Kalahari Camping Safaris - Fact Sheet
All Mobile Safaris depart and return from the Safari Lodge in Central Kalahari, Botswana. You journey into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the second largest national park in the world.
You will explore the area around Deception Valley which is an ancient fossil river, game viewing is especially good as there are open plains and it is common to see very large herds ofantelope. Sightings of predators iscommon as they lie in wait on the “river” banks, watching the antelope. We visit the camp site of Mark and Delia Owens, the authors of the book “Cry of the Kalahari”, we will learn more about their journeys in this fascinating region of Africa
Travel:Roads are all dirt and you willbe travelling in a 4×4 vehicle with a back up vehicle in attendance. You will be accompanied by a professional guide, cook and camp assistant.
Camping:National park camp sites are used and on arrival your camp site will be set up for you. You will sleep in domed tents on padded stretchers. Top quality sleeping bags are provided. Safari chairs and table will be set out for your convenience. There is no water in the Kalahari so our safari group needs to bring in its own water. Ablutions are all environmentally friendly units and are supplied by the National Parkand bucket bush showers are used as well as ‘long drops”. There is no electricity and your lights at night will be provided by candlelight and Paraffin lanterns. Meals will be prepared on the camp fire by your top class cook
What to bring:All camping equipment is provided, you need to bring only your clothing and personal items, we suggest that they include:Walking shoes,Hat, binoculars, cameras and sunscreen.
Clothing should preferably be comfortable and in colours that blend in with the bush and should include shorts and long trousers, a bush jacket for the evenings is recommended. Winters are very cold in the Kalahari and all though it gets very hot during the summer days, it could be cool during the evenings.
Itineraries:The safaris are all tailor made to suit your specific needs, and the longer the duration the further into the Park we will be able to explore.
Below is a suggested four night itinerary:
Day one:Arriving at your lodge at around noon where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Here you will spend your first night in a luxury en suite safari tent. You will be given the opportunity to settle before going on a late afternoon bush walk or game drive. Sundowners around the campfire, followed bydinner under the African skies.
Day two: Depart early morning (± 06h00 depending on season) we make our way to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The driving time is approximately 3hours to Deception Valley inside the Park. We explore as we travel and meals are served either en route or at the campsite depending on the game viewing opportunities. On arrival at the campsite in the park, your campsite will be set up for you. After settling in you can have some leisure time or may decide to do an afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks. Dinner will be served around the camp fire after a refreshing bush shower.
Day three: Today we journey south from Deception Valley to Deception pans, we will visit the camp site of Mark and Delia Owens, the authors of the book “Cry of the Kalahari”, we will learn more about their journeys in this fascinating region of Africa.
Today is all about the African bushand the animals, we go where the animals lead. Overnight at the campsite again.
Dayfour:Wake up around 6h00, have an early continental breakfast and coffee. Leisurely game drive where you simply soak up Africa whilst heading back to your lodge. Arrive in time for a superb lunch.
Besides the overnight safari which allows one the opportunity living the “African Dream” Central Kalahari Mobile Safaris offers day excursions in the park. They will depart the lodge at around 06h00 and return in the early evening with packed lunch