Kalahari Plains Camp: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Kalahari Plains Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 21 May 2023
Facilities at Kalahari Plains Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Game Drives, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Cultural Tours
Room types at Kalahari Plains Camp
Perfect for a family of four, this unit has two bedrooms each with two three-quarter beds, private en-suite bathrooms, and a central deck for treasured shared moments.
Standard Twin/Double Tents
En-suite canvas tents overlook an immense pan, with views that extend to where the sky meets the horizon. The star attraction is the sleep-out platform at each suite, offering a night of private star-gazing in one of the best places to see constellations in the southern hemisphere.
Activities at Kalahari Plains Camp
Wilderness Kalahari Plains – Game Drives *
Twice daily game drives or full-day excursions take place in open 4x4 vehicles, and are directed towards the seasonal movements of the wildlife. The Central Kalahari is a vast expanse of scrub-covered fossil dunes between ancient river valleys. During the rains (November to April), the desert comes to life, with huge herds of plains game followed by predators large and small, resulting in some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Botswana. Sightings are good around Kalahari Plains itself, especially springbok, giraffes, gemsbok, red hartebeest and steenbok, as well as predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, brown hyaenas and caracal for the lucky. Small predators range from blackbacked jackals, meerkat (suricates), Cape foxes, honey badger and a dozen mongoose species.
* With the camp being in a National Park, we adhere to the regulations of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks restricting off-road driving and night driving.
Wilderness Kalahari Plains – Guided Nature Walks *
In addition to the San Cultural Walk, guided nature walks are on offer. This activity is an approximate duration of one and a half hours, departing camp just before sunrise and moving toward one of the pans in the area for a more up close and personal focus on the fauna and flora. The Kalahari is typically a dry desert-type system, when game viewing moves into the vegetated dune belt and pan systems surrounding the fossilised valleys: most antelope move into the thickets to feed on small shrubs and tubers.
* Seasonal and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide
Wilderness Kalahari Plains – San Cultural Walk
An interpretive, guided walk led by camp staff members who are descendants of the San, provides insights into their traditional lifestyles through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area.
Wilderness Kalahari Plains – Sleep Under The Stars
Sleep out under the starry skies of the Kalahari and be lulled to a contented slumber by the sounds of Africa on the private rooftop of your tent.
Wilderness Kalahari Plains – Stargazing
The Kalahari is famous for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution it is the ideal spot from which to view the incredible formations of the stars and planets. Our guides are known to dabble with astronomy and will take you on a tour through the constellations.
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