Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, close to Ntwetwe Pan and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park.

Camp Kalahari is a great value for money option in the exclusive Makgadikgadi Pans region (unfortunately this doesn’t mean it is cheap to include within an itinerary, as access flights are expensive). The style of the camp is more down to earth than it’s better known sister camps (Jack’s and San) but the tented accommodation is still very comfortable, the food is good and the staff and guides are great. Camp Kalahari is perfect for travellers who are very keen to experience the Makgadikgadi Pans region, with its unique scenery, varied activities and specialist wildlife highlights, but who do not need to stay in a five star environment.

The Makgadikgadi Pans are well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys exploring different habitats and landscapes, and is prepared to compromise a little on the big game experience in favour of geographical diversity and more specialist wildlife viewing. The specialist wildlife is worth a particular mention as it is sometimes the key reason for visiting the area – brown hyaena, aardvark, aardwolf and habituated meerkats.


The camp has twelve accommodation tents including two family rooms which comprise of two tents linked together by an inter-leading shared bathroom. Each tent is built onto a solid earth plinth and shaded by canvas…


The Makgadikgadi Pans are not a mainstream safari destination. Together with the adjacent Nxai Pan, the Makgadikgadi Pans cover an area of nearly 5500 sq. miles. The pans, remnants of a huge inland sea, are largely void of vegetation…


Camp Kalahari is a great destination for families and does accept children of all ages, though we would suggest that seven years and older is arguably best. The region itself is hugely interesting and the varied activities mean that…

Conservation & community

Camp Kalahari supports the Makgadikgadi Conservation Initiative which promotes the expansion of large mammal migration routes between northern Botswana (Chobe and the Okavango) and the Kalahari Desert…

LocationMakgadikgadi Pans
AccessCharter flight or shared air transfer into Tsigaro airstrip
OpenAll year
Camp StyleTented lodge
FocusCulture / Specialist species / Scenery
ChildrenNo age restriction
ActivitiesGame drives (day and night) / Habituated meerkats / Bushman walks / Quad biking in dry season / Star gazing on pans in dry season / Horse riding / Helicopter scenic flight
Maximum Guests on Vehicle6
Private Vehicle OptionsYes
Off-road DrivingYes
Number of Rooms12 Meru style tents (including 2 family tents)
Family Accommodation2 two bedroomed family tents
BathroomFlush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for chargingCommunal charging area
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingStanding fan
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
SwimmingCommunal pool
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsNot accepted