Muna Tau Safaris-The West Coast Kalahari Safari

A 9 day safari into an area of vastness, often ignored and forgotten, a destination of fantastic landscape and contrast, of mirages and silence. A short, but comprehensive tour through the prodigal. The Kalahari seldom disappoints, it is a special desert.

 

 

CAMPING EUR 1495 / FIXED EUR 1695 + Local Payment of US $ 250

Duration 9 Days ( CT to CT )

Cape Town

Paternoster & Columnbine Nature Reserve

Cedarberg Mountain Hiking

Augrabies National Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Orange River Canoe safari

 

THE WEST COAST KALAHARI SAFARI

An exhilarating 9 days on the West Coast

 

An area of vastness, often ignored and forgotten, a destination of fantastic landscape and contrast, of mirages and silence. A short, but comprehensive tour through the prodigal.

The Kalahari seldom disappoints, it is a special desert.

 

Day 1

We meet at the Lodge in Cape Town. We begin the sightseeing-filled day with a hike up Table Mountain. Thereafter explore the Cape region; visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point and the penguin colony near Simon’s Town.

Lunch will be spent overlooking the ocean whilst enjoying the local cuisine.

Tonight we dine with the Management and enjoy a safari briefing.

 

Day 2

Travel into the true remote wilderness area of the Western Cape. We camp tonight in the Cedarberg Mountains. The afternoon is spent on a short walk to a waterfall, or a swim in one of the many rock pools or rivers.

 

Day 3

Augrabies  Falls National Park.

A long journey into the interior. After lunch and siesta around the pools, we will head out to search for Eland, Giraffe, Gemsbok and Klipspringer Antelope. Witness the spectacular Augrabies Falls, where the mighty Orange River plunges over the granite gorge on its lonely journey to the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Day 4

After stocking up in town we travel the dusty road to one of the best-kept secrets in Africa.

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari Desert. One of the largest protected wilderness areas in Africa. The search begins.

 

Day 5

Rise with the sun and resume our search, often spending long periods waiting for that special moment at waterholes or in the dunes. The Kalahari Lion is the largest Lion found in the world and just to spend a moment with this black maned King of the Beasts is not only a privilege but also an experience that you will never forget. Not only the Lion, the Raptors and the desert dwelling creatures will fascinate all wildlife enthusiasts. Return for a hard earned brunch and siesta period to while away the heat of this unforgiving land. Late afternoon sees us sifting the

red sands, searching for those who have not been found.

 

Day 6

The Fish River Canyon.  After exiting the South African side of this Transfrontier Park, we cross into Namibia and travel onto the second largest canyon in the world. After lunch and a siesta next to the pool, we head out towards the canyon. Sunset is spent enjoying the red sky and listening to the silence.

 

DAY 7

Head south for the Namibian Border, and make for our campsite on the banks of the Orange River. After setting up camp we cool off in the river.

 

DAY 8

Today, we spend the morning on the river. We spend a lazy period canoeing down the largest river in South Africa, the Orange River. Relax and experience the stark beauty of this ribbon of water and vegetation cutting a path towards the Atlantic Ocean. After lunch, we break camp and head southwards towards the mountains of poison.

 

Day 9

After a relaxed breakfast, we pack the Landy for the last time and meander down towards the Mother City. We are sure to stop for some wine tasting opportunities en route.

The safari ends on arrival in Cape Town in the late afternoon.

BOOKINGS: Mark S Webster

 

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