Kalahari Plains Camp

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

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.

Standard Tent
There are 7 canvas tents that can be made up as either a double or twin. Each tent has an en suite bathroom and a sleep-out rooftop platform from which to enjoy the night skies.

Family Tent
There is 1 family tent comprised of luxury canvas tented unit with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (consists of 2 bedrooms each with own bathroom and entrance, sharing a deck). Each bedroom also has a sleep-out rooftop platform. 

Sleep Under the Stars
Discover the magic of a night spent under a crystal-clear African sky. Our elevated Star Beds (Southern Cross and Orion) offer an authentic and unique way to sleep out, surrounded by nature.

Game Drives
Twice daily game drives or full-day excursions take place in open 4x4 vehicles and directed towards the seasonal movements of the wildlife. As we are in a National Park, we adhere to the regulations of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks restricting off-road driving and night driving.

Bushman Walk
An interpretive, guided "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 starry skies of the Kalahari and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof of your unit.

Star gazing
The Kalahari is 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. Our guides are also known to dabble with astronomy and will take you on a tour through the constellations.

Guided Nature Walks
In addition to the Bushman Walk, guided nature walks are on offer (seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide). This activity is an approximate duration of 1.5 hours, departing camp just before sunrise and moving toward one of the pans in the area for a more up close and personal focus on the fauna and flora.

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