Walk with the Kalahari San in the vast Kalahari Desert Region of Botswana, experiencing traditional 'Bushman' culture and gaining insight into the African bush.
This Kalahari & Bushman Botswana Camping Safari takes you on a truly wild African adventure to untamed wilderness areas of the rugged Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where you camp in remote bush sites under wide, star-studded African skies.
Starting and ending in Maun this authentic African Bush Safari in Botswana offers excellent value for money!
The Botswana Camping Safari starts at 07h30 when you join your safari guide at a prearranged meeting place in Maun.
From Maun we drive south to Hainaveld Game Farm, located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Arriving at the game farm we set up our overnight camp in the bush, followed by a safari briefing.
This afternoon we set off on a nature walk with local San Bushman trackers that lead the way. On the guided nature walk you will get a closer look at the African bush and gain some insight into the Bushman's detailed, indigenous knowledge about this harsh natural area. Our cultural encounter with the original inhabitants of this arid region, enables you to experience the ancient ways of these traditional semi-nomadic people. (L, D)
Please note: This Botswana Safari starts at 07h30 on day one; therefore you are required to spend the night before the safari departs in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before the camping safari starts.
We spend the next four days exploring the vast unspoiled wilderness of the northern Kalahari, moving from one wild bush camp to another as we go. On our Kalahari adventure we visit the lovely Passarge Valley and remote Deception Valley.
In the Kalahari Reserve you will feel the vastness of Africa's open spaces, driving through uninterrupted semi-desert landscapes and camping under wide star-studded night skies at bush camps. This tranquil region is largely free of human development and sparsely populated, offering an escape from modern life. Our visit to the Kalahari reveals truly wild Africa as we experience pure adventure camping with limited water and communication with the outside world. We travel from isolated camp to camp as a self-sufficient group, staying in designated campsites with fixed/bush ablutions. (B, L, D)
On the last day of our Kalahari & Bushman Botswana Camping Safari we venture back into the Kalahari Game Reserve on a final morning game drive before breaking camp and heading back to Maun. On the last night of this remote African adventure we stay in a comfortable lodge in Maun enjoying dinner at the lodge (own account).
This cultural, scenic and wildlife Botswana Safari to the remote Central Kalahari ends at 08h00 on day seven. (B, L)
This Botswana Safari starts at 07h30 on day one; therefore you will need to spend the night before the safari departs in Maun and purchase drinks for your safari the day before the camping safari starts.
For assistance with pre-safari accommodation and travel arrangements contact African Budget Safaris.
The vehicles used on this Botswana Safari are custom-built game viewing vehicles, designed for safari trips in the African bush. Each safari vehicle carries up to 12 passengers, ensuring excellent visibility on game viewing drives, as well as great movability in the wilderness. Throughout the safari we use a specially designed trailer unit containing a mobile kitchen and space for all of the camping equipment and luggage.
On this semi-participation safari we camp at remote bush sites in 2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m bow tents that are easy to set up (clients help to put up the tents). All windows and doors of the tents are fitted with treated mosquito netting. Each person will get a 5cm high-density foam camping mattress to sleep on while camping. The bush ablutions consist of high-slung bucket showers and bush toilets with canvas screens for privacy. Round (200V/2pin) power units are available in the vehicles to recharge cameras and in Maun there are Internet cafes and photo shops that will download digital photos. In Maun we stay in rooms at a comfortable Botswana lodge.
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