The Kalahari Desert is a vast desert that is majorly located in Botswana, but also extends into smaller areas in Namibia and South Africa. While one would think that a desert is devoid of life, the Kalahari is home to antelope, lions and meerkats. These animals have specially adapted to live in the unforgiving Kalahari and are a sight to see! There are various viewing platforms in which you can safely view these incredible animals up close and personal. This is a wonderful experience for anyone who marvels at African wildlife.
In order to stay comfortable in the Kalahari, it is ideal to stay in a camp for travelers. There is a luxury tented camp called Jack’s Camp, which is located on what once was one of the world largest super-lakes, the Makgadikgadi. This prehistoric lake dried up thousands of years ago due to the continued shifting of the Earth’s crust, so staying at Jack’s Camp provides a unique opportunity to camp out in the Kalahari and still stay comfortable as its accommodations include ten Bedouin-style canvas tents with en suite bathrooms and spacious bedrooms with Persian rugs and cool cotton sheets. It is a mix of old world and new.
For those interested in traveling to Africa, the Kalahari in Botswana is a must see destination. This is one of the few places in the world that will allow you the opportunity to have personal experiences with African wildlife and stay at the edge of a thousand year old super-lake. Make sure you bring your camera, as there will definitely be moments that others will have to see to believe!
Botswana is a place where outdoor vacations rule. If you want to go on a safari or simply view stunning vistas, then a trip here is well worth it. Bring a camera with high quality and a lot of memory so you have plenty of excellent images to take home and share with others.
Start off your Botswana vacation by visiting the Moremi Gorge. Many spectators have claimed this as one of the top spots to see in Botswana. Located east of the Palapye village in the Tswapong Hills, you’ll be able to get in a lot of the local flavor before seeing the gorge in its full beauty. The history, archaeology, and biology here are well worth the visit. You’ll see waterfalls spilling down into deep pools. Endangered Cape vultures make their homes here. The water brings in dozens of animals from kudu to leopards, so be sure to keep your camera ready.
At Makgadikgadi waits the largest salt pan in the world. The salt pan has been left behind after theMakgadikgadiLakedried up 10,000 years ago. Left behind is a vast expanse of salt that you can explore on a 4×4 or 4×4 quad bike. Camp out on the hills above for a bird’s eye view of the salt pans and watch for the animals that live in the area such as zebra and wildebeest.
If you haven’t heard of the Okavango Delta by now, it’s time to do some research! This is another one of Botswana’s most popular places to visit, and a great way to see it is on horseback. This lush paradise teems with exotic birds and features everything from floodplains to savanna grasslands, lagoons full of water lilies to palm islands. There are so many varied ecosystems here, horseback gives you that extra bit of speed and sure-footedness that allows you to see more throughout the day – as well as an even better view. Keep your camera ready because there is even more wildlife here, including elephants.
If you aren’t sure what else you might want to do in Botswana, finding a travel agent might help. There are dozens of ways you can have a bit of excitement and adventure, from sailing at the Letsibogo Dam to exploring the Gcwihaba Caverns. You can enjoy rides on elephants and view ancient rock art. Go on game walks with bushmen, fish, bird watch, or check out the hot springs in Kasane. All of this and so much more awaits you in Botswana!
We are proud to announce the third edition of our 2012 Precious Journeys collection. The Precious Journeys are a collection of travel programs that offer accessible luxury to those who might be new to the world of international travel. These programs provide the best traveling experiences without breaking the bank! The newest edition for 2012 Precious Journeys will feature programs to Brazil, Chile, Kenya and Botswana.
This new eight day adventure will bring you to the world class international city of Rio De Janeiro where you can take in all that the vibrant city has to offer. You will also have the opportunity to explore the historic gold mine cities that date back to the 1690s when Brazil was a Portuguese colony.
There is also a great eight day adventure to Chile that is perfect for families. With this program you can explore the dramatic and fascinating Atacama Desert. The activities of the trip will be specifically tailored to your family’s interests and abilities.
This seven day Kenyan adventure offers a flying safari through the private conservancies of the Kalama Wildlife Reserve located near Samburu National Park and the Mara North Conservancy in the famous Masai Mara.
This eight day Precious Journey will bring you to the wondrous Victoria Falls from the Zambia side as well as Moremi Game Reserve. You will also have the opportunity to explore the watery world of the Okavango Delta.
As you can see, the third edition of our 2012 Precious Journeys is very exciting. We can’t wait to have you travel with us and find out what makes Brazil, Chile, Kenya, and Botswana so special!