Kalahari Safaris

By: Kalahari Safaris  01-05-2011
Keywords: Adventure Tours, African Safari, Tour Operator

Safari – Day 1 Upington – Augrabies Falls (130km)
Depart 8H30 from your hotel in Upington. At Augrabies we move into our lodges and take a walk to this 6 th highest falls in the world. After a rest we depart on a game drive to visit the various viewpoints, where we get out of the car and do several short hikes. Sightings of giraffe, baboon, monkey, klipspringers and dassies are common. Optional sunset drive with Rangers in open truck and/or half day White Water Orange River Rafting.

Overnight: Augrabies Falls National Park chalets/lodges (air-conditioned and swimming pool) Meals: Augrabies restaurant (not included)

Safari – Day 2 Augrabies – Twee Rivieren (390km)
Wake before sunrise to walk the Dassie Nature Trail through a beautiful part of the Park (5 km – 3 hours) After your hike we pack and depart for the Kalahari. Along the way we stop at a Salt Pan and visit the Khomani Bushmen. Lunch at Molopo Restaurant to sample the local dishes. Afternoon arrival at Twee Rivieren. Afternoon game drive in the Twee Rivieren area.

Overnight: Twee Rivieren chalets/lodges. Meals: B + D

Safari – Day 3 Twee Rivieren – Mata Mata (190km)
After breakfast we depart for Twee Rivieren and after a short stop we start our game drive (speed limit 50km/h) in this 38 000 square km park towards Mata Mata. Approximate predator numbers: Lions – 450, Leopards – 150, Cheetah – 200, Spotted hyenas – 370. Bird species are 264, of which 20 raptor species are present. Antelopes such as Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Springbok and Wildebeest are well represented. Optional 3 hour Sunset- or Night game drive with rangers in an open truck or morning bush walk.

Overnight: Mata Mata chalets/lodges. (ceiling fan and swimming pool) Meals: B + L + D

Safari – Day 4 Game drive to Nossob (150km) on the Botswana side of Kgalagadi.
Afternoon arrival at Nossob. Optional night drive or you can sit at the waterhole to see which animals came to drink.

Overnight: Nossob chalets/lodges Meals: B + L + D

Safari – Day 5 Nossob– Twee Rivieren – Upington (405km)
Wake up one hour before gates open, pack up and depart direction South. Today we search for the Meerkat and Giraffe, and we might meet the Cats. After 4 – 5 hours of stalk driving we reach Twee Rivieren (12h00) Depart for Upington. Late afternoon arrival at your guesthouse. Tour ends.

Meals: B + l

INCLUDED: Air conditioned transport and THETA accredited driver / guide (Northern Cape Province and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) Accommodation in chalets/lodges Meals as per itinerary: B = Breakfast – cereals, coffee and tea, fruit juice, eggs, rusks and fruit(apples, oranges, bananas and pears) L = Lunch – Sandwich with tomato, cheese, cold meats, fruit and fruit juice, coffee or tea D=Dinner – Braai broodjies(sandwich on fire with cheese, tomato and onions) salad, corn, rice, potatoes, vegetables, chicken, sausage and other meats are available

EXCLUDED: Conservation fees of R160 per person per night Kgalagadi, R75 per person per night Augrabies, payable cash or credit card at Kgalagadi GUESTS NEED: Binoculars, sun block, hat,closed shoes for the evenings, insect repellent, torch and toiletries.
IMPORTANT: Animals are active early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are lower. Please keep luggage to a minimum (towels, linen and cutlery are supplied)

GATE TIMES: january 0600-1930 july 0730-1800 february 0600-1930 august 0700-1830 march 0630-1900 september 0630-1830 april 0700-1830 october 0600-1900 may 0700-1800 november 0530-1930 june 0730-1800 december 0530-1930

WE NEED TO KNOW:1. Your dietary requirements 2. Where to pick you up on day of departure at 08:303. Any special interest we should know about?

3 Orange Street 8800 Upington / South AfricaEmail: pieter@kalaharisafaris.co.zaWeb: www.kalaharisafaris.co.zaTelefax: +27 (0) 54 332 56 53 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 435 0007

ALTERATIONS TOURS:Accommodation may vary due to weather conditions and availability.

IMPORTANT: Kgalagadi is very popular and then the program may be different than the one above. Lodges can take 2 – 6 persons and you may have to share a bathroom with your friends.(We will not put people from differnt groups together!)Should you wish to have a lodge just for yourself the price increases with 10%.

Keywords: Adventure Tours, African Safari, Game Drives, National Parks, Tour Operator, travel guide