KGAL/MOK 9 days / 8 nights – Kgalagadi / Augrabies / Witsand / Mokala

(Malaria free area)

SHORTENED PROGRAM

  • DAY 1 – Upington – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  • DAY 2 – Kgalagadi
  • DAY 3 – Kgalagadi
  • DAY 4 – Kgalagadi – Kalahari Trails Nature reserve
  • DAY 5 – Kalahari Trails– Augrabies Falls National Park
  • DAY 6 – Augrabies Falls – Witsand
  • DAY 7 – Witsand – Mokala National Park
  • DAY 8 – Mokala
  • DAY 9 – Mokala – Kimberley

DETAILED PROGRAM

DAY 1 – Upington – Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park

Drive 260km to Twee Rivieren, check in and game drive in this 38000km Park in the TR area.

Kgalagadi is famous for spotting lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted – and brown hyena. Smaller Animals like mice, whistling rats, birds and insects, as well as smaller predators are common in the park. Expect to see caracal, honey badger, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, cape fox, African wildcat, mongoose and meerkat.

More than 265 Bird species are recorded including 20 larger raptor species. The world’s heaviest flying bird, the Kori bustard and secretary bird are common.
Optional night drive/ morning walk with rangers.

Overnight: Twee Rivieren

Meals: B L D

DAY 2 – Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park

We game drive 160km until our next camp. Electricity shuts off at 10 and restarts at 5h00.

Optional 3 hour night drive.

Overnight: Nossob

Meals: B L D

DAY 3 – Kgalagadi

Game drive 150km to Mata Mata. Optional night drive.

Overnight: Mata Mata

Meals: B L D

DAY 4 – Kalahari Trails

Game drive 120km until Twee Rivieren, then 30km to Kalahari Trails. Here you can do an optional sunset drive, star gazing with a telescope, morning walk with Prof. Ana Rasa.
Overnight Kalahari Trails.

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 5 – Kalahari Trails – Augrabies Falls National Park

Early drive to Augrabies 240km + 120km We visit Bezalel Wine farm, then at Augrabies we visit the Falls, and viewpoints like ARRARAT, MOONROCK, ECHO CORNER, BLACK MOUNTAINS.

Optional night drive

For more information on Kalahari Trails, please visit their website – www.kalahari-trails.co.za

Overnight: Augrabies

Meals: B L D

DAY 6 – Augrabies – Witsand Nature Reserve

Early morning hike on the Dassie Nature trail. We then drive to Upington and Groblershoop. Witsand offers you soft flowing white dunes – 80 metres high, surrounded by red Kalahari sand, Acacia woodland and the Langeberg Mountain Range.

Witsand is famous for its Roaring Sands of the Kalahari. Under the right moisture conditions , these dunes utter a roaring sound when disturbed. Witsand Nature Reserve has more than 150 bird species –including the Namaqua sandgrouse, sociable weaver and Africa’s smallest raptor the pygmy falcon. It also has a bird hide overlooking a water hole. Gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, common duiker and steenbok can be seen.

When its cooler we do the short botanical route / game drives.

Overnight: Witsand

Meals: B L D

DAY 7 – Witsand – Mokala National Park

We drive through Griekwastad and Douglas to Mokala National Park which is South Africa’s newest park and is 80 km south of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Mokala is home to black- and white rhino, Cape buffalo, roan antelope, sable antelope, tsesebe, black and blue wildebeest, giraffe, eland, kudu, gemsbok, red hartebeest, Burchell’s zebra, waterbuck and mountain reedbuck.

An optional sunset drive and bush braai , Vulture drive, San rock art drive and endangered species drive can be enjoyed.

Overnight: Mokala

Meals: B L D

DAY 8 – Mokala National Park

We do several game drives in this park.

Overnight: Mokala

Meals: B L D

DAY 9 – Mokala – Kimberley

Depart to Kimberley. We visit the Anglo Boer war site, The Big Hole and the Mine Museum. We also visit Kamfer’s Dam where greater flamingoes and the largest population of lesser flamingoes in Southern Africa, numbering about 30 000 can be seen. Drop off at the airport/ guesthouse. End of tour.

Meals: B,L

Included: driver/guide, vehicle, fuel, meals, accommodation.

Excluded: daily conservation fees, optional activities.

Accommodation may vary due to weather conditions & availability.

ALTERATIONS TOURS: Accommodation may vary due to weather conditions and availability.


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