This Tour Is Offered By
Kalahari Breeze Safaris
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- Botswana Tourism, HATAB (Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana) & BOGA (Botswana Guides Association)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
As safari specialists for South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) we warmly welcome our guests in Africa with a smile :) and a hello in our respective local languages :) We are based in the Okavango Delta offering a wide range of authentic and memorable journeys into the wild. Travel with us to experience the safari of a lifetime! leave your footprints in the sands and feel the breeze!
Wonderful game drives, good food, good talks with tour company
As a senior traveler (69) I was expecting some difficulty -- but a sense of adventure is required anywhere and I could not have been happier with everyone at Kalahari Breeze! The food was fantastic - I traveled with my son and his fiancee who are vegan, but I'm easy to please with anything and Kalahari chefs made superb meals in the bush! Garden Studio in Maun was also excellent, as well as the food the ladies made at Kubu Lodge in Kasane and the chef at Masuwe Lodge, Victoria Falls.
Returning to Maun and Garden Studio after two different tent camping "chapters" (Mokoro and Moreni Game Reserve) was refreshing. Best parts of this trip were learning that the company that Chris and Maria started support many local people; good discussions about water and politics in this part of Africa, and the future of wildlife here.
Botswana appears to have taken a different path than other countries in wanting to preserve its wild areas. The animals here are 'business partners' not hunting trophies. I was pleased to read that Chief Moremi's wife was responsible in 1963 for arranging the establishment of the Moremi Game Reserve.
I liked learning about the relationship between the animals and people who live here, from Clifford, Chris and Saba, who were all our guides in a way. The huge roar on the second night at Moremi was an announcement that our camp was in a male lion's territory, explained Clifford, who found his tracks about 100 yards away next morning. The lion is not interested in coming into your tent. Having said that, it's a good idea to not come out of the tent at night - bathrooms are attached to each sleeping tent! If you want a flush toilet at all times you will miss wonderful tent camping with Kalahari Breeze, and evenings around the camp fire. Other night visitors were a honey badger, hyena and a single wild dog.
I enjoyed Clifford's perceptions: The old elephant is just like an old man, nothing bothers him too much. (One little elephant trumpeted loudly at us and then ran behind his mother.) After seeing a pride of 3 lionesses and their 6 cubs (who were very thin) I realized that life is also hard for the lion, not just the impala, zebra and wildebeest.
And the elephant at Mokoro who grazes just feet away, breaking trees all night, isn't interested in you either, just those leaves at the top. Mr Saba built a fire to tell the elephant we were here, and the elephant left. No guns are allowed in Botswana, so the people and animals respect one another's territory.
The next chapter, as Clifford would say, was the move across the border to Zimbabwe (after 2 great nights at Kubu Lodge in Kasane, northern Botswana) and Masuwe Lodge in Victoria Falls. Again wonderful talks with Cassius the concessioner and some history of Zimbabwe. Beautiful cabins and a pool here as well. Don't be alarmed to see a gecko occasionally in your cabin. Viewing Victoria Falls was stunning - we were almost alone here - COVID has limited travel from everywhere and has been hard on the local economy.
This trip was somewhat challenging because of two separate COVID tests necessary to cross into Botswana and then into Zimbabwe, but this trip was safe, secure and enlightening. We saw many elephants, impalas, zebras, cape buffalo, giraffes, lions and hippos, as well as many birds. The waters of the Okavango Delta were free-flowing, clean, and cold -- like the Everglades, a flowing river spread wide. I took an excellent book about Africa with me and read it along the way: The Shadow of the Sun, by Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist. Great read.
Highly recommended. Staff are professional and attentive
I would highly recommend this company.
I booked an extremely last minute one day mokoro trip in Maun. I was worried the reservation didn't go through but Chris contacted me to confirm my reservation within 10 minutes and kept me updated on the details of my outing leading up to the next morning. He arrived to pick me up from my hotel 15 minutes early and arranged his best tour guide to accompany me. It was a lovely day and the tour guide made sure to keep me entertained with botany facts and trinkets such as a necklace and hat that he wove out of lilies he plucked out of the water. The drivers were also committed to make my trip memorable and took a detour on the way back so I could visit a nice riverside bar. I would give this company 10/10 for customer service and professionalism.
Kalahari breeze are excellent tour operators and agents, our itinerary was well organized.
Kalahari breeze are excellent tour operators and agents, our itinerary to the Okavango Delta was perfectly organised. Very friendly and helpful staff, it was a truly epic trip and are pleased to have seen the big 5. I highly recommend you use their services.
Exiting time with lots of animals in the bush!
Communication was excellent, Maria from Kalahari Breeze had lots of ideas for a good trip and found a solution for every problem. Service - was familiar, warm, always helpfull, specially the meals were delicious. The tour was full of interesting moments, we saw lots of animals - as had been proposed, the campsites were very lovely, really in teh bush! and all very clean. Only the trips in the car every day were very long, but that is part of the tour, distances are long! Maybe next time one or two days longer?
Hilla from germany
Thank you for coming to our rescue and making our Botswana experience one we will always remember.
Thank you Maria and Kalahari Breeze Safaris for coming to our rescue, after our original trip with another operator was cancelled the day before departure.
What incredible memories you created for our trip through Botswana with the great choices of mobile camping spots, incredible game viewing: 3 leopards on one day, lions with cubs and painted dogs with pups on another, not to mention our memory cards full with elephants, giraffe, hippo, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, warthogs and oh too many more to mention.
Our amazing driver and guide, Cliff, ensured our safe arrivals and even helped out those not so lucky in the deep sand. Our hats go off to Cliff and Maria for their knowledge, not to mention how they managed to find the crew and our camps in the bush...
Our camp crew was superb. They had everything ready on our arrivals, wet cloths upon return from our game drives, hot water for showers and washing and our cook Ogie provided wonderful and delicious meals each and every day off the campfire.
Our only regret is that our trip was not longer and that we had to say good bye too soon.
Thanks to everyone at Kalahari Breeze Safaris. Your attention to detail and true desire to ensure the best experience for your guests will make you our choice for our next trip to Botswana.