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Now Kalsiga was a permanent installation. Situated along the riverbank under a high canopy of Acacia Albida trees, 4 chalets had been built, all on stilts to protect them when the river flooded during the rainy season. Each chalet stood about two meters off the ground, and consisted of a reed wall about 1 meter high covered with a thatch roof. The floor had been made by laying sheet metal roofing material down on top of the stilts and covering it with about 2 inches of cement. It made for a very solid, smooth floor that was easy to sweep.
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A communal dining chalet had been built closer to the river bank, also raised on stilts, and it could comfortable seat a dozen or so. There had also been a bar and concrete fire pit closer to the river, but the floods from the previous rainy season had removed about 50 feet of the river bank and wiped out these structures. Off to one side of the compound, separated by a reed wall, was the kitchen, which was built of concrete block and covered with a tin metal roof.
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Once we have arrived, we head out into the sanctuary on a game drive hoping to spot white or endangered black Rhino. With a number of lush waterholes, Khama supplies the perfect habitat for rhinos to breed. Whilst the focal point of this visit is the rhinos, species of birdlife and towers of giraffe all flourish within this rich environment. Staying in our here provides the perfect finale to our Africa safari holiday.
Cross the border and drive to Johannesburg. A single transfer to Johannesburg Airport is provided. Making our final border crossing of our safari adventure, we cross back into South Africa and return to Johannesburg where KE Land Only package finishes in the early evening at the accommodation with a drop off at Johannesburg Airport.
The majority of the meals are provided. Breakfast will be cereals and yoghurt, with coffee, tea, toast and the occasional cooked breakfast. Lunch will typically be picnic style - cold meats, cheese, salads, bread, rolls and fruit. Dinner will be potjies traditional stews , braais barbecue , stir fries, pasta dishes, curries etc. Very often cooking will be on an open fire. Fresh produce will be used wherever possible and fruit squash, tea and coffee will be served with breakfast and dinner. Some meals are taken at the accommodation or in local restaurants.
Special dietary requirements vegetarian or allergies can usually be catered for, but it is essential that this information is received on booking. There is one cool box available for the group to put your own drinks in. Stops at supermarkets are regular to pick up supplies such as alcohol and soft drinks.
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Many places on this holiday have drinkable water from the tap to fill your personal water bottles. Please check with the leader at the various locations. Please take purification tablets or a filter bottle such as a Water-To-Go bottle for days when drinking water out of the tap is not available.
We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.
Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot provide special diets. If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.
Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances. View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used. This amount should be sufficient to cover non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses, including tips to local staff. You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros.
There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at the airport which we advise you to do and your local leader will advise further places to change money en-route and at borders.
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Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit. Your notes should be clean and undamaged. There are many optional activities which you can take part in on this holiday. All optional activities should be booked on arrival with your leader and paid for locally.
All optional activities taken outside the KE holiday are at your own risk. Your tour leader also works extremely hard to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly and that you are happy. When it comes to tipping the guides that we sometimes use for various activities e. As in all cases with tipping, the final decision of the amount tipped is up to the individual. It is up to you to decide if you thought the service was poor, or exceptional, and the amount tipped should reflect that. The amounts quoted above are guidelines for you to get an idea of what to tip. A free KE trek bag is available on this holiday Made of tough Cordura fabric, our 80 litre trek bags are specially designed, with strong zips and webbing straps, to withstand the rigours of being transported whilst on your trip.
Trek bags also make it easier for our local staff to identify and gather baggage quickly at airports and hotels. Thanks in advance for helping us with our commitment to responsible travel. You can request a Trek bag once your booking has been confirmed by emailing us at sales keadventure.
Please note delivery outside of the UK will be charged. For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage and a daypack. Your baggage will travel in the gear compartment of the truck with the group, and there is a finite amount of space. Please keep the weight of your main luggage to 12kg. You should bring a soft bag, such as the KE kit bag, as these are more suitable to pack in the vehicle.
For the 2 nights wild camping in the Okavango Delta you will take only what you need and your main bag with remain in Maun. For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.
Please try to keep the weight of your baggage to a minimum. Please be aware than in the Southern African the winter months, June-September, the nights can be cold with an average of between degrees Celsius in some places, and the days can be warm between degrees Celsius. Bright bold colours and white are not suitable for game viewing or bush wear as they attract insects and the attention of animals. Please do not bring camouflage or military style clothes as they can cause problems with local authorities.
Please dress appropriately for border crossings, village and market visits — ie: no bare feet, no bare chests, no bikinis and no hats. A few restaurants are also not keen on T-shirts and jeans either. For the 2 nights wild camping in the Okavango Delta, all linen and bedding is provided.
On these nights you will take only essential items while your main luggage travels separately. We sell this holiday in conjunction with our local operator in Southern Africa. This enables us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get the holiday up and running quickly.
For this holiday the minimum age is 12 yrs, however it is unusual to have people under 16yrs. It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.
Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote. As a member of the South African Tourism Service Association, our ground agent in South Africa may require you to complete an indemnity form at the start of your holiday, which you will need your insurance details for. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU.