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Central Kalahari Accommodation

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El-Fari Bush Camp

Sleeps 128 in 8 rooms

El-Fari Camp is situated 64 km north of the town of Ghanzi on the western border of Botswana, approximately 700 km from Gaborone, 500 km...
El-Fari Camp is situated 64 km north of the town of Ghanzi on the western border of Botswana, approximately 700 km from Gaborone, 500 km from Windhoek, and 280 km from Maun. The campsite is a perfect stopover point for campers on their way through to the Okavango Delta and other parts of Northern Botswana and Namibia. Each campsite is shaded by either acacia or leadwood trees and features water-on-tap, a dustbin and built-in braai facilities. The campsites are spaced far apart to maximise your privacy and there is also a washing up facility. The campsite offers the cleanest ablution facilities for campers within the area, if not within Botswana, with hot and cold water on tap at all times. Lighting at night in the ablutions is provided by solar panels and sets of batteries. This is the perfect setting to enjoy a beautiful African sunset while relaxing around the camp fire. Enjoy the kudu grazing near your campsite, or the inquisitive red-billed francolin and other birdlife. El-Fari is a stop that you will never forget and is a must for all campers going to and from the northern most reaches of Botswana.
from R240

Haina Kalahari Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 87 in 15 rooms

This luxury lodge is situated in the heart of the Central Kalahari, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, about 30 km north of...
This luxury lodge is situated in the heart of the Central Kalahari, bordering the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, about 30 km north of Deception Valley. The setting of Haina Safari Lodge is classically African, relaxed and informal while catering for exclusive needs. The lounge, dining room and bar areas have a typically African ambience that is reflected in the décor of rich wood and thatch. The lodge accommodates 18 guests in private secluded units, all with private decks, combined bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. All units are furnished in subtle earth tones and dark woods in a contemporary African theme and reflect the bush atmosphere that is unique to Africa. The units provide complimentary tea and coffee, fragrant linen and made-in-Africa furnishings. There is the option of queen-sized beds with additional single beds in each tent, and the beds are covered in cotton percale bed linen with beautiful bed covers, duvets and mosquito nets. A swimming pool, sun deck, well-appointed bar and an expansive boma eating area are among the facilities available to visitors. Visitors can also be entertained by traditional Bushmen dancing.

Dinaka Safari Lodge

Sleeps 26 in 10 rooms

Dinaka Safari Lodge offers tented chalets on raised decks, under thatch roofs. This lodge is able to provide you with the real home...
Dinaka Safari Lodge offers tented chalets on raised decks, under thatch roofs. This lodge is able to provide you with the real home comforts without losing its authentic bush atmosphere. Each tented chalet nestles under the branches of the Purple Pod trees, blending in with the natural surroundings. Two of the seven tents are suitable for families. Each tented chalet has a covered veranda overlooking the waterhole. The spacious main lodge is furnished with comfort in mind and provides you with lounges, a dining and bar area, and a splash pool for those hotter summer months. To minimize any effects on the pristine natural environment the camp is 100% solar operated. A very spacious open side deck with comfortable seating and a view over the waterholes.
from R11858

Kalahari Manor

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Kalahari Manor is a private house in the grounds of Deception Valley Lodge, a pristine oasis deep in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and...
Kalahari Manor is a private house in the grounds of Deception Valley Lodge, a pristine oasis deep in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and not far from the famous Okavango Delta. The guests at Kalahari Manor can enjoy all the facilities available at Deception Valley Lodge while enjoying the privacy and luxury or their own private house. The Manor brings back memories of Colonial Africa with French doors leading from the rooms onto a shady veranda overlooking your own waterhole. Here you can enjoy a traditional high tea, a refreshing gin and tonic or just savour the peace of the Kalahari as dusk falls. The guiding is superb, by owner Jacobus, the game viewing fabulous and the Bushman experience entertaining and enlightening. Clients can experience the vastness of the Kalahari whilst enjoying abundant bird life, game viewing or star gazing by night. Activities include safaris with open 4x4 vehicles, night drives to explore the nocturnal species, bird watching with over 200 species from the deck at the main lodge or in a hide at one of the water holes, and nature walks with experienced guides. Plus guided walks with the Bushmen to explore their culture, survival and hunting skills and their extraordinary knowledge of the veldt and animal life. Specialized guided walks where you will learn the survival of plant, animal and man in this arid semi desert.
from R44388

