Camp Kalahari

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The Camp Kalahari in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in Botswana has a lunar landscape, but in the Summer months which is from December to March, it is transformed into great sheets of water, which attract a spectacular array of water birds and trigger dramatic migrations of wildebeest and zebra.

Nestled among the palms and acacias on Hyena Island, the camp, is situated on the edge of the famous salt pans and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park, which provides a perfect base to explore this unique and changing region of Botswana in Southern Africa.

Traditionally built using local artisans and their knowledge, the lodge offers a unique and relaxing environment, combining Western comforts with the flair and colours of the African continent.

Quick facts about camp:

  • Located in the Makgadikgadi area in Botswana
  • Different scenery and unique wildlife compared to the rest of Botswana
  • The Lodge is serviced by two airstrips: Gweta and Jacks Camp Airstrip
  • Swimming pool at the main lodge
  • Excellent Tented Camp
  • Category: Land Camp

The central complex of the camp Kalahari consists of a thatched library, a comfortable lounge and dining area, allowing one to relax and savour the serenity and peace of this charming area. In the heat of the day, guests are invited to relax or to take a dip in the plunge pool.

Accommodation is offered in 12, Meru-style canvas tents. The tents at the lodge feature en-suite alfresco bathrooms with a flush toilet and a shower.

This camp can accommodate ten guests in:

  • 12 Tents: 6 twins, 4 doubles, 2 family tentsĀ (all with ensuite bathrooms)

Each season in the Makgadikgadi area has its particular beauty. During the summer when the rain has arrived the pans come to live, the birds and vegetation blossom and the unique migration can be observed.

During the winter months, the pans dry up which is the reason for the migration. The desert animals remain in this area. During the day, guests have the opportunity to explore the pans, either by vehicle or by bike to visit the archaeological sites of stone-age tools or just to see infinity and the curve of the earth.

In both seasons night drives are a fascinating opportunity to see shy nocturnal desert species, while during the day, one can visit historical sites such as Chapmans and Greens Baobab.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Facilities Available at Camp Kalahari

  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Camp Kalahari

FAQs about Camp Kalahari
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Camp Kalahari are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Camp Kalahari located?
Camp Kalahari is located at the following location / address: Makgadikgadi Pan, Makgadikgadi.