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TOUR 1
Witsand Nature Reserve

2 Day Tour
Witsand is a scenic park, teeming with birds and the famous home of the Brulsand or Roaring Sand of the Kalahari. Read more...

TOUR 2
Augrabies Falls National Park

2 Day Tour
Augrabies is where the mighty Orange river is at its most impressive. Read more...

TOUR GROUP 3
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

One of the world's last truly unspoiled eco systems...

3.1 Kgalagadi 3days / 2nights
3.2 Kgalagadi 4days / 3nights
3.3 Kgalagadi 5days / 4nights
3.4 Kgalagadi 6days / 5nights

TOUR GROUP 4
Namaqualand / West Coast

This is real space of adventure...

4.1 Namaq/Westcoast - 5days
4.2 Namaq/Westcoast - 6days
4.3 Namaq Flower Trial - 5days

TOUR 5
Augrabies, Richtersveld, Namaqualand & Westcoast

9 Day Tour

A celebration of Namaqualand flowers, landscape and ephemeral species.
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TOUR GROUP 6
Kgalagadi, Mabusehube & Botswana
- 4x4 Wilderness

6.1 Wilderness 4x4 Trial 1
6.2 Wilderness 4x4 Trial 2
TOUR 7
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Namibia
10 Day/ 9nights

Some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa. Read more...
TOUR 8
Ai Ais, Richtersveld, Namibia, Naukluft Park & Kgalagadi.
11Days / 10 nights

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TOUR 9
Namibia, the sceleton coast & Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

16 Days/ 15 nights

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TOUR 10
Namibia, Botswana & Vic Falls.

15 Days / 14 nights

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TOUR GROUP 11
Botswana wildlife tour or selfdrive tour 5 vehicles.


11.1 Botswana wildlife tour
11.2 Botswana / Kgalagadi
TOUR 12
Zambia & Blue wildebeest 5 vehicle, selfdrive tour.

20 Days / 19 nights

Best time to travel; May to December. Read more...
 

South Africa


WITSAND NATURE RESERVE
Witsand Nature reserve, visit the roaring dunes or ”Brulsand” of the Kalahari. Witsand nature Reserve is a paradise for bird watching and for photographers, more than 170 species can been found in this park. Witsand Nature Reserve can also included in tours 2, 3, 4 and 5


AUGRABIES NATIONAL PARK
The park is 55383 hectares on both the Northern and Southern sides of the Orange river, provide sanctuary to a diversity of species, from the very smallest succulents, birds and reptiles to springbok, gemsbok zebras, and giraffe. The Orange river approaches Augrabies Falls and divides itself into numerous channels before cascading down the 56 meter high waterfall. The Khoi people called it Aukoerebis, or place of great noise. Places of interests Moon Rock, Swart Rante, Orangekom, Ararat and Echo Corner. Augrabies National Park can also included in tours 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park lies in the large sand-filled basin in the west of the Southern Africa subcontinent known as the Kalahari, where the red dunes and scrub fade into infinity and herds of Gemsbok, Springbok, Blue-wildebeest follow the season, where imposing camel thorn trees provide shades for big lions, and vantage points for cheetah, leopard and many other raptors. The Kgalagardi Tranfrontier Park comprises an area of over 3,6 million hectares and forms part of what may be the larges sandveld area in the world. The Kgalagardi is also a haven for birds. This park is fully protected and internally unfenced, allowing animals to move freely, and cross national boundaries, to access food and water resources so essential for their survival in the desert. The park is shared and jointly managed by both countries. It is run as a single ecological unit, with immigration and customs facilities allowing travelers to enter the park in one country and depart in the other. Most of Park is a never-ending landscape of scrubby grassland and low red sands dunes, interspersed with occasional salt pans. There are three main areas to explore: Nossop River valley , along the South Africa/ Botswana border, the wilderness trails on the Botswana side, and what was once the Mabuasenhube Game Reserve. This park is famous for its Blackmaned lion. The Kgalagardi Tranfrontier Park is included in tours 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,and 9


NAMAQUALAND - WESTCOAST

Namaqualand is truly a land of contrasts. For the major part of each year this seemingly arid expanse of sun baked, sandy plains and granite-mountains hides a wondrous secret. With the first rains in the early winter these dry lands are transformed into a kaleidoscope of brilliant colour in spring. About 4000 species of plants grow here. Namaqualand’s flora belongs to a category dealing with the tropical flora of the ancient world known as the Palaeo tropical Kingdom, and should not be confused with the so-called Cape Flora, which is one of the six Floral kingdoms found world-wide. The following flower natural reserves has been purchased for visitors, Goegap, Namaqua Natural Reserves, Hester Malan Wild Flower Garden, Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve. Biedouw Valley and the West Coast National Park. To see what Namaqualand has to offer, is to get of the beaten tracks and explore. The flowers are on their best between 11.00 and 1600 on sunny days. The Namaqualand/West Coast is included in tours 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7


