We visited here in the wet season, so it was definitely not what we expected. It was green, wet, and not hot. No desert at all due to the rain. But a different experience in itself seeing the desert come to life with rain. This camp is situated in a National park, and as such the drivers must remain on, and not venture off road. Hence the animals may be a fair way off, if you have a huge zoom lense this would be an advantage here. Our guide/tracker TK was terrific. Once again, this being our 4th Wilderness camp, we were made very welcome by the manager Gideon and his staff, nothing was too much trouble, the accommodation was lovely and the food good. We saw a few different animals here that we didn't see at the other camps. The inclusion of a walk with a 'local' kalahari tribesman was informative and well worth it. We needed the exercise, as other camps you cannot venture out on your own for obvious reasons. We had a lovely stay here, do your homework as to the time of year you visit, as it would be completely different in the dry season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Endless skies, ancient cultures, abundant summers and insightful winters.Kalahari Plains Camp, overlooking an immense grassy and fertile pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies, is raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in sweeping views across the Kalahari by day and star-filled skies by night. Solar power provides electricity and hot water, and innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside comfortable. The lounge and dining area, also raised, are perfect for watching wildlife in front of camp. HighlightsThe Central Kalahari Game Reserve is famed for its outstanding wildlife. This region offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Africa; the desert springs to life attracting vast herds of antelope (principally springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest and blue wildebeest) followed by abundant predators – including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lion and cheetah, offering perhaps Botswana’s best viewing of this species. The unique culture and traditional lifestyles of the San Bushman people are celebrated here by San staff from the area.10 Tents (including 2 Family Tents): En-suite canvas units; rooftop sleep-out areaExperiences: Morning and afternoon game drives Guided nature walks San Bushman experience Day trips to Deception Valley ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Safaris Kalahari Plains Camp Botswana/Central Kalahari Game Reserve