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.
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.
Nxai Pan Camp is one of the only permanent camps in the Nxai Pan National Park. In addition to the chance of seeing large giraffe herds, guests can expect to see numerous springbok and perhaps the endangered wild dog.
Tau Pan Camp is an excellent new safari option in the Deception Valley area of the Central Kalahari. Guests visiting in the Green Season of December to March each year can expect to see large herds of animals.
Deception Valley Lodge is located just outside the borders of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. In addition to a wonderful wildlife experience, guests can have guided walks with the San Bushmen.
Edo's Camp is located in a private game conservancy in the Kalahari area of Central Botswana. The camp is set around a rocky waterhole with its wonderful tents facing the pan. Home to some of the only white rhino in Botswana and guests can track the rhino on foot.
Meno A Kwena Tented Camp is set on the banks of the Boteti River and offers guests a wonderful traditional safari experience. Owner run and managed, the camp is suited to guests seeking a personal touch.
Haina Kalahari Lodge is situated on a private reserve just north of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. The main area of wood and thatch houses the lounge, dining room and a bush bar area, and the camp sleeps up to 20 people in luxury tents.
This comfortable safari visits the wildlife highlights of the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Guests will experience the waterways of the Delta as well as the game-rich Linyanti area. Activities include mokoro rides, boating and game drives.