Camp Kalahari

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

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.

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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.

Dinaka

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.

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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