Camp Kalahari

Rustic lodge situated within the Makgadikgadi salt pans

From $620 per person

Offering the following

Family Units
Swimming Pool
Game Drives
Night Drives
Horse Riding
Quad Biking


Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

This is a rustic bush camp set on the edge of the mighty Makgadigadi Salt Pans. The camp itself is quite simple but very well adorned and recently refurbished with simple meru tents and thatched lounge dining area, hence the 3 stars we give it. However, its star attraction is the Makgadigadi itself and there are very few economical lodges in the area.

A good array of daily activities including quad biking and an experience with habituated packs of meerkats makes this unusual destination a must. Based out of Camp Kalahari it is also possible to undertake a fantastic horse safari on the pans.

If however, you just want to experience the majestic Makgadigadi with the best combination of comfort and reasonable pricing, then Camp Kalahari is as good as its gets.

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A safari to Camp Kalahari is also a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbok and springbok.

Guests are also virtually guaranteed of seeing the rare and elusive brown hyaena and are able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but wild meerkats!

As the sun rises, these pixie-faced creatures emerge from their burrows and join you, sunning themselves with paws behind their backs, completely indifferent to your presence. A baby might sit on someone’s toe or a sentinel hop onto your head!

As they all scurry off to forage, you follow. The meerkats dig up scorpions and pounce on beetles while your Guide maintains a running commentary on their social habits and survival strategies.

Wildlife Activities

Your days are spent traversing the area on game drives

Game Drives

Experience the nocturnal movements of predators

Night Drives

drive across the salt pans on a quad bike expedition

Quad Biking

spend time with the unique San people


Horse riding across the Makgadikgadi

Horse Riding

spend time with habituated wild meerkats


Whats Included

Whats Not Included

Children Policy

Children of all ages accepted accepted

Private Vehicle: must be booked for children aged 12 and under

The Camp

Camp Overview

In an area nestled amongst the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of an ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park, the original Uncharted Africa Safaris. set up another truly original camp – Camp Kalahari.

Camp Kalahari is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers, and is the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way.

It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure. Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination.

Lodge Layout

The lodge stands as a very rustic looking structure with two basic sections constructed of concrete flooring and timbers holding up the thatched roof.

A thatched central library, living and dining area featuring an eclectic mix of original African furniture and textiles paired with traditional campaign style pieces and colonial antiques provide the perfect area in which to relax and enjoy the serenity of this enchanting area.

Outside and a short walk away is a small decked plunge pool which is a welcome relief from the days heat.

Room Description

Camp Kalahari has 11 spacious Meru tents.

6 twin tents, 4 double tents and 1 family tent:

2 adjacent tents, accommodating 2 guests in each with an inter-leading bathroom. All eleven traditional safari tents are en-suite and outfitted with rich textiles, Moroccan kilims, and four poster beds.

Camp Environment

There are two distinctly different seasons in the Makgadikgadi: The dry season, lasting from April to October and the wet season, lasting from November to March. When the rains arrive at the beginning of the wet season, the landscape is transformed.

Water gathers on the Salt Pans. Algae bloom, crustaceans breed, and clouds of flamingo descend to feed on them.
Then herds of zebra and wildebeest materialise, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators.

Guests visiting Camp Kalahari during the wet season can witness the last surviving migration of zebra and wildebeest in Southern Africa. Most people associate the migration with East Africa and don’t know about this, the second largest migration of African ungulates, with an estimated 30,000 animals, the majority being zebra, participating each year.

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Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will always endeavour to provide you with prices under these rates if possible.

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