Kalahari Plains Camp

Enjoy prime game viewing, San Bushman cultural insights and nights under the African stars in this classic safari camp in the remote Kalahari wilderness.

If you agree with us that true luxury cannot be counted by the thread count of bed linen or the plushness of a carpet but lies in the privilege of exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, seclusion, privacy and space, you will love Kalahari Plains Camp. This luxurious camp in the remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers some of the best summer wildlife-viewing opportunities in Africa. The reserve is the largest conservation area in Botswana and one of the largest in the world. Within this beautiful biome, Kalahari Plains Camp looks out over an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies.

Each of the eight en-suite canvas suites includes a rooftop star bed where you can enjoy the rare privilege of sleeping out under the stars. Inside, seven of the canvas suites has twin three-quarter beds, while the eighth is a luxurious family tent with two bedrooms with a shared deck, each with its own bathroom and entrance.

The communal guest areas have a lounge and dining area with a welcome swimming pool and deck where you can relax on hot summer afternoons. The camp is ecofriendly, and solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp, while insulated canvas walls and roof keep temperatures inside the units comfortable.

The healthy year-round wildlife population explodes with the arrival of the southern summer rains, when the arid desert environment turns into a green oasis. The plains game are followed by lion, one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in southern Africa and leopard, making for excellent predator sightings. Twice daily game drives or full-day excursions take place in open 4×4 vehicles. An interpretive, guided ‘Bushman Walk’ led by camp staff members who hail from the San Bushman clans of the area provides cultural insights into their traditional lifestyles through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area. The remote Kalahari has famously clear night skies, which makes star gazing exceptionally striking. The camp guides will share their astronomical knowledge with interested guests, while guests who take this chance to spend the night on their private sky bed are bound to see plenty of shooting stars while they fall asleep to the soundtrack of the African night. (Tip: For a truly comprehensive Botswana experience, you can combine a stay at Kalahari Plains Camp with a visit to the famous Okavango Delta.)

 

Guest amenities include:

  • Tented suites with en-suite bathrooms
  • Solar-powered electricity and hot water
  • Sleep-out deck (roof-top star bed)
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives, bird-watching, game viewing, game walks, cultural tours

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