a morning boat cruise in the Chobe River at 1000hours

$1338.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Desert and Delta Express Overland Tour from Swakopmund

ItineraryDay 1: Swakopmund – SpitzkoppeStop At: Spitzkoppe, DamaralandLeaving the coast, we turn inland to the beautiful Damaraland region and explore Spitzkoppe where we admire ancient bushman paintings still visible on peculiar rock formations. The giant boulder-like rock formations peak at approx. 1800m above sea level and form a spectacular view. Take your time to explore the area and its delightful calmness. Keep an eye on the ever-changing colour of the rock, especially during sunrise and sunset, when they acquire intense red shades. The most impressive rock painting is “Bushman Paradise” and the natural rock bridge is a favourite viewpoint. The Spitzkoppe Rest camp lies at the base of the mountain and is owned and maintained by the local community. All proceeds from our visit go directly to this community.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Spitzkoppe Bush Camp, NamibiaDay 2: Spitzkoppe – EtoshaStop At: Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto RegionFrom Spitzkoppe we turn north again making our way to Etosha National Park, a vast reserve of over 20,000 sq km surrounding a central salt depression or ‘pan.’ The pan is seasonally full of water, but specially managed waterholes sustain some 114 mammal and 340 bird species. We spend two nights here, usually making camp near a floodlit waterhole. Observers frequently see a range of night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra, even lion and hyena, making it one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Namibia - a truly African experience and a highlight of any trip to Namibia. We have a short afternoon game drive on entering the park and heading to the camp. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at one of the main camps - Okaukeujo/Halali/Namatoni inside Etosha National Park, NamibiaDay 3: Etosha National ParkStop At: Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Oshikoto RegionToday, we enjoy a full day game driving in this magnificent animal kingdom - taking in the park’s main characteristic, the salt pan which can be seen from space - in search of elephant, rhino, zebra, giraffes and the numerous grazing animals frequently spotted around the water holes. Despite the dry nature of the terrain, the park sustains a wide variety of bird species including the large Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird and many other seed & insect eaters, as well as birds of prey.After a full day game driving we return to camp, or onto the next camp and enjoy our last evening around the floodlit watering holes, observing natural animal behaviour at its best. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at one of the main camps - Okaukeujo/Halali/Namatoni inside Etosha National Park, NamibiaDay 4: Etosha – WindhoekStop At: Urbancamp.netHeading south, we arrive in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, which is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains. Windhoek (Windy-corner in English) is home to approximately two hundred thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards. The city centre is characterised by a proliferation of German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia's early colonial history and atmosphere. Take the opportunity to enjoy a night out at one of the local restaurants. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at Urban camp, Windhoek, NamibiaDay 5: Windhoek – Ghanzi, BotswanaStop At: Ghanzi Trail Blazers. ReceptionLeaving Windhoek, we travel east into the Kalahari region and cross into Botswana. Our first stop is at the town of Ghanzi. Here, in this midst of (seemingly) barren terrain we meet the San/Bushman and have a guided bush walk for a cultural experience and insight into these ancient people’s way of life. We learn how they work with nature and manage the renewable resources found in their natural surroundings without damaging the fragile balance found in this ecosystem. Something we can all learn from. Your support of this ecotourism venture gives the San/Bushman a sustainable income and helps keep their culture alive. Around the campfire at night, you can experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushman. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Ghanzi Trailblazers, Ghanzi, BotswanaDay 6: Ghanzi – MaunStop At: Sitatunga CampMaun is the fifth largest town in Botswana and is an eclectic mix of modern buildings and native dwellings. Although officially still a village, Maun has developed rapidly from a rural frontier town to a community that has distributed along the wide banks of the Thamalakane River where red lechwe antelope can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats and cattle. Since Maun's founding in 1915 it has had a reputation as a hard-living 'Wild West' town helping the local cattle ranching and hunting operations. Maun today is a thriving tourist town famous for its donkey population and to a lesser extent, goats. These animals can be seen standing around town as they are used by local traders and farmers alike to transport their wares to sell on the curb side.NB: If time allows, we have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, either this afternoon or on Day 8 on our return from the Delta excursion. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Delta Rain's Sitatunga Camp, BotswanaDay 7: Maun - Okavango DeltaStop At: Okavango Delta, Maun, Ngamiland East, North-West DistrictLeaving the campsite in Maun we begin our excursion into the Okavango Delta by an open 4x4 truck to the mokoro station. Here we will be introduced to the local Tswana Polers that will be guiding us on this expedition. We travel by mokoro (dugout canoe) amongst the giant lily pads, tall grasses and labyrinthine channels in search of resident wildlife and a variety of birds, to our tented camp from which we can explore the area on a walking safari. The Okavango is a natural wetland spreading over some 1,600,000ha of northern Botswana that offers a perfect habitat for the many species of wildlife that roam here freely. The Okavango River rises in Angola (farther to the north) and flows south dividing repeatedly after crossing into Botswana to form an intricate floodplain of channels and which spreads out into a broad flat inland delta – the only one of its kind in the world. We enjoy the afternoon wilderness experience and overnight listening to the sounds of the African night - an unforgettable experience!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Elephant Camp, Okavango Delta, BotswanaDay 8: Okavango Delta - Maun Stop At: Sitatunga CampThis morning we take an easy paced mokoro ride out of the Okavango Delta back to the polers station from where we will drive back to Maun, our overnight stop. We aim to get back to camp around lunch time to allow for the opportunity to enjoy an optional scenic flight over this spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. Alternatively, the afternoon can be spent at leisure at the camp’s pool. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Delta Rain's Sitatunga Camp, BotswanaDay 9: Maun – Elephant Sands, Nata Stop At: Elephant SandsToday, we make our way towards Nata travelling through a wide-open wildlife corridor between the Nxai and the Makgadikgadi Pans. We stop off to see one of Africa’s most iconic trees - the Baobab along the way and arrive at the Elephant Sands Lodge during the late afternoon. The camp has no fences, so all wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another and one can expect to see a variety of antelope and other wildlife during your stay at Elephant Sands. It is one of the most unique and amazing experiences to watch wild elephants and their behaviour at such close proximity.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Elephant Sands Camp, Nata, BotswanaDay 10: Elephant Sands, Nata - KasaneStop At: Thebe River CampingWe make our way to the northern corner of Botswana to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park. By size, it is the third largest park in the country and is the most diverse; home to elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo and abundant birdlife, including the famous African fish eagle. We take a ‘Fish Eagle’ cruise on the Chobe River – a great opportunity to see hippo and perhaps elephant or buffalo coming to the river to bathe and drink.The Chobe River is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. The flood plains are the only place in Botswana where the puku antelope can be seen. Birding is also excellent here. When in flood spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork and other waterfowl flock to the area.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Thebe Camp, Kasane, BotswanaDay 11: Kasane – Livingstone, Victoria Falls, ZambiaStop At: The Zambezi WaterfrontThis morning we head out to explore the Chobe National Park on an open vehicle game drive where we have the opportunity to spot not only elephant that are so prolific in the park, but also lion, and different antelope species. Moving on from Kasane we take the ferry across the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers into Zambia. Zambia, formerly known as Northern Rhodesia took its name from the Zambezi River at independence in 1964. The Zambezi River is the fourth longest in Africa (after the Nile, Congo and Niger) and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean. Home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls, we visit Victoria Falls and try to take in the immensity of one of nature’s Wonders of the World. At various times of year, the spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 20 or 30 kilometres away, hence the local name ‘Mosi oa Tunya’ – the ‘Smoke that Thunders’.We set up camp at the Waterfront campsite on the banks of the Zambezi, just a few kilometres from the Victoria Falls and the small town of Livingstone. We will give a full briefing on the various optional activities available in the area (typically these include rafting, canoeing, bungee, abseiling, gorge swinging, horse riding, scenic flights and river cruises), allowing you to plan your time accordingly. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge, Livingstone ZambiaDay 12: Livingstone, Victoria Falls, ZambiaStop At: The Zambezi WaterfrontOur tour ends after breakfast, but we highly recommend staying a few more days in the area in order to explore the Victoria Falls area to the full. Apart from the adventure activities already mentioned check out the markets, volunteer a day in some worthwhile local projects, or simply relax at the beautiful waterfront and watch the Zambezi River flow quickly past on its way to Victoria Falls.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Local Dijo(Food) Experience

