8 Days, 7 Nights
8-Day Central Kalahari Safari
Our specialist guide takes you on an adventurous route seldom used by others. You travel from the Boteti River to Passarge Valley, the remote Piper Pan and then finally reach Deception Valley, home to a variety of Kalahari game. An optional extension to Deception Valley Lodge is available.

- Tour Itinerary -

Arrive at Maun International Airport where you will meet your Penduka guide.

We depart towards the Central Kalahari Game Reserve where we set up our first night's camp, close to the banks of the dry Boteti River.

Enjoy the first evening under the African sky and around the campfire.

After breakfast we leave the Boteti and soon arrive at Matswere Gate, where we enter the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

We make our way to Passarge Valley ( all these valleys are old fossil river beds now, with clusters of trees and grass). Passarge is set in the north west of CKGR and was closed until 10yrs ago to the public. The valley, which is smaller than Deception Valley, gets its name from a Swedish Botanist called Passarge.

The area is remote and not visited frequently but has good game concentrations if rains fell. Suricate or Meerkats can be found over and above the other Kalahari game species.

Overnight Passarge Valley


Early morning wake up, after tea / coffee we leave on a full morning game drive in search of resident game.

Return back to camp around 11h00 for a sumptuous brunch. After which there is plenty of leisure in camp during the heat of the day.

Late afternoon game drive, arriving back in camp with time to take a shower before enjoying sundowners and dinner.


Today we travel south via a couple of vegetated pans to reach the remote Piper pan in the early afternoon. Lunch is served en route.

Arrive in camp and enjoy the peace and tranquility around the campfire.

We explore the area on our morning and afternoon game drives with time to relax in camp during the heat of the day.

Return to camp after sundowners.


After breakfast we make our way due northeast via Lethiau Valley to reach Deception Valley in the afternoon.

We spend these two days exploring Deception Pan, and the adjoining pans.

This area is home to a number of Kalahari animals such as springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest, brown hyena and lion, which we should see on our morning and afternoon game drives.

A leisurely early morning breakfast before heading north along the cut line to Kuke corner bidding the Central Kalahari Game Reserve good bye.

We will arrive back in Maun in time for your outbound flight.

End of your safari

A leisurely early morning breakfast before leaving camp and driving north along the cut line to Kuke corner, bidding the Central Kalahari Game Reserve good bye.

We will arrive at Deception Valley Lodge in time for lunch. You will be shown to your luxurious chalets and have the pleasure of water on tap.

In the afternoon we will have a walk with the Bushmen. They will demonstrate their survival techniques and way of life in the inhospitable land of the Kalahari.

There will be plenty of time to take a bath or shower with views of the bush before dinner.

After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your charter flight back to Maun in time for your outbound flight.

End of the safari.

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- Departures & Rates -

  • 03.11 - 10.11.2017 from 2,410 € pp sharing
  • 05.12 - 12.12.2017 from 2,410 € pp sharing
  • 07.01 - 14.01.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing
  • 09.02 - 16.02.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing
  • 13.03 - 20.03.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing
  • 06.04 - 13.04.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing
  • 10.05 - 17.05.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing
  • 04.11 - 11.11.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing
  • 06.12 - 13.12.2018 from 2,650 € pp sharing