DAY ONE/TWO/THREE/FOUR – EXPEDITION DAY JHB to Kalahari
Welcome to SA! Your adventure begins when you are greeted at the airport in Johannesburg airport. We will then depart EARLY on the 1st of June for a 7/8 hour road transfer to our accommodation. We will spend the next 4 days doing valuable conservation work and enjoy living on a 240 000-acre Big-5 and Malaria Free private game reserve in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The project offers a true perspective of African Wildlife’s problems and allows guests to give something back to the continent’s conservation efforts. Break free from tourists and time limits as you follow animals in their natural habitat in this once-in-a-lifetime conservation experience!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Kalahari Reserve
Type: Tents (Sharing)
DAY FIVE– Kalahari to Van Zyls Rus
Today we drive to Van Zyls Rus for a night’s accommodation. The Kalahari is an unusual and vibrantly beautiful world, and you will be immersed in its flamboyant colours and mysterious beauty. The Van Zyls Rus boutique hotel is located in the village of Van Zylsrus. The village itself is quintessential Kalahari… small, remote, and serene; it lies on the banks of an ancient dry riverbed beside a huge red sand dune and is littered with iconic and gnarled Camelthorn trees.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
Accommodation: Van Zyls Rus Hotel
Type: Rooms (Sharing)
DAY SIX/SEVEN/EIGHT/NINE/TEN/ELEVEN/TWELVE/THIRTEEN– Kgalagadi Area & Augrabies National Park
We move Westwards to the Kgalagadi Area. For the next eight nights, we will experience a true wilderness adventure in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. On this specially designed tour, we explore the salt pans and vegetated sand dunes of this isolated corner. The journey will introduce you to rustic wild camping sometimes without fences or running water. You can Look forward to magical sunsets, excellent game viewing and solitude in one of the top wildlife areas . This is not for the faint-hearted but for more adventurous souls and explorers with a good sense of fun. We will also explore the Augrabies National Park Area in this time. Few sights are as awesome or a sound as deafening as water thundering down the 56-m Augrabies Waterfall when the Orange River is in full flood. The Khoi people called it Aukoerebis, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterized by the 18-km abyss of the Orange River Gorge.
Accommodation: Variety of Chalets/Safari Tents
Day 6 – Kgalagadi Lodge in chalets
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast & Packed Lunch
Day 7 – Kalahari Tented Camp in chalets
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast & Lunch
Day 8 & 9 – Mata Matax 2 nights Camping
Meals : Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast *Crew will be asked to chip in with cooking and cleaning*
Day 10 & 11 – Twee Rivieren x 2 nights self catering chalets
Meals: Self Catering – Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast *Crew will be asked to chip in with cooking and cleaning*
Day 12 – Khamkirri in luxury tents
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch (Camelfarm or packed)
Day 13 – Schroder Huis B&B in Uppington
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (De Mas or packed), Dinner at Red Ox is for OWN account
DAY FOURTEEN– Uppington
After breakfast, we drive to the airport for guests to catch flights back to JHB. Please book your international flights home after 19h00. You will need to book a DOMESTIC flight on SA Airlink from Uppington to OT International Airport.
*Please note that this Itinerary and Price may change slightly, but the expedition host will keep you updated if anything happens. Terms and conditions apply due to availability. Please note some activities are weather dependent, and we will do our best to accommodate them all in our itinerary. In some areas, there will be minimal or no Wi-Fi signal (We do love a digital detox)