In Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, southeast of Deception Valley.

Accommodation Type

Tented safari camp

Accommodation Level


Price Guide


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Kalahari Plains Camp Highlights

  • Remote Kalahari desert location
  • Chances to see cheetahs and Kalahari black-maned lions
  • Spend time tracking and experiencing the desert with San Bushmen
  • Sleep out under the stars

Kalahari Plains Camp overview

Kalahari Plains Camp is in a remote section of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), a place of seemingly endless vistas and huge skies. Game viewing can be combined with cultural interaction with Bushmen, making for some wonderful memories.

You’ll be offered half-day and full-day game drives with opportunities to see wildebeest, red hartebeest, springbok, oryx, ostrich and predators such as the well-known Kalahari black-maned lion and cheetah. Guided nature walks let you concentrate on smaller animals and fine details.

One of the highlights of your time here though will be walking with San Bushman guides. This is an enlightening experience as you lean how they adapted to life in the desert, even though very few now live a traditional lifestyle in the desert.  Read more about ‘Walk with San Bushmen’ 

Accommodation is in tented chalets built on raised decks, with 2 larger units for families. Mesh windows admit light and fans keep the rooms cool. At one side there’s a bathroom with a shower, twin hand basins and a flush toilet plus a supply of toiletries. The veranda at the front of the bedroom is equipped with a table and chairs and makes a great place to sit and gaze at the Kalahari plains. A special feature of each chalet is the sleep-out deck, where you can lie, safely tucked up in your bed, while looking up at the starry sky and listening to the sounds of Africa.

Raised walkways lead to the heart of the camp, a large, open-sided structure housing the dining, lounge and bar areas. You’ll be free to spend time here as you wish, browsing through a book in the library, talking to fellow guests and enjoying nourishing meals. The large, shaded deck offers great views of wildlife and there’s a small pool for cooling off. At night you can head up to the star-gazing deck to test your astronomical knowledge, and share conversation around the campfire.

Kalahari Plains Camp

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  • Lounge and dining area
  • Gift shop
  • Camp fire
  • Covered deck
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service


  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Walks with Bushmen
  • Sleep out on star beds
  • Star gazing on the roof above the bar


Children aged 6 years and over are welcome. Families with children under 12 must book private activities.

Kalahari Plains Camp is managed by:

Wilderness Safaris



Chalets are made of canvas and set on wooden decks. Inside they are light and airy and have en-suite bathrooms, verandas and upper storey sleep-out decks.

  • 10 tented chalets including 2 family chalets
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, basins, flush toilet and solar-heated water
  • Toiletries
  • Veranda with table and chairs
  • Upper sleep-out deck

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