Young Explorer's Kalahari
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 2000 to $ 3000
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Detailed Description of this trip:
A Botswana Safari is a easy add on to any South Africa Holiday and Tour package. A Botswana Safari offers so mauch eco diversity and stands near the top of a list of any African safari package. You can go off road to view the animals, which is an advantage for closer and better game viewing. The camps are small and intimate, and you have game guides that know the eco systems,the wild life and terrain.
This Trip is Recommended for:
Africa Adventure, Sightseeing, Safari, Kalahari, Edo'S Camp, San Bushmen,
- Specialty: Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around World,
- Service: Safari,
- Activity: Adventure, Camping, Safari, Food, Relaxation, Sightseeing, Volunteering,
Day 1 - Maun
On arrival in Maun you will be met at the airport by a representative and transferred by road through to the game ranch. The drive is approximately 2 hours and we may stop to visit a Herero village (time permitting) and for a picnic lunch along the way (time permitting).
Edo's Camp is an 8 bedded camp situated in a private game reserve over 120 000ha in size. The camp is set around a large rocky pan that is part of an ancient river system, in the past this chain of pans and springs were important watering points on the trekking route.
You will be welcomed to camp by the hosts and shown around the camp and grounds before settling into your rooms. The luxury tents are on raised decks looking out across a large pan as does the main dining and lounge area. This afternoon we can relax in camp and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as the game come down to drink; uninterrupted by predators the pan can be host to hundreds of kudu, impala, springbok and many more varieties of wildlife.
Food and Dining
Dinner is prepared for you and enjoyed together as a family, this evening you can test your memory from the lessons in the delta and early to bed for an exciting day ahead.
Overnight at Edo's Camp L, D.
Day 2-3 - Botswana
The next 2 days are action packed and the earlier you wake, the sooner the adventure begins. You plan your days together with the guide and there are a variety of activities on offer. A very special part of your experience will be to meet with one of the world's oldest cultures - the San Bushmen. There is a village situated on one area of the reserve, where they live as bushman do today, they do not wear traditional clothing but do carry out many old traditions including gathering food from the land. The women and children go out every morning and you are welcome to join them collecting a range of medicinal and edible plant life. One of the big adventures of your stay will be to join the guides tracking rhino. The bushmen will locate some fresh tracks and you will be off on foot through the bush and scrub following the bushmen's calls and hand signals, so as not to startle the rhino. There are also numerous birding walks and game drives to be taken in the area and a variety of desert species can be seen including mongeese, meerkats, squirrels, brown hyena, aardvark and different desert antelope.
Another special aspect of your time at Edo's Camp is an opportunity to visit the local orphanage, located on the property and sponsored by the owners of Edo's Camp and their guests (including you). You are welcome to bring books or other items from home to share with the children.
There will also be time for relaxing in camp, enjoying the busy waterhole and also swimming in your very own waterhole - the swimming pool!
Overnight at Edo's Camp B, L, D.
Day 4 - Maun
After breakfast it is time for farewells to new friends. You will be transferred back through to Maun in time for your onward connections. B only.
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