The Observatory Carriage of the Blue Train


Travel the Luxury Blue Train from Johannesburg to Cape Town – Sth Africa,

Then Fly Cape Town to Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

Followed by a Mobile Camping Safari in Chobe National Park, Mababe Concession & Moremi Game Reserve – Botswana

21 Days | 20 Nights

Brief Itinerary
1 x Night – 3 Star Hotel Pretoria
2 x Nights – Fully Serviced All Inclusive Luxury Blue Train Johannesburg to Cape Town – South Africa
4 x Nights – 4 Star Hotel by the V&A Waterfront Cape Town – South Africa
4 x Nights – 4 Star Lodge Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe 
9 x Nights – Fully Serviced All Inclusive Mobile Camping Safari – Chobe National Park & Mababe Concession & Moremi Game Reserve – Botswana
Including All Road Transfers

The Kalahari Plains lies in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve located in the Kalahari Desert in central Botswana. This reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world and offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa, particularly in summer. Its star attractions include the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world’s best cheetah viewing.

Kalahari Plains overlooks an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises of eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out platform above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with a pool and deck.

You will visit the Pipers Pan, which consists of 3 main pans and are some of the largest vegetated pans in the Kalahari.  Home to a good population of cheetah, a resident pride of lion and several leopard, while large herds of blue wildebeest, oryx and springbok graze the pan next to browsing giraffe and kudu.  Birding is excellent including flocks of ostrich.

Khwai explorations in the Okavango Delta are spent between the dry land habitats of lead-wood and camel-thorn woodlands, savannahs and the riverside marshy back-waters.  The region boasts excellent populations of both bull and breeding elephant herds, and lion, leopard, cheetah, serval, African wildcat and African wild dog roam this region hunting buffalo and many different antelopes.

Safari Highlights
  • Charter Flight from Maun to the Central Kalahari
  • The Central Kalahari Wilderness and Bushman Experience
  • Searching for the famous black-maned lion
  • Spectacular wildlife viewing & photo opportunities
  • Visiting the remote Piper’s Pan
  • Exploring the fringes of the Okavango Delta by mokoro and the freedom of the Khwai Concession area
Itinerary Outline:

2 Nights Tended Lodge Accommodation at Kalahari Plains

Activity Guide: Bushman Walk & Game Drives

3 Nights Mobile Tented Camp Piper’s Pan – Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Activity Guide: Game Drives

1 Night Tented Lodge Accommodation at Tau Pan 

Activity Guide: Game Drives

3 Nights Tented Camp in Khwai Concession

Activity Guide: Game Drives, Night Drives & Mokoro Excursion

Your Safari Includes:
  • Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with a private bathroom en-suite
  • Services of a professional guide, safari chef and camp assistants, complete with a supply vehicle whilst on mobile section of the safari; service of professional guide whilst at Kalahari Plains
  • Game drives and local transfers in customised safari vehicles whilst on mobile section of the safari, access to all lodge facilities and activities including bushman walk whilst at Kalahari Plains
  • Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves
  • All entrance and camping fees within the national parks and reserves
  • All meals and drinks (filtered water, soft drinks, beer, wine and G&T) for the duration of the safari
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
Your Safari Excludes:
  • Travel Insurance
  • All flights unless otherwise indicated
  • Items of personal nature
  • Staff gratuities
  • Optional safari extensions
  • Any drinks at lodges or accommodation other than Tented Camps unless stated
Safari prices vary depending on the time of year you wish to travel
We highly recommend rounding off your safari with several days in Cape Town and|or Victoria Falls
Safaris Operate from February to June
All bookings subject to availability
Prices are subject to change owing to foreign exchange rate fluctuation
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