Kalahari Plains Camp

Wilderness collection


 

Overview

Place: Situated on an immense pan, Kalahari Plains lies in a remote corner of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a place famed for vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators – including legendary black-maned Kalahari lions and feisty honey badgers. It also offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Africa. Game drives unlock wildlife treasures while respectful San Bushman experiences provide insights into a unique culture.

Accommodation: Eight canvas units (including one family unit) each include a sleep-out rooftop platform from which to enjoy the night skies. The camp, including its main area with pool and deck, takes in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides electricity and hot water, and innovative insulated canvas walls and roofs keep the temperatures inside comfortable. 

Purpose: In keeping with Wilderness’ objectives of using technologies and techniques towards reducing energy consumption and fuel use, and other resource-use reductions, Kalahari Plains is run on 100% solar power, and uses an ancient yet effective water harvesting technique.

Unique Selling Points

  • Excellent access to the vastness of the Central Kalahari

  • Summer brings plains game concentrations, and best cheetah viewing in Africa

  • Experience traditional San Bushman culture in a respectful, authentic manner

Rooms:

Standard Tent(s)

This camp can accommodate 16 guests and 02 children plus 4 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and / or concession availability.

8 x units in total comprising:

7 x twin-bedded luxury canvas tented rooms each with two three quarter beds.

1 x family luxury canvas tented unit with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (consists of 2 bedrooms each with own bathroom and entrance, sharing a deck).

Family Tent

This camp can accommodate 16 guests and 02 children plus 4 guide/pilot/tour leaders sharing, subject to concession numbers and / or concession availability.

8 x units in total comprising:

7 x twin-bedded luxury canvas tented rooms each with two three quarter beds.

1 x family luxury canvas tented unit with two three quarter beds in each bedroom (consists of 2 bedrooms each with own bathroom and entrance, sharing a deck).

Activities & features:

Kalahari Plains Camp - Game Drives

Twice daily game drives or full-day excursions take place in open 4x4 vehicles and directed towards the seasonal movements of the wildlife. As we are in a National Park, we adhere to the regulations of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks restricting off-road driving and night driving

Kalahari Plains Camp - Bushman Walk

An interpretive, guided "Bushman Walk" led by camp staff members who hail from the San Bushman clans of the area provides insights into their traditional lifestyles through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area.

Kalahari Plains Camp - Star bed

Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Kalahari and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof of your unit.

Kalahari Plains Camp - Star gazing

The Kalahari is famous for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution it is the ideal spot from which to view the incredible formations of the stars and planets. Our guides are also known to dabble with astronomy and will take you on a tour through the constellations.

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Reviews:

Amazing! My favorite camp in Botswana!
— Traveller 2018