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Kgalagadi Safari Holidays to Kalahari Desert Tours Namaqualand Bushmen

Kgalagadi Safari - Holidays to Kalahari

Kgalagadi safari holidays & Kalahari desert tours offer a unique wildlife experience like no other.
 
David Attenborough brought the stunning red sands of the Kalahari desert into our homes with his famous TV documentaries about this huge ecosystem and its desert-adapted wildlife. It is home to the Bushmen people and unique desert adapted wildlife, including the black-maned Kalahari lion.
 
One of the largest conservation areas in the world, and one of the last remaining wilderness regions, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a visionary joint venture between South Africa and Botswana, straddling both countries and covering over 3.7 million hectares. Upington in South Africa's northwest province is the gateway for all Kgalagadi safari holidays, which work best when travelling with a private driver/guide or self driving.
 
Most holidays to the Kalahari desert include a visit to the thundering Augrabies Falls – the 6th largest in the world. You can also visit a Bushmen village. In August and September each year, Kalahari desert tours to Namaqualand offer another truly amazing natural spectacle, with astonishing wildflower displays.
 
For expert advice on Kgalagadi safari holidays & Kalahari desert tours to Namaqualand & land of the Bushmen, call our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements. Download our South Africa brochure (PDF 1.4 Mb)
 
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Upington is the most convenient gateway for Kgalagadi safari holidays & Kalahari desert tours, as it is linked by daily flights from both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
 
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a further 3-hours north by road, with accommodation in simple air-conditioned self-catering rest camps such as Twee Rivieren, Nossob and Mata Mata. There are a few smaller, tented camps but these require booking up to a year in advance, and one luxury Bushman-owned camp. A top-end luxury fly-in Kalahari desert safari is also available at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, which is in a class of its own.
 
On a Kgalagadi safari, wildlife viewing centres on the dry river beds searching for the enormous black-maned Kalahari lion, the region’s most famous inhabitant. The Kalahari desert is also renowned for the magnificent oryx with its long sharp horns, cute meerkats that emerge from their burrow at sunrise, prancing springbok, prickly porcupine, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, Cape fox, African wild cat and the aggressive honey badger.
 
You will see large herds of antelope such as eland and blue wildebeest and some of Africa’s most unusual animals, including many of the big cats (lion, cheetah and leopard) which are more easily seen in these wide open landscapes on holidays to the Kalahari desert, but the sparse vegetation does not support elephant, rhino or buffalo.
 
Birdlife is also surprisingly prolific in the region and a highlight of many Kgalagadi safari holidays, with over 260 recorded species, including 20 different raptors. In this land of far horizons, you can marvel at the gigantic nests of the sociable weaver birds set high in camel thorn trees and stop to examine the amazing succulent Kalahari desert plants which have adapted to survive in such harsh conditions.
 
The granite Augrabies Falls (meaning 'Place of Great Noise') are well worth including on holidays to the Kalahari, with accommodation in simple but comfortable air-conditioned chalets. Here the thundering Orange River dramatically crashes over the rim of a granite canyon, plunging 82 metres into the gorge below forming South Africa’s largest waterfall and the sixth largest in the world. Activities here include a sunset cruise, canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls, abseiling down the cliffs and white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below.
 
