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Botswana Hotels

Kalahari Plains Camp

  • Local Flavor


  • Stunning desert scenery all year round
  • Abundant game in season
  • Interpretive walks with the local San Bushmen


  • Tents get very hot in summer, even with the insulation
  • There's no air-conditioning
  • Food isn't very imaginative

Updated 11/16/2012

Fodor's 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.

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Hotel Information


Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana


27–11-807–1800-in South Africa

Hotel Details:

  • 10 tents
  • All meals

Updated 11/16/2012


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