Kalahari Skies – Safari Options

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The safari option with Kalahari Skies
Our typical camp set up will be 4.7 x 3 meter canvas Meru tents for our clients, supplied with stretchers, mattresses, pillow, duvets and linens. There is a cupboard for luggage and a chemical toilet indoor for “emergencies”. Each client has a chair at the tent and a washbasin with towels. Shower and toilet tents are erected for every 6 people on safari or en-suite according to the chosen option and there will be a 6 x 3 meter mess tent for eating under during the day, with tables and canvas director’s chairs and, if the evenings are nice, we generally set up under the stars for dinner with a nice warm campfire.

With up to 4 clients we use a spacious gazebo instead. We specialize in safaris for small groups and families with children and all ages are welcome, our youngest was 18 months.

Our safaris vehicles are uniquely modified Toyota Landcruisers which are essentially “closed” vehicles for long hauls (i.e. trips from Maun to Moremi or to the Central Kalahari). Once we are in the parks or wildlife areas, we open them up – the windows drop down, opening the sides of the vehicle and the roof pops up so allowing the passengers to stand up and game view under shade. There are 7 adjustable bucket seats in each of the vehicles, allowing for maximum comfort. The vehicles are equipped with dual fuel tanks (which give them about a 1000 km range), 60lt. water tank, dual battery systems, 40lt. Engle Fridges (for the passenger’s cool drinks and water) and 12v. to 220v. inverter systems for recharging camera, cell phone or Ipod batteries. Each vehicle has a fully equipped first aid kit and a satellite phone is available for any emergencies and for clients use (at a charge).

A supply vehicle with a kitchen trailer accompanies each safari with over 4 participants. On our luxury version there is always a separate back up vehicle, also for 2 clients. The supply vehicle and trailer carry all the equipment, additional water, drinks, food and other materials for the trip. The trailer is equipped with its own large fridge/freezer, cooking equipment, lighting, water tanks and battery system. With 2 clients there will generally be a cook and camp assistant on board the supply vehicle which will go ahead of the safari to set up the camp before clients arrive, with more clients we add more staff accordingly.

Our safaris are well known for the high standard of the meals we serve and we have a high percentage of return clients, some even up to 7 times! Come on safari with us and regret you didn’t find us earlier.

11 day Safari – Mobile luxurious camping safari using private campsites – Fully inclusive camping
This safari starts in Maun in Botswana and ends at Kasane or the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The service is exceptional: experienced bush cook and assistants for the building up and taking down of the mobile camp. The use of spacious tents with camp beds, mattress, duvet, pillow, towels, soap, anti-mosquito spray, chemical toilet inside and bush toilet and shower en-suite.

Every group is limited to 6 participants and children under 15 can join on request (other clients to approve).

Maun – Moremi

Arrival in Maun. You will be met by a representative of Mack Air who will hand you over to your pilot for a short flight to the Moremi where your guide will meet you and game drive to camp. Camping.

 

Moremi Game Reserve

After breakfast we start our first morning drive in the Moremi Game Reserve. We enjoy lunch in camp with time for a short siesta and shower. In the afternoon we continue our excursion to discover the rich fauna of this reserve. Arrival in camp after sundown. Camping.

Moremi Game Reserve

Early start for our morning game-drive in the park, the best moment of the day to spot predators. We discover the lagoons and waterways of the delta by boat, lunch is a picnic on an island, followed by an afternoon game-drive back to camp. Camping.

Khwai river ( 70 km – 4 hours )

We leave camp and game-drive towards our newly build camp along the Khwai river, which is a wildlife paradise. During our two day stay here we make game-drives in the area concentrating on the many animals coming here to drink. Camping.

Khwai river

This morning we make an excursion in mokoros ( traditional canoes ) for about 2 hours and game-drive back to camp for lunch. The afternoon game-drive brings us to a beautiful viewpoint for sundown and afterwards we game-drive back to camp in the dark using a spotlight to view the nocturnal wildlife. Camping.

Chobe National Park – Savuti area ( 100 km – 5 hours )

We drive North through the Chobe National Park to arrive in the famous Savuti area, well known for its great concentration of animals and abundant predators. After a first game-drive in the area we arrive in camp for sundown. Camping.

Chobe National Park – Savuti area

Morning and afternoon game-drives to discover the wildlife in the area. The big open spaces allow for good viewings and the scenery is captivating. When the Savuti channel is flowing expect big herds of buffalo, elephant, gnoe and zebra. Camping.

Savuti – Chobe river ( 160 km – 5 hours )

We leave our camp team and head North until the Chobe river border. This part of the park is very famous for its huge numbers of elephants who concentrate here to drink. Pic nic lunch and settling in at our lodge. Sundown over the river is spectacular. Lodge DB&B.

Chobe river

In the morning we start early and game-drive following the river towards Ngoma looking for animals. Late breakfast and after lunch we make a 3 hour boat trip on the Chobe river, one of the rare chances of seeing swimming elephants. Lodge DB&B.

Chobe – Victoria Falls Zimbabwe ( 90 km – 3 hours )

A short drive brings us towards the border with Zimbabwe. After the border formalities you board a mini-bus which brings you to your hotel. After lunch time to visit the famous waterfalls. Hotel B&B.

Victoria Falls – airport ( 20 km – ½ hour )

Morning free for optional activities or just leisure. Transfer to the airport around 11 AM to board the flight back to Johannesburg. Flight back home or to your chosen further destination.

Price includes:
Transfers mentioned in text – services of professional guide – services of camp staff for erecting and breaking down the mobile camp, prepare meals, cleaning and maintenance of the camps – drives in 4×4 game viewing vehicle with window seat – 7 nights in spacious tents (4.7 x 3m) with camp beds, mattress, duvet, sheets, pillow, towels, bedside table with reading lamp, chemical toilet and toilet and shower ensuite – 2 nights in Lodge in Kasane DB&B -night in hotel in Victoria Falls with breakfast – all drinks and meals during the camping part of the safari – all activities mentioned – all park fees and camping fees during the camping part

Price excludes:
International flights – drinks and lunches during stay at Lodge – tips – personal expenses and souvenirs – optional activities – visa for Zimbabwe (30U$ pp, 80 U$ for Commonwealth countries citizens) and entry falls (30U$) – all meals and drinks in Zimbabwe (breakfast included) – cancellation, travel and medical insurances.

Guest tent evening