Namaqualand is also within easy reach. From mid-August to mid-September each year, this landscape bursts into a spectacularly vivid display of wildflowers as far as the eye can see, although the exact timing depends on the rains.
Kalahari Safari, South Africa: Bushmen + Augrabies + Wildflowers
SCV10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,595
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
This fascinating self-drive safari holiday to the vast Kalahari in South Africa includes a stay at a Bushmen lodge in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, shared with Botswana, where you can see the majestic black-maned Kalahari lions, oryx & other desert-adapted wildlife on included game drives. Then drive to the granitic Augrabies Falls & view the beautiful wildflowers of Namaqualand in season (Aug/Sept).
Safari Kalahari South Africa Bushmen Kgalagadi Augrabies Wildflowers
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South Africa
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Upington
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Safari in Kalahari,
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Bushmen Lodge
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Kalahari Lions
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Augrabies Falls
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Wildflowers (seasonal)
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Astronomy
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South Africa
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Upington
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Safari in Kalahari,
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Bushmen Lodge
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Kalahari Lions
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Augrabies Falls
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Wildflowers (seasonal)
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Astronomy
South Africa: Cape Town + Whales + Namaqualand + Kalahari
SCW16C
16 NIGHTS
FROM £1,995
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
From mid-August to mid-September, on this self-drive holiday in South Africa you can travel up the West Coast from Cape Town to the Kalahari - after visiting Hermanus to see whales & enjoying wine tasting in Stellenbosch. Then drive to Springbok to view the spectacular wildflowers of Namaqualand, before finishing with a safari at a Bushman lodge in Kgalagadi (game drives included).
Holiday South Africa Cape Town Kalahari Whales Wildflowers Namaqualand
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Holiday in South Africa
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain & Cape Point
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Whales in Hermanus
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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West Coast National Park
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Wildflowers, Namaqualand
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Augrabies Falls
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Kalahari Safari
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Kgalagadi National Park
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Holiday in South Africa
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain & Cape Point
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Whales in Hermanus
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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West Coast National Park
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Wildflowers, Namaqualand
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Augrabies Falls
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Kalahari Safari
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Kgalagadi National Park
Astronomy in South Africa: Cape + Karoo + Kalahari (self drive)
SCR14C
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,998
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
If you are interested in astronomy and the stars of the southern sky, this self drive holiday in South Africa combines Cape Town, Hermanus and the Stellenbosch Winelands with Sutherland in the Karoo, home of the SALT telescope and the remote Kalahari. View the thundering Augrabies Falls, before ending your holiday with a thrilling safari in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. All game drives included.
Astronomy Stars South Africa Sutherland Karoo SALT Telescope Kalahari
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Cape Town
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Hermanus
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Matjiesfontein
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Sutherland, Karoo
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SALT Telescope
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Augrabies Falls
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Kalahari Safari
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Astronomy, Stars, South Africa
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Cape Town
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Hermanus
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Matjiesfontein
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Sutherland, Karoo
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SALT Telescope
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Augrabies Falls
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Kalahari Safari
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Astronomy, Stars, South Africa
Privately Guided: Kalahari Safari + Cape Town, South Africa
SPQ10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combine a privately guided Kalahari safari with a holiday in scenic Cape Town in South Africa. Explore the red sands of the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with your photo guide, staying in simple rest camps & sitting around a campfire at night. The Kalahari is home to unique desert-adapted wildlife such as black-maned lions, meerkats, springbok & oryx. Star gazing is also outstanding. All park fees included.
Kalahari Safari Holiday Cape Town South Africa Photo Guide Meerkats
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South Africa
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Kalahari Safari Holiday
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Photo Guide
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Bushmen
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Cape Town
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Winelands & Cape Point
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South Africa
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Kalahari Safari Holiday
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Photo Guide
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Bushmen
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Cape Town
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Winelands & Cape Point
Privately Guided Kalahari + Bushmen + Wildflowers, South Africa
SPO10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
On this wonderful private tour you can explore the amazing landscapes & photograph desert-adapted wildlife in the vast Kalahari in South Africa, travelling with your own driver/guide & staying in simple rest camps. You can view the Augrabies Falls & seasonal Namaqualand wildflowers (mid Aug to mid-Sept). At other times of year you can explore Bushmansland. English speaking guide, all park fees & game drives included.
Private Tour Kalahari South Africa Augrabies Namaqualand Wildflowers
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South Africa
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Bushmen
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Augrabies Falls
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Namaqualand Wildflowers
