Awesome Kalahari Kgalagadi 5 Day Chalet Safari

What's Included

  • Air conditioned transport and THETA accredited driver / guide (Northern Cape Province and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park)
  • Accommodation in chalets/lodges
  • Maximum game drives everyday
  • Private facilities including bathroom & bedroom
  • Meals as per itinerary

What's Excluded

  • Conservation fee of R440 per person per day payable Kgalagadi cash or credit card
  • Bottled water / soft – and alcoholic drinks / snacks in between meals (shops available at every camp)

Guests Need

  • Binoculars, sun block, hat, closed shoes for the evenings, insect repellent, torch and toiletries.
  • IMPORTANT: Animals are active early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are lower.
  • Please keep luggage to a minimum (towels, linen and cutlery are supplied)

Schedule for 6 Day Kalahari Camping Safari

DAY 1:  

Early Morning

Pick up in Upington and transfer to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Comfort stops on the way

Morning - Midday

Game drive through park towards campsite

Afternoon

Arrive at Twee Rivieren 

Late Afternoon

Game drive

Evening

Dinner and overnight

Optional 

3 hour sunset or night game drive

 

DAY 2:  

Early Morning

Breakfast followed game drive to Nossob

Afternoon

Check into lodge and short rest

Late Afternoon

Game drive 

Evening

Dinner and overnight

Optional 

Sunset safari with rangers after the gates close

 

DAY 3:  

Early Morning

Breakfast and full day game drive

Evening

Dinner and overnight

 

DAY 4:  

Early Morning

Breakfast followed by transfer to Mata Mata via game drive and check in

Evening

Dinner and overnight

 

DAY 5:  

Early Morning

Breakfast followed by transfer to Twee Rivieren with various stops

Midday

Arrive in Twee Rivieren

Afternoon 

Depart for Upington

 

Day by Day Itinerary for Kalahari Kgalagadi 5 Day Chalet Safari

Day 1: Upington to Twee Rivieren

We pick you up at 8h30 from an agreed location (in and around Upington) and depart to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (260km).

Stop en route at the Norokei Salt Pans (natural salt mine) and the Khomani San Bushmen to view their art. Arrival at Twee Rivieren (12H30) Move into our lodge for a short rest. We depart on a game drive (speed limit 50km/h) in this 38 000 square km park until the gates close. Approximate predator numbers: Lions – 450, Leopards – 150, Cheetah – 200, Spotted hyenas – 370. Bird species are 264, of which 20 raptor species are present. Antelopes such as Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Springbok and Wildebeest are well represented. Optional 3 hour sunset- or Night game drive with rangers in an open truck.

Dinner and overnight. 

Day 2: Twee Rivieren to Nossob 

Wake up one hour before gates open. Breakfast, then pack for Game drive in the dry river bed. We do stalk driving (direction North-East) for 5 – 6 hours to reach Nossob. This is the day we try to learn more about the Kalahari and its secrets. Afternoon arrival. Check into the lodge and take a short rest. Depart on a game drive until gates close. Special feature Nossob: Game hide with spotlight to watch animals coming to drink. Optional sunset drive with Rangers after gates closed.

Dinner and overnight in Nossob.

Day 3: Nossob 

Wake up an hour before the gates open and drive North. We visit the various water holes along this route. We learn from the animal tracks in the sand roads what happened in the night. It is a good idea to wait at a waterhole to view the incredible animal and birdlife. We do various game drives according to game reports/sightings.

Optional night game drive with open vehicle to see the nocturnal animals usually not seen during the day. We spend the day doing several game drives, visiting waterholes, or just relaxing at the swimming pool or game hide.

Dinner and overnight in Nossob.

Day 4: Nossob to Mata Mata 

Wake up an hour before gates open. Pack up and game drive towards Mata Mata, using the 70 km long Dune road to cross from Botswana to Namibia. Today we search for the famous Kalahari Lion, as well as the smaller inhabitants of the desert, like the Meerkat. Afternoon arrival at Mata Mata. Check in and short rest before we depart on another game drive to explore this area. Special feature Mata Mata: Game hide with spotlight, sunset drive with Rangers after gates closed.

Dinner and overnight in Mata Mata.

Day 5: Mata Mata – Twee Rivieren – Upington 

Wake up one hour before gates open, pack up and depart direction South. Today we learn more of the Kalahari and her secrets. After 4 – 5 hours of stalk driving we reach Twee Rivieren (12h00) Depart for Upington. Late afternoon arrival at your guesthouse. Tour ends.

Pricing

Valid Between Pax Price Per Person Single Supplement Children Under 12, per child
24 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 2 $ 1,411 - -