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Central Kalahari

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Kalahari Plains as you drive across the infinite desert in search of its star attraction: the glorious Kalahari black-maned lion. Cheetahs are also abundant, one of the highest concentrations in southern Africa.


Watch herds of springbok, gemsbok or wildebeest journey across the sands, as well as giraffes, brown hyaenas, myriad mongoose varieties, Cape and bat-eared foxes, leopards, black-backed jackals, and honey badgers. Among more than 200 bird species on hand, spot the striking secretary bird, pale chanting goshawk, ostrich, black-breasted snake eagle and countless others. Learn, feel the culture of the land’s indigenous people, the ancient San, out on a walk with a family. Sleep in a bed open to the night sky and marvel at one of the planet’s most spectacular night skies.


The Place
Kalahari Plains lies in a remote part of the Kalahari Desert, in Botswana’s vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – at 52 000 square kilometres, larger than Belgium. The reserve offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa, particularly in summer.


The Camp
Kalahari Plains overlooks an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies. Its eight en-suite canvas units – airy and insulated to keep temperatures comfortable – are each topped with a sleep-out platform where you can spend moonlit or star-studded nights. The charmingly traditional, wood and thatch main section consists of a lounge, dining area, pool, and deck. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp. Healthy wildlife populations are present year round, many seen from vantage points in camp.

Special Facilities

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to vast tracts of Africa’s best wildlife areas, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of all these areas. Our dedicated team work together with your travel agent to design a journey that suits your budget and bucket list desires. *


Please note: The rates below are indicative only and subject to seasonality and availability. Should you require more accurate information and the applicable rate to your planned journey, please contact your Travel Designer. Please note that rates may change without prior notice.

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Surround yourself with elephants, one of the world’s largest herds, traversing two ancient wildlife corridors at the foot of the Rift Valley. Watch a matriarch and her family splash across the Linyanti River. On the breakfast barge glide past sleeping hippos, or find crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the lagoon. Across the varied habitats – grasslands, floodplains, riverine forests, and uncountable waterways – spot an abundance of wildlife; lions, leopards and wild dogs to name a few, meaning spectacular land- and water-based game viewing. Celebrate your day with sundowners on the floating fire pit, as a wildlife chorus performs.

Local Attractions

Explore the Kalahari
San Cultural Walk
Sleep under the African Stars

Response Time

12 Hours

Contact Details
  • +27 11 257 5216
Availability Calendar
August 2022
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