Kalahari Plains Camp

A stunning camp perfectly situated in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve overlooking an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies.

Kalahari Plains Camp is set in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Located in the Kalahari Desert biome in the central part of Botswana, this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. Its star attractions include the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world's best cheetah viewing.

Kalahari Plains Camp is perfectly situated overlooking an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with a swimming pool and deck. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp and insulated canvas walls and roof keep temperatures inside the units comfortable.

· Twice daily game drives or full-day excursions in open 4x4 vehicles
· Bushman Walk led by camp staff members who hail from the San Bushman clans of the area provides insights into their traditional lifestyles through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area.
· Star bed: Sleep out under the starry skies of the Kalahari and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa.
· Star gazing, famous for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution it is the ideal spot from which to view the incredible formations of the stars and planets.

Wildlife at Kalahari Plains Camp:
Healthy wildlife populations are present in the area all year round, but with the advent of the summer rains, the desert comes to life. A plethora of plains game such as springbok and gemsbok converge in their hundreds to graze, followed by lion, one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in southern Africa and leopard. In winter, the Kalahari is a typical desert. General game is still easily seen, from the carnivores to wildebeest, red hartebeest and steenbok as well as small predators like black-backed jackal, Cape fox, honey badger and myriad mongoose species. Some 220 bird species have been recorded.

Why we like it

  • Camp Kalahari is a traditional safari style camp of the old explorers
  • A perfect place to explore the mysterious Makgadikgadi pans
  • It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure
  • Activities on offer are guided walks with the Bushmen, quad bike excursions onto the pan, nature walks and drives and an experience with a group of wild but habituated meerkats
  • Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination


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