Central Kalahari Tours & Safari Packages

10 Tours to Central Kalahari, ordered shortest to longest trip. Prices are from R20064 $1505 £1115 €1255 A$1880 C$1850 NZ$2058 to R67903 $5095 £3772 €4247 A$6361 C$6262 NZ$6964 per person. Use our Tour Search → to filter by price, duration, start point, travel style and more.

Okavango Delta & Central Kalahari Safari

Priced from pps R35531 $2666 £1974 €2223 A$3329 C$3277 NZ$3644 Full pricing info
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Kalahari bushmen
Length
05 days
From Maun to Maun
Fly to Deception Valley Lodge in the remote Kalahari Desert, then fly to Delta Camp in the wild Okavango Delta, before flying back to Maun. Discover the beauty of the harsh Kalahari Desert and watery Okavango Delta - Botswana's pristine natural gems.
Countries Visited
Botswana   
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Maun  
Moremi Game Reserve   
Okavango Delta  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Kalahari & Bushman Botswana Camping Safari

Priced from pps R20064 $1505 £1115 €1255 A$1880 C$1850 NZ$2058 Full pricing info
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Length
07 days
From Maun to Maun
On this budget Kalahari & Bushman Botswana Camping Safari you explore the vast open Central Kalahari Game Reserve and take a nature walk with Kalahari Bushman experiencing their unique culture. Camping in remote wilderness areas on this wild safari.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Maun  
Type of Tour
Camping Safaris

Kalahari & Okavango Delta Lodge Safari

Priced from pps R44780 $3360 £2488 €2801 A$4195 C$4130 NZ$4592 Full pricing info
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Oddballs enclave mokoro
Length
07 days
From Maun to Maun
Fly to Botswana's remote Kalahari and pristine Okavango Delta, staying at two unique lodges offering authentic cultural experiences, unique activities, warm hospitality and personal service.
Countries Visited
Botswana   
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Maun  
Moremi Game Reserve   
Okavango Delta  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Kalahari Bushman, Okavango Delta & Savuti Safari

Priced from pps R48458 $3636 £2692 €3031 A$4540 C$4469 NZ$4970 Full pricing info
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Bushmen on horseback
Length
08 days
From Maun to Maun
Experience the Kalahari Desert and interact with Bushman, explore Botswana's Okavango Delta by Mokoro and on foot and go game viewing in the world-renowned Savuti Marsh of wildlife-rich Chobe Park.
Countries Visited
Botswana   
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve   
Chobe National Park  
Maun  
Okavango Delta  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Kalahari, Okavango Delta & Savuti Lodge Safari

Priced from pps R67903 $5095 £3772 €4247 A$6361 C$6262 NZ$6964 Full pricing info
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Chobe zebras
Length
10 days
From Maun to Maun
Forage with San Bushmen in the Kalahari, venture into the wild Okavango Delta on guided walks and mokoro trips, and see Africa's wildlife in the Savuti Marsh of Chobe Park.
Countries Visited
Botswana   
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Chobe National Park  
Maun  
Moremi Game Reserve   
Okavango Delta  
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Joburg to Delta & Vic Falls Exclusive Overland Safari

Priced from pps R31894 $2393 £1772 €1995 A$2988 C$2941 NZ$3271 Full pricing info
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Length
16 days
From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
A fantastic 16 day from Johannesburg South Africa to the best of Botswana's Wildlife reserves including, Chobe, Moremi and Savuti. Fly in and out of the Okavango Delta and visit Victoria Fall on this Exclusive Overland Safari.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
South Africa  
Zimbabwe  
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Chobe National Park  
Johannesburg  
Makgadikgadi Pans  
Maun  
Moremi Game Reserve  
Okavango Delta  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Exclusive Overland Safaris

Joburg to Delta & Vic Falls Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R43085 $3233 £2393 €2695 A$4036 C$3973 NZ$4419 Full pricing info
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Delta hippo
Length
16 days
From Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Travel from South Africa to top Botswana destinations - the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta, Chobe Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Marsh and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, also visiting Victoria Fall in Zimbabwe, before returning to Johannesburg.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
South Africa  
Zimbabwe  
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Chobe National Park  
Johannesburg  
Makgadikgadi Pans  
Maun  
Moremi Game Reserve  
Okavango Delta  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Kalahari, Delta, Chobe & Moremi Botswana Safari

Priced from pps R37969 $2849 £2109 €2375 A$3557 C$3502 NZ$3894 Full pricing info
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Length
17 days
From Maun to Livingstone
Experience the real African wilderness on this Budget Kalahari, Delta, Chobe & Moremi Botswana Safari. Explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro & motorboat. Take a nature walk with Kalahari Bushman. Camp in the remote bush & go game viewing in Chobe and Moremi Reserve.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
Zambia  
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Chobe National Park  
Livingstone  
Maun  
Moremi Game Reserve  
Okavango Delta  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Camping Safaris

