Camp Kalahari

Reviews of Camp Kalahari

Excellent(91%) From 17 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 17 of our travellers who have visited Camp Kalahari, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs A from Cumbria
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Food:
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Meerkat experience

Situated in a lovely spot. The camp is well hidden in the trees and only the presence of a water tank gives its position away. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They made us feel at home and worked hard at getting the different groups to socialise.

The communal area was comfortable and cool. This encouraged people to relax there and not to hide away in their tents.

Our guide was very good and knew where to find the more unusual animals. The experience with the meerkats was extraordinary and just one of several good surprises. The food was adequate, but quite ordinary.

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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camp kalahari

we were the only 2 guests on day 1 & only a further 2 were there for day 2

if meerkats are the reason to go then this is a must with 2 virtually habituated troops giving some fantastic interactions

brown hyena are no longer resident & other game at this time was thin on the ground (although we did spot a caracal)

biggest bug bear is the incessant mosquitoes which were ravenous and numerous(cover up)

the staff were friendly & not overbearing with acouple of nice surprises. accomdation is adequate

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Ms H from London
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Amazing Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari is a much more "old fashioned" camp with oil lamps in the tents and outside bathrooms, I found this rather romantic and very "Out of Africa". It is currently being expanded and has been much improved by the new owners Jack's Camp so it would be good to see how things are in 6-12 months.

The setting in the pans is magical and you truly feel in another world. It was a fabulous contract to the Delta camps and having it last was for me the right order.

I enjoyed the activities, especially a morning spent with a colony of meercats and an outing with five bushmen.

Once again food and service were excellent but perhaps not as friendly as at the other two, there was less of a house party feel, but that may just be because I was the only guest.

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Mr & Mrs W from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Meerkat Heaven

We are unable to comment as we were informed there were lions at this camp so we stayed at Jacks Camp.

The weather was terrible - windy & cold but we still had a terrific time. I did not expect the meerkat experience to be so enchanting and our guide Shabba? was really very informative and a pleasure to be with.

The game, as we expected was not all around us but to see this type of habitat with the meerkats makes this, for us an essential add on to any trip to Botswana.

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Mr and Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 17-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Great camp with excellent guides

Camp Kalahari was a fantastic stay and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We were fortunate enough to catch the end of the wildebeest and zebra migratation one beautiful morning which was amazing.

The meerkats are a must see as well. The camp is a bit more rustic but well tended and great food.

The best part was the camp staff and guides. All were excellent

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Ms G - Lincolnshire
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Magic moments with meercats

Unpretentious camp which delivers a cost-effective way of seeing the salt pans and in particular spend time with the meercats. The staff and guide were very good despite having to deal with somewhat erratic plumbing.

The tent accommodation was fine and the position of the camp was fairly ideal.

The time spent with the meercats will long live in the memory while coming across the aardwoff on a night drive was a very welcome bonus.

Going to the area in February had the bonus of seeing thousands of zebra on what is said to be the second biggest migration in Africa but it did mean you could not go on the salt pans themselves and had to skirt around them (no quad bikes excusions).

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Mr S from Canada
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Private Camp in Kalahari

Our experience at the Kalahari Camp were also very good - the meerkat "shows" , the quadbike trip made us really happy.

A warm thank you to Masego (manager) and Ndabona (the guide and driver) and all people that took care of us - it was like our "private camp" for the duration of our stay.

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