Kalahari Plains Camp

Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana

On Request

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Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp lies in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a place famed for its outstanding wildlife with vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators — including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lions. This region also offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Africa.


We Love
  • Local drinks are included for if you are on a Fully Inclusive basis.
  • Kalahari Plains Camp guides work closely with the coordinators of the Central Kalahari Wild Dog Project and the Okavango-Kalahari Wild Dog Research Project.
  • In addition, Kalahari Plains Camp has actively engaged the local Basarwa (Bushman) people to integrate them into the potentially mutually beneficial ecotourism industry.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • A minimum age for walking activities and sleep-outs is 13 years.
  • Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp.
  • You are requested to keep water usage to a minimum in this desert environment.

The Review

Located in the Kalahari Desert biome in the central part of Botswana, at 5 million hectares this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. Due to the diversity of habitats in the area, healthy game populations move seasonally between dune and valley, depending on the season. It is also known to hold significant populations of large predators such as lion and brown hyaena.

Your Stay
The camp, situated on an immense pan, comprises ten en-suite canvas units each with a sleep-out area from which to enjoy the night skies. The lounge and dining area has a separate swimming pool and deck. The camp is raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides electricity and hot water, and the innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside comfortable.

This part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers year round viewing of key desert-adapted wildlife. Summer is spectacular with huge concentrations of plains game followed by predators such as lion and cheetah. General herbivore species easily seen are gemsbok (oryx), springbok, red hartebeest, grey duiker and steenbok. Less common carnivores from brown hyaena and even caracal are occasionally seen, while a host of smaller predators include meerkats (suricates), Cape fox, honey badger, black-backed jackal and many mongoose species.

Over 220 bird species can be seen in the area, with regionally threatened species like Kori Bustard and Lappet-faced Vulture and aridwest endemic species such as Burchell’s Sandgrouse, Grey-backed Sparrowlark, Kalahari Scrub-Robin and African Wren-Warbler.

Guided game drives and walks unlock the wildlife treasures found here and San Bushman experiences provide insights into the unique culture of this people.

Getting There

The Kalahari Plains Camp is located in the Northern sector of Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana and about 20km from Deception Valley. Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta and is accessed by a short 1 hour and 15 min flight on a light aircraft. Transfer time from airstrip to camp is about 30 minutes by road. There is a luggage restriction on this flight of 10kg (22lbs) per person, soft sided luggage.

The Kalahari Plains Camp can also be accessed by 4x4 vehicles but accommodation reservations must be made prior to entry into the Reserve – vehicles will not be granted access without an accommodation booking (unless it is a day trip).


Kalahari Plains Camp Okavango Delta & Moremi, Botswana