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Kalahari Overland

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Botswana  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Camping  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 14500 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 20000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart from Johannesburg and drive to the frontier town of Vryburg, which is situated on the edge of the largest sand basin in the world – the Kalahari. Camp at the Kameelboom Lodge campsite just outside the town.

Day 2: Departing after breakfast, travel with alternative travel roads to Mc Carthy’s Rest border post, from where you continue on to Tsabong. There you refuel before tackling the sand tracks through the Mabuasehube wilderness, until we reach our campsite at Mabuasehube Pan. Your first night under the sparkling star studded Kalahari sky, miles away from civilization and unbound by any fences is a memorable experience.

Day 3: Keeping an open agenda, you spend the day game viewing. If fortunate you may be able to visit the site of a kill, watch the playful behavior of the Spotted Hyena cubs, or encounter a large herd of Springbok.

Day 4: Depart from Mabuasehube after breakfast and drive deeper into the wilderness. The route takes you into the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, where we will camp overnight at the Kaa entrance gate.

Day 5: Today’s trail takes you on rough dirt tracks into the heart of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The route winds through this wilderness, game viewing along the way. The campsite tonight will be at Polentswa Pan, which is well known for its Lion activity.

Day 6: Wake up in the wilderness, where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and blue wildebeest follow the seasons. Here imposing camel thorn trees provide shade for huge black-maned lions and vantage points for leopard and raptors. Game drive to "Unions End" and "Lang Rambuka".

Day 7: Depart from Polentswa Pan, and drive south in the Nossob riverbed, exiting the Park at Twee Rivieren, before proceeding to the comfortable Molopo Lodge. Overnight stay is at the Lodge where you can enjoy some home comforts after almost a week in the wilderness.

Day 8: Here there is an option to continue on to Namibia or return to Johannesburg. If returning to Johannesburg it’s a long drive and there is the option to overnight near Kuruman in order to break the journey.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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