Kalahari Plains, Central Kalahari, Botswana

Kalahari Plains Camp is a Classic Camp

Endless skies, ancient cultures, abundant summers, insightful winters

Kalahari Plains Camp is set in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Located in the Kalahari Desert biome in the central part of Botswana, this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. Its star attractions include the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world's best cheetah viewing.

Kalahari Plains Camp is perfectly situated overlooking an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. It comprises eight en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with a swimming pool and deck. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp and insulated canvas walls and roof keep temperatures inside the units comfortable.


  • Fascinating cultural experiences allow for an authentic insight into the ancient Bushman clans of the area
  • Diverse game includes carnivores, wildebeest, red hartebeest and springbok as well honey badger and mongoose
  • Combine with the Delta for a comprehensive Botswana experience
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Some things to do at Kalahari Plains Camp

  • First time to Africa
  • Travelled to Africa
  • Seasoned Traveller
  • Hop on a 4x4 vehicle and search out the legendary black-maned lion or the cheetah in the area.

  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the San Bushman people with an interpretive “Bushman walk.”

  • Spend a romantic night sleeping out on your roof, under the star-studded African skies.


Activities and Facilities:

Guided Walks Game Drive (Day) Cultural Experiences Birding Pool Family Room Tented Camp Solar Power Sleep-out Deck No Wi-Fi

Latest News From Kalahari Plains Camp

  • Kalahari Plains Camp – July 2015
    Jul 1, 2015

    Giraffe are photogenic at the best of times, but this month Kalahari Plains guests were particularly delighted with the sun setting behind these lovely ‘tall horses’…

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  • Kalahari Plains Camp – June 2015
    Jun 1, 2015

    The dry season has arrived at Kalahari Plains, bringing noticeable changes to the colour of the environment, although green patches are still visible and attracting herbivores – followed by predators...

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  • Kalahari Plains Camp – May 2015
    May 1, 2015

    A safari at Kalahari Plains becomes extra special with a sighting of one of the resident black-maned lions, while this month a caracal sighting moved straight to the top of the rarities list…

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As recommended on TripAdvisor

“ Amazing staff make this place special. The "cabins" themselves were comfortable although somewhat hot in the middle of the day. By nightfall, the desert cools down a bit and sleeping is fine. Our highlights on safari included lions up close and personal and numerous antelope. ”
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Reviewed by: librarylady57, 4 June 2015