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Kalahari Conservation Safari

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Kalahari Conservation Safari

Unisex

Kalahari Conservation Safari

Unisex

Kalahari Conservation Safari

For those of you passionate about African Wildlife and wanting to understand the real challenges behind Conservation.

The Kalahari! A place where the eye will never forget what the heart has seen.

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Destination: South African Kalahari
Accommodation: Luxury Tented Camp
Includes: All meals, Tea, Coffee, water & all activities
Interests: Fauna and Flora, Wild-Life & Conservation, Photography, Birding, Game Drives, Star-gazing

This is the perfect, most unique breakaway for those of you who have visited the Kruger, Welgevonden, maybe Madikwe, the better known South African Reserves but are inquisitive about the Kalahari. Get behind the scenes of Wildlife management, and experience a true understanding of the complexities of Conservation.

Our guests have one of the best opportunities to witness many of Africa’s most threatened and endangered species. These include Cheetah, Black and White Rhino, Brown Hyena, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pangolin, and African Wild Dogs.

The Reserve has its own permanent ecologist who is responsible for the entire conservation project. He is a very busy person, but on occasion may join our guests for a drink and a chat, a truly educational & humbling experience. This is not a working breakaway but more of an educational experience than the conventional “Game Drive”.

Plenty of time to unwind and relax in nature, with an abundance of fresh air, serenity and exciting game sightings, quenching the thirst of those seeking a touch of adventure, yet knowing they will return to a lovely spacious tent with comfy beds and a hot shower.

Your group of 8 people will be the only guests in the Camp. Every other individual (outside of your catering and hospitality requirements) have a role and responsibility in some form of conservation.

Approximately 6.5 hrs drive from Johannesburg, this project takes place in the Kalahari on South Africa’s largest private Big-5 game reserve which is closed to the general public, and remains a truly well-kept secret! The nearest town is Tosca in North West. This Wildlife Research & Conservation Project gives guests the opportunity to enjoy experiencing a 96,400 hectare Big-5 Malaria Free private game reserve in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. The project offers a true, real-time perspective of the problems facing African Wildlife & Conservation, and allows guests to get a deeper understanding of the challenges & solutions while giving something back to the preservation of our heritage, the African Wildlife.

Every time you set foot in a Game Vehicle you will be heading off with a Conservation Goal in mind. The Daily agenda changes dynamically, dictated by the requirements of the Reserve and Wildlife, and choreographed by the Ecologist.

Break free from conventional tourism, and time limits as you follow animals in their natural habitat in this once in a lifetime safari – conservation experience!

ACCOMMODATION

Guests are accommodated in a very comfortable tented Camp that offers incredible game viewing and sensational star-gazing opportunities! There are four spacious two-sleeper raised tents, each with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and hot water. (each tent sleeps 2 persons). There is a kitchen and dining tent, a shaded outdoor section for guests to relax, and a boma for outdoor dining. There is electricity and hot water at the lodge, and safe drinking water is available.

• Wi-Fi is available at camp
• Special dietary requirements can be arranged on request (upon Booking)

Due to the remoteness of this Reserve, StoryScape Travel has helicopter emergency evacuation insurance for our guests should an emergency arise. NOTE! this does NOT replace guests medical and travel insurance.

EDUCATION (Just a few of the topics you will learn about)

  • Learn from qualified and experienced personnel about the reserve’s ecology, biology, and interesting animal behaviours, as well as the importance of habitat restoration.
  • Learn about the ongoing rhino poaching crisis from experts in the anti-poaching field, the methods that are currently employed to combat poaching, and the importance of saving the species.
  • Learn how to track animals with radio antenna and GPS as well as conventional methods like spoor, signs of movements, and even the birds that can indicate the presence of a specific animal.
  • Understand the role that certain species have on the ecosystem and the impact that population decline/growth has on the environment.
  • Learn about the various plants, amphibians, reptiles, and bird species that occur in the reserve.
  • Discover the importance of genetic diversity in sustaining healthy wildlife populations.
  • Understand the significance of alien invasive species and the effects these plants have on the ecosystem.
  • Understand the importance of eco-tourism and the role it can play in conservation.

Itinerary

A Typical Day Itinerary

06h30 – Wake up 

07h00 – Breakfast of yoghurt, cereals, coffee and rusks, followed by a full English Breakfast.

07h30 – Briefing / Presentation of the daily activity.

08h00 – Set off on morning activity.

13h00 – Packed lunch in the Bush or back at Camp.

14h00 – Continue with the afternoon activity.

16h00 – Enjoy a afternoon / Sunset Game Drive with sundowners at a watering hole

18h30 – Return to Camp and freshen up.

19h00 –  Dinner is served.

20h00 – Debriefing of the days activities around the fire.