Camp Kalahari, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana
A Luxury Tented Camp in Botswana
Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana
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Camp Kalahari sits amongst the acacias and mokolwane palms of Brown Hyaena Island, on the edge of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans National Park. So, what on earth does that mean, we hear you cry? It means that you’re surrounded by dry savannah and the semi-arid Kalahari Desert. The salt-baked, sun-scorched pans are clear of vegetation, quite simply because it can’t grow, but around them are glittering grasslands and profusions of enormous baobabs. It doesn’t get much more dramatic than that.
Laidback and understated, nothing is overly elaborate at Camp Kalahari. Instead, you’ll find 11, Meru-style canvas tents filled with fresh textiles, Moroccan kilims and funky four-posters. Shower alfresco in the open-air, ensuite bathrooms (there’s definitely no one around to disturb your privacy here!), and there’s plenty of hot and cold water available throughout the day. If you’re travelling with your brood, choose the interconnecting family tent; with a bathroom linking the space for children and adults, it’s ideal for families and groups.
The common areas include a central library and a living and dining area, festooned with an eclectic mix of original African furniture and colonial antiques. Meals are refreshingly simple and wonderfully tasty, and served, family-style, at the long table. There’s also a thatched swimming pool, providing the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a hot afternoon – just watch out for the eles who might pop in for a quick drink too.
WHY CHOOSE CAMP KALAHARI?
- Camp Kalahari is one of only three camps in a one million-acre private wildlife reserve, with just eleven, Meru-style tents set amongst the palms.
- There’s a veritable blockbuster of activities to get stuck into, including quad biking, horseback riding, bushman walks and traditional game drives.
- CK is great camp for families. It’s unique, fresh, and affordable, children from all ages are welcome, there’s a dedicated family suite and a fence around the camp too.
- Watch 50,000 zebra and wildebeest migrate through the area from January to April.
- Enjoy lazy siestas in the swimming pool pavilion and, in the dry season, watch the ellies come to drink at the water – a memory you won’t forget in a hurry!
Camp Kalahari Rates, Activities & Amenities
|2019||10 January - 31 March||–||US $ 590|
|2019||01 April - 14 June; 01 November - 19 December||–||US $ 680|
|2019||15 June - 31 October; 20 December - 09 January||–||US $ 795|
|2019||01 August - 31 August||–||US $ 890|
|2020||10 January - 31 March||–||US $ 620|
|2020||01 April - 31 May; 01 November - 19 December||–||US $ 750|
|2020||01 June - 30 June; 01 September - 31 October; 20 December - 09 January||–||US $ 850|
|2020||01 July - 31 August||–||US $ 960|
Rates are Per Person Per Night unless otherwise specified.
Camp Kalahari rates include: accommodation, all meals, & beverages, guest laundry, daily activities, expert guiding, park entry fees & VAT.
Rates Exclude: Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive personal travel insurance is not included in the price.
Children of all ages are welcome at Camp Kalahari.
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Camp Kalahari, Botswana
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