Kalahari Plains Camp

Wake up to the sight of the Kalahari's golden grasslands just steps away from your bed.Set under big sky country, the lodge has incorporated shady trees into its design.The lodge's convivial main lounge is the best place to sip a tall drink & tell a tall story.The earthy, ethnic decor of the main camp reflects the mood & colours of the surrounding Kalahari.A selection of pastries accompanies a delicious high tea, served before your afternoon drive.The camp's uniquely designed suites boast both a shaded terrace & raised viewing deck.Warm lamplight makes a welcome sight on your return from an afternoon game drive.The stairs lead to your roof-top viewing deck - spend a night there under the Kalahari stars!Game drives in open-sided 4X4s reveal the incredible wildlife of the Kalahari.The springbok lambing season makes December a great time to visit the Kalahari - expect plenty of big cats!

Kalahari Plains Camp

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Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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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Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Full-day safaris
  • Game drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Guided walking safaris

Rooms

Standard Twin 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.

Facilities

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.

Dining

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.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar

Amenities

  • Solar power
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities

Rates

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2018-04-01 — 2018-05-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $965
2018-06-01 — 2018-10-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $670
2018-11-01 — 2018-12-19Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $965
2018-12-20 — 2019-01-10Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $965

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

Kalahari Plains Camp
BJ

Bob Jennings

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. Most importantly, I would like to let them 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.
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Peter Krcmar

"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."
EM

Emma Martin

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

Ken Williams

"Our over all experience was okay. We had limited animal sightings, different to what was expected, but accommodation and food was good."

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