Feel at home, relax, learn and share. Starting at 6pm/7pm at a private home in Gaborone any day of the week. As guests arrive there are few local clothes that they can wear. We really want you to feel like a local but as comfortable as possible hence the clothes are voluntary (Don’t worry it’s  easy wear small items that you can wear over clothes) A quick ice breaker so that everyone is comfortable and feeling at home. All the prepared meals will then be explained to you with a bit of history of where they originate from and local names. A bit of history and a few folktales will be share. There is no limit to how much to eat, YES you eat all you can. While you eat local music will be playing, a local person showcasing their expertise in any of our chosen things to learn while in Botswana.You are guaranteed the best 3 hours of your local connection! There is a special gift for each guest at the end. You will indeed take a bit of Botswana with you back home:-)

$12575 Luxury & Special Occasions

Luxury Game Safari Okavango Delta, Premier accommodation ALL INCLUSIVE

ItineraryDay 1: Pick up from local camp airfieldStop At: Boab Prison Tree, Kasane, Kasane, Chobe National Park, North-West DistrictInclusive flight from Maun / Kasane to Linyanti airfieldDuration: 1 hourStop At: Okavango Delta, Maun, Ngamiland East, North-West Districtafternoon game driveDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5 star luxury campDay 2: Luxury Camp Stop At: Linyanti River, Chobe National Park, North-West District2 Game drives per day, lie at the pool, drinks, 3 meals, plus snacksDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5 star luxury campDay 3: Luxury CampStop At: Linyanti River, Chobe National Park, North-West District2 Game drives per day, lie at the pool, drinks, 3 meals, plus snacksDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5 star luxury campDay 4: Transfer to local airfield and flight to Maun / KasaneStop At: Linyanti River, Chobe National Park, North-West District2 Game drives per day, lie at the pool, drinks, 3 meals, plus snacksDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5 star campDay 5: Transfer to local airfield and flight to Maun / KasaneStop At: Okavango Delta, Maun, Ngamiland East, North-West Districtbreakfast, transfersDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Linyanti River, Chobe National Park, North-West Districtmorning game driveDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$141 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Tour to Bhojpur and Bhimbetka Caves from Bhopal with Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to the foothills of the Vindhyachal mountains where the Mesolithic era Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are situated. There are around 750 Rock Shelters that are to be found on seven hills spread over an area of six miles. These caves contain the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent.Of the 750 Rock Shelters, 500 contain well preserved cave paintings that dates back 30,000 years ago. These cave paintings bear a striking resemblance to those found in Australia, the Kalahari desert in Africa and Lascaux in France. Spend some time in this historical art gallery marvelling at the skills of these ancient humans. A notable painting in these caves is that of a bison attacking a man. What is noteworthy is that the painting is visible only when the sun is at a certain point in the sky.After the visit to the caves, take a lunch break (beverage excluded) at a local restaurant.After lunch drive to the town of Bhojpur, a 45 minute drive away, and visit its celebrated temple that is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. This 11th century temple houses one of the biggest lingas in India and it is made out of a single rock. For reasons that are still unknown, the construction of this temple was halted midway and it remains incomplete to date. One can see architectural plans engraved on the surrounding rocks and unfinished materials abandoned at the site. The architectural drawings carved on the rocks and the mason's marks have helped scholars understand the temple construction techniques of 11th-century India.The temple has been designated as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Bhopal and dropped off at your hotel.

$107 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Tour to Bhimbetka Caves & Bhojpur from Bhopal

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to the foothills of the Vindhyachal mountains where the Mesolithic era Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are situated. There are around 750 Rock Shelters that are to be found on seven hills spread over an area of six miles. These caves contain the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent.Of the 750 Rock Shelters, 500 contain well preserved cave paintings that date back to 30,000 years ago. These cave paintings bear a striking resemblance to those found in Australia, the Kalahari desert in Africa and Lascaux in France. Spend some time in this historical art gallery marvelling at the skills of the ancient human race. A notable painting in these caves is that of a bison attacking a man. What is noteworthy is that the painting is visible only when the sun is at a certain point in the sky.After the visit to the caves, take a lunch break (own expense) at a local restaurant.After lunch drive to the town of Bhojpur, a 45 minute drive away, and visit its celebrated temple that is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. This 11th century temple houses one of the biggest lingas in India and it is made out of a single rock.For reasons that are still unknown, the construction of this temple was halted midway and it remains incomplete to date. One can see architectural plans engraved on the surrounding rocks and unfinished materials abandoned at the site. The architectural drawings carved on the rocks and the mason's marks have helped scholars understand the temple construction techniques of 11th-century India.The temple has been designated as a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Bhopal and dropped off at your hotel.