Central Kalahari Tours & Safari Packages

28 Tours to Central Kalahari, ordered shortest to longest trip. Prices are from R13950 $963 £729 €851 A$1359 C$1292 NZ$1400 to R76629 $5288 £4002 €4677 A$7467 C$7096 NZ$7688 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 R39503 $2726 £2063 €2411 A$3849 C$3658 NZ$3963 Full pricing info
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Delta Camp elephant
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 R21627 $1492 £1129 €1320 A$2107 C$2003 NZ$2170 Full pricing info
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Kalahari meerkat and pup
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 R50980 $3518 £2662 €3111 A$4968 C$4721 NZ$5115 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, exciting 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 R62167 $4290 £3247 €3794 A$6058 C$5757 NZ$6237 Full pricing info
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Accommodation
Length
08 days
From Maun to Maun
Experience the Kalahari Desert and interact with San 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

Vic Falls & Delta to Joburg Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R18950 $1308 £990 €1157 A$1847 C$1755 NZ$1901 Full pricing info
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Chobe giraffes
Length
09 days
From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Experience Victoria Falls and the Zambezi in Zimbabwe. Take a Chobe River boat cruise to see the abundant wildlife in Chobe Park, Botswana. Travel to the Lotsane River, Khama Rhino Sanctuary and explore the Okavango Delta by mokoro.
Countries Visited
Botswana,  
South Africa,  
Zimbabwe
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  
Chobe National Park,  
Johannesburg,  
Kasane,  
Makgadikgadi Pans,  
Maun,  
Moremi Game Reserve,  
Okavango Delta,  
Victoria Falls
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Joburg to Vic Falls & Delta Accommodated Overland Safari

Priced from pps R18950 $1308 £990 €1157 A$1847 C$1755 NZ$1901 Full pricing info
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Delta mekoros
Length
09 days
From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Travel to Botswana and explore the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta and Moremi. Visit Makgadikgadi Pans then take a 4x4 game drive in Chobe and cruise along Chobe River, before travelling to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Countries Visited
Botswana,  
South Africa,  
Zimbabwe
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  
Chobe National Park,  
Johannesburg,  
Kasane,  
Maun,  
Moremi Game Reserve,  
Okavango Delta,  
Victoria Falls
Type of Tour
Accommodated Overland Tours

Vic Falls, Chobe & Okavango Overland Camping Safari

Priced from pps R13950 $963 £729 €851 A$1359 C$1292 NZ$1400 Full pricing info
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Victoria Falls
Length
09 days
From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
A great 9-day Camping Safari from Victoria falls in Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa. Highlights include Victoria Falls, Botswana's Chobe National Park, Moremi, the Okavango Delta & Kalahari.
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
Overland Camping Tours

Okavango, Chobe & Victoria Falls Overland Safari

Priced from pps R13950 $963 £729 €851 A$1359 C$1292 NZ$1400 Full pricing info
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Victoria Falls
Length
09 days
From Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
A fantastic African Overland Safari from Johannesburg, South Africa to Botswana's Okavango Delta, Moremi, Chobe and Makgadikgadi Pans, and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls. A budget wildlife and wilderness camping trip of a lifetime.
Countries Visited
Botswana,  
South Africa,  
Zimbabwe
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  
Chobe National Park,  
Johannesburg,  
Kasane,  
Maun,  
Moremi Game Reserve,  
Okavango Delta,  
Victoria Falls
Type of Tour
Overland Camping Tours

Best of Botswana Small Group Adventure Safari

Priced from pps R22950 $1584 £1199 €1401 A$2236 C$2125 NZ$2303 Full pricing info
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Chobe lions
Length
09 days
From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Experience Botswana's best wilderness and wildlife destinations on an authentic adventure in the comfort of a Luxury Overland Vehicle. Visit Victoria Falls, then explore Chobe, the Okavango Delta, Moremi and the Kalahari, staying at excellent lodges.
Countries Visited
Botswana,  
South Africa,  
Zimbabwe
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  
Chobe National Park,  
Johannesburg,  
Kasane,  
Maun,  
Moremi Game Reserve,  
Okavango Delta,  
Victoria Falls
Type of Tour
Lodge Safaris

Kalahari Migration Mobile Camping Safari in Botswana

Priced from pps R55762 $3848 £2912 €3403 A$5434 C$5164 NZ$5595 Full pricing info
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Camping Wild, Makgadikgadi Pan
Length
09 days
From Maun to Maun
Camp wild on this mobile camping safari, following the Zebra migration in Botswana. Experience remote Africa in classic safari style as you explore Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans and the Central Kalahari.
Countries Visited
Botswana
Top Destinations Visited
Central Kalahari Game Reserve,  
Makgadikgadi Pans,  
Maun,  
Nxai Pan National Park
Type of Tour
Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris

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Why 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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