Xere Motel

9 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 11 rooms

Xere Motel is located in the Rakops Village in Botswana, along the Rakops-Maun road. Xere Motel offers eleven comfortably furnished...
Xere Motel is located in the Rakops Village in Botswana, along the Rakops-Maun road. Xere Motel offers eleven comfortably furnished en-suite thatched chalets. The units are air-conditioned and furnished with double beds and satellite TVs are provided. The motel also has a cocktail bar and an a la cart restaurant, and lunch and dinner are available on request. Conference facilities are also available for use. When staying at the motel, guests can enjoy activities like fishing at the Boteti River, which flows through the village. Cultural activities and traditional dancing can be organized on request. Xere Motel is a good stopover for guests on their way to the central Kalahari Game Reserve and also ideal for tourists who would like to visit Makgadikgadi Game Reserve. The Makgadikgadi Game Reserve incorporates Ntwetwe Pan, Makgadigadi Pans, Nxai Pan, Baines' Baobabs and Kudiakam Pan and visitors will have pay park fees at either the Xhumaga or Nxai Pan Game Scout Camp. Four-wheel drive is recommended throughout this area, throughout the year. We have 4x4 vehicles providing game drives in the following tourist areas: Central Kalahari game Reserve, Nxai National Park, Makgadikgadi Game Reserve and Lekhubu Island. The rates are for Package A; one night accommodation at Xere Motel and half day game drive per person at P1600. Package B is two nights’ accommodation at Xere Motel and half day game drive per person to any of the above P2100. Package C is one night accommodation at Xere Motel and full day game drive per person to any of the above P1900. Package D is two nights’ accommodation at Xere Motel and full day game drive per person to any of the above P2400. Please note a trip should have a minimum of three people and a maximum of 10. The will be a discounted prices for accommodation for couples sharing a room.
from R550
Set in the wild of Africa, where your pioneering spirit will soar as you explore off the beaten...
Set in the wild of Africa, where your pioneering spirit will soar as you explore off the beaten track, the Big Foot Tours at the Khutse Game Reserve Campsites offers you an authentic safari experience in one of their secluded campsites. Big Foot Tours manages and operates 41 campsites in Central Kalahari Game Reserve and in the Khutse Game Reserve. It operates serviced mobile safaris and proudly provides one of the finest and most affordable off-road experiences. You will travel in small groups of four and above people with the same guide throughout. A safari crew travels in separate vehicles to prepare the camp prior to the guest arrival. If you want to experience the true meaning of living in the bush; then this is the safari for you.
from R793

Tautona Lodge

Sleeps 184 in 56 rooms

Taurona Lodge is situated near Ghanzi, a village in Botswana. The lodge is set on a private game reserve and guests will therefore have...
Taurona Lodge is situated near Ghanzi, a village in Botswana. The lodge is set on a private game reserve and guests will therefore have ample opportunity to view and appreciate the wildlife. The accommodation options in this lodge range from chalets to standard rooms, Meru tents to campsite. All of these units are fitted with en-suite, private or shared bathrooms. Guests have access to tea and coffee facilities and there is a pool bar area for everyone to enjoy. The lodge offers various game viewing opportunities, guests can arrange Bushmen Dance viewing, and the entire family can lounge and relax around the swimming pool.
from R392
Wilderness Safaris Kalahari Plains Camp is a true nature enthusiast’s dream. It is nestled within...
Wilderness Safaris Kalahari Plains Camp is a true nature enthusiast’s dream. It is nestled within the rugged beauty of the Central Kalahari and offers beautiful views of an immense pan and open plains. This is a great option for couples or groups hoping to experience a memorable bushveld getaway. There are nine tented units ideal for couples. Each elevated unit has two single beds and an en-suite bathroom. The covered veranda on the lower level offers undisturbed views of the plains, while the rooftop veranda is a unique place to sleep as well as to enjoy views of the star-filled sky. The site also has two tented units ideal for families or small groups. Each unit has two bedrooms, of which both share a bathroom. These units also have verandas inviting guests to relax and enjoy views of nature at its best. This part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers year-round viewing of desert wildlife. Summer is spectacular, with huge concentrations of game and predators such as lion and cheetah. This is a premium desert experience throughout the year, with prime game-viewing during the summer months. General herbivore species easily seen include gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest, grey duiker and steenbok. Other big game include the sensational black-maned Kalahari lion, as well as one of the highest concentrations of cheetah in Southern Africa. There are also leopard, brown hyaena and even caracal. Small predators include meerkats, Cape foxes, honey badgers, black-backed jackals, and many mongoose species. Please note rates provided are valid for all SADC residents living in the SADC countries at the time of booking and travel, and for a minimum of 6 months per year. We may request proof of residency upon booking and/or check-in.
from R6354

