Kalahari Plains Camp is set in a diverse section in the north of the famed Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp overlooks a very large pan, which in turn leads the eye on to an endless horizon. This is true, unspoilt Botswana, and is a must for the Safari enthusiast.
Accommodation at Kalahari Plains Camp is in 8 raised en-suite purpose built canvas chalets, each of which is equipped with its own sleep-out platform on the roof… a unique feature indeed. In addition there is an extensive private deck, overlooking the pan. Of the 8 units, 1 is specifically for families, and consists of 2 adjacent en-suite rooms.
Each tented chalet is equipped with a shower, twin hand basins, electronic safe, mosquito net, coffee and tea making facilities, writing desk and chair, easy chair and a shaded veranda with seating area. There is also a ceiling fan and pedestal mist fan in each unit. In addition the canvas walls have been specially insulated to assist in keeping the internal temperature comfortable in the hotter months of the year.
The main Camp area is slightly raised off the ground and consists of a lounge, dining area and bar (all under thatch), along with a small swimming pool and deck (and shaded area). Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp.
Activities on offer include game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. As there is an excellent wildlife population, you have the chance to see a selection of plains game, such as oryx, and springbok. In the summer months, as the rains bring new life to the plants, the number of grazers’ increases exponentially, which in turn brings the predators – lion, leopard and cheetah (one of the highest concentrations in the sub-continent).
During the winter months (which are much drier), the area takes on a fully desert-like appearance, and there are still good numbers of antelope (including wildebeest, red hartebeest and steenbok). Predators include the delightful black-backed jackal, cape fox, honey badger, and a number of species of mongoose. In addition, birding is excellent, with some 220 species having been recorded (the area is internationally recognized).
Guests at Kalahari Plains can also enjoy a guided Bushman walk (led by camp staff members who are descendants of the San Bushmen and within close proximity to the camp).
A day trip to the well-known Deception Valley area – this is automatically available to guests staying 3 or more nights and includes a picnic brunch. For a stay of 2 nights, in order to guarantee the excursion a private has been booked (at additional cost).
A night under the magnificent Kalahari sky would also not be complete without some laser-guided star-gazing.
Children of 06 years and older are welcome at Kalahari Plains Camp. However, a minimum age of 13 years is required for walking activities and sleep-outs.
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