A double story guest chalet made of wood at Kalahari PlainsA double story guest chalet made of wood at Kalahari Plains

Kalahari Plains Camp

From: $995.00

Kalahari Plains Camp is dwarfed by the immense pan that surrounds the lodge. In an isolated corner of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve the area is well known for large herds of antelope and predators including Black Maned Lions and the tenacious Honey Badgers.


Kalahari Plains Camp

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Kalahari Plains Camp lies is a remote corner of an immense game reserve that is well known for Black Maned Lions and Honey Badgers. Elusive and wild they are exceptional sightings. Vast herd of desert dwelling Oryx are the Lions main prey but their hunting is difficult. Cheetah are sometimes seen.

The area seems devoid of life when first seen. Most animals hide during the heat of the day. Experienced guides know where and when to look for wildlife and reveal the many adaptations of the plants that thrive in this desert. Fossils in ancient dried up river beds are testament to the once thriving communities of San Bushmen that still call this place their home.


Game drives in open Landrovers occur mornings and afternoons. In accordance with regulations no night drives are permitted however day trips to Deception Valley are exciting and rewarding (available on a 3 night stay or more. If a private vehicle is paid for also possible on a 2 night stay). Here lies the only permanent water, a magnet for game and predators alike. Guided Bushman walks are close to the camp and guests are welcome to explore their traditions and way of life in this barren environment.


There are just eight guest suites here, each with its own “star bed” on the roof from which to enjoy a night under the stars. Canvas tents have been specially insulated to protect them from the day time heat and the cooler parts of the night. Indoor and outdoor showers with beautifully appointed rooms ensure absolute comfort. The camp is 100% solar and in room WiFi is provided.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Botswana.

If you would like to combine your African safari with an experience in the Okavango Delta then have a look at Duma Tau.

Jacana Camp is another Okavango Delta camp you may be interested in exploring. Feel like more desert adventures? Dinaka Desert Camp or Leroo La Tau.

For more exclusive and private safaris in Africa and the Okavango Delta explore Xaranna, Sandibe or Nxabegaa.

For further reading on the Central Kalahari visit the UNESCO site.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Maun from Cape Town or Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airports with SA Airlink, Air Botswana or South African Airways.

On your arrival in Maun you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you to a light aircraft for your flight to Kalahari Plains Camp.

At the airfield you will be met by your guide for the short game drive to camp.

For assistance with domestic flights get in touch with us.



  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Local drinks
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • San Bushmen interactions


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel insurance



  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • San Bushmen cultural interaction
  • Star gazing and identification
  • Birding
  • Sleep out platform
  • Walking safaris

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