6 Day Kgalagadi & Xerry Wilderness Trail Safari - 6 Days

Price of this Safari:

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Trip Code:

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What to expect:

This tour is for people with an adventurous spirit, who prefer more privacy and who are fine with basic facilities.

This is quite a unique way of exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, both by vehicle and on foot. I am adding the Xerry Wilderness Trail for a truly holistic nature bases experience.

The campsites are not fenced and predators entering the camping area is common. The chances are good to hear predators call at night. This is a special way of exploring this very special place, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Approximate predator numbers: Lions – 450, Leopards – 150, Cheetah – 200, Spotted hyenas – 370. Bird species are 264, of which 20 raptor species are present. Antelope such as Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Springbok and Wildebeest are well represented.

Duration:

6 Days & 5 Nights.

Start and Finish:

This safari starts and finish in Upinton. Pick up from the International Airport or your accommodation establishment. Drop-off at the airport or your accommodation establishment.

Countries Visited:

South Africa & Botswana. (The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park includes South Africa, Namibia & Botswana).

National Parks:

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Regions:

  • Northern Cape.
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
  • Trip Type:

    This is a Mobile Safari combined with the Xerry Wilderness Trail.

    Included Highlights:

  • Guided game drives in the Kgalagadi National Park in our custombuild safari vehicle.
  • Xerry Wilderness Trail: Game walks in morning and afternoon, overnight at a primitive basecamp.

Accommodation:

Day 1 & 5: Rooiputs Campsite or similar: Camping in 2 man dome tents. Mattress and pillow provided. (Basic Facilities; A-frame, pit toilet & open-air shower).

Xerry Wilderness Trail: On the Xerry Wilderness Trail you will sleep at a basecamp with basic facilities each night. Everything else will be carried in your packpack.

Group Size:

Minimum of 4 clients and a maximum of 8 clients.

Transport:

Custom-built Safari Vehicle.

Included:

  • Pick up from airport or your accommodation.
  • Transfer to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
  • Visit the Norokei Salt Pans (natural salt mine).
  • Visit the Khomani San Bushmen.
  • All game drives in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
  • 3-Hour Open Vehicle night drive from Rooiputs.
  • All-inclusive Xerry Wilderness Trail.
  • Transfer back to Upington.
  • Drop-off at the International Airport or your accommodation establishment.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Included activities as per itinerary.
  • Transport as per itinerary.
  • Bottled mineral water.

Excluded:

  • Flights & Visas.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Drinks and snacks.
  • Conservation Fees for days spent in the Kgalagadi National Park.
  • Tips & Gratuities.

6 Day Kgalagadi & Xerry Wilderness Trail Safari

Day 1: Upington to Twee Revieren:

We leave Upington at 8H30 from your guesthouse to drive to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We stop en-route at the Norokei Salt Pans (natural salt mine) and the Khomani San Bushmen to view their art. We check-in at Two Rivers on the Botswana side of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. No passports or visas needed for this tour, due to the fact that entrance and exit are at Two Rivers Gate, without leaving the Park at any other gate.

Upon entry, we embark on a game drive to Rooiputs Camp Ground on the Botswana side and pitch our camp. Later we depart on an afternoon game drive. The Rooiputs area is known for lion, cheetah, spotted & brown hyena and meerkat sightings.

Experience the park, camping in the wild with no protective fencing. Enjoy dinner around the fire, while listening to the sounds of the night. Don’t be surprised if you hear lion, hyena, leopard and black-backed jackal during the night. Lions are regular visitors to Rooiputs at night.

Overnight: Rooiputs camping (Basic Facilities; A-frame, pit toilet & open-air shower).
Included Meals: Dinner only. PS: You will be able to buy lunch en-route at one of our stops.
Included Highlights:

  • Pick up from your accommodation in Upington.
  • Visit the Norokei Salt Pans (natural salt mine).
  • Visit the Khomani San Bushmen.
  • Afternoon game drive en-route to Rooiputsand after.

Optional 3 hour sunset- or Night game drive with rangers in an open truck or morning bush walk.

Day 2: Rooiputs to Polenswa:

After breakfast, we do a game drive along the Nossob River Valley to Polentswa Camp Ground on the Botswana side of the Park, north of Nossob Camp

We do an afternoon game drive in the area and visit the Polentswa Waterhole, known for regular visits by predators and raptors.

As with Rooiputs, Polentswa has no protective fencing too. This remote campsite overlooks the vegetated Polentswa Pan and is known for beautiful sunsets. Lions, hyenas and brown hyenas are regular visitors to Polentswa at night.

Overnight: Polentswa camping (Basic Facilities; A-frame, pit toilet & open-air shower)
Included Meals: B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • All day game drives.

Optional 3 hour sunset- or Night game drive with rangers in an open truck or morning bush walk.

Day 3: Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park, Xerry Wilderness Trail:

After breakfast, we prepare and pack for our 2-night backpack trail. We board the open land rover and driven to our basecamp where we will spend the next two nights.

“Named after the diminutive steenbok which frequents the area, the!Xerry Wilderness Trail is a 2 day, 2-night self-catering overnight trail, departing from Nossob.”

The participants board a Land Rover that takes them to their base camp, from which they will depart on morning and afternoon walks in the veld, accompanied by experienced guides. The afternoon is spent in the camp relaxing and sharing the outdoor experience.

Overnight: Xerry Trail Basecamp. The base camp is very rustic, and consists of an enclosed boma, and has a long drop, braai & preparation area and bush shower with shower bag – everything else needs to be provided by the tourists.
Included Meals:B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

  • Morning game drive en-route to basecamp.
  • Xerry Wilderness Trail.

Day 4: Xerry Wilderness Trail:

Depart on morning and afternoon walks in the veld, accompanied by experienced guides. The afternoon is spent in the camp relaxing and sharing the outdoor experience.

Overnight: Xerry Trail Basecamp. The base camp is very rustic, and consists of an enclosed boma, and has a long drop, braai & preparation area and bush shower with shower bag – everything else needs to be provided by the tourists.
Included Meals:B, L & D.
Included Highlights:

Xerry Wilderness Trail, morning and afternoon guided walks.

Day 5: Kgalagadi Trans Frontier Park, Rooiputs:

The Xerry Trail finishes in the morning at Nossob Camp. After time to freshen up, we embark on a game drive back to Rooiputs Campsite.

Overnight: Rooiputs camping (Basic Facilities; A-frame, pit toilet & open-air shower).
Meals: B, L & D
Included Highlights:

  • Xerry Wilderness Trail.
  • Afternoon game drive en-route to Rooiputs.

Optional 3 hour sunset- or Night game drive with rangers in an open truck or morning bush walk.

Day 6: Kgalagadi to Upington:

We embark on a final game drive. Duration of the game drive will depend on clients’ travel schedule from Upington.

Depart to Upington.

Continue to Upington to be in time for departing flight. Flight schedule to be finalised. (Flight not included.)

Overnight: None
Meals: B & L.
Including Highlights:

  • Morning game drive.
  • Transfer & Drop-off in Upington.

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6 Day Kgalagadi & Xerry Wilderness Trail Safari

Trip Facts

  • KTP/XT/2020/4
  • 6 Days, 5 Nights
  • Upington, RSA
  • Upington, RSA
  • Mobile Safari
  • Game Drives & Hiking
  • Min 4, Max 8
  • Custombuilt Safari Vehicle