Situated on an immense pan, Wilderness Kalahari Plains lies in a remote corner of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) – at 52 000 square kilometres, larger than Belgium. A place famed for vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators – including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lions and feisty honey badgers. Located in the Kalahari Desert in central Botswana, this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country, and one of the largest in the world. It offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Africa. Game drives unlock wildlife treasures, while respectful San cultural experiences provide insights into their unique customs and traditions.
Healthy wildlife populations are present in the area all year round, however, with the advent of the summer rains, the desert comes to life. A plethora of plains game such as springbok, and gemsbok converge in their hundreds to graze, followed by lions, one of the highest concentrations of cheetahs in Southern Africa, and leopards. In winter, the Kalahari is a typical desert. General game is still easily seen, from the carnivores to wildebeest, red hartebeest, and steenbok; as well as smaller predators such as black-backed jackals, Cape foxes, honey badgers, and myriad mongoose species. Some 220 bird species have been recorded.
Eight en-suite canvas tents (including one family unit) each include a sleep-out rooftop platform from which to enjoy the endless horizons, and beautiful night skies. The camp, including its main area with pool and deck, takes in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in camp, with innovative insulated canvas walls and roofs keeping the temperatures inside comfortable. Healthy wildlife populations are present year round, many seen from vantage points in camp.
Wilderness Kalahari Plains is involved in a number of conservation initiatives that include African wild dogs research, and working closely with local communities.
Bookings for this accommodation establishment are on request only. Natural Destinations will check the availability on your preferred travel dates and will confirm the booking, if available.
Daytime game drives and early evening game drives only (no night drives) in open 4x4 Land Cruisers, full day excursion to Deception Valley, guided, interpretative walk with the San, guided nature walks, birding, stargazing with a laser pointer, presentations by camp staff, Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience.
Free Wifi is available.
Full payment is required in advance to confirm bookings at this accommodation establishment. Payment instructions are sent out together with the booking confirmation by Natural Destinations. Unless stated otherwise on the booking confirmation, bookings can be cancelled up to 30 days prior to the planned arrival date without cancellation fees. Cancellation that are done 29 days or less prior to planned arrival date will incur cancellation fees.
Pets are not allowed.
All bookings need to be paid in advance to Natural Destinations. MasterCard and Visa are accepted payment methods as well as electronic fund transfers or PayPal.