NAMAQUALAND FLOWER TRAIL

The Richtersveld National Park form part of the Ai-Ais, Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, and comprises an area of 162 445 hectares. A contorted, faulted, age- old lava landscape of rugged mountain ranges interspersed by wide and sandy plains-this is the Richtersveld, a vast expanse of rocky terrain tempered by climatic extremes- the biggest proclaimed mountain desert park in Southern Africa. This is one of the last true wilderness areas in South-Africa a place of wonder at nature magnificence and to be alone. Contrary to first impressions of this stark and barren landscape, the Richtersveld is home to a abundance of flowers and plants. The area is one of the richest in endemic species of succulent plants in the world, some of them, Bastard and Maiden Quiver tree and Half-mens. The Richterveld National Park is included in tours 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7


AI-AIS, RICHTERSVELD TRANSFONTIER PARK
Ai-Ais, is a hot springs and a oasis in the desolate rocky wastes at the lower end of the Fish River Canyon. Bubbling up from the river bed is spring, rich in fluoride sulphate and chloride, which provide with an average temperature of 60 degree Celcuis. The Fish River Canyon is one of the great natural wonders of Africa-a gigantic ravine, 161km long, up to 27km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep, that has been gouged out of the surface of the landing the course of untold thousands of years by force water, and is the longest river in Namibia. A road of 58 km long runs along the eastern edge of the canyon leads to a series of viewing sites where there are spectacular perspectives across the huge rift. The Ai-Ais, Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is included in tours 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10



BOTSWANA

THE OKAVANGO DELTA MOREMI NATIONAL PARK
The Okavango Delta is the largest intact inland delta in the world, and is home to spectacular collections of aquatic and bird life. Africa Big five-lion, rhino, leopard, Elephant and buffalo are found here, there are a host of other antelope and predators including waterbuck, hippo, cheetah, impala ext. In total the Okavango is the home of 444 species of birds, 122 species of mammals, 64 species of reptiles and 1300 species of flowering plants. The Okavango Delta is set in the Kalahari Basin and has three distinct areas; the panhandle, the delta and the dry land masses. It is fed by the Okavango river whose origins are found in Angola. The Okavango Delta covered in the dry season about 16,000 sq km and in the good raining season about 22,000 sq km. The Moremi Game Reserve is widely considered to be one of the finest wildlife reserves In Southern Africa and covering an area of about 5000 sq km a wide corridor of the reserve stretches east to meet the Chobe National Park. The Okavango Delta Moremi National Park is included in tours 8 and 10


THE CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
The Chobe National Park is one of Africa most sought after safari destinations and is located in north- west Botswana and occupies 11700 sq km of prime wilderness terrain. It is a paradise of wildlife enthusiasts; buffalo, zebra, lion, giraffe, African wild dog, and many other animals abound. The most extraordinary, however, is the parks prolific elephant population whose numbers are counted amongst the highest in the world. Over 450 species of birds have been identified in the region. When it rain, beautiful wildflowers colour the refrain creating a magical spectacle of nature. The Moremi and Chobe National Park is included in tour 8 and 10



NAMIBIA

NAMIB-NAUKLUFT PARK
The Namib-Naukluft Park is not only the largest of the country nature conservations areas, covering over 23000 sq km, but is possibly the most unusual wild live park in the world. The Namib- Naukluft Park is a park with many different geological features and eco-systems; granite mountain, grass. Gypsum and quartz plains. Towering sand dunes, an estuarine lagoon and a canyon. Within its confines are five district areas, (a) Namib. The Namib is one of the oldest deserts on earth. The Namib is a sea of sand, characterized by apricot coloured dunes that can reach a height of 300 meters (b) Sandvis, This is a large reed-lined lagoon which is a haven for huge numbers of coastal and freshwater birds and also for a major breeding area for many species of fish (c) Naukluft, This area straddles both the mountainous escarpment and the edge of the Namib desert (d) Sesriem, The Tsauchab river disappears abruptly down a deep narrow gorge in the plain, this rocky cleft becomes increasingly wider and shallower until it once again merges with the sandy flats beyond (e) Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei is a large dried up pan or depression over which tower what are reputedly the highest sand dunes in the world (up to 300 meters). The Namib - Naukluft Park is included in tour 7, 8, 9 and 10.


ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

The Etosha National Park covering 22,270 sq km of countryside ranging from dense bush to large open plains The heart of the park is the Etosha pan-a ginantic, shallow depression in the ground dry, ,flat and silvery white for most of the year, a place of mirages and dust devels. Lions are common in the park, cheetahs and leopards, also occur but sighting are rare .Elephants are often to be met. Giraffe, springbok, zebra, kudu, damara-dik-dik. There are also 325 bird live species. The Etosha National Park is included in tour 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.


WATERBERG PLATO PARK

The Waterberg Platu Park is a particularly prominent location, elevating high above the plains of the Kalahari of Eastern Namibia the park covers an area of 405 sq km and is actually diverse and rich and cover 200 different species of birds, black rhinoceros and small antelope. Geologically, the oldest rock stratum is over 850 million years old and dinosaurs tracks were left there some 200 million years ago.
The Waterberg Plato Part is included in tour 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

     
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