Intimate desert wildlife camp
South of the Okavango and dominating central Botswana, the central Kalahari is one of the largest protected areas in Africa, its diverse wildlife and wonderful scenery offering an amazing contrast to the rest of the country. The Kalahari is a magnificent unbroken stretch of sand with a vast expanse of scrub-covered fossil-dunes interspersed with ancient river valleys. The area is home to a spectrum of very different plants and animals that have successfully adapted to living in such a harsh environment. These include springbok, gemsbok, bat eared fox, meerkats and ground squirrels as well as over 220 species of arid-west endemic birds.
Kalahari Plains Camp lies in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a place famed for its outstanding wildlife with vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators – including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lions. This region also offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Africa. The camp, situated on an immense pan, comprises ten en-suite canvas units each with a sleep-out area from which to enjoy the night skies. The lounge and dining area has a separate swimming pool and deck. The camp is raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides electricity and hot water, and the innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside comfortable. Guided game drives and walks (on request) unlock the wildlife treasures found here and San Bushman experiences provide insights into the unique culture of this people.
Why we like it
- Desert eco-system
- Bushmen culture
- Gemsbok, springbok & meerkats
- Stunning landscapes
- Varied birdlife