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

$127 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.

$97 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.

$450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Central Kalahari Game Reserve Safari Tour

Day 1: Welcome to the KalahariWe will depart from Maun at 0700hrs and arrive in CKGR at 0900hrs to set camp in the Deception valley. During and shortly after good summer rains (September to January), the flat grasslands of the reserves northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gather at the best grazing areas. These include springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe. At other times of the year, when the animals are more sparsely distributed, the experience of travelling through truly untouched wilderness, of seemingly unending dimensions, is amazing. We will arrive at camp to have lunch and enjoy an afternoon siesta. We will head out for an evening game drive and sunset within the Deception Valley. Upon return to the camp, you will be treated to a hot camp shower before proceeding to dinner. You will then retreat to your dome tent equipped with a stretcher bed, a veranda and an attached bathroom with flush-able toilet, shower and sink.Day 2: Visit Sunday Pan and Passarge ValleyRise and shine and say hello to a fresh morning over coffee/tea and rusks for a 0630hrs morning game drive to Sunday Pan waterhole, and have brunch at Passarge Valley. Under the dense umbrella thorn Acacia tortillis thickets cheetah and lion rest up in the mid-day heat. CKGR boasts an amazing variety of birds: Secretary bird, Kori Bustard and Ostrich are the most prominent of the species to be spotted, with good chances of seeing Lapped-faced Vulture and White-backed Vulture too. We will continue to explore this amazing landscape in search of its beauties. Our final leg of the morning drive will take us back through Leopard Pan to arrive at camp for lunch and enjoy an afternoon siesta. After a well deserved rest we will depart for an evening game drive to Deception Pan where we will enjoy a great sunset and head back to camp.Day 3: Say Goodbye to the KalahariWe will head out for a game drive at the crack of dawn with the hopes of spotting cheetah, a resident pride of lion and several leopard whose territories include parts of the pan. We will head back to camp around mid morning to enjoy warm shower before a scrumptious breakfast and embark on our vehicle for a leisurely drive back to Maun. We anticipate to arrive in Maun mid afternoon, depending on what we spot along the way. 

$9672.41 Private & Custom Tours

3 Country Safari Tour (Namibia, Botswana and Zambia) - Africa

Start in Windhoek, Namibia, head west to the Coast, where you will be treated to a private tour of Sandwich harbor, with an exclusive lunch with oysters and champagne in the dunes, explore the Goanikontes Oasis and the Valley of Moon in the Namib desert, then head east to the Kalahari Desert, Botswana where you will spend a night with the San Bushmen people, at a lodge that they own, learning the fire making technique that is 5000 years old, hear stories and dances of their ancestors and sip a glass of wine under the Kalahari stars.From the Kalahari, head to the foot of the famous Okavango Delta, where you will explore its channels in a Mokoro (dugout canoe) guided by a local Tswana poler.  Spend another night in the Kalahari, this time in close quarters with wild desert elephants, at an ancient waterhole in Botswana.Then we enter the Chobe National Park, resting for a few days here, exploring the Park with its 120,000 elephants, thousands of impala, giraffes, zebras and more.  A private jeep drive will take you deep inside the park and a private boat will show you the park and its animals from the waterside.  Gin and tonic for sunset, on a private boat, watching elephants and hippos play in the water, meters from you... How does that sound to you?Cross the massive Zambezi river into Zambia, the last of our destinations, fly through the Angel's kiss (the mist of the Victoria Falls), as well as walk across this Wonder of the World, or as the locals call it: Mosi Oa Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders.  Have a mojito at the exclusive Royal Livingstone Resort, meters from the Falls, visit a local village to see how the local artisans create amazing crafts, and spend half a day with our children, in their own environment and culture.Package is fully inclusive: international economy flights, accommodation in lodges in Africa (a range of 3-4 star lodges), all food, drinks (except hard alcohol), all activities stipulated in the package, transport, gas, border fees, visas, guide fees, tips and gratuities, taxes.Not included: Travel and Medical Insurance (compulsory for our tours) and souvenirs.For any change in class of flights, 5 star lodges requests or extras, there will be a separate charge.Terms and Conditions apply.

$1620 Outdoor Activities

8 Days Namibia to Botswana and Victoria Falls (Camping)

Day 1-Overnight: Klein Windhoek Guest House Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek’s best suburbs in a quiet area next to the Klein Windhoek Riverbed – an ideal location for business people and tourists. Client can do a city tour. Day 2-Overnight: Ghanzi Trail Blazers Ghanzi Trail Blazers caters for visitors who wish to have a genuine glimpse of a fast disappearing unique and ancient culture. It offers a number of activities to interact with the San Bushman, and to discover how they survived in the Kalahari.  Day 3-Overnight: Dqae Qare San Lodge Dqae Qare San Lodge offers a unique Kalahari experience as it is owned and run by the San people (Bushmen). As a guest of the San at Dqae Qare you will enjoy all the benefits of the excellent accommodation, traditional cuisine and extensive adventure and cultural activities.  As a celebration of San culture, the community delight in sharing their culture and extraordinary knowledge of the Kalahari with guests through bush walks, traditional dancing, fire making, craft making, trapping and storytelling or experience everything and more over a full day Bushman Experience.  Day 4-Overnight: Sepopa Swamp Stop Sepopa Swamp Stop is situated 350 km away from Maun, on the banks of the majestic Okavango River. Guest accommodations feature luxurious, fully air conditioned chalets, spacious campsite with ablution blocks, hot water and electrical points. Facilities include an a la carte restaurant and bar, as well as a swimming pool to cool off from the Okovango heat. Day 5-Overnight: Nguma Island Lodge The Nguma Island Lodge is situated just off the panhandle of the Okavango Delta. It is ideally located for exploring the western side of the Delta. Restaurant and bar facilities are available in both the lodge and the campsite. Lodge activities include day and overnight mokoro trips, sunset cruises on Guma Lagoon, birding walks as well as excellent fishing. Day 6-Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on the doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.  T Day 7-Overnight: Thebe river camp Camp Accommodation Campsite and Overland Accommodation Thebe River Safaris camp offers spacious camping areas with shaded cooking/braai areas. Ablutions are shared and we have 2 large communal ablution blocks with showers with loads of piping hot water, basins, mirrors and toilets. Most of our sites have water tap and a power point on campsite.  Day 8- Clients Departure back to the international airport