Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari | Makgadikgadi, Botswana

Camp Kalahari

Situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Camp Kalahari is a small and affordable safari camp that offers game drives, walking safaris and quad-biking tours, among other activities.

Camp Kalahari is a unique, highly individual camp situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, tucked away among the Mokolwane palms and acacia trees of Hyaena Island. It is run by Ralph Bousfield, son of the well-known explorer Jack Bousfield, part of a long line of African adventurers!

Camp Kalahari pitches itself as a return to the traditional safari camp of old - all thatch and canvas, paraffin lamps and dark wood African carvings. Part of the Uncharted Africa portfolio, Camp Kalahari is one of their more modest camps*, but it has a welcoming character and, with only ten tents, an intimate atmosphere. For those who are looking to experience the Makgadikgadi Pans at an affordable price, Camp Kalahari is ideal.

*Camp Kalahari's sister camps, San Camp and Jack's Camp, also located close to the Makgadikgadi Pans, are more upmarket options.


Camp Kalahari has 10 Meru-style tents, of which 6 are twins, 3 doubles, and one a family unit (accommodating two adults and two children). The tents are en-suite with flush loos and running water. They are spacious and comfortably decorated, with large beds, cotton sheets, African linens, and hot water bottles for the chilly winters!


Fresh home-style menus are prepared by camp host Catherine Raphaely.


A traditional thatch library
Living and dining area


Game drives
Guided walks
Track the zebra migration
Visit the resident meerkat family

Child Policy

Children of all ages accepted. Camp Kalahari makes for an excellent family safari destination. The atmosphere is informal and the activities varied.