The western portion of South Africa, via Botswana, and Namibia, is home to the Kalahari Desert. This area of semi-arid savanna desert receives little rainfall, and the species has evolved specifically to withstand the hostile surroundings.The grasslands, red sand dunes and fossilize river valleys surrounding salt pans attract significant herds of animals while impressive numbers of predators follow on the heels of the herds.
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For thousands of years, the San Bushmen, nomadic hunters and gatherers, coexisted peacefully in this environment, and their rock paintings still exist now, preserving the memories of a bygone era.
While gemsbok and springbok graze in the valleys, large black-maned lions patrol the red sand dunes of the Central Kalahari and Khutse Game Reserves.
A visit to the Kalahari is a trip back in time with it’s breathaking beauty, endless open space and tranquillity.
The tour starts at the Pioneer Border Post, where we will be waiting for you. Our campsite for the first night is just about 15min from the border.
Bright and early, we shall begin our journey toward Jwaneng. Here we will do some last-minute shopping before our Kalahari Expedition starts.
Our second night will be spent on a cutline, where we will “Wild Camp”, while making our way towards the Kalahari.
The next morning after a “Wild Breakfast”, we take our time exploring the wild side of the Kalahari. We make our way towards a concession area. With the banning of hunting in Botswana, all these concessions became accessible to visitors. We can now make full use of these unspoiled untamed, open spaces because of this. Get ready for a wild and untamed adventure.
Our campsite for the next night will be spent close to the Trans Kalahari Highway. This will be our stopover before heading deeper into the Kalahari the next day.
Over the course of the next 6 days, we will explore the last of true wilderness areas left in Africa.
Tour Price Includes
All Camping Fees
Park Entry Fees if camping in a park
Morning Coffee with rusks
Two-way radios for in-vehicle-communication
Experienced Guide & Advanced 4x4 Driving Instructor
Tour Price Excludes
4x4 Vehicle Hire
Park Entry Fees of parks where we do not camp.
Frequently asked questions
Where does the tour start and end?
START – Pioneer Border Post (BOTS/RSA)
END – Rakops
Total Kilometers of tour:
+- 1151 km.
Equipped with standard tires.
Fuel range of approx. 850km, including extra fuel.
Features accessible recovery points, securely attached to the chassis.
Trailers / Caravans:
Offroad Trailers & Caravans.
Bring enough water for drinking and showering (At least 10l a day)
Own camping equipment is required.
Fridge/Freezer and cooking/braai accessories.
Ground tents / Rooftop tents welcome.
Some campsites may lack comprehensive ablution facilities, so it is essential to be self-sufficient in these situations.
A valid passport with at least 6 months remaining validity before expiry.
A valid driver’s license.
No children under 16.
Children need a valid passport and an unabridged birth certificate as well as a letter of consent if not accompanied by both parents.
Guests from non-SADC countries may need a visa if required.
Original Vehicle registration certificate (a certified copy is acceptable). Drivers whose vehicles are still financed will have to use a certified copy of the registration certificate.
If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, you must have a letter from the financial institution, company, or friend authorizing you to take the vehicle across the border.
Proof of vehicle insurance.