The Kalahari Plains Camp is located deep in the northern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and offers access to some of Botswana’s best summer game viewing.
Surrounded by seemingly limitless views, this remote enterprise is the only private camp inside a reserve approximately the size of Switzerland. A logistic miracle, the Kalahari Plains Camp also demonstrates strong eco-credentials. Already one hundred percent solar powered, it gains all its hot water from a rather salty borehole, although plans are in place for a complete desalination plant in the near future.
The main shared area at Kalahari Plains Camp sits under a large canvas canopy and consists of a lounge, dining area, bar and small library, with sofas and armchairs spilling out onto a wooden terrace and campfire area. The camp also boasts a swimming pool, situated slightly away from the tented area.
Breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner are all served in the dining room, and wine and drinks are available from the bar. Please note that while the standard of food Kalahari Plains Camp is reasonable to average, the service is excellent, with returning guests full of praise for the quality of guiding and in-camp care.
The Kalahari Plains Camp is made up of 10 well appointed private tents – 8 with twin beds (which can be made into doubles), and 2 large family tents, with a main room and a smaller room for children. The tents themselves are very much permanent fixtures. Raised above desert, with shaded verandahs and roof top terraces, where beds can be made up for sleeping under the stars, they are light and airy with eight foot ceilings. They include en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, wardrobes, desks and easy chairs.
Between late November and early June is the best time to visit the Kalahari Plains Camp, when the summer rains bring the area to life with huge concentrations of plains game and their predators. Full and half day game drives can be organized, along with birding safaris and guided walks.