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Camp Kalahari
Camp Kalahari
Camp Kalahari
Camp Kalahari
Camp Kalahari
Camp Kalahari
Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari: Information from the owner

General information

No. of rooms
Check-in time
Check-out time

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 Camp Kalahari, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
15 May 2024
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Facilities at Camp Kalahari

Property facilities
Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Pool, Private Vehicle Available
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Safe, Shower
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, High Tea, Night Drives, Quad Biking, Safaris
Nearby activities
Helicopter Scenic Flights, Horse Riding

Room types at Camp Kalahari

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Meru Safari Tent - Double Tents

Each of the 4 double tents include 1 x queen sized bed, private indoor/ outdoor showers, fans and private verandas with a seating area

Max: 2 adults
Children of all ages welcome

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Meru Safari Tent - Family Tent

There are 2 Family tents, one includes 1 x queen sized bed & 2 x 3/4 beds, while the second includes 1 x king sized bed & 2 x 3/4 beds. Both are joined by a common private indoor/ outdoor shower, include fans and a private veranda with a seating area.

Max: 2 adults and 2 children
Children of all ages welcome

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Meru Safari Tent - Twin Tents

The 6 twin tents are made up of 2 x 3/4 beds, private indoor/ outdoor showers, fans and private verandas with a seating area

Please note that these can not be convered into a double bed

Max: 2 adults
Children of all ages welcome

Activities at Camp Kalahari

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Bushman Walk

Discover the secrets of the pans with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen on a fascinating bush walk. See this ancient desert landscape through their eyes. These skilled hunter gatherers will show you how to survive, using their extraordinary tracking skills to uncover a smorgasbord of culinary delights... from bulbs, to scorpions, to berries. Spending time with them is a very rare privilege.

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Fallen Baobab

Visit the site of the Fallen Baobab, one of the three largest and oldest trees in Africa and the camp site for Livingstone and Selous..

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Fat Bikes

Grab a fat bike and peddle around the Makgadikgadi Pans. This is a really fun activity for the whole family, and an ideal way to get some exercise. These bikes can easily cruise over the desert terrain, taking you along 4x4 tracks and around the crusty salt flats. Keep a look out for sightings of wildlife, while breathing in the beautiful scenery, alongside the desert silence.

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Flamingo Migration (additional cost)

The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are one of the most important breeding sites in southern Africa for

the lesser and greater flamingos. These flying flame birds, arrive in their millions during seasons of good rain, when millions of small shrimp and other crustaceans crack through the salty pan crust to spawn. The result, a pink extravaganza in the heat of the desert. You can also heli to Sua Pan to view the flamingos in Mar - Apr (scenic helicopter flight must be booked).

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Game Drives

Take game drives and night drives in custom built 4x4s to spot the unique desert wildlife that inhabit the pans, like the elusive brown hyena or Kalahari lion. Your experienced safari guide will help you discover a desert landscape, pulsating with life. Complete with bush picnics, morning coffees and chilled drinks.

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Horse Riding (additional cost)

Saddle up to explore this wild, unspoilt area in the same way many of the earliest explorers, hunters

and missionaries did – on horseback! You’ll embark on an adventurous outride (for all level riders). This is an exhilarating way to spot wildlife, cantering along the crusty salt flats and following the animal

highways that bring life to the Makgadikgadi Pans.

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Meet the Meerkats

Get up close and personal with our families of habituated meerkats. Head out from camp at sunrise, so that you are ready to tail these delightful omnivores as they set off in search of their breakfast. Walk amongst them (advised by your guide) and if you take a seat you might be lucky enough to be mistaken for a termite mound, where you'll be used as a look out point for predators.

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Quad Biking (seasonal activity)

This is pure desert adventure! Take an exhilarating quad bike across the salt-crusted pans (all pan activity is weather permitting and dependent on the dryness of the pans). You’ll feel total freedom as you trek across this vast and ancient landscape, discovering so much about the remnants of this once super lake.

Seasonal: April - October

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Scenic Helicopter Flights (additional cost)

This really is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a helicopter flight over the Makgadikgadi Pans, doors off (or on), to take in the vastness of this desert landscape. You’ll go in search of the zebra and flamingo migrations (if timed correctly), get dropped on an island of baobabs for lunch, do a bit of sunset sky surfing as you follow the palm tree linings and tell all your friends about it all when you get home.

Spa Treatments (additional cost)

If you are in need of some serious time out, then one of our spa treatments is your perfect escape. Our professional therapist will put you in seventh heaven. Book a back massage overlooking the Makgadikgadi Pans or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment from the privacy of your tent. Whichever you decide, you’ll walk away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Zebra & Wildebeest Migration (November - April)

Witness the second largest migration in Africa. A stonking spectacle of black and white stripes

as approximately 30,000 zebra and wildebeest migrate across the Makgadikgadi Pans, followed closely by stalking predators, waiting for the rich pickings of tired hooves. This is a wildlife explosion and an experience not to be missed!

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Leroo La Tau

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