Thakadu Bush Camp

28 Reviews
Sleeps 44 in 14 rooms

Thakadu Camp is a safari lodge situated just South of Ghanzi, overlooking a calcrete pan and a floodlit waterhole. The lodge is surrounded...
Thakadu Camp is a safari lodge situated just South of Ghanzi, overlooking a calcrete pan and a floodlit waterhole. The lodge is surrounded by ancient Leadwood trees, which thrives on this ridge and provide us with natural shade for the accommodation. Thakadu offers accommodation, activities, a well-stocked bar and restaurant and a curio shop with a range of crafts and some emergency supplies for travellers. We also have credit card facilities and wireless Internet available. Accommodation is provided in en-suite thatched chalets, luxurious en-suite Meru tents and budget twin-bedded cottage tents. Our cosy restaurant overlooking the waterhole provides excellent a la carte meals at reasonable prices, and a selection of wines. A raised swimming pool is available to guests and also overlooks the pan. We have a fresh produce stall situated at the entrance of the reserve which sells fresh home-grown vegetables, venison and ice. The pan at Thakadu naturally holds water for a few months after rain, but we supplement this to provide a waterhole throughout the year. The Ghanzi district is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and birds and these are drawn to Thakadu pan and can be seen while sitting on the veranda or at the pool. Game drives and night drives are available on Kabakae Game Reserve where large herds of eland and other Kalahari wildlife may be seen. Guests are also welcome to use their own vehicles on our network of roads. We provide guided bush walks or, for the adventurous, a number of hiking trails and guided horse trails throughout the property.
from R290

Ghanzi Trail Blazers

5 Reviews
Sleeps 94 in 37 rooms

Ghanzi Trail Blazers is a recreated San Bushman village offering amenities that Western cultures are accustomed to. Guests have the...
Ghanzi Trail Blazers is a recreated San Bushman village offering amenities that Western cultures are accustomed to. Guests have the opportunity through the activities offered to have a glimpse of San Bushman culture, which is fast disappearing, providing San Bushman with sustainable employment. Leisure activities at Ghanzi Trail Blazers include genuine San Bushmen experiences such as guided walks, village visits and traditional dancing, fishing for bream in the Kalahari, horse-riding for experienced riders, and swimming in an old quarry. Accommodation at Ghanzi Trail Blazers is offered in campsites, rustic traditional-grass huts, and chalets. The campsites feature communal ablution facilities with showers heated by a donkey. The huts each contain two stretchers with mattresses and mosquito nets, and also make use of the camping ablution facility. Other features include an on-site bar, kitchen and office. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including traditional African meals, can be provided by prior arrangement, and transfers are available in an old quarry truck from Ghanzi to Khoostoo camp.
from R349

Deception Valley Lodge

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Deception Valley Lodge is a luxury game lodge situated on the northern-eastern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana....
Deception Valley Lodge is a luxury game lodge situated on the northern-eastern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Meet and explore the Kalahari with bushman guides of the San peoples. The main complex boasts a dining room, lounge and bar area decorated in warm Kalahari colors making use of Bushmen and other African artifacts. A curio shop and small library forms part of the complex. The lodge has an ethnic African theme and was built to fit into the surrounding bush without altering, damaging or detracting from its ambiance and color. A swimming pool situated close to the main complex, enhances the enjoyment of guests. Six of the 10 accommodation facilities consist of luxury twin bedded rooms with en-suite Victorian style bathroom, an outside shower and a private spacious lounge. There is also a chalet with two inter-leading rooms for families. The Kalahari Manor is a private facility which can accommodate a maximum of four guests with the exclusive use of your own private chef, services and game ranger. The two bedrooms each have its own spacious en-suite bathroom as well as two splash showers designed to pamper guests. Evening meals are enjoyed under the African sky in a traditional boma area. Silver and bone china set the scene for a three course feast in front of the open fireplace. Brunch is usually enjoyed on the spacious veranda while steenbuck and kudu join the warthogs at the waterhole a short distance away. Please note we deal in USD - thus the rate may differ according to the current exchange rate.
from R16107

