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Botswana's Central Kalahari with it's vast open pans is home for a number of animal species especialy Lion and Cheetah.

Explore the wild side of the central Kalahari, sighting the desert animals that mostly congregate in pans in watchful for predators. Predators include the rare black maned lion, cheetah, wild dog, Leopard.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $980 - $2900
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 7 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Botswana Botswana
Parks visited Central Kalahari
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
The 7 day tour will start from Gaborone city to Khutse Game Reserve and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest reserve in the world covering 52800 sq kms. A great place to visit for its different species of birds and animals that are surviving in dry conditions. See their curious behavior at waterholes while drinking and grazing. Walk with bushman at Ghanzi Trail Blazers and catch a glimpse of their disappearing culture on how they survived and sustained in the desert.

DAY 1 GABORONE TO KHUTSE GAME RESERVE

Depart Gaborone early morning to Khutse Game Reserve. The journey takes approximately 4 hours. Khutse is a game reserve bordering Central Kalahari Game Reserve which stretches to the north. Wild life can be spotted immediately after entering the game reserve. Camp is made, and preparations for lunch which will be had under the shade of Acacia tree in camp. Relax and prepare for afternoon game drive, sundowners at either a pan or waterhole near by. Back to camp, sit around bonfire whilst supper is prepared, listening quietly to sounds of night calls.

DAY 2 KHUTSE GAME RESERVE

Early morning hot beverage and rusks, before heading off for a game drive (approx one and half hours) Breakfast on return, relax, snack lunch and prepare for yet another game drive in anticipation to see predators of the Kalahari. Sundowners will be had, overlooking one of the pans. After, it will be back to camp and enjoy the relaxation around the bonfire and enjoy dinner.

DAY 3 KHUTSE GAME RESERVE TO CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE.

Morning departure to Central Kalahari Game Reserve after an early breakfast. Game drive on transit, snack lunch will be had on way. On arrival, set camp and unwind. Camping will be at Bibe.

DAY 4 CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

Drive to Xaxa pan where a camp will be set. Game drive on way.

DAY 5 CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

Wake up to a morning call of birds in the kalahari, after breakfast head off for a game drive, experience the wilderness behavioral and observation of desert-adapted mammals and birds. Game congregate in pans, so game drives will be focused on pans. Back to camp and freshen up. Get ready for an evening game drive at a waterhole nearby.

DAY 6 CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE TO GHANZI TRAIL BLAZERS

Drive to Ghanzi trail blazers via Xade, new xade villages. New Xade is a remote village in the desert where the bushmen relocated from Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Upon arrival at Ghanzi Trail Blazers, you will catch sight of the real bushmen experience with their culture traditions that are disappearing. You will see their huts.

DAY 7 GHANZI TRAIL BLAZERS

Start the day by doing a bush walk with the bushmen and learn about their culture, also listen to their stories of survival in the desert. Later depart for Gaborone.

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