Camp Kalahari

Comprising only ten walk-in tented suites, Camp Kalahari offers both an intimate and well-rounded safari experience. Its surrounding grasslands are home to resident antelope, giraffe and plenty of predators; the summer rains attract even more wildlife to the area and the summer bird watching is excellent. Morning, afternoon and evening game drives are augmented by quad-biking and tracking excursions while horseback safaris of up to several days are available for experienced riders.

Tucked under acacia and palm trees on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Camp Kalahari is both more affordable and more family-friendly than its sister camps – San Camp and Jack’s Camp. There is a swimming pool and four-sleeper family unit available, and children of all ages will enjoy the camp’s interpretive walks as well as encounters with habituated meerkats.

Relaxed, informal and friendly, solar-powered Kalahari Camp makes a great addition to a Botswana safari that includes the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. The landscape changes dramatically with the arrival of the summer rains and the camp stays open to the end of the year to witness the arrival of thousands of zebra onto the Makgadikgadi grasslands.

Camp Kalahari Rating

4.5 / 5 (from 60 votes)

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  • Relaxed, family-friendly tented camp
  • Game viewing & quad-biking
  • Tracking adventures & meerkat encounters
  • Well placed for summer’s zebra migration

Fast Facts

The Tents

  • Explorer-type Tented Suites
  • Double or Twin Beds
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Four-sleeper Family Tent
There are only ten walk-in tents at Camp Kalahari, furnished simply but with everything you need for comfort. Seven of them are twin-bedded, two have a four-poster double bed each and the last one has been designed with families in mind, comprising two twin tents linked by a bathroom. An en suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower is attached to each tent, and guests are treated to hot-water bottles on cold Kalahari nights.

The Camp Kalahari Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Tent, Lounge & Bar
  • Small Library & Antique Displays
  • Breakfast Picnics on the Pans

The camp’s main thatched area provides guests with a dining room, lounge and bar, complete with reference library and an eclectic collection of antiques, explorer memorabilia and objects d’art. A swimming pool makes a welcome addition to the camp – a thatched pavilion offers shade. Various dining experiences can be enjoyed at Camp Kalahari including picnic breakfasts served out on the salt pans and star-lit barbecue dinners.

Activities at Camp Kalahari

  • Game Drives & Horseback Safaris
  • San Bushman Tracking Experience
  • Meerkat Encounters
  • Quad-biking & Historical Excursions

Camp Kalahari offers game drives in open-sided vehicles in and around the game-rich Makgadikgadi Pans National Park; both morning and afternoon drives are timetabled, with spot-lit night drives on the return to camp in the evenings. Equally rewarding are the camp’s other activities: you can join a San Bushman tracking team as they guide you through the wilderness or meet inquisitive meerkats, part of a habituated family close to camp. Quad-biking adventures, horseback safaris and fascinating excursions to archaeological sites and giant baobab trees complete the picture.

Camp Kalahari Rates 2016

  • High Season 2016
  • USD823pp sharing
  • Low Season 2016
  • USD629pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD823pp sharing

Low:  January – 31st May    |   High:  1st June – 31st October    |   Low:  1st November – 31st December

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Accommodation, activities, all meals, drinks, laundry, national park fees, VAT

Excludes:Premium drinks, transfers, flights, tips, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

A Single Surcharge is applicable to bookings during the High Season and is charged at USD173 pppn.

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Camp Kalahari on 25/06/2014 rated 4.5 of 5