As obvious from the topic, these are the expeditions that focus mainly on ‘fauna’ rather than ‘flora’ specific to certain routes and locations. On the other hand, luckily for us, there are always beautiful flora and landscapes in the Kalahari Basin as She offers one of the greatest variety of spectacles compared to anywhere else on the whole Africa Continent.
We always endeavor to craft expeditions based on the season in question, but luckily the Kalahari Basin, from Chobe and Okavango Deltas in the North to Central Kalahari to the Salt Pans, and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the South, offers all-year-round safari operations, as per some of the locations pointed out in Kalahari Explorer Section.
Animals are more active in the rainy season (December to May) in Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park however, they tend to congregate around waterholes from September to November in the dry season.
Although Chobe and Okavango Deltas with the close inland is a rich habitat for a great variety of carnivores and herbivores, certain regions of the wetlands become inaccessible by land due to floods after the rains from January to March as we don’t want to get stuck in the mud on the way.
The Salt Pans, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans are mostly quiet (but always rich by means of landscape spectacles) in dry season from June to December - but very active within January and May with Zebra and other antelope migrations as well as predators following them towards central regions to Chobe and Okavango Delta - simply where the water is you will always find an abundance of wildlife.
Birds & Raptors
For those who have a love for the winged creatures whether it be the taloned ones or the colorful, birders will always be enthralled by the birdlife which becomes even more colorful with the arrival of migratory birds starting from September as it reaches it's peak between January to April with plenty of water filled with fish and insects to prey around for more about our Bird Lovers Expeditions click here.
Raptors, Birds of Prey are less active from June to September when they are busy with the tasks of building their nests for reproducing and mating, which is the same time that their favorite prey – the reptiles are mostly underground hibernating.