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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Northeast Botswana

Once upon a time, the legendary hunter and crocodile catcher, Jack Bousfield set off on one of his regular walkabouts through the Botswana bush.

Armed with a tattered sketch-map of an early 19C explorer, he headed off into territory unvisited for 100 years, and described as “hell for man and beast”! Jack experienced the amazing sensation of being alone in an eerie and completely empty nothingness the size of Switzerland; a vast saltpan stretched dead level as far as the eye could see, heat waves dancing on its glittering-white surface. Here he decided to set up camp and make it his own private paradise!

In the same area, nestled amongst the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park, in memory of Jack’s first visit to this area, Uncharted Africa Safari co. set up another truly original camp – Camp Kalahari.

Camp Kalahari 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.

In the style of Jack’s original camps, there is a large and comfortable thatched library, lounge and dining area; here Guests can relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this enchanting area. Camp Kalahari has ten Meru tents: Seven twin tents, two double tents and one family unit comprising two twin tents with an inter-leading bathroom.

All tents have en suite outdoor bathrooms, flush loos and the hottest wettest showers in the Kalahari. The tent interiors are classic old safari style, replete with comfy beds, crunchy cotton sheets, stripy African blankets and hot water bottles in winter.

Camp Kalahari Information

Location & Getting There

Guests can travel to Kalahari Plains Camp by air. It is approximately a 1-1:15 hour flight from Maun Airport, followed by a 30 minute drive to the camp. Self-drive is also available but pre-booking is neccesary.


Kalahari Plains camp comprises of 10 en-suite canvas unites with a sleep-out above each to allow guests to enjoy the night skies and stars. Electricity and hot water are provided by solar power. The tent is kept at a comfortable temperature by the insulted canvas walls and roofs.


-Dining area
-Swimming pool and deck


Other than enjoying the Safari, guests can embark on games drive and full day excursions with 4x4 vehicles. Guests can also embark on an interesting interpretive Bushman Walk before relaxing, stargazing and sleeping under the stars.


Children of all ages are welcomed.

Camp Kalahari Price Guide

3 out of 5

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