5 Day Kgalagadi & Ta Shebube Exclusive Lodges Safari - -6 Day

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Day 1
Day 1: Upington – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana), Rooiputs Lodge:

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation establishment in Upington at 08:00. Your guide will give you a detailed safety briefing as well as brief you on your day ahead. Depart from Upington and drive 260 km to Twee Rivieren, through the Kalahari duneveld (“veld” means natural vegetation), passing various pans (dry lakes), to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Once we have done the check in formalities we we do our first game along the Nossob River Valley to Tashebube Rooiputs Lodge where you will spend your first night on safari. Enjoy an guided open vehicle night drive to look for all the nocturnal animals the Park is famous for.

This luxury camp is situated on a red sand dune on the Botswana side of Kgalagadi. It overlooks ancient acacia savanna and a small waterhole. The view stretch to the far horizon, with Kalahari animals the focus point. Three course meals are served in the restaurant area. Your guide camps at Rooiputs camping grounds, within easy call. He will show you during several game drives the wonders of the Kalahari. Kgalagadi is one of the last Wilderness area in the world – 138 000 square kilometers in total.

Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena, as well as several Antelope species are common. The Prince of the Kalahari – Gemsbok – is a common resident. The animals show no fear towards our vehicle, the result of minimum human interference by the Park management.

Accommodation: Luxury Chalet at Rooiputs Lodge.

Included meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Distance travelled: xxx.

Included Highlights:

  • Road transfer from Upington to Kgalagadi National Park.
  • Afternoon guided game drive.
  • Lunch at Rooiputs Lodge.
  • Night drive in open game viewing vehicle.
  • Dinner at Rooiputs Lodge.

Day 2
Day 2: Upington – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana), Rooiputs Lodge:

Enjoy an early morning guided open vehicle game drive from Rooiputs Lodge. Depart after breakfast on a 160km game drive North in the Nossob river bed. We stop at an unfenced picnic spot to enjoy a packed lunch. Driving past Nossob will take us to our destination for the next two nights at Polentswa. This camp is based on the same principle as Rooiputs – with incredible views over the dry Nossob river bed. After arrival you can have a relaxing time on your private deck, then we do an afternoon game drive North. A three course dinner will conclude the day. An optional night safari can be done from Polentswa. This is Lion country – if we are lucky the King will serenade us with its roaring, or the coughing of the Leopard will tell us their movements at night.

Accommodation: Luxury Tent at Polentswa Lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Distance travelled: xxx.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Rooiputs Lodge.
  • Morning guided game drive in open game viewing vehicle.
  • Game drive en-route to Nossob - Polentswa Lodge.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner at Polentswa Lodge.

Day 3
Day 2: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Polentswa Lodge:

Today we spend the whole day on game drives exploring this fascinating Park driving North. We visit the various water holes along this route. We learn from the animal tracks in the sand roads what happened in the night. It is a good idea to wait at a waterhole to view the incredible animal and birdlife. We do various game drives according to game reports/sightings.

Accommodation: Luxury Tent at Polentswa Lodge.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Distance travelled: xxx.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Polentswa Lodge.
  • Morning guided game drive in open game viewing vehicle.
  • All day game drive in our custom build 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner at Polentswa Lodge.

Day 4
Day 4: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Rooiputs Lodge:

Today we leave after breakfast to drive South until Dikbaardkolk dune road, then cross to the Namibian side of Kgalagadi. Maybe we will be lucky and see Giraffe – aptly named as the ‘pretty one’ In the sand roads of the Park your guide will explain the animal tracks – was it a male of female Cheetah? Just by looking at the spoor your guide can solve the puzzle of the hunt. Afternoon arrival at Rooiputs. (200km) A relaxing walk around the camp at sunset.

Accommodation: Luxury Chalet at Rooiputs Lodge.

Included meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Distance travelled: xxx.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Polentswa Camp.
  • All day game drive in our custom build safari vehicle.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner at Rooiputs Lodge.

Day 5
Kgalagadi

Enjoy your last early morning open vehicle game drive from Rooiputs Lodge. After breakfast we depart to Upington. En route stop at the last indigenous San tribe in South Africa, the Khomani. Today these earliest residents of the Kalahari, living here for 40 000 years, consist of only 400 people and are resident in an area between 40 and 70 km south of Twee Rivieren. Clients will have the opportunity to view and purchase their handcraft at one of the roadside stalls. The presence of the San at the roadside stalls can’t be guaranteed. Continue to Upington where you will be dropped off for your onward travel arrangements.

Accommodation: None.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Distance travelled: xxx.

Included Highlights:

  • Morning guided open vehicle game drive from Rooiputs Lodge.
  • Road transfer to Upington.
  • Visit to the Khomani Bushmen Tribe Village.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • Drop-off in Upington.

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Trip Facts

  • Mobile Adventure Safari
  • 5D-K&TELS/2019
  • 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Upington
  • Upington
  • Luxury Lodges
  • Transfers, Game Drives, Night Drive, Culture
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