Kalahari Plains Camp

Inside the Game Reserve

Luxury

From US$752

Lodge Description

Purpose
In keeping with Wilderness’ objectives of using technologies and techniques towards reducing energy consumption and fuel use, and other resource-use reductions, Kalahari Plains is run on 100% solar power, and uses an ancient yet effective water harvesting technique.

Place
Situated on an immense pan, Kalahari Plains lies in a remote corner of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a place famed for vast herds of antelope followed by abundant predators – including legendary black-maned Kalahari lions and feisty honey badgers. It also offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing in Africa. Game drives unlock wildlife treasures while respectful San Bushman experiences provide insights into a unique culture.

Overview
Kalahari Plains lies in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa, particularly in summer. 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. Its star attractions include the legendary Kalahari blackmaned lion, as well as some of the world's best cheetah viewing. Kalahari Plains overlooks an immense pan with endless horizons and beautiful skies.

Wildlife
Healthy wildlife populations are present in the area all year round, but 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 lion, one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in southern Africa and leopard. 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 small predators like black-backed jackal, Cape fox, honey badger and myriad mongoose species. Some 220 bird species have been recorded.

Accommodation
Eight canvas units (including one family unit) each include a sleep-out rooftop platform from which to enjoy the night skies. The camp, including its main area with pool and deck, takes in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari. Innovative insulated canvas walls and roofs keep the temperatures inside comfortable.

Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 18 guests

Operator

Wilderness Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Semi-Permanent Tented Camp

Access

Private Airstrip

Bedrooms

9

Max. clients in vehicle

6

Wifi

Yes

Electricity

Yes

Activities Included

Day Game Drives, Bushman Walks

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