First stop on a flying safari tour of Botswana & Zimbabwe could not have been more perfect. The contrast to our homeland was immense, having flown for hours across the Kalahari Desert which enveloped us from all directions, we could not believe the life we found once we touched down. Our fabulous host Jonathan and wonderful guide Topps made our stay memorable with a variety of activities for our two night stay. We arrived just on sunset, which was stunning, where we were met at the airfield and escorted to camp for welcoming drinks around the fire with English guests who thrilled us with tales of their experience with a Black Mamba snake the night before. We were warned to stay in the tent at night and shown the emergency siren in the event of unwelcome visitors. During the first night I woke to sounds in my bathroom just feet from my bed and watched as this tiny faced, striped tailed creature peered back at me. The following day we were delighted with our meerkat (mongoose & squirrel) experience, game animal viewing, the birdlife and ancient Baobab tree, four-wheel drive on the Pans for dinner, and visit with the local bushmen the second morning before our departure. Who would have guessed that such a barren looking place would be so full of life....the sound of nothing on the Pans will sing in my ears as the night sky came alive with stars! Sunrise at dawn was a magnificent sight. Thank you Camp Kalahari
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family-friendly camp accepts children of all ages. It's the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way, ideal for those wanting fun and adventure as well as comfort and style. You'll find Camp Kalahari's ten tents amongst the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Brown Hyena Island, on the edge of the Makgadikgadi saltpans. It's simple, yet comfortable, with a traditionally built thatch library, living/dining area and swimming pool for those hot Kalahari days. Activities on offer year round: Interact with incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, walking with Bushmen Guides, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, Chapman's Baobab - of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, birding & night drives. Dry season activities (16h April - 31st October) Quad bike on the saltpans Wet season activities (1st November - 15th April) The zebra and wildebeest migration ... more less
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