THE GROWCERY CAMP
Join our team on a Kalahari Photographic Safari and explore the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with your camera. The Kalahari is one of the largest conservation regions in the world. This is a semi-desert region with distinctive red sand-dunes. The Park is a cross-border conservation initiative with South Africa and Botswana. It is from South Africa and neighbouring Namibia and Botswana.
The aim of our Kalahari Photographic Safari is to discover the well-known predators, raptors and landscapes of the Kalahari and to photograph them. The park consists of two main roads along the dry river beds. These two paths are connected with dune roads from east to west. The watering holes are along these riverbeds. The Nossob River in the east and the Auob river in the west are on top of bedrock with shallow water level boreholes.
We will guide you on an unforgettable journey through the Kalahari where there are endless amounts of photographic opportunities. Our Kalahari Photographic Safari will focus on game drives along the riverbeds and waterholes. There are numerous nocturnal activities, due to the blistering heat of summer. The dry months are challenging, and the animals tend to focus their territories close to the watering holes.
The Kalahari lions are unique with their black-maned appearance. The Kalahari is home to a large number predators. The most common predators are lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas. There are two species of hyena in the park. The well known spotted hyena, along with the very nocturnal brown hyena. Along the riverbeds are large Acacia trees. These trees are the perfect habitat for breeding raptors and resting predators.
The rainy season brings a well-deserved relief from the semi-desert heat. It is common to see large herds of antelopes during this season. The best way of viewing animals in the Kalahari is to take it slow and focus on some watering holes.
Day 1: Upington- Kgalagadi Lodge (ACC) D
Day 2,3,4,5: Kgalagadi Transfrontier – Kgalagadi Lodge (ACC) B.L.D
Day 6: Kgalagadi Lodge – Upington (B)
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D- Dinner
|DEPART FROM:||Upington - Northern Cape|
50% Minimum Depsot Secures a Reservation.
|P.p. sharing||1 Jan – 31 Dec 18|
|2 people||R 19 500.00|
|4 people||R 16 500.00|
|6 people||R 14 500.00|
|Child Rates 14-17 yrs|
|Single Supplement||+R 1750.00|
Upington – Kgalagadi – Kgalagadi Lodge
We will collect our clients from at 9:00 am from Letsatsi Guesthouse in Upington. After a meet and greet and a short briefing, we load our luggage and begin our journey towards the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The first trip will take approximately 3 hours and well in time for lunch on route. After a scrumptious meal, we will visit the local Komani San community. This visit will be a great insight to how the communities existed within the vast semi-desert of the Kalahari.
We will be staying 5km outside the park this evening. Our schedule inside the park will be discussed around the Dinner table. A final chance to charge all camera and prepare for our Kalahari Photographic safari the following days.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
We will seize the day with an early wake-up. Departure times are subject to the seasons, and your guides would have confirmed the times at last night dinner table. We prefer to have an early rise, to seize the gate entrance times. The park is very popular and we our accommodation inside the park is subject to availability. As an alternative, we will stay at Kgalagadi Lodge and plan our day trips and picnics inside the Park. We will take our time to explore the many hidden secrets of these red sand dunes. The Kalahari is well known for its predators and raptors. The many waterholes allow watching animals and great photographic opportunities.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Upington
We will seize the day with an early wake-up and a hearty breakfast, before embarking on our return journey towards Upington. Our Kalahari safari will come to an end upon arrival back at Letsasti Lodge in Upington.