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10-Day Namibian Highlights Tour
1 Night at Kalahari Anib Lodge, Windhoek
2 Nights at Namib Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei
2 Nights at The Delight, Swakopmund
2 Nights at Damara Mopane Lodge, Damaraland
2 Nights at Etosha Safari Camp, Etosha National Park
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10 day Namibia South (Desert, Canyon and Ocean)
2 Nights in a Dune Chalet at Kalahari Ranch, Kalahari (Dinner and B&B Incl)
2 Nights in a Double Room at Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon (Dinner and B&B Incl)
1 night at Klein Aus Vista, Desert Horse Inn, Aus (Dinner, Breakfast)
2 Nights in a Standard Tent at Wolwedans Dune Camp (All Meals Incl)
2 Nights in a Deluxe Suite at Pelican Point, Walvis Bay (All Meals Incl)
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$ 420 USD
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8-Day Ultra-lux Tengile and Tswalu Fly-In Safari
3 Nights at andBeyond Tengile River Lodge
1 Night at The Saxon Hotel & Spa
3 nights at Tintswalo Safari Lodge
All Meals at andBeyond Tengile River Lodge
House Wines, Local Brand Spirits and Beers and Soft Drinks
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$ 2180 USD
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11 Day Cape Town, Tswalu and Kruger
4 Nights at the 5-Star Ellerman House - Accommodation in a Superior House Room and breakfast
3 Nights at the 5-Star Tswalu Lodge All meals including boma dinners to bush picnics, All beverages and full selection from an award-winning wine-list
3 Nights at the 5-Star Dulini Moya Lodge - Accommodation, two game drives per day, all meals, teas and coffees, drinks
Activities at Tswalu Kalahari include Walking Safaris, Horse-back rides, Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker, Night drives, Habituated meerkats experience
All flights during the tour
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$ 1390 USD
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9 Day Diverse Namibia
2 nights at Kulala Adventurer Camp, Sossusvlei
2 nights at Hansa Hotel, Swakopmund
2 nights at Damaraland Camp, Damaraland
2 nights at Ongava Tented Camp, Ongava Game Reserve (Etosha)
All meals, daily activities and local drinks at Kulala Adventurer Camp
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$ 480 USD
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3-Day Tswalu The Motse Fly-In Safari
2 Nights at Tswalu The Motse
All Meals Including Dinner at Klein JAN
All Beverages and a Full Selection from Award-Winning Wine-List
In-suite Tea and Coffee making facilities
In-suite Private Bar and Gourmet Pantry
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$ 2700 USD
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Kalahari Desert

Why

Explore the mysterious and compelling Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The desert area is home to the greatest species diversity in the world and host to Southern Africa's last great zebra & wildebeest migration.

Below are a few tour options and suggestions for a safari to the Kalahari. Need some advice? Our friendly safari experts are on standby to tailor a tour that suits your every need and will assist you with each step of your journey.

Traveller tip: During the rainy season, the two largest pans – Sowa to the east and Ntwetwe to the west – flood, during this time flamingo numbers can run into the tens – and sometimes – hundreds of thousands, and the spectacle can be completely overwhelming.

When

May - August

The best time to view game is during the drier winter months, during which, a high concentration of game gather around diminishing water holes. Winter is characterized by dry weather, endless blue skies, warm days and freezing nights.
September - October

The days begin to heat up from September to October, while the weather remains dry and the nights cold. These conditions are great for game-viewing.
December - January

Landscapes are transformed during the rainy season of December to early January. The Kalahari Awakens with new life (many antelope give birth during this time) and the emergence of greenery from the mid-summer rains, making this a truly astonishing time to visit (if you can stand a little rainfall).

Where

Nxai Pan National Park: Salt Pans and Grasslands

An accessible park, that unlike the vast salt pans of the South, is a smaller area made up of a mixture of both salt pans and grasslands. In spite of being the smallest of all three parks in the Kalahari, it is home to a high concentration of diverse wildlife. Sightings of elephant, giraffe and jackals are pretty much guaranteed.

Must see: Baine’s Baobabs; a bundle of ancient baobabs jutting out of a salt pan island.

The Colossal Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Being the giant of all three conservation areas; The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a predator’s paradise owing to the abundance of wildlife that congregate around various waterholes.

Must see: Deception Valley where the luscious grasses attract a bounty of herbivores and their accompanying mammalian predators.

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Where the heavens meet Salted Earth

The largest salt pans on earth situated in North-East Botswana; the Makgadikgadi Pans are a rare and beautiful sight for any adventurer. Infinite horizons of blue sky and bare earth make for an other-worldly experience. The Park itself also contains grasslands that offer ample grazing to an abundance of wildlife.

Must see: Kubu Island - an island of granite -  considered a sacred site by the indigenous people in the area, arguably one of the most incredible places on earth.

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