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Kalahari Plains Camp
Kalahari Plains Camp
Kalahari Plains Camp
Kalahari Plains Camp
Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp


21°22’4.8"S 23°49’59.5"E

Reviews of Kalahari Plains Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

16 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kalahari Plains Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Ms C
Canada

"Kalahari Plains Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 15 Aug 2012
"I had a very nice stay at Kalahari Plains Camp.

I really enjoyed seeing my first wild cheetah and seeing some giant Kalahari lions. Even though the game was quite sparse since its the dry season, I was still able to see some Kalahari animals: bat-eared foxes, oryx and springbok which are not found in many other places in Botswana. I also really enjoyed the bushman walk. It was really very interesting to learn more about how the bushman survive in such an arid region." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs O
California

"Great Safari at Kalahari Plains Camp"

3 nights Arrived 22 May 2012
"The complete experience was perfect. From the time we made contact with Wilderness Safari to the time we arrived back in Maun with Wilderness Safari all went incredibly well. Everyone was competent and knew exactly what they were doing and really took care of us.

I would definitely like to return there and would also work with the Wilderness Safari organization at any time." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana; 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
D & S
Shenfield Essex

"Kalahari Plains Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 20 Nov 2011
"No problems here, other than housekeeping, which was not up to usual standard. For instance, we had to ask for various items missing from our tent - sometimes more than once. The upkeep of the tent did not match other camps. When the weather was particularly wet and windy, the flaps on all windows did not hold and the rain poured in, resulting in a lot of wet floor and bed and clothes!

The guide - Fanie - was excellent with great sense of humour. We did not see a lot of game due to lack of rain and recent bush fire but really enjoyed the drives and also the walk." See all these reviews: 12n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs S
Texas

"Kalahari Plains Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 20 Jan 2011
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
TunbridgeW

"Kalahari Plains Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2010
"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!" See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr M
Belgravia

"Kalahari Plains Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2010
"New lodge in desert with a few teething challenges (mainly water supply)." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
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