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Photography & Star Gazing
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Private Tour, Kalahari
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South Africa
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Bushmen
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Augrabies Falls
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Namaqualand Wildflowers
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Photography & Star Gazing
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Private Tour, Kalahari
Cape West Coast + Namaqualand Wildflowers + Richtersveld Tour
SPC12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This privately guided tour travels up the rugged Cape West Coast in South Africa to view the seasonal Namaqualand wildflowers that bloom from mid-August to mid-September (although exact timing depends on the rains). Continue via the dramatic landscapes & night skies of the Richtersveld & southern Namibia to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. English speaking guide & all park fees included.
Tour Cape West Coast South Africa Richtersveld Namaqualand Wildflowers
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South Africa
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Cape Town
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West Coast National Park
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Paternoster
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Whale Watching
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Cederberg Mountains
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Namaqualand Wildflowers
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Richtersveld
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Kgalagadi Safari
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Tour of Cape West Coast
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South Africa
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Cape Town
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West Coast National Park
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Paternoster
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Whale Watching
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Cederberg Mountains
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Namaqualand Wildflowers
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Richtersveld
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Kgalagadi Safari
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Tour of Cape West Coast
Luxury Flying Safari: Cape Town + Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
SRR8C
8 NIGHTS
FROM £4,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This top-end luxury flying safari combines Cape Town in South Africa with the luxurious Tswalu private game reserve in the vast untamed Kalahari, with its amazing desert adapted wildlife. View meercat, oryx, hyena & black-maned lion, with activities including a sleepout, night walks, horse riding & star gazing through a telescope in this immense wilderness. All Kalahari flights, transfers & game drives included.
Luxury Flying Safarii Cape Town South Africa Tswalu Reserve Kalahari Star
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Luxury Flying Safari
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Tswalu Reserve, Kalahari
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town South Africa
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Winelands
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Cape Point
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Luxury Flying Safari
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Tswalu Reserve, Kalahari
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town South Africa
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Winelands
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Cape Point
South Africa & Namibia Safari Tour: Kgalagadi + Kalahari + Etosha
SPL14U
14 NIGHTS
FROM £5,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This privately guided safari tour starts in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, with its unique desert-adapted wildlife. Travel through the Kalahari to the sand dunes of Sossusvlei in Namibia; the coastal town of Swakopmund & Twyfelfontein with its Bushman paintings, ending at Etosha which is ideal for a photo safari & tracking leopard at Africat. English speaking guide, all transfers & park fees included.
Safari Tour Kgalagadi South Africa Kalahari Dunes Namibia Etosha Photo
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Safari Tour - Privately Guided
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Kgalagadi South Africa
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Black Maned Lion
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Namibia
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Kalahari
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Namib Desert
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Dunes at Sossusvlei
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Twyfelfontein
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Etosha Photo Safari
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Africat
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Safari Tour - Privately Guided
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Kgalagadi South Africa
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Black Maned Lion
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Namibia
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Kalahari
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Namib Desert
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Dunes at Sossusvlei
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Twyfelfontein
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Etosha Photo Safari
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Africat
Luxury Flying Safari South Africa: Tswalu + Mauritius
HRE10J
10 NIGHTS
FROM £5,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This top-end luxury flying safari in South Africa stays at Tswalu, the largest private game reserve in Africa & offers an exclusive wilderness experience in the vast Kalahari - home to the Bushman people. View desert adapted wildlife & enjoy a sleepout, night walks, horse riding & star gazing. Then fly to the tropical island of Mauritius. All Kalahari light aircraft flights, game drives, park fees & transfers included.
Luxury Flying Safari South Africa Tswalu Private Kalahari Mauritius
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Luxury Flying Safari, South Africa
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Tswalu Private Game Reserve
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Kalahari Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Meercats
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Bushman Experience
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Star Gazing by Telescope
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Mauritius
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Horse Riding
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Catamaran Trips
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Luxury Flying Safari, South Africa
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Tswalu Private Game Reserve
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Kalahari Desert Adapted Wildlife
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Meercats
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Bushman Experience
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Star Gazing by Telescope
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Mauritius
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Horse Riding
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Catamaran Trips
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