Camp Kalahari

Comfortable, laid-back Camp Kalahari sits at the very edge of the remote Makgadikgadi Saltpans. Completely relaxed in atmosphere, this property is ideal for families or travellers seeking a unique yet casual Botswana desert experience. There are just 12 ensuite guest tents here, one specifically designed to accommodate a family. Decorated with colonial era antiques and campaign furniture, all posses the romantic air of safaris from a bygone era.

In Camp Kalahari’s thatched mess area, you’ll find a library, living and dining area as well as a sheltered pool pavilion where you can cool off in the afternoon. Not far from this property is the famous Chapman’s Baobab – now fallen – where legendary explorers Selous and Livingstone once made camp. There are also numerous cheeky meerkats who live in nearby burrows, completely indifferent to your presence as they scurry about the desert looking for food.

If visiting in the green season, you may be treated to the sight of some 30,000 zebra migrating across the pans, feeding on juicy new grass. Once the waters dry up, guests can scour the crusty terrain on quad bikes. All year round, guides and Zu’/hoasi Bushmen are on hand to share age-old secrets of this harsh environment and its inhabitants with you.


How to get to Camp Kalahari

Light aircraft transfers can be arranged from Maun to Camp Kalahari.

Activities at Camp Kalahari

  • Game drives
  • Walking with Bushmen
  • Meerkat experience
  • Stargazing
  • Quad biking (dry season)

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Camp Kalahari Highlights

  • A sensational desert safari camp for families and laid-back travellers
  • Casual in atmosphere, yet more than comfortable in style
  • Set by the Makgadikgadi Saltpans close to Chapman’s Baobab
  • Near meerkat burrows and in brown hyena territory
  • Green season zebra migration viewing and dry season quad biking


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Kalahari Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps in the Kalahari region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Camp Kalahari

Comfortable, laid-back Camp Kalahari sits at the very edge of the remote Makgadikgadi Saltpans, offering travellers a unique desert safari experience.


Occupying an exclusive piece of land in the central Kalahari Game Reserve, Dinaka is home to species including the black-maned Kalahari lion and brown Hyena

Jack’s Camp

Award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up millennia ago, beside Botswana's otherworldly Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Kalahari Plains Camp

In an exceptionally remote section of the immense Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an enormous white salt pan.

Leroo La Tau

Welcoming Leroo La Tau sits on a cliff beside the Boteti River, an important source of water to many birds and animals especially during Botswana's dry season.

Meno a Kwena

About halfway between the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, Meno a Kwena offers a diversity of safari experiences from a very scenic, secluded setting.

San Camp

San Camp is a collection of romantic white tents which sit like a mirage beneath a scattering of lofty palms at the edge of a vast, glittering saltpan.


Botswana Sample Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Botswana experience.

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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