Kalahari Plains Camp is located in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The Kalahari Plains Camp is in a prime location for amazing views of game and beyond. Over five million hectares comprise this reserve, teeming with rare life in a unique habitat of desert and plain.

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Looking out on the pan from the base of Kalahari Plains Camp, the horizon seems millions of miles away. Just 10 en suite canvas tents are on offer in this camp, each relying completely on solar power for hot water and electricity. Innovative insulation on the canvas walls and roofs of these abodes keep their temperatures regulated, and the raised platforms on which they stand catch the breezes of the plain, eliminating the need for air conditioning. En suite bath are fitted with modern flush toilets, double sinks, and a spacious shower. At night settle in to a plush double bed inside, or head to the roof and try the sleep out bed with a canvas of stars overhead.

Kalahari Plains Camp’s main area comprises a dining area and lounge. Gather around the wood-top bar to share stories with fellow travelers before partaking in family-style dinners around a community table or a blazing campfire. At Kalahari Plains Camp hammocks hang from the trees for relaxation between game drives, and a spacious deck with a refreshing swimming pool provides further respite.

A plethora of wildlife moves through this diverse habitat with regularity, and the rains transform the arid desert-type region into a lush grassland each summer. The plain in front of  is often found peppered with wildlife, and nearby Deception Valley and Sunday Pan offer even more encounters. Black-maned lion, cheetah, leopard, meerkat, and honey badger are among the species that can be glimpsed on game drives in open-air 4×4 vehicles from Kalahari Plains Camp. Over 220 types of birds have been spotted in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and camp staff is happy to lead guests on birdwatching treks. Culture is in abundance here too – the history of the Bushmen tribes of days long past is illustrated on unique Bushman walks, led by camp staff who have descended from these ancient clans.

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