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Quad biking is just one way to experience a Botswana safari, and by far one of the most exhilarating. Our five night departure includes two nights under the stars on Kubu Island, and we recommend combining it with three nights at either Jack’s Camp, San Camp or Camp Kalahari to make the most of a quad biking adventure.
Armed with bed rolls and the necessary supplies, set off across the salt pans to Kubu Island, a 2.7 billion year old granite fist that rises unexpectedly out of vast emptiness of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. It is comprised of fossil beaches. baobabs and boulders the size of buses, and the culture and history of the Kalahari bushmen is fascinating.
Staff rush on ahead so that on arrival at the camp guests are welcomed by a laid table and a tray of (most welcome) drinks. Supper is a three course affair, with delicious food spread out on white linen tablecloths adorned with bone handled silver.
Quad biking safaris are run by Ralph Bousfield, and his team of fabulous guides, who according to Jeremy Clarkson 'has Tarzan's hair and is officially the best looking man on earth'. We think it's a pretty good reason alone to spend two days tearing up the Makgadikgadi Pans on a quad bike, whilst also seeing magnificent wildlife and getting an adrenalin fix.