Edo's Camp

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Edo's Camp is located in a private game conservancy in the Kalahari area of Central Botswana. The camp is set around a rocky waterhole...
Edo's Camp is located in a private game conservancy in the Kalahari area of Central Botswana. The camp is set around a rocky waterhole with its wonderful tents facing the pan. It is surrounded by a delightful setting with the presence of animals drinking at the waterhole in front of the camp making it even more outstanding. Edo's Camp can accommodate guests in five large Meru-style tents with twin beds. Each tent has a private en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. The tents also have their own private verandahs with gorgeous views of the waterhole. Electricity is completely solar-powered and lighting is available 24 hours a day at each tent. Camera batteries can be recharged in the tents and only small travel hairdryers can be used in the camp. Guests may choose to cool down in the camp's swimming pool, or just enjoy the exquisite views. Meals, drinks, and activities are all included in the stay. Your daily activities will be planned together with your guide. A special and unforgettable moment will be the visit to the San Bushman Village. You will be personally involved in the everyday habits of the San population including their typical gathering of food and medicines from the bush. One of the most thrilling experiences will be tracking white rhino by foot with your own personal bushman guide. You will follow its footprints silently and deep into the bush until you are kneeling downwind from a family of prehistoric creatures. Birdwatching excursions will be available on foot or together with adventurous game drives in 4x4 vehicles.
from R11541

Dqae Qare Game Farm

4 Reviews
Sleeps 50 in 9 rooms

Dqãe Qare Game Reserve is situated in the Kalahari Desert approximately 24 km from Ghanzi, and is a community-based tourism project of the...
Dqãe Qare Game Reserve is situated in the Kalahari Desert approximately 24 km from Ghanzi, and is a community-based tourism project of the Ncoakhoe, meaning Red People, from D'Kar Village. Accommodation consists of rooms in the Farm House and camping facilities. Meals are included, as there are no self-catering facilities, and are served in the lapa area at the Farm House. For guests' entertainment, there is a swimming pool, guided bushwalks, traditional dancing and storytelling, and game drives can also be arranged for guests. The D'Kar community is governed by the D'Kar Trust which falls under the umbrella of the Kuru Development Trust, which in turn looks after the interests of various Bushmen communities in Botswana.
from R180

Kalahari Desert Camp

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

The Kalahari Desert Camp is located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp offers 12 tented camps with all...
The Kalahari Desert Camp is located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp offers 12 tented camps with all the modern luxuries and comforts. The tents are all equipped with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. The main camp area comprises a reception, dining area, lapa, lounge, viewing deck and swimming pool. It provides a serene setting for the guests to relax during the midday heat of the Kalahari. The rates include all meals, teas, coffees, soft drinks, park fees and activities. Guests can expect to see numerous species of animals such as oryx, eland, zebra, haartebeest, wildebeest, impala, springbok, kudu, ostriches, aardvark and a variety of bird life.
from R14268

Grassland Bushman Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 12 rooms

Grassland Bushman Lodge is located about 80 km northeast of Ghanzi. Due to our unique location, immense land size, and proper management,...
Grassland Bushman Lodge is located about 80 km northeast of Ghanzi. Due to our unique location, immense land size, and proper management, you are likely to see more Kalahari game at Grassland Safaris than any other safari outfitter. For a real cultural experience with the San Bushman, Grassland Bushman Lodge is a must. There is a San village very close to Grassland Lodge with warm friendly Bushman that are eager to show guests their survival skills. The lodge also runs a very good predator project involving lions, leopards and wild dogs. At Grassland Bushman Lodge, you will be amazed by the comfortable chalets, dining facilities, and hospitable staff. Grassland offers eight extremely well furnished chalets, each with their own en-suite bathroom, beds, closets, and dresser amenities. Each facility has hot water and your laundry is done daily at no extra cost. Our meals are extraordinary, well prepared, and a far cry above most other safari outfits. We provide three meals a day, snacks, midday tea and dessert, cold drinks, wine, and a fully stocked bar for evening nightcaps. Another unique aspect of our camp is our large swimming pool. Guests thoroughly enjoy taking a soothing swim after a long day of game drives and cultural walks. Likewise, guests often enjoy sitting by the bricked fire pit and watch as hundreds of animals come in at dusk to feed by the large illuminated water pan a mere 50 yards away.
from R300
Situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are a selection of campsites, run and maintained by...
Situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are a selection of campsites, run and maintained by Big Foot Tours. The camp site are all set in secluded areas within the reserve, with minimal facilities. Some campsites have no facilities at all. Each camp site can be reached with a 4X4 vehicle, travelling mainly on gravel roads through the park. The camp sites offer shade provided by the acacia trees, and a large selection of wildlife, including gemsbok, springbok and wildebeest roaming around The only facilities available at some of the camps, include pit latrine toilets, a fire pit and bucket showers. Guest are advised to bring enough fuel, drinking water, tools, spares, and a GPS. There is no support system patrolling the roads with some roads not seeing a vehicle for more than three months at a time. There are no shops except a small shop in Xade and Rakops. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the ultimate remote safari destination, with unforgiving climate and harsh terrain. Only the fully self-sufficient traveler would venture into the reserve alone, ultimately rewarded with untamed Africa at its best.
from R793
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