Camp Kalahari

Reviews of Camp Kalahari

Excellent(94%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 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.
Darius from Paris
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kalahari review

It's enclosed and thus is rather limited in terms of contact with animals. The food is great (best we had in Botswana), people are very helpfull.

It lacks the 'safari view' and makes Jack's Camp all the more desirable.

The horses stabled there are under used and could use more of a promotion. The cost seems expensive (it's an add-on) but it is on a subcontract with an outside firm.

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Mr G - Tennessee
Arrived on: 14-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A Pleasant Surprise

We expected CK to be a bit downmarket and were pleasantly surprised. Contrary to all information, the tents do have lights and a fan. Service was outstanding and the food the best we experienced in any of the camps.

We had an excellent guide whose knowledge compensated for a lack of wildlife -- the sparsest of any of the camps by far, although we did enjoy the meerkats. The setting -- especially during the numerous storms we experienced -- is breathtaking.

This could have been a bit of a letdown as our last camp but the service we received made it a winner.

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Mrs & Mr A - Western Australia
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kalahari review

One of the many highlights of our trip.

Camp Kalahari is basic but very nice. The tented rooms are large and comfortable. The camp staff were great and made sure you were very well looked after.

The food was excellent and beautifully presented.

Our guide Jonah was excellent, I think he enjoyed taking on the game drives nearly more than we did.

We were lucky to see the very private Brown Hyena and the absolute highlight was spending time with the Meerkats on two occasions.

We had a great excursion with the Bushmen which was a lot of fun and very informative.

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Mr & Mrs M from Bracknell
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Camp Kalahari review

Nice contrast to the delta. Very knowledgeable guiding, Servicer a little "clunky"when camp was full.

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XX from London
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fabulous

One of the high points of the trip. We had a wonderful, varied and fascinating time at Camp Kalahari.

The accommodation was luxurious, the food was excellent and the guides (particularly the highly knowledgeable Bart) were impressive. We experienced exciting game drives, enjoyed learning about San (Bushman) life and had a truly magical time in the salt pans with the contrast of quad bikes and absolute peace.

The "surprises" provided throughout the stay made this a truly unforgettable three days.

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Mrs J and Family - Dunmow
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Camp Kalahari review

What an amazing place. When we flew in we thought we were in the middle of nowhere. We were made to feel extremely welcome. The horse riding, meekhat visit, quad bikes, san visit, salt pans and camp out were all real highlights of our trip..

Our guide, Micheal, was a great personality and made us all feel at home. Nothing was too much trouble.

Although there was not the extent of game as in Chobe we did really enjoy this experience and would definitely recommend it.
It was also very nice to have a lunchtime siesta and rest in the middle of the day - only mad dogs and Englishmen...........

The food was exceptional

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Mr A. from Saratoga Springs
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Camp Kalahari review

Mr. Bones - our guide, the MC and overall host was truly amazing. Although the camp was a bit worn, Bones made this stay memorable.

Staff were very attentive and ensured we were extremely well treated. Our activities - ATV drives in the salt pan, guided tours, the Bushmen Walk, meerkat bonding - each held surprises that were amazing.

Overall an experience we would not have wanted to miss.

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Mrs D. from Worcester Park
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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MY BOTSWANA: CAMP KALAHARI

Camp Kalahari reminded me of Hemingway's Botswana and I was very pleased that I decided to stay there. The food was to my liking and the staff were friendly and helpful.

The herds of zebra and wildebeste outnumbered all other animals but on our evening drive in the moonlight we saw spring hares, cape hares, black backed jackals, an owl, an aardvark and a steenbok which everyone found very satisfying. On one daytime drive we saw a couple of ostriches in the distance but this was the only time I saw them during the whole time I was in Botswana. During the night there was a huge outcry as a lion tried to get into the horses' enclosure....who can blame him for thinking it would be a quick and easy meal.

The early morning visit to the meerkat burrows was charming and I believe I am right in saying everyone enjoyed it. We arrived as they began emerging from their burrows and when one sat on my knee I decided it smelt of marmite! A staff member has been appointed to stay around the meerkats' territory all day and every day so that they are used to 'us humans' and do not consider us a threat.

I did not join the Bush Walk but was surprised at the number of Bush people that arrived for the walk which included men, women, children and babies. I also did not participate in the quad bike drive because I had no time left, however afterwards I wished that I had.

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Scottish lovers of Africa
Arrived on: 3-May-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent start to our safari

We loved this camp and found the staff all very friendly, efficient, caring and knowledgeable. Ossy, our young guide, was excellent and we learnt a great deal from him about the animals and birds in the area. Highlights included seeing brown hyena, walking with the meerkats and visiting the National Park, where we saw part of the second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest, and a lioness with her cub and a freshly killed zebra. Particularly magical was sitting far out into the salt pan watching the sunset, before returning to Ossy and our vehicle, where he told his about the evolution of the delta and the pan. We also enjoyed the opportunity to meet the bushmen, and to learn something about their traditional way of life

Food was excellent, service was impeccable and we enjoyed the singing and dancing of the staff, in which we participated enthusiastically if not necessarily proficiently! The rooms were well appointed and comfortable.

We enjoyed the opportunity to see some animals with which we were not familiar, e.g. springhares, porcupine and to start our extensive list of bird sightings. The night drives with the spotlight showed us that nocturnal animals were plentiful in this area

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Mr C. from Harvest
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Just what I wanted

I did several habituated Meerkat Mobs, some night viewing, and brown Hyena cubs.

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