Kalahari Plains Camp
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Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp

Kalahari Plains Camp is one of the few private safari camps in the Deception Valley area of the Central Kalahari. Guests visiting this camp stand the chance of seeing the huge black-maned Kalahari lions.

USD 750 - 1750 per person sharing per night
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Kalahari Plains Introduction

Kalahari Plains Camp is situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari Game Reserve in the central part of Botswana. This reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and at 5 million hectares (12 million acres), one of the largest in the world. This camp is located in a beautiful setting within the Kalahari Desert biome, a place famed for its outstanding wildlife, including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lion.

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  • Situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari.
  • The Central Kalahari reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and at 5 million hectares (12 million acres), one of the largest in the world.
  • The area is famous for its outstanding wildlife, including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lion.

Kalahari Plains Game Viewing and Activities

This part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers year round viewing of desert-adapted wildlife. Wildlife sightings can include the sensational black-maned Kalahari lion, as well as one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in southern Africa! Small predators include meerkats (suricates), Cape fox, honey badger, black-backed jackal and several mongoose species. General herbivores species easily seen are gemsbok (oryx), springbok, red hartebeest, grey duiker and steenbok. During the summer months (end-November to April), the rains at this time of year ensure that the desert springs to life. Rather than game dispersing, these rains cause sprouting of short, palatable grasses on the pans systems and the fossil riverbeds such as Deception Valley. As a result plains game such as springbok; gemsbok and blue wildebeest concentrate in these areas and attract predators such as lion and cheetah. In the dry winter months game viewing remains productive as the herbivores move into the vegetated dunes and isolated pan systems surrounding the valleys. Kalahari Plains is located on one such pan and sightings of characteristic species remain good throughout the year. Activities at Kalahari Plains Camp include twice daily game drives in open 4x4 vehicles; guided nature walks accompanied by a local Basarwa (Bushman) tracker are also offered and concentrate on smaller desert ecology as well as cultural and traditional elements.

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