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Close to the remote Deception Valley region of Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp is an ideal base from which to discover the secrets of this little-visited but hugely rewarding destination. Built from canvas and timber, this completely solar-powered camp offers morning and afternoon game drives in open vehicles, guided walks to discover the fascinating secrets of life in the desert and some surprisingly excellent bird watching.

Many of the staff are descended from the local San/Bushman clans and will gladly explain aspects of their unique culture during your walk. Keep an eye out for the Kalahari's abundant herbivores - gemsbok, giraffe, wildebeest, eland - as well as the predators that follow closely behind. Game viewing is excellent throughout the year but it is at its most spectacular during the early summer months when the rains turn the desert green with new grass, attracting not just thousands of springbok but the cheetahs, lions and leopards that prey on them.


  • Set in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Spectacular summer game viewing & birding
  • Excellent area for big cat sightings
  • Great opportunity to see small, rare predators
  • Interact with local Bushman communities
  • Fantastic all-year round safari destination

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The central, open-sided main tent is raised on wooden decking and centres around the sociable bar area. On one side is a comfortable lounge and small reference library while on the other is the dining area.

Beyond the tent is the traditional campfire around which many a safari story is told, while a discreet distance away is the camp's swimming pool, a wonderful place to spend your afternoons during the Kalahari's hot summer months.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Breakfast and brunch are usually enjoyed in the dining area of the main tent, afternoon tea is a relaxed affair in the comfortable lounge, and dinner is at Kalahari Plains Camp is enjoyed in the company of your guides around a roaring fire beneath the stars.

Standard Tent

Unusual luxury tents provide a comfortable retreat after each day's adventure. Each en suite tent is raised off the ground to catch the natural breezes that keep out the heat of the day.

The bedroom leads onto a small deck and a flight of stairs leads to a second, rooftop deck with never-ending views of the spell-binding Kalahari landscape. A night spent on your rooftop deck under a blanket of a million stars is an unforgettable experience.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only
    Outside area
    Ceiling fan


  • Birding
  • Full-day safari
  • Game drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $605 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $780 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $780 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 $825 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016 $825 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $630 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 $825 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2016 - 10 Jan 2017 $825 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • All of the camps we visited (Jao, Kalahari Sands, and King's Pool) were fantastic, the service and accommodations more than we expected, and the knowledgeable staff extremely helpful and informative. Our service at Kalahari Sands was great, and it truly is a wonderful camp. I hope their problems are solved and they can continue to provide the incredible experiences they allowed us. Most importantly, I would like to let Wilderness Safaris know that our guide at Kalahari Sands, Mwamo Poneso Mwamo, was the perfect guide for us. He was patient with my questions and showed a true passion for his job and his country. If changing our plans gave us the opportunity to be with him for those three days, then thank you changing our plans.

    Bob Jennings, April 2015
  • The camp in Kalahari plains is not well run and the guide there was a bit uninvolved, the others excellent. But the experience of starting outside the Delta was wonderful.

    Peter Krcmar, March 2014
  • Kalahari Plains was so good - we did the sleep out under the stars and it was magical.

    Emma Martin, May 2012
  • Our over all experience was okay. We had limited animal sightings, different to what was expected, but accommodation and food was good.

    Ken Williams, March 2011

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Tanya Ellis

Tanya Ellis

Africa Safari Expert

"Remote, rustic and located in a area of diverse habitats, this camp will ensure that you experience something special and unique! The Kalahari is an absolute must when visiting Botswana!"



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Kalahari Plains was so good - we did the sleep out under the stars and it was magical.

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