Kalahari Breeze Safaris
/5 – 29 Reviews
This Tour Is Offered by Kalahari Breeze Safaris
Kalahari Breeze Safaris
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- Botswana Tourism & HATAB (Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana)
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range tours that can start every day
We warmly welcome our guests in Africa. As safari specialist for Botswana, Namibia and the Victoria Falls we offer a wide range of authentic journeys into the wild. Enjoy a luxurious Fly In - & Lodge- Safari. Join a camping tour deep inside the bush. Feel the rush of bungee, skydives, Quad Biking and White water Rafting or relax during a sunset cruise.
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.
What an amazing tour!
Kalahari Breeze are fantastic Tour Operators and Agents. I highly recommend you use their services. Everything was perfectly organised, custom to our requests. They were very easy to communicate with, always replying to emails in a timely and helpful manner. Maria, Chris and their staff do a wonderful job and we could not regard them higher!
Kalahari Breeze can handle complex travel arrangements
We did the Three River 8-day Safari that starts in Maun (3 nights), Kasane (2 nights), and Victoria Falls (2 nights). This was our first safari so we wanted a trip that exposed us to different environments in Botswana and Zimbabwe in relative comfort.
Kalahari Breeze did an amazing job of coordinating all of the accomodations, game drives, excursions, and transfers. Maria and Chris worked very close with us, coaching us through the registration and payment process. They met us at the start of our safari, and we had the good fortune to visit with them at length at the end of our time in Maun. In Kasane, we met up with Maria's sister Lizzy who also helps out in this family-owned and operated safari business. We liked the various safari offerings that Kalahari Breeze offered for a mid-range cost, and highly recommend their service to first-time safari travelers.
The three lodges that we stayed at were very different: Enviro-Villa, a small lodge with a very laid-back ambience, was on the edge of Maun next to a dry river bed. We thoroughly enjoyed the pavilion next to the pool and the ability to take our meals inside or out while watching the cattle and goats graze nearby. The staff were extremely accomodating and courteous. One night the night watchman built a fire for us to enjoy. While the outside of the lodge looks very authentic with its thatched roof, expect somewhat cramped quarters and uneven floors! Otherwise, a very pleasant place.
In Kasane we stayed at Kwalape Lodge, a larger lodge with forty rooms. We came on a weekend when there was a large birthday party going on poolside. It felt touristy and not quite what we expected for a safari lodge. But the room felt spacious and the grounds were nicely groomed. The breakfast buffet was good, but the first night we waited 1-1/2 hour for dinner. Masuwe Lodge in Zimbabwe was absolutely wonderful. The staff, accomodations, and food were 5-star in our opinion. It is about 7 km outside of Victoria Falls situated in a private game reserve. While we didn't expect to have this level of service on a mid-range safari, it certainly helped make our last two days the very best.
Game drives: The Maun portion of the trip took us to the Moremi Game Reserve where we went overland to the edge of the Okavango Delta and boarded mokoro boats to view the hippos, crocodiles, birds, and even a green mamba! The 2nd day land tour to the Moremi Game Reserve provided views of many impalas, zudus, some steenbok, elephants, giraffes, a pride of lions, baboons, and zebras. Tour guides for both days were excellent and well-versed in the ecology of the delta.
The morning drive in the Chobe Game Park took us along the Chobe River and the afternoon boat ride was on the river. In the morning we didn't see much that we hadn't seen before in the way of wildlife, but watching the lions devour the cape buffalo up close was rewarding. Our tour guide was not very experienced or communicative, and we spent too much time on mechanical difficulties with the battery connection. The evening boat tour was lovely with good views of hippos and cape buffalo.
Victoria Falls turned out to be quite fun for our family. On the second day my husband and I decided to skip the game drive at Masuwe Lodge. They warned us that we would see little else other than impala and a few cape buffalo. We opted to zipline across the gorge, a first for us. Our son opted for the gorge swing, which starts with a 70 metre free fall. Both were exhilarating and a lot of fun for us. This part of the tour was extra and not something Kalahari Breeze provided. In the afternoon Kalahari Breeze had arranged High Tea on Livingstone Island. The high tea part is malarky! You will be taking a dip in the Devil's Pool at the edge of Victoria Falls. If you are scared of heights, fast-running water, and risk-adverse, you will want to avoid this, but our family had the time of our life! Our "high tea" was gin&tonic and beer.
Next to Masuwe Lodge at Victoria Falls is the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve. We learned that they were involved in black rhino conservation. The Masuwe Lodge manager arranged for us to have an early morning game drive at extra cost before we departed that morning for Johannesburg. It was totally worth it. We say 7 rhino - two mothers and babies in one area, another mother and babe upclose in the bush, and another solitary male. You will also see lots of zebras, baboons, and giraffes as well.
We were very satisfied with our safari overall. It was definitely more "glamping" than camping, but for a first time experience it provided everything we wanted. Chris and Maria can provide a more authentic bush experience for those who want fewer material comforts.
Great Animals and awesome nature.
My girlfriend and me did the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Five Days Tour.
First of all, it was perfectly organized and Maria and her team are also highly flexible when it comes to personal wishes, so far not included into the tour. They will make it happen.
The Chobe National Park is literally full of animals. We did morning, afternoon and boat safaris. Every time we saw a great bunch of animals, including lions and leopards.
The Victoria Falls tour was as well spectacular. Here, Kalahari also offers you to highly customize your trip. We chose to visit the Devils Pool which was a breathtaking experience and stunningly organized (cool beer after the swim!).
The Safari Lodges picked by Kalahari are very comfy and natural. In the Marambu River Lodge we spent the nights next to elefants and hippos. The food in the lodges was really good and very diversified.
I can highly recommend Kalahari and would always go on tour with them again. :-)
Other Safaris & Tours5 – Offered by Kalahari Breeze Safaris
8-Day All-Inclusive Okavango Delta & Moremi Safari
$1,864 pp (USD)
Botswana: Shared tour (max 6 people per vehicle)BudgetCamping & Lodge
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Maun (End)
10-Day Authentic Wild Camping in Botswana +Victoria Falls
$2,671 pp (USD)
Botswana & Zimbabwe: Shared tour (max 6 people per vehicle)BudgetCamping & Guest House
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Savuti (Chobe NP), Chobe NP, Kasane Forest Reserve, Victoria Falls (End)
1-Day Best of Moremi Game Drive Daytrip (All-Inclusive)
$251 pp (USD)
Botswana: Day tourShared tour (max 9 people per vehicle)
You Visit: Maun (Start), Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Maun (End)
2-Day Moremi, Khwai and Okavango Delta Camping Safari
$839 pp (USD)
Botswana: Shared tour (max 9 people per vehicle)BudgetCamping
You Visit: Maun (Start), Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Okavango Delta, Maun (End)
1-Day Chobe Safari Incl Lunch (from/to Victoria Falls)
$153 pp (USD)
Botswana: Day tourShared tour (max 6 people per vehicle)
You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start), Chobe NP, Victoria Falls (End)