Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp - safaris in Botswana

Make the awe-inspiring Kalahari Plains Camp part of your luxury vacation package in Botswana when you choose safaris into Africa to enjoy the wonders of the vast Kalahari Desert. Discover this secluded top-notch safari camp that sits on the edge of an immense pan offering access into the mind-blowing reaches of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. 

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 a pristine wilderness sets the base for your safaris into Botswana to be part of something greater, to observe wildlife and to find meaning. 

At Kalahari Plains Camp, you will see captivating desert-adapted wild animals and birds, reptiles and insects including the majestic oryx, cheetah families, and herds of springbok. Spend your nights learning about the night skies brimming with millions of shining stars. Enjoy firelit dinners when there is enough wood or sit together in the dining area and chat about the day’s explorations. Make coffee in the lounge, read a book from the cosy library or sip a cold drink at the bar. The rooftop is best for star gazing, sunrise vistas and peaceful retreat.

Retire to comfortable tented villas after all the outdoor activities and sit awhile on your private deck, raised to take in the views of so much space, so many African scenes and burnished landscape hues. Two family cabins feature second en-suite bedrooms for two children. Ceiling fans and large mesh windows deal with the heat in the desert while sandy pathways take guests to the main living areas.



Ingeniously situated on the edge of a huge pan southeast 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-viewing 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.

This camp is naturally designed with its timber and canvas theme and solar power for energy, carefully created 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. Book this inspiring accommodation as part of your package tour into the best of Botswana safari destinations including Chobe, Okavango and Linyanti.

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Luxury Classic Botswana Safari Package

9 Nights
Pack your bags for that dream trip into Botswana on our once in a lifetime all-inclusive tour package to the best of the Savuti floodplains, the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari. Three nights in each destination takes you on a […]

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  • Game Drives
  • Nature Walks
  • Bushman Walk
  • Star bed


  • Accommodation in tented suites
  • All meals
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • All local drinks – excludes premium imported brands and champagne.

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  • 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


  • Fascinating cultural experiences allow for an authentic insight into the ancient Bushman clans of the area.
  • The diverse wildlife includes carnivores, wildebeest, red hartebeest and springbok as well as honey badger and mongoose.
  • Stunning tented chalets with rooftop sleepout platforms for star gazing and absolute serenity in nature.
  • Combine with the Okavango Delta for a comprehensive Botswana experience.

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