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South Africa - Kalahari Safaris

David Attenborough brought the stunning red sands of the Kalahari into our homes with his famous TV documentaries about this huge ecosystem and its desert-adapted wildlife. It is home to the Bushman people and unique desert adapted wildlife, including the black-maned Kalahari lion.
 
One of the largest conservation areas in the world, and one of the last remaining wilderness regions, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a visionary joint venture between South Africa and Botswana, straddling both countries and covering over 3.7 million hectares.
 
Most trips to this region include a visit to the thundering Augrabies Falls – the 6th largest in the world. In August and September the Namaqualand Wildflowers offer another truly amazing natural spectacle.
 
Self-drive holidays to this region are very popular, as well as photo safaris exploring with your own private driver/guide.
 
For advice on South Africa Kalahari safaris, ring our friendly team on 01582 766122 or email us to start planning your holidays to Kalahari.
 
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Upington is the most convenient gateway, was its linked by daily flights from both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
 
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a further 3-hours north by road, with accommodation in simple air-conditioned self-catering rest camps such as Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata. There are a few smaller, tented camps but these require booking up to a year in advance, and one luxury Bushman-owned camp. A top-end luxury fly-in safari is also available at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, which is in a class of its own.
 
Wildlife viewing centres on the dry river beds, searching for the enormous black-maned Kalahari lion, the region’s most famous inhabitant. The Kalahari is also renowned for the magnificent oryx with its long sharp horns, cute meerkat that emerge from their burrow at sunrise, prancing springbok, prickly porcupine, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, Cape fox, African wild cat and aggressive honey badger.
 
You will see large herds of antelope such as eland and blue wildebeest and some of Africa’s most unusual animals here, including many of the big cats (lion, cheetah and leopard) which are more easily seen in these wide open landscapes, although the sparse vegetation does not support elephant, rhino or buffalo.
 
Birdlife is also surprisingly prolific in the region and a highlight of many Kalahari safaris, with over 260 recorded species, including 20 different raptors. In this land of far horizons, you can marvel at the gigantic nests of the sociable weaver birds set high in camel thorn trees and stop to examine the amazing succulent desert plants which have adapted to survive in such harsh conditions.
 
The granite Augrabies Falls (meaning 'Place of Great Noise') are well worth including on a Kalahari safari itinerary, with accommodation in simple but comfortable air-conditioned chalets. Here the thundering Orange River dramatically crashes over the rim of a granite canyon, plunging 82 metres into the gorge below forming South Africa’s largest waterfall and the sixth largest in the world. Activities here include a sunset cruise, canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls, abseiling down the cliffs and white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below.
 
Namaqualand is also within easy reach. From mid-August to mid-September each year, this landscape bursts into a spectacularly vivid display of wildflowers as far as the eye can see, although the exact timing depends on the rains.  
Land of the Bushmen - Kalahari (self-drive)
SCV10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £795
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, home of the Bushmen, on this terrific self-drive holiday. See the majestic black-maned Kalahari lions, oryx & other desert-adapted wildlife, as well as the granite Augrabies Falls & the wildflowers of Namaqualand in season (Aug/Sept). You can also explore the Richtersveld & Port Nolloth.
Kgalagadi Self Drive Safari Kalahari Lion Bushmen South Africa
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Upington
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Kalahari Lions
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Raptors
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Augrabies Falls
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Photography
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Springbok
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Wildflowers
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Bushmen
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Astronomy
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Upington
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Kalahari Lions
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Raptors
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Augrabies Falls
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Photography
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Springbok
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Wildflowers
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Bushmen
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Astronomy
Kalahari Safari (with guide) + Cape Town
SPQ10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights quoted separately
Explore the red sands of the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with your own guide, staying in simple rest camps & sitting around a campfire at night. This is home to unique wildlife such as the majestic black-maned lion, cheeky meerkats, prancing springbok & long-horned oryx. With unpolluted night skies, star gazing is also outstanding. Also visit Cape Town. All game drives, park fees & transfers included.
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Cape Winelands
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Cape Point
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Cape Winelands
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Cape Point
Land of the Bushman - Kalahari Privately Guided
SPO10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
International flights quoted separately
Explore the amazing landscapes & wildlife of the vast Kalahari with your own private driver/guide. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to an array of unusual wildlife including the majestic black-maned Kalahari lion, oryx & springbok. View the thundering Augrabies Falls & during August & September you may see marvellous displays of Namaqualand wildflowers. English speaking guide, all park fees & game drives included.
Namaqualand Wildflowers South Africa Tour Kalahari Augrabies Falls
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Bushman
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Augrabies Falls
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Namaqualand
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Wildflowers
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Photography
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Star Gazing
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Bushman
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Augrabies Falls
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Namaqualand
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Wildflowers
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Photography
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Star Gazing
Privately Guided - Exploring the Kalahari & Namibia
SPL12U
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,295
International flights quoted separately
Combine the deserts of South Africa & Namibia on this privately guided holiday. Experience the unique wildlife of Kgalagadi, before travelling to the dunes of Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert. See the vast salt pans of Etosha, home to a variety of big cats & track cheetah and leopard at Africat. Ideal for special interests such as photography. English speaking guide, all transfers & game drives included.
Kalahari South Africa Namibia Guided Private Photographic Safari Tour Etosha
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Oryx
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Photography
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Kalahari
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Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei
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Twyfelfontein
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Etosha Park
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Africat
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Oryx
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Photography
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Kalahari
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Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei
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Twyfelfontein
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Etosha Park
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Africat
Luxury Flying Safari: Tswalu Kalahari + Cape Town
SRR8C
8 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
International flights quoted separately
Special Offer, including free internal flights: Combine Tswalu Game Reserve in the untamed Kalahari, with its outstanding night skies & luxurious Cape Grace hotel in South Africa. View meercats, oryx, black-maned lion & other desert adapted wildlife. Enjoy star gazing through a telescope in this immense wilderness. All light aircraft flights, transfers & game drives included.
Tswalu Kalahari Cape Town South Africa Safari Star Gazing Telescope
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Kalahari Game Reserve
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Winelands
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Cape Point
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Kalahari Game Reserve
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Winelands
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Cape Point
Luxury Flying Safari: Tswalu Kalahari + Mauritius
SRX10J
10 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
International flights quoted separately
Offering a luxurious malaria-free beach safari, magical Tswalu is the largest private game reserve in Africa & one of its last remaining wildernesses. View unusual wildlife such as brown hyena & aardvark. Activities include a sleepout, night walks, horse riding & star gazing. Then fly to the island of Mauritius for relaxation. All light aircraft flights, game drives & transfers included.
Tswalu Private Game Reserve Kalahari Mauritius Luxury Flying Safari
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Tswalu Game Reserve
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Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Meercats
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Bushman Experience
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Star Gazing by Telescope
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Mauritius
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Horse Riding
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Catamaran Trips
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Tswalu Game Reserve
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Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Meercats
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Bushman Experience
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Star Gazing by Telescope
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Mauritius
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Horse Riding
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Catamaran Trips
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