Kalahari Plains Camp Highlights
• Situated in a remote part of the diverse and productive Central Kalahari
• Offers a beautiful setting within the Kalahari Desert biome
• The area is famous for its outstanding wildlife, including the legendary black-maned Kalahari lion
• Cultural walks and interaction with San Bushman
Kalahari Plains Camp Description
Kalahari Plains Camp is a beautiful camp and ideally situated close to the well known Deception Valley. Kalahari Plains Camp consists of six Meru-style en-suite tents with a central area with lounge, dining area and central bar. The tents and main area are all raised a metre off the ground offering magnificent views across the Kalahari. Solar power provides electricity and hot water. The main area of Kalahari Plains Camp consists of a lounge, dining area and bar under canvas canopy, all raised a metre off the ground to maximise the views
Kalahari Plains Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The area around Kalahari Plains Camp offers year round viewing of desert-adapted wildlife. Wildlife sightings can include the 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 4×4 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. The camp is situated within a National Park; hence night drives and off-road game drives are not possible.