Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and offers some of the best summer wildlife viewing opportunities in Africa. Located in the Kalahari Desert in the central part of Botswana, at 5 million hectares this reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. The CKGR is home to the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world's best cheetah viewing.
Thanks to the diversity of habitats, healthy game populations move through the area and are present to a greater or lesser degree all year round, but with the advent of the summer rains (end of November to April) the desert truly comes to life. Short grasses sprout in the pan systems and fossil riverbeds, attracting a plethora of plains game such as springbok and gemsbok which converge in their hundreds and thousands to graze. Wildebeest, steenbok and red hartebeest join in the feast, and all these are followed in turn by predators such as lion, cheetah, and jackal. All this is perfectly complemented by lush green landscapes, floral displays and endless skies often providing the life-giving rains that transform the area.
The camp comprises 10 en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp - making Kalahari Plains a 100% solar-powered camp - and innovative insulated canvas walls and roof keep the temperatures inside the units comfortable.
The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with an inviting swimming pool and deck. The tents and main area are all raised off the ground to catch the breeze and take in the sweeping, spacious views across the Kalahari.
regulations of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks regarding off-road driving and night driving apply. Guided wildlife walks take place in the morning when it is cooler. They are done within a 3km radius of camp incorporating two large pans, the dune scarp and the plains; offering a tremendous walking experience. A "Bushman Walk" where Kalahari Plains Camp staff portray the traditional lifestyles of the Bushman people through dress, activities and a short walk in the immediate camp area.
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