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The Kalahari Circuit

Overview

This 10-night itinerary (6 nights lodging & 5 nights camping) allows you to see parts of the Kalahari that many don't. It's a wonderful trip for clients returning to Botswana looking for something a bit different and also amazing. It's also a route we promote going from January to March so you can see Nxai Pan's annual Zebra Migration. This is still considered low season, so you can travel for a fraction of the price! It's also works well for those in the northern hemisphere who would like to get some winter sun.

Amy Cooper

Prices

June | July | August | September | October
from

£

5200

P/p
based on 2 in a vehicle
from

£

4170

P/p
based on 4 in a vehicle
Jan - May | November | December
from

£

3200

P/p
based on 2 in a vehicle
from

£

2600

P/p
based on 4 in a vehicle
All year
June | July | August | September | October
from

£

3200

P/p
based on 2 in a vehicle
from

£

2600

P/p
based on 4 in a vehicle

Route

Itinerary

Location 1

Thamalakane River Lodge, Maun

Day 1

Arrive in Maun where you will be met by a member of our team and taken to Thamalakane. This riverside retreat makes for a great first night in Africa.

Location 2

Matopi Campsite, Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Day 2

On day 2, you will make your way south of Maun to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve for your first night camping in the bush.

Location 3

Tau Pan Lodge, Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Day 3 & 4

Today you will game drive across the Central Kalahari to Tau Pan Lodge, the first semi-permanent camp inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camps offers incredible views from the elevated ridge of an ancient sand dune.

Location 4

Sunday Pan Campsite, Central Kalahari

Day 5

Another striking area of the Central Kalahari, enjoy one night here.

Location 5

Deception Pan Campsite, Central Kalahari

Day 6

Perhaps the most famous of the campsites here - it's renowned for good cat sightings!

Location 6

Meno A Kwena, Makgadikgadi Pan National Park

Day 7 & 8

One of our favourite Botswana lodges, Meno A Kwena

Location 7

South Camp Campsite, Nxai Pan National Park

Day 9

Today you make your way into Nxai Pan National Park. First stop - South Camp Campsite.

Location 8

Baines Baobab Campsite, Nxai Pan National Park

Day 9

Today you enjoy the day game driving. Tonight you camp under some of Botswana largest and oldest baobab trees.

Location 9

Thamalakane Campsite, Nxai Pan National Park

Day 10

Today you return to Maun, to Thamalakane for your last nights stay.

Location 10

Depart Botswana

Day 11

Today you will drive to the airport in good time for your international flight home.

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Vehicle

Toyota Land Cruiser 79

Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.

The Kalahari Circuit

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