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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A huge thank you to Charles, Vincent, Jomo, and Bones for your hospitality. All of the staff were very welcoming and friendly and made me feel immediately at home. The camp is beautiful this time of year right after the rains because the land is so lush and green (many baby zebras abound). Travelers coming this time of year, I...

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Ndola
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Still cannot decide if this should be a first or last camp experience. To be honest I was not sure about this camp when I arrived as it was very different to the previous camps. The accommodation was a real tent with ensuite – set privately in a great location. I felt like I was in an old British Colony....

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Tamryn R, Marketing at Camp Kalahari, responded to this review

We're delighted that we could transport you back in time! The meerkat encounters are definitely one of the many highlights of any stay and we're are so excited to hear that you were able to spot such a vast variety of wildlife during your time with us - we are sure they are memories that will last a lifetime and...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of the many highlights of our trip. Camp Kalahari is basic but very nice. The tented rooms are large and comfortable. The camp staff were great and made sure you were very well looked after. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Our guide Jonah was excellent, I think he enjoyed taking on the game drives nearly more than...

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Walden, Tenn
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a well-run camp providing a charming if basic accommodation. Food was the best of all the camps we visited; game drives not particularly fruitful but Bart was a knowledgeable guide who made each activity educational. Don't miss the meercat experience. Contrary to published reports, the camp DOES have electricity.

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oyster bay new york
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Most unique and memorable experience in my life. Beside the great staff we also saw a lot of wildlife. Guides were extremely knowledgeable. Food was amazing and were were served some understanding unique local foods

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited Camp Kalahari in September,very pleasant and accommodating staff, rooms clean and comfortable, amazing Marketeer experience, was totally worth it, but the Quad bike experience was no ordinary afternoon tour!!, plenty of surprises, this was the highlight of our trip ... would go there again

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a great 3 night stay at Camp Kalahari, from the cute meerkats and informative Bushmen to Ossy our wonderful guide who was especially patient when it came to the quad bikes a challenge that neither of us (two sisters) relished, however the afternoon/evening turned out to be a very memorable one with excellent company. The staff were all...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a comfortable camp with very good food, service and guiding. We were well looked after by our guide and camp manager. Food was good and plentiful and game viewing as good as expected. Highlight for us was quad biking on the salt pans. Our only comoplaint is that we did not get the choice of activities we expected....

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Camp Kalahari is my home for the next two nights. I may die. Literally, I think I may die. I'm ok that there's no internet, TV or electricity (solar lights are sufficient). But no AC in 110 degrees?! It's very dry and dusty, too. It took about thirty minutes to get from the airstrip to the camp because the driver...

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Livingstone, Zambia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As a single mother, I was not looking forward to this trip as much as others but I have two tearaway boys who were desperate to see the meerkats, go quad-biking and sleep out on the pans and do all things that involved dust and being boys. Well, I have fallen in love with this part of the world unlike...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This family-friendly camp accepts children of all ages. It's the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way, ideal for those wanting fun and adventure as well as comfort and style. You'll find Camp Kalahari's ten tents amongst the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Brown Hyena Island, on the edge of the Makgadikgadi saltpans. It's simple, yet comfortable, with a traditionally built thatch library, living/dining area and swimming pool for those hot Kalahari days. Activities on offer year round: Interact with incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, walking with Bushmen Guides, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, Chapman's Baobab - of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, birding & night drives. Dry season activities (16h April - 31st October) Quad bike on the saltpans Wet season activities (1st November - 15th April) The zebra and wildebeest migration ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Kalahari

Address: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
Region: Botswana > Central District > Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Price Range: ₹ 63,228 - ₹ 88,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Camp Kalahari 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“all rooms are exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles regulartraveller48, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the 'tents' fabulous. One has raised balcony with great views. Open camp, no mobiles, no tv, no internet ......no problem!!!”
 of 5 bubbles AlistairG92, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Obtain a written guarantee regarding numbers in your game viewing vehicle (maximum 6) before you commit to this expensive camp.”
 of 5 bubbles TonyW683, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms seem the same”
 of 5 bubbles juliebenar, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I had tent 5, relatively close to the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Carpwalker, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
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