6 Day Transfrontier Kgalagadi Accommodated Safari
The Transfrontier Kgalagadi Safari is the perfect short stay visit and introduction to The Kalahari. This safari will start and end in Upington, the last frontier before entering the largest conservation area in the world namely the Kalahari region. The vast open land and the arid environment allows for a unique experience in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier is well known for the vast semi desert landscapes.
Day 1: Upington / Augrabies (D) Chalets
Day 2, 3, 4: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (B.L.D) Chalets
Day 5: Malopo Lodge (B.L*) – Lodge
Day 6: Upington (B.)- Tour ends on arrival
B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D-Dinner, * - Own meals
Min 2 people Guarantees a departure
Max 7 people per safari
Price per person sharing : R 12000.00
Single supplement : R 2100.00
What is Included?
What is excluded?
Book your accommodation pre and post tour for Upington
(please arrange airport transfers prior to arrival with our reservations)
Maximum 7 people per safari
Day 1: Upington / Augrabies National Park (D) – Accommodation.
We will collect you from the airport in Upington or your accommodation of choice and transfer you to the Augrabies National Park. You have time to explore the Augrabies waterfall and enjoy the tranquil setting of the Augrabies National Park.
Day 2, 3, 4: Upington / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (B.L.D) Chalets (Day 1 only Dinner included)
An early morning will start our journey to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Our safari takes us past some established Kalahari farms and we will be passing the first Kalahari dune belts along our way. The vegetation changes on route and the closer we get to the Kgalagadi the more acacia trees and bushman grass we will encounter. This route is also known for raptors along the way and it is not uncommon to have a few stops along the way to indulge the beauty of the Kalahari. The Kalahari is one of the more vegetated semi deserts in the world and if it was not for the local tough grass and the acacia trees, this desert would not be home to a large variety of antelopes and predators. The change of landscapes and the prominent streets of sand dunes on both sides of the road will guide us to the entrance gate in the South, namely Twee Rivieren. This is the point where the Auob & Nossob River meets and also forms the main camp of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This is the largest national park in the world and the vast open sand dune belts and dry river beds are waiting. We will be visiting the 3 main camps in the park and will explore the Kgalagadi over the next 3 nights and 4 days.
Day 5: Kgalagadi Lodge (B.L*) – Lodge (own dinner expenses)
The final day in the park will be a circle route through the dunes connecting the two river beds. We spend the day enjoying this living desert to its fullest and have a final opportunity to take some pictures and track some of the largest predators that the Kalahari hosts. It is hard to belief that the Khoi San and mainly the Komani Khoi san as survived for so many years, living a nomadic lifestyle in the heart of the Kalahari. Our final evening is 45km outside the Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park at the Malopo Lodge where we will enjoy a feast of Local cuisine, before heading back to Upington after Breakfast the following morning (45km outside the park)
Day 6 : Upington (B) Tour ends on arrival @ 12H00 pm
Leaving the endless vast Kalahari sand dunes behind to end our Kgalagadi Transfrontier safari in Upington. 240km
What to pack?
When is a good time? 12 months of the year
When is Rainy season? Nov – April, great for seeing big herds, birth of antelopes, dramatic sunsets
Is there Malaria? No
Does it get hot & cold? Summer up to 45°C and winter down to – 8°C
Can I book a private trip? Yes you may, we are flexible to accommodate your interests and budget
What star rating is accommodation? 2 – 3 star rating
Can I upgrade my accommodation? On a private trip you can
Do you cater for vegetarians or special diets? Yes we do, please stipulate your diet on your reservation form
The magic of the Kalahari lies in the colours of this semi desert reserve along with the friendly people of the Kalahari.