the great kalahari, africa

01 - 14 JULY 2024
16 - 30 JULY 2024

AN EPIC OVERLAND DRIVE ACROSS THREE COUNTRIES

Uncharted expanses of desert. Three countries. Untamed wilderness. And you. This is not your usual safari. Drive through unforgiving yet spectacular landscapes dirt roads, dry river beds, salt pans across Namibia, South Africa and Botswana.
Encounter stunning wildlife species in the most remote reserve in southern Africa – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. An ode to the classic film The Gods Must Be Crazy, this overlanding adventure offers a world of unforgettable experiences.

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NOT YOUR USUAL SAFARI

Forgo the idea of a safari and get behind the wheel to steer your adventure into the uncharted savannahs of the Kalahari desert.With Nomadic Road, you will be driving a capable 4x4 expedition vehicle across uncharted regions of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. To embark on an adventure like this, all you need is the desire to explore back of the beyond. And we take care of the rest.

Expedition details

Dates

01 - 14 JULY 2024
16 - 30 JULY 2024

Duration

Departure 1: 13 Days
Departure 2: 14 Days

Country

Namibia, South Africa and Botswana.

Distance

± 2500 kms

Weather

Max 25°C l Min 5°C

Expedition Vehicle

Toyota Hillux 4x4 Truck

Terrain

Tarmac, Dirt Roads, Sand Stretches

Price

$ 9,750 USD

KALAHARI: WHERE NATURE HAS THE LAST WORD

Encounter the enigmatic wildlife that goes beyond what a chauffeur-driven safari can offer. The thrill of black-maned Kalahari lions roaring into the silent night while you camp. Stumbling upon one of the three African big cats – cheetah, leopard and lions, alongside herds of springbok and gemsbok.

The Kalahari is a rare desert that’s home to diverse wildlife. Our expedition routes are charted for you to drive into landscapes untouched, where the wildlife inhabits untamed.

Stay in the middle of nowhere

At Nomadic Road, we carefully curate the expedition vehicle that gives us the freedom to venture into the remote wilderness self-sufficiently. The Toyota Hillux truck is our pick – from camping on the rooftop, to using a portable shower in the middle of nowhere, this expedition vehicle is fully equipped with campaign essentials. Our expeditions are accompanied by an experienced field chef to create special culinary experiences while you camp in the middle of nowhere.

EXPEDITION PROGRAM

DAY 1 - ARRIVE AT WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
NA
NA
NA

DAY 2 - TORGOS

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
480KM
7H
MOSTLY DIRT ROADS

DAY 3 - !XAUS

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
80KM
2H
MOSTLY DIRT ROADS

DAY 4 - NOSSOB

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
230KM
5H
KALAHARI SAND STRETCHES

DAY 5 - MATOPI

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
95KM
6H
KALAHARI SAND STRETCHES

DAY 6 - LESHOLOAGO

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
110KM
6H
KALAHARI SAND STRETCHES

DAY 7 - KANG

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
280KM
6H
SANDY STRETCHES
AND DIRT ROADS

DAY 8 - KHUTSE

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
430KM
6H
TARMAC AND DIRT ROADS

DAY 9 - BAPE

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
120KM
7H
DIRT, SAND, BUSHES

DAY 10 - XADE

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
160KM
6H
DIRT, SAND, BUSHES

DAY 11 - DECEPTION

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
170KM
6H
SAND STRETCHES
AND DIRT ROADS

DAY 12 - MAKGADIKGADI BASIN

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
210KM
6H
DIRT ROADS AND SALT PANS

DAY 13 - MAKGADIKGADI BASIN

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
NA
NA
NA

DAY 14 - DEPART FROM MAUN

DISTANCE
TERRAIN
90KM
2H
NA

Note:
- Departure 2 route will be in reverse direction starting from Maun and tracing the same route back to Windhoek.

- Departure 2 is one day longer than Departure 1 since the last day drive back to Windhoek is long and hence its advisable stay that day in Windhoek and depart the next day.

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