Camp Kalahari

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For those a little cowed by the price tag associated with Jack’s and San, the third camp in the Uncharted Africa portfolio might be just the ticket! Camp Kalahari is based in a similar area but slightly further east than its more celebrated sisters, pleasingly nestled amidst the acacias and palms of Hyena Island and still close enough to the Makgadikgadi National Park to explore its dreamy landscapes in detail. Accommodation is in ten meru tents, relatively rustic but still extremely comfortable, with simple bedrooms warmed by rugs, blankets and hot water bottles in the colder months, and en-suite outdoor bathrooms with bucket showers and flush toilets. The main lodge is constructed from thatch with open sides, its library, lounge and communal dining space looking out over the timeless landscapes. Perhaps most charming of all, there is no electricity in camp, with lighting provided by old school paraffin lanterns.

Children of all ages are welcome at Camp Kalahari making it the most family-friendly of the Makgadikgadi accommodations, while offering all the same activity options. So visitors of all ages can see meerkats, interact with San Bushmen and enjoy game drives, while older guests might want to sleep out on the pans or try horse riding and quad biking. Friendly, fascinating and reassuringly authentic, Camp Kalahari is the most accessible way to discover Botswana’ fabled pans.

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