Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans
The salt pans and this camp offer more than meets the eye
Camp Kalahari is an understated and relatively affordable base in the heart of the great Kalahari. Set amongst the waving palms and acacia trees of Brown Hyena Island, the 12 Meru tents are perfect for families, groups and couples, and are an ideal base for discovering the charms of the desert and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, a landscape that’s as surreal as it is sublime, and as mysterious as it is magical.
From quad bike adventures across the otherworldly salt pans in dry season, walks with the Zu’/hoasi bushmen to discover the amazing creatures that somehow manage to survive (and thrive) in this harsh environment, and the habituated meerkat family who like to use unsuspecting guests as lookout points. You’ll be wowed by the landscape and the people.
The twelve, Meru-style canvas tents are filled with fresh textiles, Moroccan kilims and funky four-posters. Shower alfresco in the private, open-air, ensuite bathrooms. Two interconnecting tents are made for families; with a bathroom linking the space.
The common areas include a central library and a living and dining area, festooned with an eclectic mix of original African furniture and colonial antiques. Meals are refreshingly simple and wonderfully tasty, and served, family-style, at the long table. There’s also a thatched swimming pool, providing the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a hot afternoon. Use of electricity is at a minimum; there are electrical lights in the bedrooms, but when night falls, the majority of camp is lit by twinkling paraffin lanterns (camera batteries and other appliances can be charged in the safari vehicles when required).
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
We love just about everything here; the bushmen, the wildlife, horse rides and vast landscapes together with laid-back and comfortable camp with great food.
Per person per night sharing