Camp Kalahari

Rustic lodge situated within the Makgadikgadi salt pans

From $735 per person

Offering the following

Family Units
Game Drives
Night Drives
Walking Safaris
Quad Biking
Horse Riding
Meerkat Experience


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.

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are taken in the region

Night Drives

Amazing activity witnessed after dark


Traverse a unique landscape


Spend time walking with the fascinating San people


Up close and personal with habituated but wild meerkats

Horseback Safaris

Zebra migration on horse-back


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.

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

Laidback and understated, nothing is overly elaborate at Camp Kalahari.

Instead, you’ll find 12, Meru-style canvas tents filled with fresh textiles, Moroccan kilims and funky four-posters. Shower alfresco in the open-air, ensuite bathrooms (there’s definitely no one around to disturb your privacy here!), and there’s plenty of hot and cold water available throughout the day.

If you’re travelling with your brood, choose one of the interconnecting family tents; with a bathroom linking the space for children and adults, it’s ideal for families and groups.

2023 Pricing

Prices are per person per night sharing

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 guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.

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10 January to March


April to May




July to August


September to Oct


November to 19 Dec


20 Dec to 9 January



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Pricing 2021

Rates are per person per night – all inclusive

  • 10 January - March $620
  • April - May & November - 19 December $750
  • June $850
  • July - August $960
  • September - October $850
  • 20 December - 9 January $850

Please note: The above rates are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles guarantees that our rates will be below retail rates.

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