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Kalahari Plains Camp
Central Kalahari

In marked contrast to the Okavango Camps, Kalahari Plains Camp sits on the edge of an immense pan. Large herds of gemsbok (oryx) and springbok arrive in the wake of the summer rains, and attract the attention of cheetah and black-maned Kalahari lions.

This camp has a refreshing swimming pool and a unique architecture which makes the desert temperatures much more comfortable. It can accommodate 16 guests in 8 beautifully finished luxury canvas tents one of which is a family suite which has 2 bedrooms with own bathroom and a large deck. Each features a rooftop sleep-out platform with unequalled views of the night sky. Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Kalahari and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof of your unit. The Kalahari is famous for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution it is the ideal spot from which to view the incredible formations of the stars and planets. Guides here are also known to dabble with astronomy and will take you on a tour through the constellations.

Twice daily game drives or full-day excursions take place in open 4x4 vehicles and directed towards the seasonal movements of the wildlife. An interpretive guided "Bushman Walk" led by camp staff members who hail from the San Bushman clans of the area provides insights into their traditional lifestyles through dress, activities and a short walk (800 metres) in the immediate camp area.

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