Botswana’s Makgadikgadi is one of the most intriguing places on earth, and it is here – with a group of like-minded women – that you can immerse yourself in nature and connect with your wild side. This 5 night women lead safari expedition in the Kalahari Desert has everything to do with sharing wild safari experiences with old friends, whilst making new ones along the way. Together you’ll enjoy the freedom of the desert air blowing in your hair, belly-aching laughter, sundowners sipped on the salt crusted flats, dinner under giant baobab delights and a blanket of stars to fall asleep under at night.

Women's Safari - Makgadikgadi

THIS IS A SAFARI EXPEDITION FOR A GROUP OF 12 – 14 WOMEN SHARING. IDEAL FOR SOLO TRAVELERS. WILDHEARTS AND ADVENTURE SEEKERS… With your three experienced Natural Selection women hosts, you’ll navigate the wilderness of the Makgadikgadi Pans. Unearthing things great and small as you crack open the desert crust to discover real safari adventure. This is the perfect opportunity to switch off from your everyday life, connecting with women who share the same love of nature and adventure, in a safe space to truly feel alive. The Kalahari basin is not only iconic in its beauty, but offers the widest variety of activities to enjoy from game drives, quad biking, nature walks, San Bushmen, meerkat visits, sleeping under a blanket of a gazillion stars, birding, botanising and a whole lot more.

MEET YOUR HOSTS…

GABY, LINDA & NADINE

You’re going to love all three of our Natural Selection safari hosts. Strong women, who believe that it is hugely empowering for women to travel together through some of the Earth’s most remote corners, making female travel a sheer joy. They all have years of experience in the safari industry and understand the Makgadikgadi like the back of their hands.

Resourceful, professional and devoted to ensuring each woman on safari has the best possible experience, their remarkable knowledge and in whose company fun is never far away, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this wild desert environment, whilst making lifelong friendships and deep connections along the way.

THE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE…

DAY 1: Arrive at San Camp – surely one of the most romantic camps in Africa. Imagine a smattering of billowing white tents, shaded by desert palms and surrounded by a thousand acres of shimmering, sparkling nothingness. San Camp offers a serene atmosphere and beautiful views of the endless Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

A living desert and intriguing landscape, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans form a large part of the Kalahari Basin and the shimmering, salt-baked setting is iconic in its beauty and size. You might think at first glance that not a soul could survive in the bizarre environment of the Makgadikgadi – but spend a few days here and you’ll uncover a myriad of wildlife.

Of all the Makgadikgadi Pans, we think Nwetwe is the most iconic. Meerkats pop up from the desert dust, brown hyaena hide in the grass, and you’ll see red hartebeest, springbok and gemsbok scurrying between them. But San Camp isn’t just about wildlife-watching – it’s about the atmosphere and the ethereal surroundings. Disappear into a remote world, where the 360-degree panoramas are so vast, you can see the curvature of the earth….

Women's Safari - Makgadikgadi