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Camping in Kalahari

Birmingham, United...
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Camping in Kalahari


Im going to be travelling solo in Namibia & Botswana for a month and really want to camp a few days in the Kalahari desert.

All the organised trips there seem to be really expensive as is hiring a car.

Does anyone know of a company that does budget camp safari's not originating in SA?


Maun, Botswana
posts: 104
reviews: 1
1. Re: Camping in Kalahari

There are quite a few that offer budget safaris from Maun, just google "Maun safari company" and you should find a few. Good luck. You are looking at average 150 - 200 us$ for a budget camping safari

Cary, North Carolina
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2. Re: Camping in Kalahari

There are a couple of companies operating from Maun, Botswana that offer camping trips to the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans. You can look into Bushways Safaris, Letaka Safaris (luxury camping) etc.

posts: 207
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3. Re: Camping in Kalahari

There are not many 'scheduled departure' trips just into the Kalahari that you can join. I think only Bush Ways has this and not many departures.

There are many small operators that would give you a private trip (see the list onthe Botswana Tourism website) but if you are just 1 or 2 persons then it is quite expensive and would be cheaper to go to a lodge (many will waive the single surcharge on accomodation, but flights are a problem).



Safari Specialists

New York City, New...
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4. Re: Camping in Kalahari

Hi. We are visiting the Kalahari in May, and we are not paying $600 pp per night either. We are renting a 4X4 in Maun which comes fully equipped with camping gear and tent (it's a pop-up and you sleep on the roof.) We have found two campsites in the Kalahari, and a lodge where you can eat. There are toilets, basic showers in the campsites. The best part is you're away from the crowds if you do this. Figure $250 to $300 a day for the 4X4. That's half what you will pay for an organized safari tour.

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