Fodor's Expert Review Camp Kalahari

Makgadikgadi Pans, Central, Botswana

Offering all the Makgadikgadi activities, Camp Kalahari represents a more down-to-earth and affordable option in this area and is ideally suited to families. Spacious guest tents with wooden verandahs are decorated with grass mats, Persian kilims, canopied iron bedsteads, and polished trunks. The covered bathroom lies behind an ingenious, head-high paneled wall of dried palm fronds allowing light to enter from the back of the bedroom, giving it an airy, roomy feel. Go on a walk with the fascinating San Bushmen, who will charm you with their language of clicks and quirky sense of humor, speed across the flat-as-a-pancake salt pans on a quad bike or on horseback, or visit a colony of habituated meerkats. When you return to the paraffin-lamp-lit main area, a fire will be beckoning as you wash your hands with water from a copper pitcher and sit among an eclectic mix of handmade African wooden furniture, colonial antiques, and emerald aloes nestling in golden ammo casings.


  • 100% solar
  • accepts children of all ages
  • great range of activities


  • not fancy
  • no plug sockets in rooms
  • can be hot and dusty in summer




Phones: 27-21-001–1574-in South Africa


10 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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