Accommodations - Botswana
Location: Nxai Pan National Park & Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Brown Hyaena Island, on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of Botswana. A relaxed, family-friendly traditional safari camp, ideal for those seeking fun and adventure, without sacrificing comfort or style.
Camp Kalahari has 10 spacious Meru tents - 6 twin tents, 3 double tents and 1 family tent. All 10 traditional safari tents are en-suite and outfitted with rich textiles, Moroccan kilims, and four poster beds.
Visitors at Camp Kalahari can enjoy a range of year round activities during their stay. Get unbelievably up close and personal with a gang of incredibly friendly habituated meerkats. Spend time walking with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture. Go on game drives to experience unique desert wildlife. Visit to Chapman’s Baobab, campsite of Livingstone & Selous: one of the three largest and oldest trees in Africa. During the dry season only: go quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans; lie out on the pans as the sun sets, and watch the planetarium show unfold with horizon-to-horizon stars. During the wet season only: experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest in Africa, and the last remaining in Southern Africa. ~ Game Drives at Camp Kalahari Game drives to experience unique desert wildlife. ~ Walking with Meerkats at Camp Kalahari Get unbelievably up close and personal with a group of habituated meerkats. ~ Camp Kalahari Bushmen Walk Spend time walking with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture. ~ Camp Kalahari Horse Safaris Explore this wild, unspoilt area in the same way many as the earliest explorers, hunters and missionaries did – on horseback. ~ Camp Kalahari Quad Biking During the dry season, go quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans. ~ Seven Sisters A visit to Seven Sisters - Chapman’s Baobab - one of the three largest and oldest trees in Africa. ~ Zebra & Wildebeest Migration During the green season, experience the migration of zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest in Africa, and the last remaining in Southern Africa. Kubu Quad biKe expedition out of camp Kalahari - facts & information A fantastic opportunity to combine three nights at Camp Kalahari with an epic quad bike journey across the pans and two nights spent sleeping out under the stars at The Lost Island of Baobabs, near Kubu Island. Kubu Island has terraced slopes with fossil beaches of wave-rounded pebbles, providing startling evidence of the prehistoric lake’s former water levels. Crowned with an array of ancient, gnarled baobabs and surrounded on three sides by a vast grey emptiness, Kubu has a unique atmosphere, and is one of the most graphically beautiful spots in Botswana. Kubu Island is in the southwest of Sua Pan, approximately 120 km from Camp Kalahari. Due to the unpredictable nature of the seasons, which impacts on the dryness of the pans, each Kubu Expedition is unique, and the route is never quite the same. An expedition can cover 400 – 600 km. Explore Kubu Island and its surrounds. • Not far away is an ancient defence fortification that was only discovered a couple of years ago. Clamber to the top for an awe-inspiring view of the enormous Sua pan. • Visit the extinct mouth of the Zambezi, which, together with various other rivers, once flowed into the Pans. The remaining beach is covered with beautiful water-worn pebbles amongst which you can find semi-precious stones such as garnets and citrines. • Dryness of the pans permitting, travel to the end of the Great Rift Valley, a 400 foot escarpment that drops off into the Makgadikgadi Pans. This is the end of the greatest of all faults, which starts in Turkey and travels along the East Coast of Africa. The Rift Valley has been arguably the reason for the development of our species. • Kubu is close to what is probably the biggest greater flamingo breeding site in the world. • Flamingo fledge there when water is good and although nests are abandoned during the dry season, the acres of strangely shaped mud mounds are an eerie and strangely compelling sight. • All ages welcome at parental discretion. • There is no electricity at The Lost Island of Baobabs. • There are camera charging facilities at Camp Kalahari. Please bring an adaptor for a round 3-pin plug. • 2 Guests per quad bike. • Please note that there are no charging facilities at The Lost Island of Baobabs. It is advisable to bring an extra charged battery. • Water is a scarce resource in Botswana – so please try to conserve it where possible. • Stay hydrated! The water in Botswana is safe to drink. • We recommend precautions be taken for malaria. Please consult your doctor. • The camp at The Lost Island of Baobabs takes a maximum of 12 Guests. So, should you be interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The camp is an eclectic mix of original African furniture and textiles paired with traditional campaign style furniture and colonial antiques. Guests can relax in a traditionally built thatch library, living and dining area, and when it heats up, cool off in the plunge pool.
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