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Kalahari Plains Camp

At a Glance

    Pros

  • stunning desert scenery all year round
  • abundant game in season
  • interpretive walks with the local San Bushmen

    Cons

  • tents get very hot in summer, even with the insulation
  • there's no air-conditioning
  • food isn't very imaginative

Kalahari Plains Camp Review

This is one of Wilderness Safari's newest camps and its first in the great Kalahari Desert. Situated in the desolate northern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is one of the largest game reserves in the world and bigger than Switzerland, overlooking a huge pan, you'll stay in one of 10 en-suite innovatively insulated canvas tents designed to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Accommodation is basic but comfortable and if you can stand the desert sun you can sunbathe on your rooftop deck, or sleep under the dazzling desert stars. This camp is a 100% solar-powered camp and is totally green—no more plastic bottles of water, but your own personal one that you'll fill up when and as you need it from the filtered water containers. Game is abundant, particularly in the summer months when seasonal herds of plains game move in and are followed by opportunistic predators: great black-maned Kalahari lions, leopards, cheetahs, brown hyenas, caracals, and jackals. Birdlife is spectacular with over 220 species including threatened species such as the lappet-faced vulture and the Kori bustard, one of the world's heaviest flying birds.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 tents.
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 11-16-2012

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