Botswana - 7 Day - Kalahari Bushman Safari
|Safari Type:||Scheduled Guided Camping Safari|
|Duration:||7 Days / 6 Nights|
|Departure Days:||Thursdays (view departure dates on the PDF below)|
|Departure Location:||Maun - Botswana|
|Tour ends:||Maun - Botswana|
|Vehicle:||Specially equipped safari vehicles|
|Validity||01/Jan/2017 till 31/Dec/2017|
Routing Highlights:Maun - Ghanzi - Central Kalahari Game Reserve - Maun
This safari offers an insight into the culture and history of the Kalahari's oldest inhabitants. It is ideal for the adventure enthusiast offering breathtaking scenery, desert wildlife and the privilege of an introduction to the traditional lifestyle of the San Bushmen.
- Bushman Experience (Ghanzi)
- 4 nights Central Kalahari Game Reserve
- 1 Overnight at a comfortable lodge in Maun
This Group Safari itinerary can easily be converted into a Private Safari
Hainaveld - Bushman Experience, camping
The safari begins in Maun, where your guide will meet you at 07h30 at a pre-arranged meeting point. You will travel 170km to a game farm on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game reserve, set up camp and have a safari briefing. In the afternoon you will participate in a nature walk led by local Bushmen trackers. They will share their intricate bush knowledge and give you an insight into their unique and intriguing culture. (L, D)
Day 1: Maun – Game Farm in Hainaveld area (northern border CKGR): 180km, 4h
Day 2 - 5
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, camping
You will wake up as the sun rises and enter the pristine wilderness of the largest game reserve in Botswana. (45km) The next four days will be exploring the undeveloped wilderness of the northern region of the Kalahari, moving from camp to camp. You will visit Passarge Valley (Day 2 and 3) and Deception Valley (Day 4 & 5) in your exploration of the Kalahari. Savour the vast open spaces, clear night skies and uninterrupted beauty on game drives and at camp. This is adventure camping in its purest form as water and communications are limited and we travel as a self-sufficient group. Camping is in a designated campsite with fixed/bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
Day 2: Game Farm in Hainaveld area – Central Kalahari Game Reserve: 120km, 4-5h (including game drive)
Days 3-5: Extended game drives
Maun, comfortable lodge
After our final morning game drive in the Kalahari we return to Maun where our last night will be enjoyed in the comfort of a lodge. Dinner is at your own expense at the lodge. The safari officially ends at 08h00 on Day 7. Bush Ways can assist with your onward travel arrangements. (B, L)
Deception Valley, Central Kalahari – Maun: 340km, 5-6h
As the safari starts at 07h30 on Day 1 it is a requirement that you pre-night in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before your safari starts.
We can assist with pre-safari arrangements.
Camping Accommodation and equipment (spacious bow tents with mattresses), rooms at a comfortable lodge in Maun, all transfers and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B – breakfast, L –lunch, D – dinner) and tea/coffees, services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant, all Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary and transport in specialised safari vehicles.
Does not include:
Restaurant meals (Maun), visas, airport transfers, tips, curios, optional excursions, beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), Insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation, sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors, any increase in National Park Fees.
Transfers and pre/post nights at additional cost.
SLEEPING BAG HIRE
Sleeping bags including a small pillow are available for hire - please advise us at the time of booking.
What you might not know is that we only charge this if the guest wishes to guarantee a tent / room by themselves. If a single guest is willing to share with another guest of the same gender there is no supplement charged.
PASSPORTS must be carried with you at all times whilst on safari and in the vehicle. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your safari finishes/you leaving the country. We cannot accept any responsibility should you not comply.
VISA REQUIREMENTS - Visas are your own responsibility; persons arriving without the relevant visa for their safari will not be refunded in this scenario.
PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE is not included but is compulsory when travelling on any safari. Travel insurance is for your own protection and we consider it to be an essential part of modern international travel. Please consult your travel agent prior to leaving home or contact us.
LUGGAGE - Safari luggage should be maximum weight of 12 kg’s with a maximum size of 700mm x 350mm x 350mm. It should be packed in a soft bag (no hard suitcases or bags with frames and wheels).