Kalahari Plains Camp

Reviews of Kalahari Plains Camp

Excellent(91%) From 13 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 13 of our travellers who have visited Kalahari Plains Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S - Texas
Arrived on: 20-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Good
Facilities:
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Excellent

Kalahari Plains Camp review

This was the most crowded camp (ie, number of guests), and you had the feeling of being just a body in so and so's jeep to the camp staff. However, that said, our guide/ driver OP was very personable and looked after us and our jeep mates on our drives. Our bed was comfortable, the tent was picturesque, but a somewhat weird layout in the bathroom (you walked thru the wet shower area to get to the open closet, sinks, and toilet areas). Of course it was the rainy season and everything inside the tent, including our clothes, always felt slightly damp. The common areas were nicely decorated and I found a great small book to read in the library.

Our walk and demonstration of skills by a San bushman was intresting and entertaining, although I don't think the nice young man was a bushman. Our guide/driver tried very hard at finding game but there was not much around, and what we saw was usually spoted by another guide and we were called to the spot later. We enjoyed the drive in Deception Valley, having read all of the Owen's books.

The most numerous animals were springbok and the herds of migrating oryx. We spent considerable time searching for the resident cheetahs.

We enjoyed our days here and feel lucky to say we have been to the Kalahari desert. Visiting in the rainy season here was in some ways spectular. You could see storms building up and coming toward you from a long distance. We had several amazing sunsets. Having once been here we would not return to this area; there is little variation in the scenery and not many animals.

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Mr & Mrs S from Kent
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Kalahari Plains Camp review

Grading average to good. Incredible variety of wild life, but we had seen most of it on the first evening (including wild cat) - a longer stay would not be more rewarding.

I felt quite crowded at the beginning - they seemed to have so many staff hovering, one could not get a mug of tea without a couple of staff wanting to help! I did not quite hit it off with Russ - I wanted a top and tried on too many for his liking. But my only grouse would be that they ran out of unsalty water but did not tell us, so we washed our hair in the salty water and had it sticky afterwards! And he declared that 'communication' was the most important aspect of his work! I found the guide a bit irritating, called our group 'guys' or 'folks' all the time. But he had brilliant eye-sight, and that is what matters!

Would love to have seen meercats - but I cannot blame the camp for the fact that they do not live here!

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Mr M from London
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Kalahari Plains Camp review

New lodge in desert with a few teething challenges (mainly water supply).

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