Kalahari Okavango Safari

10 Nights / 11 days Combination Lodge & Serviced Safari
(Seasonal so very limited departures)

The Kalahari Okavango is a 10 night combination serviced mobile safari combined with Meno a Kwena and Camp Kalahari. Highlights of this safari include Meno a Kwena on arrival with an evening discussion by our resident specialist on the night skies and the culture and history of San people of the Kalahari, camping in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Makgadikgadi Pans in search of the Zebra migration, a stop for the night at Camp Kalahari in search of meerkats and then north to Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve with a mekoro excursion that gives will give you a glimpse of life in the Okavango.

On safari the camp staff attend to your comfort by erecting and dismantling the camp and preparing delicious meals cooked on an open fire. A serviced safari has walk in ensuite meru style tents complete with your own bucket shower and bush loo, staff who prepare  meals throughout your safari and a camp assistant to take care of all camp duties. Book this safari as part of a small group of maximum 7 guests or book the entire departure as a private safari for families, honeymooners or special interests etc. A private vehicle and guide is available on any of our scheduled safaris subject to availability which enables you to share the camp with others but you have the exclusive use of your own private vehicle and guide.

– Combination Lodge & Serviced Safari
– 10 Nights / 11 days
o  8 nights Serviced Safari
o  1 night Meno wa Kwena
o  1 night Camp Kalahari

– Maun – Maun – Non participation with full back up and support crew
o  1 Night Meno a Kwena Lodge – a great first night in Botswana
o  3 Nights serviced camping in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
o  2 Nights serviced camping in the Makgadikgadi National Park in search of the Makgadikgadi Pans zebra migration
o  1 Night Camp Kalahari
o  3 Nights Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve with an optional scenic flight over the Okavango Delta and Chiefs Island to Maun
– Meru style tents with en-suite bathroom
– Min 1 / Max 7 guests per departure
– Min age 12 years old
– Fully Inclusive
– Limited to 3 single tents per departure
– Single supplement applies to lodges only

A Typical Day on Safari
The day starts with the rising of the sun. Your wake-up call will be between 5am and 6am – a gentle “koko” (knock knock in Setswana) at the entrance of your tent. A camp assistant will be on hand to fill your wash-hand basin with steaming hot water and freshly made tea and coffee will be served around the campfire.

A light breakfast will be served before the early morning game drive which consists of tea, plunger coffee, juice, rusks, fruit, cereal, toast and jams. The best time of day to enjoy game viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon as most animals retreat to the shadows to rest during the heat of the day.

Having spent the morning exploring the surrounding wilderness in search of Botswana’s hidden treasures, you will return to camp for lunch under the shade of a Marula tree (subject to availability). Lunch consists of salads, freshly baked bread on the open campfire, cold meats and pickles. Just as the animals retreat to escape the heat of mid-day, so will you. This is your time to enjoy reading, chatting, relaxing or taking a nap.

Later in the afternoon you will head out into the wilderness once more as the animals awake from their days’ slumber and gather at the watering holes. As the sun sets on the horizon, one can only marvel at the sheer splendour of an African sunset and with refreshments in hand, toast to the wonder of nature. On your return to camp, enjoy a hot shower under the starry night sky and gather around the warmth of the campfire to relive the day’s events and excitement. A three course dinner is served with South African wines against the magical backdrop of the African night sky. Dinner consists of Botswana beef or a lamb potjie followed by banana mekoros with chocolate or malva pudding with custard. Retreating to the comfort of your tent after enjoying a nightcap around the campfire, you can fall asleep to the calls of the African wild. Good night.

On moving days, the safari team will pack down the camp, then travel to the next camp site and prepare the camp at the next location. When travelling between locations, the route is most commonly through the parks and reserves and is therefore an extension of your daily game drives. A picnic lunch will be served en-route.

Your Safari Includes…

  •  1 Night Meno a Kwena Lodge (DB&B)
  • 1 Night Camp Kalahari (LDB&B) including a visit to the meerkats
  • 8 Nights Serviced Mobile Safari in Meru Style Tents with en-suite facilities
  • A 2 1⁄2 hour mekoro excursion in Khwai
  • Comfortable walk-in tented accommodation in Meru style tents with built in floors and mosquito gauze at windows and entrance. Beds are comfortable camp full size metal single beds including all bed linen 2 x pillows and a towel
  • En-suite bathrooms with a bucket shower and bush loo
  • Licensed and experienced professional guide for the duration of your safari
  • Game drives and local transfers in custom made open game drive vehicles with shade roof, game viewing seats and long- range fuel tanks satellite phone and first aid kit
  • All entrance and camping fees within the National Parks & Game Reserves. Private and semi campsites.
  • All meals & selected drinks (wine, beer, G&T, Coke, Coke Lite, fruit juice, bottled water) no other spirits
  • Dedicated safari team including cook, camp assistant and back up driver
  • Bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo and insect repellent – all eco-friendly )
  • Medical evacuation insurance with Okavango Air Rescue, please note that comprehensive medical evacuation insurance is
    compulsory
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary

    Your Safari Excludes…
     
  •  International & domestic or charter flights and airport departure taxes
  • Visas (this is your responsibility)
  • A 50-minute scenic flight from Moremi Game Reserve to Maun flying over the Okavango & Chiefs Island.
  • Laundry
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)
  • Optional safari extensions
  • Spirits (other than gin)
  •  Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities

Subject to Availability. Terms and Conditions Apply.