Your African adventure
The translation of Kalahari is “Thirst-land”. The lifecycles of both humans and animals are dependent on the rain that falls on the land. One of the largest reserves in the world extends across this area: The Central Kalahari Game Reserve or CKGR for short. This flat and mostly bone-dry land is at the mercy of the elements. Only a few lodges are located in the conservation area, which compares to the size of the country Denmark.
We camp in secluded spots under cover of acacia trees. At night you can fall asleep by counting the stars that brightly illuminate the night sky. Inhale the vastness of one of the last true wildernesses on this planet. This fully serviced 8-day camping safari is perfect for people that want to travel off the beaten path.
Best time to visit: March - September.
The fully serviced 8-Day camping safari starts and ends in Maun.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FIXED SCHEDULE. IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A CUSTOMIZED SAFARI KINDLY FILL OUT OUR BOOKING REQUEST FORM AND WE'LL HAPPILY DESIGN THE SAFARI ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES!
- Pick up from the airport in Maun and transfer to Situatunga Camp
- All meals, water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages outside of Maun
- Park entrance fees
- Camping fees
- Spacious bow tents with mattresses
- Services of a professional guide and camp assistant
Whats not included?
- Restaurant meals
- Entrance to vic-falls
- Optional activities (i.e scenic flight over the delta)
- Travel insurance
- Emergency evacuation
*fully serviced safari
Your guide, Jack Ntema, meets you at Maun international airport and transfers you to Sitatunga camp, where you have time to unpack, shower and unwind. In the afternoon an optional scenic flight offers you a spectacular aerial view of the Okavango Delta.
After breakfast, we leave Sitatunga camp and drive towards Matswere gate, where we enter the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. We make our way through the Passage Valley (all these valleys are old fossil river beds, with patches of grass and trees.)
We stop for lunch in the shade of acacia trees. In Passage Valley, the chances of seeing cheetah and giraffes are excellent. We arrive at camp late afternoon, time to shower and relax. If time permits we go on a late afternoon walk on the pan itself. The campsite at Tau pan is most spectacular with beautiful sunsets.
Overnight Tau pan.
Early morning wake up, after our breakfast, we leave on a full morning drive and slowly making our way to Piper pan. We travel south via a couple of vegetative pans to reach the Piper pan in the early afternoon. Lunch served en route.
Overnight Piper pan.
After morning breakfast we make our way due northeast to reach Deception Valley in the afternoon. We spend the day exploring Deception Valley and the adjoining pans. This area is home to a variety of desert specialists such as springboks, gemsbok, red hartebeest, brown hyena and lion.
Overnight Deception Valley.
Early morning breakfast, break down camp, and we then drive east towards Grassland bushman lodge. We arrive in camp late in the afternoon, take a shower and relax.
Overnight Grassland Safari Lodge.
We get up early, after tea/coffee we leave for full morning rhino tracking and in search of resident game. Return back to camp around 11:00hrs for a delicious brunch. Time to Shower, relax in the afternoon. Late afternoon game drive or an optional bushman walk.
Overnight Grassland Safari Lodge.
After breakfast, we head down west towards a small village-D'kar, where we turn southwest and enter Edos camp. We arrive in camp early afternoon, time to shower and relax before we continue our search for rhinos that thrive in the reserve. Finishing the day with a relaxed sundowner on one of the pans.
Overnight Edos Camp.
Early morning game drive, tracking rhinos. Back to camp around 10:00hrs, for a great brunch. Pack up and head back to Maun (Sitatunga Camp).
Our Kalahari trails ends here.