Camp Kalahari

Explore Botswana’s Camp Kalahari

Comfortable and laid-back, Camp Kalahari sits at the very edge of the remote Makgadikgadi Saltpans, offering travellers a unique desert safari experience. Hidden away on Brown Hyena Island, the camp is completely relaxed in atmosphere, and is ideal for families or travellers seeking a unique yet casual Botswana desert experience. In Camp Kalahari’s thatched mess area, you will find a library, lounge and dining area as well as a sheltered pool pavilion where you can cool off in the afternoon.

There are just 12 ensuite guest tents here including two specifically designed to accommodate a family. Decorated with colonial era antiques and campaign furniture, all possess the romantic air of safaris from a bygone era. The canvas tents feature four-poster beds, Moroccan carpets, quirky furniture and writing desks. There are also spacious ensuite bathrooms with alfresco showers and a small outdoor deck with a comfortable bench and canvas-clad chairs. The two family tents – also ideal for groups travelling together – have interconnecting rooms with a bathroom linking the two together.

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.

  • A sensational desert safari camp for families and laid-back travellers
  • Casual in atmosphere, yet more than comfortable in style
  • A lovely pool ideal for cooling off during the day
  • Set by the Makgadikgadi Saltpans close to Chapman’s Baobab
  • Discover meerkat burrows and unique species such as brown hyena
  • Green season zebra migration viewing and dry season quad biking
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in search of desert wildlife
  • Walk with the local Zu’/hoasi Bushmen
  • Visit a “mob” of habituated meerkat
  • Stargazing
  • Quad bike across the vast, open salt pans (dry season)
  • Visit the ancient Chapman’s Baobab

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

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

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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.

Jack’s Camp

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San Camp

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Camp Kalahari

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

Meno a Kwena

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Dinaka

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