3 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Camp Kalahari
Experience Botswana – Beyond Wildlife
|Why we love it:||Totally different landscape/Meerkats / Pans experience|
|Optional Extras:||Sleep out on the pans|
|Best Combined With:||2 Night Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kanana Camp
3 Nts Okavango Explorer (Luxury) – Kwara
2 Night Big Game Safari (Luxury) – Machaba
3 Night Okavango Explorer (Standard) – Pom Pom
2 Night Maun (Luxury) – Thamo Telele
|Seasons||Date||Price (pp sharing)||Single supplement|
|Green Season||10 Jan – 31 Mar 24||USD||USD|
|Shoulder Season||01 Apr – 31 May & 01 Nov – 19 Dec 24||USD||USD|
|Peak Season||01 Jul – 31 Aug 24||USD||USD|
|High Season||01 Jun – 30 Jun & 01 Sep – 31 Oct & 20 Dec – 09 Jan 25||USD||USD|
Includes: meals, local drinks, activities, park fees, return flights, laundry and intermittent wifi
Excludes: premium drinks
Activities: game drives, Bushmen walks, Chapman’s baobab, meerkat visit and quad Biking
Camp Kalahari is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers and is the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way. It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure. Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination. The camp is nestled amongst the acacia’s and Mokolwane palms of Brown Hyena Island, on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, adjacent to the Makgadikgadi – Nxai Pans National Park.
Camp Kalahari has 12 Meru tents; twin tents, double tents and family units comprising two twin tents with an inter-leading bathroom. All tents have en-suite outdoor bathrooms, flush toilets and the hottest, wettest showers in the Kalahari. The tent interiors are classic old safari style, replete with comfy beds, crunchy cotton sheets, duvet and hot water bottles in winter. The main area, in the style of original explorer camps, comprises a large and comfortable thatched library, lounge and dining area; here guests can relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this enchanting place.
Activities included at Camp Kalahari all year round are getting up close and personal with a visit to their resident family of habituated Meerkats, walking with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture as they teach guests how they have survived in the vast area, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife and a visit to the fallen Chapman’s Baobab, campsite of famed explorers including Livingstone, Selous, Chapman and Baines. Prior to its fall, Chapman’s Baobab was one of the three largest, oldest living trees in Africa. The fallen tree is still awe-inspiring sight.
The best adventure of all is to travel across the pans on quad bikes during the dry season (April to October) to experience the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans as well as sleep outs on the pans as the sun sets and guests can watch the planetarium show unfold with horizon-to horizon stars. In the wet season (Nov to March) guests can experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest. This is the second biggest in Africa and the last remaining in Southern Africa.
Please note: All activities are subject to seasonal availability and weather conditions during the month of travel. Pans sleep outs and quad bike activities do not operate in the wet season and may also be halted after unexpected rains, when wet conditions prevent access to the pans. Some activities will need to be pre-booked before travel. Quad bike trips run with TWO guests per quad bike. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Airstrip Transfer Time: 20 minutes
Departure TimeDependent on flight times
Return TimeDependent on flight times
Included3 Night Desert Explorer (Luxury) – Camp KalahariLaundryActivitiesLocal drinksMealsReturn Transfer
Not Included3 Hr Maun Immersive TourBreakfastReturn FlightsAccommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)Boat CruisePark feesAir-conditioned vehicle2 Waters ppLunch PackCurio purchasesHotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)WaterDeparture TaxesTraditional snack and drinkEntry FeesScheduled Group TourPersonal GuideBreakfast
Maun International Airport - Camp Kalahari
3 nights spent in camp
Camp Kalahari - Maun International Airport
The Makgadikgadi National Park is where the Okavango Delta finally fades into desert. The Boteti River draws a line in the sand, separating the dry Makgadikgadi from the thirst lands of the Kalahari beyond. This is the ultimate last chance for hundreds of zebras and wildebeest that crowd the water’s edge to quench a desert-drawn thirst. The Boteti is the last finger of the Okavango Delta, reaching down to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Years have passed without the river being fed a drop at all; becoming a long sandy riverbed with shrinking waterholes, where zebras jostle for space under high-flying sheets of dust. At other times, the Boteti swells up fat and full, spilling into saltpans hundreds of kilometers from its source before evaporating into thin air. This is the place to watch plains game crashing through sharp acacia trees, gathering under lofty palms and lurking in the shade of the riverine woodland, keeping close to the water. When the Boteti River is full, big elephant bulls can often be found playing in the water and browsing in the reeds while the sun sets on the day.
|Camp Kalahari Overview||Camp Kalahari Website|
|Area /National Park / Community Area / Private Concession||Private Concession|
|Accommodation||10 rooms + 2 Family|
|Age Restrictions||Age restriction on activities only. Under 12 years private vehicles must be hired|
|Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi||Charging in Vehicles & Mess Tent only / WIFI available @ pool area only|
|Laundry Service Available||Yes|
|Air-Cons or Fans||No|
|Activities||Game Drives, Day & Night. Overnight on Pans & Quad bikes (weather dependent) Meerkat & Bushman experience. Horse-riding at extra cost|