Duration: 7 nights
Itinerary – Overview
- 3 nights Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
- 2 nights Piper Pan in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
- 2 nights Leopard Pan
On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by your guide, and depart from the Airport driving to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve where you will spend 3 nights in a private campsite at Deception Valley.
Our days will consist of exploring the Deception Valley and Passarge Pan in depth with morning and afternoon game drives daily. We rise early each morning, have a quick coffee and biscuit before heading out in search of game before they retreat deep into the bush to escape the heat of day. We return to camp in time for brunch, and then get to relax for a time before. We will leave camp again in the later afternoon, hoping to catch the animals as they begin moving towards water holes after the dry day. Each evening you get to enjoy the peace of camp, the delicious meals cooked by our Bush Chefs, and sitting around the camp fire listening to the sounds of the night.
Today we will move our camp to Piper’s Pan, and this is as far south as most people visit in this area. The road to get to Piper is badly corrugated and potholed, but the Pan itself is worth the drive. It is only a few kilometres wide, but is a beautiful piece of perfectly flat grass that is green when the rains come and dry gold without. Conservation of this area has provided us with a sanctuary that is still pure and untouched. Days will be spent in our Game Drive vehicles exploring this remote destination and viewing the fascinating wildlife. We will spend 2 nights in this beautiful area.
We will rise very early, and you will greet the fresh African morning with coffee and a biscuit before we head out again to leopard Pan, where we will camp for another 2 nights. The early morning offers a better opportunity to view the predators. We spend the morning on a game drive before returning to camp for brunch. The afternoon can be spent at your leisure, taking in the surroundings, catching up on postcard or having a well-deserved siesta. Late afternoon takes us back out on game drive in search of new sightings.
If good rains have fallen, you should expect to see Cape buffalo, spotted hyena, brown hyena, honey badger, warthog, caracal, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, Cape fox, leopard, Kalahari lion, blue wildebeest, plains zebra, common eland, sable antelope, gemsbok, springbok, steenbok, impala, greater kudu, Cape ground squirrel, meerkats, Cape hare, Cape porcupine, chacma baboon, red hartebeest, and ostrich. Later in the campsite, you will find your dinner and hot water readily prepared. You will spend the nights in your tents.
After a last breakfast cooked by your bush chef, you will wave a fond goodbye to the African Bush and head towards Maun International Airport for your connecting flight home.
- All meals
- Game drives/activities
- Service of a professional guide with 4x4 game drive vehicle
- Mineral water and cold drinks
- Airport Tax
- All alcoholic drinks
- Optional extras/activities/items not specified
- Travel Insurance
- All laundry and telephone calls are for your own account