Dar es Salaam to Jo’burg Accommodated Overland

Priced from pps R32100 $2409 £1783 €2008 A$3007 C$2960 NZ$3292 Full pricing info
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Chobe elephants
Length
20 days
From Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg
See the Great Rift Valley & go Game Viewing in Tanzania's Mikumi Park. Enjoy Lake Malawi's clear waters & sandy beaches. Explore Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, and Victoria Falls. Visit Okavango Delta & Chobe Park, Botswana.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
Malawi  
Namibia  
South Africa  
Tanzania  
Zambia  
Zimbabwe   
Top Destinations Visited
Caprivi  
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Chobe National Park  
Dar Es Salaam  
Johannesburg  
Kasane   
Lake Malawi  
Lilongwe  
Lusaka  
Maun  
Okavango Delta  
Selous Game Reserve  
South Luangwa National Park  
Victoria Falls  
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Nairobi to Johannesburg Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R39700 $2979 £2205 €2483 A$3719 C$3661 NZ$4071 Full pricing info
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Serengeti cub
Length
30 days
From Nairobi to Johannesburg
Travel to Serengeti and Ngorongoro in Tanzania, then Zanzibar Island. Visit Lake Malawi, Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Explore Botswana, game viewing in Chobe and experiencing the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert.
Countries Visited
Botswana  
Kenya  
Malawi  
Namibia  
South Africa  
Tanzania  
Zambia   
Top Destinations Visited
Arusha  
Caprivi  
Central Kalahari Game Reserve  
Chobe National Park  
Dar Es Salaam  
Johannesburg  
Lake Malawi  
Lusaka  
Nairobi  
Ngorongoro  
Northern Safari Circuit  
Okavango Delta  
Selous Game Reserve  
Serengeti  
South Luangwa National Park  
Stone Town   
Victoria Falls  
Zanzibar  
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

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Wny Travel to Central Kalahari? by

The most outstanding feature of safaris to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the remote desert experience. The most unforgettable part of exploring this game reserve is being surrounded by the vast open landscapes of the Kalahari Desert - a truly wild and solitary land. The endless dry plains, star-studded night skies and enveloping silence will stay with you forever.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve Safaris

You can go to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana on a self-drive safari or an organised tour.

To explore the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) you will need a 4x4 safari vehicle. If you're visiting on your own steam then you will need to take everything that you need with you, from camping equipment to food and water. It's much easier to opt for a guided safari with a trusted tour company. Taking an organised safari is often more rewarding as the experienced guides know the lay of the land and are skilled in spotting wildlife and birds.

Safari Activities in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

  • Game viewing drives in open 4X4 safari vehicles
  • Night drives in search of the more elusive nocturnal creatures of the Kalahari
  • Cultural interactions with the local San (Bushmen) people
  • Nature walks in the bush, with experienced San guides
  • Bird watching, especially in the birding haven of Deception Valley

Kalahari Bushmen Cultural Tours

Interacting with the San (Bushmen) is one of the highlights of safaris to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

The guided bush walks with the Bushmen are an incredible way to explore the desert and learn how this tribe has survived here for so long. These safaris offer insight into the traditional culture of the San, as well as the plants and animals of the Kalahari. The locals show visitors their hunting skills and share their extensive knowledge of life in the unforgiving Kalahari. Cultural encounters often include hearing the San's tales of bravery and adventure, as well as listening to their clicking language and watching them dance.

Wildlife Safaris in the Central Kalahari Reserve

This dry game reserve is home to a surprising array of wild animals and birds, including unusual and endangered species. Game viewing in the heart of the Kalahari can be highly rewarding, especially during and after the summer rains.

Game drives are conducted in 4x4 safari vehicles during the early morning and late afternoon hours when animals are more active and the heat of the desert is less intense.

One of the most prized wildlife sightings is the famous Kalahari lion, a black-maned predator that is larger than its savannah counterpart.

Safari Accommodation in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

The CKGR reserve and surrounds are scattered with some 36 campsites and a handful of game lodges with plenty of empty space in between. The campsites generally offer basic facilities, such as a pit latrine, bucket showers and a braai (barbecue) area. The luxury safari lodges on the other hand, offer a host of facilities and are often reached by small private airplanes.

Staying over in the Kalahari gives you the chance to marvel at the starry skies and soak up the solitude, silence and sheer scale of this special place. 

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Map of Central Kalahari