HEALTH AND SAFETY
Both of us are acutely conscious of your safety and comfort throughout your journey, even in this harsh environment, and Anne is both an experienced and fully trained Level 3 medic specialising in African bush trauma. The central Kalahari is hot and dry at any time of the year but especially in summer. The hottest month is October before the rains where temperatures regularly exceed 40°C midday. Protection from the sun is crucial. Humidity is very low, generally around 15%. The nights in winter can be surprisingly cold, sometimes dropping below zero, especially in July. There are a number of dangerous snakes in the Kalahari, including the Black Mamba, though they are rarely seen and snake bite is almost unheard of if you take common sense precautions. There are some especially dangerous scorpions about in summer although they are nocturnal and pose no serious threat if you wear closed shoes at night. Most of CKGR is unfenced and so are all the campsites. Big predators are free to roam through the camp at night although they seldom do. We are very vigilant and experienced and will prepare you and keep you safe. Of course the experience is thrilling and quite unique but you should not spend any time worrying about it. Malaria is practically unheard of in the central Kalahari although there have been rare cases in the past so the decision to take prophylaxis is yours. We include a subscription to Okavango Air Rescue in your fee which will cover evacuation and by helicopter with a qualified doctor from anywhere in CKGR to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
If you have any other comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us!