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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 truly 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.
 
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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.
Land of the Bushman - Kalahari (self-drive)
SCV10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £996
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Visit Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, home of the Bushmen, on this terrific self-drive holiday. See the majestic black-maned Kalahari lions, oryx & other desert-adapted wildlife, as well as the granite Augrabies Falls & the wildflowers of Namaqualand in season (Aug/Sept). You can also explore the Richtersveld & Port Nolloth.
Kgalagadi Self Drive Safari Kalahari Lion Bushmen South Africa
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Upington
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Kalahari Lions
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Raptors
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Augrabies Falls
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Photography
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Springbok
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Wildflowers
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Bushmen
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Astronomy
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Upington
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Kalahari Lions
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Raptors
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Augrabies Falls
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Photography
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Springbok
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Wildflowers
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Bushmen
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Astronomy
Kalahari Safari (privately guided) + Cape Town
SPQ10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £2,695
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the red sands of the vast Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with your own guide, staying in simple rest camps & sitting around a campfire at night. This is home to unique wildlife such as the majestic black-maned lion, cheeky meerkats, prancing springbok & long-horned oryx. With unpolluted night skies, star gazing is also outstanding. Also visit Cape Town. All game drives, park fees & transfers included.
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Cape Winelands
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Cape Point
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Cape Winelands
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Cape Point
Land of the Bushman - Kalahari - with guide
SPO10U
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Explore the amazing landscapes & wildlife of the vast Kalahari with your own private driver/guide. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to an array of unusual wildlife including the majestic black-maned Kalahari lion, oryx & springbok. View the thundering Augrabies Falls & during August & September you may see marvellous displays of Namaqualand wildflowers. English speaking guide, all park fees & game drives included.
Namaqualand Wildflowers South Africa Tour Kalahari Augrabies Falls
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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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Bushman
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Augrabies Falls
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Namaqualand
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Wildflowers
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Photography
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Star Gazing
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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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Bushman
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Augrabies Falls
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Namaqualand
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Wildflowers
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Photography
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Star Gazing
Cape Town + West Coast + Kalahari - with guide
SPC12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This seasonal private tour from Cape Town visits the spectacular wild flowers of Namaqualand, which flower from mid August to mid September each year (although exact timing depends upon the spring rains). Also whale watching off the West Coast; scenery & night skies of remote Richtersveld & Karoo; and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari. Less 10% for 4+ pax.
Wildflowers Namaqualand South Africa Tours Karoo Kalahari Photo
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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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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Vanrhynsdorp Succulent Nursery
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Namaqualand Wild Flowers
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Richtersveld
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Kgalagadi Safari
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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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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Vanrhynsdorp Succulent Nursery
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Namaqualand Wild Flowers
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Richtersveld
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Kgalagadi Safari
Luxury Flying Safari: Tswalu Kalahari + Cape Town
SRR8C
8 NIGHTS
FROM £4,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
OFFER: Free Kalahari flights. Combine the luxurious Tswalu Game Reserve in the untamed Kalahari, with its amazing desert adapted wildlife, with Cape Town. 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, park fees & game drives included.
Tswalu Kalahari Cape Town
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Kalahari Game Reserve
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Winelands
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Cape Point
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Kalahari Game Reserve
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Black Maned Lion
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Meerkats
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Oryx
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Birds of Prey
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Bushman
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Star Gazing
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Cape Town
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Winelands
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Cape Point
Exploring the Kalahari & Namibia - Privately Guided
SPL14U
14 NIGHTS
FROM £5,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combine the deserts of South Africa & Namibia on this privately guided holiday. Experience the unique wildlife of Kgalagadi, before travelling to the dunes of Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert. See the vast salt pans of Etosha, home to a variety of big cats & track cheetah and leopard at Africat. Ideal for special interests such as photography. English speaking guide, all transfers & game drives included.
Kalahari South Africa Namibia Guided Private Photographic Safari Tour Etosha
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Oryx
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Photography
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Kalahari
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Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei
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Twyfelfontein
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Etosha Park
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Africat
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Kgalagadi Park
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Black Maned Lion
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Oryx
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Photography
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Kalahari
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Namib Desert
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Sossusvlei
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Twyfelfontein
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Etosha Park
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Africat
Luxury Flying Safari: Tswalu Kalahari + Mauritius
SRQ10J
10 NIGHTS
FROM £5,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
OFFER: Free Kalahari flights. Luxurious Twalu private game  reserve offers an exclusive wilderness experience in the vast Kalahari - the home of the Bushmen. In the largest private game reserve in Africa, view desert adapted wildlife & enjoy a sleepout, night walks, horse riding & star gazing. Then fly to the tropical island of Mauritius. All Kalahari flights, game drives, park fees & transfers included.
Tswalu Private Game Reserve Kalahari
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Tswalu Game Reserve
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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
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Scuba Diving
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Horse Riding
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Catamaran Trips
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Tswalu Game Reserve
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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
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Scuba Diving
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Horse Riding
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Catamaran Trips
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