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OVERVIEW

The word Kalahari derives from the word Makgadigadi, meaning salt pans in the language of the Kgalagadi people living in the region of southern Botswana. More than 1 000 pans are scattered throughout the park. The area referred to as the arid Kalahari covers some 900 000 square kilometers in the south and covers parts of South Africa and Namibia and most of Botswana. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier is one of the largest conservation areas in the world and one of the last truly unspoiled ecosystems.

South Africa 
StartUpington (Day 1)
Day 1-3Kgalagadi TP
EndUpington (Day 4)

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & minivan
  • Getting around: minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
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Day 1

Upington – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park / Kgalagadi Lodge
Check in at Twee Rivieren Gate. Depart on a 02-hr afternoon game drive. The Twee Rivieren area is known for lion, leopard, cheetah and meerkat sightings.
Exit the park before the gates close and proceed to accommodation 05 km outside the park.
Dinner in the restaurant.

Main Destination:

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • March to May (The riverbeds attract animals)
  • High Season
  • Never (The park never gets very crowded)
  • Best Weather
  • May to Seotember (Less hot during the day)
  • Wildlife in Kgalagadi TP

Accommodation:

  • Kgalagadi Lodge
  • Mid-range chalet located just outside Kgalagadi TP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park
Early morning coffee/tea and light breakfast at chalet. Check out of accommodation. Enter the park when the gates open and depart on a morning game drive. The route will be determined by reported sightings and game migration. Picnic brunch at a picnic area. Continue on the game drive to Twee Rivieren. Check in at accommodation. Time at leisure. Afternoon game drive on route of choice until gates close. Optional 3 hr sunset drive with Sanparks on open game drive vehicle at own cost.

Main Destination:

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Twee Rivieren Rest Camp
  • Mid-range cottage located inside Kgalagadi TP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park
Early morning coffee/tea and light breakfast at chalet. Game drive until late noon. Picnic brunch at a picnic area on route.
Exit the park at Twee Rivieren Gate and depart to Molopo Kalahari Lodge 60 Km south of Twee Rivieren. The Molopo Lodge is situated on the banks of the dry Molopo River and is a real oasis in the desert.
En route stop at the last indigenous San tribe in South Africa, the Khomani. Today these earliest residents of the Kalahari, living here for 40 000 years, consist of only 400 people and are resident in an area between 40 and 70 km south of Twee Rivieren. Clients will have the opportunity to view and purchase their handcraft at one of the roadside stalls. (The presence of the San at the roadside stalls can’t be guaranteed.)
Dinner in the restaurant.

Main Destination:

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Molopo Kalahari Lodge
  • Mid-range chalet located inside Kgalagadi TP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Molopo Lodge to Upington
After a hearty breakfast you continue to Upington to be in time for departing flight to OR Tambo at 12:55.
Clients Need:
Binoculars, sun block, hat, closed shoes or boots, insect repellent, torch light or head light.

Main Destination:

  • Upington (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks