Welcome to PendukaSafaris - Pioneers since 1963 -

"What is man without the beast?"

"If all the beasts were gone man would die from a great loneliness of spirit for whatever happens to the beast also happens to the man. All things are connected whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth"  - Chief Seathl 1855


Established back in the 1960s, Penduka Safaris is the oldest mobile safari company in Southern Africa and after 55 years in business the company remains a leader in the mobile safari sector.

Over time, Penduka Safaris adapted to the needs of the modern day client while keeping each safari an adventure from days gone by. PENDUKA is a unique company. It is run by a family involved in wildlife since the turn of the century. The passion and appeal for the bush, the people, fauna and flora has continued through each generation.

Today Penduka is still run by the Barnard family.

5 Days Luxury Delta Safari

The safari takes in the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve exploring Xakanaxa's or Khwai (depending on availability) wildlife-rich and undisturbed wilderness of rivers, lagoons, seasonal floodplains, forests and treed-savannahs.

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.

Combined 8-Day Central Kalahari & 10-Day Classic Safari

This extended safari takes you through the Central Kalahari to areas seldom visited by others and then continues to Moremi, Savuti and Chobe. This unique safari offers a wonderful mix of culture and excellent game viewing opportunities, as you will see game specific to both the Kalahari and the Okavango. The safari includes a flight from Maun to your bush camp in the Okavango.The safari starts in Maun and ends with a transfer from Kasane to Victoria Falls or Livingstone. Optional two-day extensions to Victoria Falls are available.

11-Day Transfrontier Kalahari Safari

We start and end this trip in Upington with easy access via Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our specialist guide takes us on the Mabuasehube and Gemsbok Wilderness Trails in Botswana and South Africa. Optional extensions in Cape Town and Johannesburg are available.

15-Day Circular Safari

This itinerary combines Botswana and Namibia, starting and ending in Maun. We visit the western side of the delta at Guma and the mighty Okavango at Drotsky's (with a day trip to Tsodilo Hills). Then continue into Mahango Game Reserve in Namibia, the Caprivi Strip, world famous Victoria Falls and then make our way back to Maun through Chobe, Savuti and Moremi.

16-Day Namibian Safari

Travelling through the changing landscapes of Namibia we take you from the Waterberg National Park through Etosha National Park and north to the Epupa falls on the Kunene River. Traversing Kaokoland and Damaraland we stay in wilderness camps until we reach the coastal town of Swakopmund. The tall sand dunes of Sossusvlei are a just ending to Namibia’s inspiring scenery. As private safari on request only!

20-Day combined Namibia and Botswana Safari

This spectacular safari includes the highlights of both Namibia and Botswana. An optional extension to Victoria Falls / Livingstone is available.As private safari on request only!

Day trips and Mokoro trips

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Maun. Includes: Lunch, tea & coffee, drinks, park fees, guide and vehicle. Fly out option available – quote on request and flight needs to be pre booked, the flight is approx. 45 Minutes.