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Camp Kalahari

The Kalahari, Botswana

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

This camp is the simpler, cheaper sister camp to Jack's and San Camp. While Camp Kalahari can be great for those looking for a bit more rustic camping style trip, they often accommodate group safaris which can throw off the in-camp vibes a bit.

During the months of December through March, the Kalahari becomes green and the annual zebra migration passes through, with predators close behind.

The little sister of Jack’s and San Camp, Camp Kalahari is our affordable base in the heart of the great Kalahari. If you’re looking for adventure this is the place. We’ve got quad bike adventures across the otherworldly salt pans, walks with the Zu’/hoasi bushmen to discover the amazing creatures that somehow manage to survive (and thrive) in this harsh environment, and a habituated meerkat family who like nothing more than to use unsuspecting guests as lookout points.

Laidback and understated, nothing is overly elaborate at Camp Kalahari. Instead, you’ll find 12, Meru-style canvas tents filled with fresh textiles, Moroccan kilims and funky four-posters. Shower alfresco in the open-air, en-suite bathrooms, and there’s plenty of hot and cold water available throughout the day. If you’re travelling with your brood, choose one of the interconnecting family tents; with a bathroom linking the space for children and adults, it’s ideal for families and groups.

The common areas include a central library and a living and dining area. Meals are 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.