Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp, Botswana

Discover a secluded camp that sits on the edge of an immense pan. At Kalahari Plains Camp, large herds of gemsbok (oryx) and springbok arrive in the wake of the summer rains, attracting cheetah and black-maned Kalahari lions. Authentic San Bushman cultural experiences give insights into an ancient yet sustainable way of life. Stay in only 8 cool canvas suites with rooftop sleep-out platforms for unequalled views of the night sky. A unique eco destination in pristine wilderness.

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  • Fascinating cultural experiences allow for an authentic insight into the ancient Bushman clans of the area
  • Diverse game includes carnivores, wildebeest, red hartebeest and springbok as well honey badger and mongoose
  • Combine with the Delta for a comprehensive Botswana experience
Situated cleverly on the edge of a huge pan south-east of Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp is one of Botswana’s Best Safari Holiday choices. This part of the Kalahari Desert is not visited as much as other areas of Botswana but game viewing here is spectacular all year round.
One of only two camps in the extensive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp is the perfect base from which to explore one of Botswana’s most rewarding game locations. Many of the staff are descended from the local Bushmen clans and will happily educate you about their ancient culture while you walk with them through the desert.

he Camp is naturally designed with its timber and canvas theme and solar power for energy. Kalahari Plains Camp is built with the landscape in mind – a huge open wooden deck open on three sides allows the breezes in and the sun out. A dining area at one end looks out onto a very welcome salt-water pool and shaded deck. Do try the ‘loo with a view’!

A comfortable lounge fills the central space where guests can make coffee or read a book from the intimate library. Grab a drink from the bar and head up the roof where the starry skies are extra bright in the Kalahari Desert. Dinner is usually served in the boma but fires are not lit every night due to the shortage of wood in the area.

Accommodation in 7 roomy tented villas includes two family cabins featuring second en-suite bedrooms for two children. All canvas villas are large and designed on elevated decks to make the most of the awe-inspiring views. Ceiling fans and large mesh windows deal with the heat in the desert while sandy pathways take guests to the main living areas.

Children will love the sleep-out level above the tents which feels a lot like camping is cool and comfortable and adds the stars and sounds of Africa to the experience.
  • 7 en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each
  • 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
  • Insulated canvas walls and roof keep temperatures inside the units comfortable
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