Camp And Activity Highlights
- One of only three camps in a one-million-acre private Kalahari wildlife reserve
- Camp Kalahari is perfect for families and couples alike
- Zebra and wildebeest migration (January to April)
- Quad biking, horseback riding, bushman walks and Kalahari game drives
- Evenings around a fire at Camp Kalahari
- Visits to Brown Hyena Island
- Those stunning and spacious Meru-style camp tents
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Safari And Bush Camp
- Location; Makgadikgadi Pans
- Lodge size; 11 safari tents
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
A More Affordable Safari Camp In Botswana's Kalahari And Makgadikgadi Region
Camp Kalahari offers guests an affordable option and base from which to explore the surrounding Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Pans. Located on an island called Hyaena Island on the edge of Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans region, surrounded by a landscape that is magical, mystical and surreal.
The perfect destination that is perfect for families, groups and couples alike.
Camp Kalahari activities include quad biking, horse riding, walks with Bushmen, meerkat viewing, star gazing, game drives (day and night), birding and, of course, Africa's second largest zebra and wildebeest migration in the summer months.
"Come for a day, and you’ll be wowed by the landscape and the people; stay for a few days, and you might never want to leave".
Camp Kalahari is nothing short of spectacular, especially if one takes into what is included and the rates that neighbouring camps go for.
Rooms and Suites
Eleven large Meru-style canvas tents offer an understated and laidback stay, all with open-air camp showers and en-suite bathrooms.
Bed configurations are either twin, double or family, all with decor that can be best described as "classic old-world safari style".
All tented suites at Camp Kalahari are spaced far apart so that privacy is not an issue at all.
Cuisine and Wine
Meals at Camp Kalahari are tasty, simple and delicious, more along the lines of a home-cooked affair.
Meals are served either indoors or outdoors depending on what the weather is up to on that particular day; either way, both locations are excellent.
There is a good selection of South African wines and local beers on offer when dining or at the bar. Bottled water and cool drinks are also plentiful. Most drinks in camp are included in the rates except, of course, imported wines, whiskeys, brandies and the like.
The central guest areas at Camp Kalahari comprise a library, lounge and dining area, all under thatch and decorated with African furniture and colonial antiques.
A main camp swimming pool is located near the central guest area, the perfect spot to hide from the heat of the Kalahari sun.
Note; there is no WiFi or cell phone signal anywhere near Camp Kalahari.
Morning and afternoon game drives around the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and the Kalahari Desert in custom-built 4x4s offer up the chance to view and witness some of the best Kalahari wildlife sightings out there. Night drives are particularly recommended after dinner with spotlights and hopefully the chance to view Brown Hyena, Aardwolf and those cute bat eared-foxes.
One of our personal favourite activities at Camp Kalahari would have to be joining Bushmen on a walk through the surrounding desert; the knowledge these people possess of everything that surrounds them is nothing short of astounding.
The habituated Kalahari meerkats near the camp are a great opportunity to photograph and just simply sit and watch these amazing little creatures go about their day.
Other activities on offer at Camp Kalahari (season depending);
- Summer with Africa's second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest
- Two-hour horseback safaris
- A 2x night expedition on quad bikes to Kubu Island
- Lie out on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans as the sunsets, and watch the planetarium of stars unfold
If you’re travelling with your brood, choose the interconnecting family tent; with a bathroom linking the space for children and adults, it’s ideal for families and groups. Camp Kalahari is most certainly child and family-friendly; children of all ages are welcome.
Children should always be closely supervised as wildlife does, on occasion, pass through the camp.
Camp Kalahari is the perfect destination for those looking to experience an unforgettable Botswana safari.
With activities ranging from game drives and walks with Bushmen to star gazing and meerkat viewing, there is something for everyone at this magical camp.
The large canvas tents offer a comfortable and laid-back stay, while the central guest areas provide plenty of amenities, including a swimming pool.
Meals are simple yet delicious, and most drinks are included in the rates.
So what are you waiting for? Come experience the magic of Botswana's Kalahari And Makgadikgadi at Camp Kalahari today!
Rates from US$ 925.00 per person
Camp Kalahari Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in US Dollars (US$)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Local drinks
- Activities (NB some activities at an extra surcharge)
- Premium brand beverages
- Tips & gratuities
- Travel insurance