Last but not lease in our Botswana series, the magical Kalahari. When doing a general search on the web on how to describe Botswana’s Kalahari, the description is as follows: ‘The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa, for 900,000 square kilometres, covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia and regions of South Africa’ … and that’s it in a nut shell right? Well you would be wrong. There is so much more to the Kalahari than an ‘arid sandy savannah. Combining the Delta, linyanti and Savute with the Kalahari will make you realise the raw beauty that each one of these different and diverse eco-systems have, making for a truly rewarding safari.
Jack’s Camp – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
This utterly stylish, tented camp in the middle of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is a must. Having recently undergone a fabulously soft refurb, Jack’s Camp is the must stay property within the Kalahari. The style of this camp is ultra luxurious, elegant with a flare of the colonial days. Everything here is simply spectacular! Marvellous even! There is nothing about this camp which is dull. Jack’s Camp includes activities such as quad biking along the salt pans, bonding with the ever cheeky habituated meerkats, and to top it all off, your guides will be the local San Bushmen, one of the oldest tribes throughout Africa. Their charm and whit will have you in stitches but will also teach you life long lessons and the traditional way of life which is slowly pestering away. Jack’s Camp is our top stay to finish your safari in Botswana.
San Camp – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
If you aren’t able to head to Jack’s Camp, then San Camp is the next best thing. Consisting of 6 white canvas tented suites, oozing a Morocco-meets-Southern Africa theme throughout, this camp is super stylish. Doum palms offer some relief from the sun, so you can enjoy your drinks and food in relative ease, whilst taking in the wonderful colours emanating off the salt pans as the sun rises and sets. Quad biking, game viewing in 4×4 vehicles, sundowners on the pans, dinner under the stars, trance dances from the San Bushmen, walking and learning the San Bushmen ways – there are limitless opportunities to make your stay at San Camp one you will never forget.
Kalahari Plains Camp – Central Kalahari Game Reserve
This luxury desert camp is literally in the middle of nowhere. Which is utterly wonderful. The area is famous for its brilliant night skies, with little to no light pollution, which you can enjoy from Kalahari Plains star decks in each of the suites. It is also famous for its stunning black maned Kalahari lions. Kalahari Plains Camp faces a huge pan with endless horizons and vast skies dotted with twinkling stars that truly take your breath away. Kalahari Plains Camp is small, with 10 luxury rooms. Because of the small number of people that can stay, it ensures you will literally feel like a member of the Kalahari family, utterly spoilt throughout your stay! Between the summer months – November through to March – the landscape around Kalahari Plains Camp comes alive. The San Bushmen will ensure they teach you as much of their ways as possible, so you can return with fascinating campfire tales.
We have given you some wonderful options to plan your safari to Botswana, so now is the time to book, plan ahead and look forward to something for when we can all travel again with ease. Now is the time to book. Of course there are many other fabulous properties we could recommend, so we would love to talk in more detail about planning your trip. Get in contact to book your trip of a lifetime.