Last December, I spent 2 days at Kalahari Plains Camp in Botswana. Set in Central Kalahari Game Reserve, this classic camp comprises 10 en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy moonlit or star-studded nights. The main area consists of a lounge and dining area with a swimming pool and deck. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp and insulated canvas walls and roof keep temperatures inside the units comfortable.

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the largest conservation area in the country and one of the largest in the world. Its star attractions include the legendary Kalahari black-maned lion as well as some of the world’s best cheetah viewing.

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I had great pleasure of staying at this classic yet luxury camp because;

  • I came face to face with the legendary black-maned Kalahari lion a few times, a rare experience for Africa travellers.
  • I did the guided Bushman Walk and got to know the culture of the San Bushman people closer. The Bushman Walk was the highlight for me.
  • I spent a romantic night sleeping out on the roof of my tent, under the star-studded African skies.
  • The food was amazing, the camp fire and the local dances performed by the staff around the fire was truly unforgettable.
  • The camp shop was much better than most of the premium camps’ shops.

Thank you Kalahari Plains

Wilderness Safaris, www.wilderness-safaris.com