Kalahari Plains Camp

An Ancient Wilderness

Kalahari Plains is a luxurious oasis found in Botswana's vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve, home of the famed Kalahari black-maned lions.


Wilderness Kalahari Plains Camp

An exquisitely remote desert safari camp.


Enjoy unimpeded access to the expansive, remote Central Kalahari Game Reserve, where extraordinary desert adapted-wildlife including oryx, cheetah and springbok thrive in the beautiful, semi-arid sandy savannah. Watch the Milky Way arc across the sky at Kalahari Plains, one of the best places for stargazing in Southern Africa.



The eight airy en-suite canvas units are fitted with rooftop sleep-out platforms, the perfect vantage point from which to gaze over the plains and become acquainted with the Milky Way.
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Enjoy bush brunches out in Deception Valley, rooftop sundowners and dinners under the stars in front of the camp, where ancient stories and dances around the campfire complement local flavours. Try a rare Kalahari truffle, sourced by the local San people, or delicious desert melon preserve.
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Wilderness Kalahari Plains

Kalahari Plains is well-positioned for watching the almost constant parade of wildlife that moves across the immense pan in front of camp. This remote desert camp provides a wonderful space to connect with friends and loved ones, with spacious accommodation and facilities for families available.



Kalahari Plains experiences

Explore the Kalahari wilderness on a guided game drive, and experience the thrill of spotting the flick of an ear or the swish of a tail, giving away an animal’s hiding spot. Walk beside a San guide, and imagine a harmonious way of life that stretches back thousands of years in this ancient desert.


Explore the Central Kalahari

Kalahari Plains is found in the game-rich Deception Valley, in Botswana’s vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve. At 52 500 km², it is one of Africa’s largest protected areas, home to an astonishing array of desert adapted wildlife.

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Kalahari Plains Awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at Kalahari Plains and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through several awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Travelmyth Awards 2022

TripAdvisor CoE 2017

Top Eco-Tourism


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Kalahari Plains featured stories

This ancient desert has been the subject of stories for thousands of years. Browse our stunning gallery and read our accounts of the Kalahari, camp news, and on-the-ground updates from our conservation teams.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.