SUD AFRICA - EXPLORE KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER (11 Days)

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Da EUR 4'330

We start and end this trip in Upington, which is easily accessible from Johannesburg or Cape Town. Our specialist safari guide takes you on the Mabuasehube and Gemsbok Wilderness Trails in Botswana and South Africa in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Optional extensions in Cape Town and Johannesburg are available on request.

Program: Start Upington, 1 nt Rooiputs, 1 nt Motopi, 2 nts Mabuasehube, 1 nt Mosemane, 1 nt Polentswa, 1 nt Sesatswe, 1 nt Lang Rambuka, 1 nt Twee Rivieren, 1 nt Augrabies B&B, end Upington
Duration: 10 nights / 11 days
Classification: Set-departure safari, fully serviced mobile camping  
Accommodation: En-suite tented accommodation, 3 x 3 m Dome Tents
Activities: Game drives – desert explorations

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Day 1: Rooiputs
Arrive with SAA midmorning at Upington International Airport. We commence our safari with a 3 hour scenic drive through Kalahari farmland, past saltpans and sand dunes to arrive at the Twee Rivieren entrance gate to the Transfrontier National Park. Here we complete border formalities on the South African and Botswana sides. After enjoying a picnic lunch in the Twee Rivieren campsite we game drive along the dry Nossob River past numerous waterholes to arrive in our campsite Rooiputs in the late afternoon. Time to relax around the fire with drinks whilst enjoying our first sunset. 
Accommodation: Rooiputs campsite Activities: Game drives

Day 2: Motopi
After an early breakfast we game drive along the Nossob River past famous waterholes like Leeudrift, Kameelsleep to arrive in Nossob Camp for lunch. We refuel the vehicles and take a beautiful scenic drive through red sand dunes covered in grass during good rains. Some of the dunes may reach 30 metres and allow wonderful views. We continue through typical Kalahari thornveld to arrive in our overnight camp in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: Motopi campsite Activities: Game drives

Day 3: Mabuasehube
After breakfast we continue in an easterly direction to Mabuasehube area to arrive at Mpayathultla pan for lunch. Here we visit a small waterhole that attracts predators, birds and antelope. We relax under large camelthorn trees observing life in the Kalahari. We set up camp at Mabuasehube pan famous for the large Black Maned Lions. We spend the late afternoon at the waterhole in search of the elusive Brown Hyaena.
Drinks are served around the fire with dinner under the stars.
Accommodation: Mabuasehube Activities: Game drives

Day 4: Mabuasehube
Early morning game drive after a light breakfast, in search of the Kalahari predators. We visit many of the pans in the area. Large concentrations of antelope like the Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest, kudu and even Eland can be seen here. We return to Camp for brunch around midday. Time to relax in the shade, reading or sleeping. Afternoon game drive with a visit to the waterhole. Sundowner drinks followed by dinner.
Accommodation: Mabuasehube Activities: Game drives

Day 5: Mosemane
After breakfast we travel in a westerly direction along the Mabuasehube trail. The route takes us past different saltpans which the game visits for the salt. We arrive in our campsite in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: Mosemane campsite Activities: Game drives

Day 6: Polentswa
We continue through picturesque scenery to rejoin the Nossob River in the afternoon. We have lunch in the
Nossob campsite before traveling north to commence the Gemsbok wilderness trail. We overnight at Polentswa campsite overlooking the beautiful Polentswa valley.
Accommodation: Polentswa Activities: Game drives

Day 7: Sesatswe
A beautiful drive through red sand dunes past Tweeling Rambuka pan brings us to Sesatswe Pan for our overnight stop. The camp overlooks a large saltpan frequently visited by predators and prey.
Accommodation: Sesatswe Activities: Game drives

Day 8: Lang Rambuka
We leave Sesatswe after breakfast to Kaa Gate where we replenish our water supplies. The route takes us through  grass covered plains with Camelthorn trees. On occasion large migratory herds of springbok may be seen here on their way to the Matsetleng pan area. We arrive at Lang Rambuka pan in the late afternoon. We enjoy drinks overlooking the pan at sunset.
Accommodation: Lang Rambuka Activities: Game drives

Day 9: Twee Rivieren
After early breakfast we game drive along the Nossob River to Nossob camp. We refuel and continue via the dune road to the Auob River visiting waterholes like Rooibrak, Gemsbokplein to arrive at our camp in the afternoon. We enjoy our last dinner around the fire.
Accommodation: Twee Rivieren Activities: Game drives

Day 10: Augrabies Falls
We return to Upington set on the magnificent Oranje River. We drive through the wine lands of the Kalahari with spectacular hills, white grass and small sand dunes. We drive through the villages of Keimoes and Kakamas. We arrive in the afternoon at Augrabies Falls. We walk along the walkways to view the falls from various lookouts. Dinner in a restaurant on guest’s own account, B & B only.
Accommodation: Augrabies Falls in BB

Day 11: Depart
After breakfast we return to Upington airport for connecting flights to Cape Town or Johannesburg. End of the safari

In evidenza

Included

  • Customized 4 x 4 game viewing vehicle
  • Mobile tented camp – fully serviced (non-participation) with mess tent, supply truck
  • Comfortable tented accommodation in Dome tents (3 m x 3 m) with beds, bed linen and towels, bedside table & lamp, paraffin lamp, private en-suite canvas ‘bush bathroom’ consisting of bucket shower and toilet (pit latrine)
  • Services of a professional guide, safari chef, waiter and safari crew
  • Game drives and park fees
  • Activities specified in the itinerary
  • All meals and drinks while on mobile tented safari (water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, local wine & beer)
  • 12% VAT
  • Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Gadget Graffiti

Excluded
  • Cancellation travel insurance
  • Staff gratuities
  • Optional safari extensions
  • Meals and drinks at hotels unless specified otherwise

Itinerario

  1. Upington, Sudafrica
  2. Rooiputs, Sudafrica
  3. Motopi, Botswana
  4. Mabuasehube Pan, Botswana
  5. Polentswa Pan, Botswana
  6. Sesatswe Pan, Botswana
  7. Lang Rambuka Pan, Botswana
  8. Twee Rivieren, Upington, Sudafrica
  9. Augrabies Falls, Sudafrica
  10. Upington