Kalahari Safaris - Desert Explorers

Kalahari Safaris - Desert Explorers

Kalahari Safaris - Desert Explorers
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"Kalahari Safaris - Tours & Travel to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Parts Of South Africa & Namibia. We are strategically located in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. All our guides have the same thing in common: Their love of the Kalahari, mixed with a generous portion of pride in their South African heritage, and a willingness to show of our beautiful country to our guests…We will share with you, the hidden secrets of the magical Kalahari. Together we will figure out the secrets of the predator tracks in the sand roads – which animal has hunted here? And after a day rich in discoveries on a unique African Safari, we will watch the sun go down over the ancient Acacia trees. UNWIND…FIND YOURSELF… AND ENJOY YOUR STAY!"
Upington, South Africa
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2024

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Road27672192315
Evere, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We booked a 3 day tour of the Kgalagadi NP. LizMarie was able to get us the last free cottage in Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata.
Thanks to our driver and guide, Louis, we saw way more wildlife, including lion and cheetas, than we we would have if we had taken the trip ourselves.
Each evening Louis prepared a fabulous braai for us, a real South African treat!
It was a fabulous ending of our South-African road-trip. We'll never forget.
Written 17 June 2024
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Unelma333
Karlsruhe, Germany1 262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My husband and I have recently completed a 9-day tour with Kalahari Safaris. Booking was a breeze with Lizmarie, also it was easy to do the online payment. Everything was well organized and communication was prompt and friendly.
On the first day of the tour we were picked up by our guide Louis at the airport. We spent a wonderful time together. He did an excellent job driving, spotting animals, preparing delicious meals and taking care of the luggage and all logistics. Even unexpected situations like a bat in our chalet were taken care of quickly and professionally. Louis has a wide knowledge about the wildlife of the Kalahari and also he is friendly and pleasant company, which is not an irrelevant aspect if you have to spend 9 days together with a guide.
Wildlife in the Kalahari is not easy to spot, but we saw a cheetah, multiple lions, two honey badgers, four spotted hyenas and many other animals. I enjoyed seeing oryx antilopes and small animals like ground squirrels and meerkats as well.
It was a wonderful experience and we are really happy with this tour. It was absolutely worth taking a guide as opposed to self-driving. This way we were able to fully enjoy the Kalahari, without having to take care of logistics, cooking etc. + had professional help for spotting wildlife. Thank you very much Lizmarie and Louis!
Written 4 June 2024
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Thank you so much Judita for your feedback. It was a pleasure having you in the Kalahari.
Written 17 June 2024
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DayTrip464264
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I went with this company for 5 days to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park .
Everything was well organized.
It was a amazing trip and we spot many animals and I did learn a lot.
I was with Johann in the Park and he is a brilliant guide, driver and cook.
He has a good knowledge about the animals and the area and is very calm.
The Park is a hidden paradise and I saw this desert after the rain covered with a lot of flowers.
Written 2 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your feedback. I know Johan also enjoyed the tour as much as you did.
Written 17 June 2024
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Tour15794491236
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a Kalahari trip of 4 days with our 8yo boy, it was hot but very worthy. The best part of it was the time we spend with our guide and now is our friend Johan. He was so patiens ,kind and it was helping us all the time trying to spot as many animals as posible.His knowlege was amazing.We hope to see him again.Thanks also to Lizmarie and Kalahari safaris for been so helpfull organazing this wonderfull trip.
Written 15 January 2024
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Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad to hear it was a wonderful trip. Hope to see you some day soon again, Johan would love to take you.
Written 17 June 2024
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Wilma vd W
Pretoria, South Africa209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went on a 6 day Kgalagadi tour with Kalahari Safari’s.
This was an absolute wonderful experience with Louis our guide.
Louis is so knowledgable and an absolute pleasure to travel with. He knows his birds and animals and gives you a great lot of valuable information whiles showing you the Kgalagadi at its best. We were treated with great homemade food every day from breakfast straight through to dinner. We had a great trip where we had nothing to worry about as everything was planned and in place when we arrived.
A definite company to use should you want to travel to the Kalahari.
Written 25 December 2023
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Jeffrey P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Recently returned from a fantastic 14-day Northern Cape Highlights tour with Kalahari Safaris in South Africa and southern Namibia. From the earliest stages of trip planning to our final drop-off at the airport after more than 3,000 kilometers travelled, Kalahari Safaris exceeded all expectations. Overall their communication, service, value for money, and reliability were all top notch. Our wonderful guide and driver Johan helped insure an unforgettable experience from start to finish. His deep knowledge of all things southern Africa resulted in far too many mind-blowing experiences to count. Could go on and on with praise for this company and our experience with them, but let's just say that i would be very, very surprised if you have any regrets in booking your safari experience with Kalahari Safaris. A HUGE thanks to Lizmarie and Johan for making a long-held bucket-list dream come true, you guys rock!
Written 24 November 2023
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PARTHA S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
As I said in my heading-the trip is just perfect
No complain no dissappointment
The trip was planned & executed perfectly
The Chalet bookings on all the three main restaurants camps inside the park are done according to our discretion
The Car provided was good & comfortable
The food was according to our choice & it’s delicious
One highlight of our trip is Great food 😍
Last & not the least Oue Guide Johan he’s a wonderful human being & he’s great honest & he’ll of a Cook
His Stakes r magical 😋😋
He has fantastic knowledge of every corner of the Park & is a wildlife
Thanks Johan for everything
Thanks
Written 16 November 2023
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Flyer58869029922
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Johan, our guide from Kalahari Safaris picked us up in Upington at 8h30 in a very comfortable Toyota Fortuner 4x4 and made us discover the most unforgettable journey into wild areas of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia : Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, Lüderitz, Fish River Canyon, Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Namaqua National Park and Augrabies Falls National Park. From start to finish, every moment was filled with beauty and enthusiasm. Johan contributed to the success of this trip by sharing his knowledge and good mood with us. In addition, accomodations and food were up to the task.
In conclusion, this trip was an incredible adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. We highly recommend it to anyone with a passion for travel and seeking to explore the diverse beauty that Southern Africa has to offer.
Georges and Irène
Written 6 November 2023
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Companion07505455477
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This was my second time with Kalahari Safaris (the first one was back in 2011). Both time, it was absolutely excellent! Great communication, fantastic guides (Willem in 2011 and Jakes in 2023). A lot of animals, including rare one! I would wholeheartedly recommend Kalahari tours with Kalahari Safaris.
Written 31 October 2023
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Herbert W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Kalahari Safaris in Upington organized a 4-day tour in the Kgalagadi Transfrontierpark for us (3 adults). Johan, our driver, guide and chef, picked us up in Upington in a very comfortable Toyote Fortuner and led us through parts of the immensly large park with a lot of commitment and knowledge. Johans great commitmend and his great willingness to help contributed a lot to the sucess of the trip. The open, interesting conversations with him also helped us to learn more about South Africa.
We trully recommend KalahariSafaris. Lizmarie + Johan, thank you very much
Written 20 October 2023
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