Perfect for small groups and families, Camp Kalahari is unpretentious yet trendy and will appeal to those looking for something out of the ordinary. Children of all ages are welcome at this destination, and the camp is fenced for safety. The 12 Meru tents, including interleading family options, are set in the shade of palm and acacia trees on Brown Hyena Island. Decorated in Moroccan kilims and vibrant textiles, the tents have en-suite bathrooms with open-air showers and comfortable four-poster beds. The library, living and dining areas are lively and designed for mingling. Meals are a festive affair, and the swimming pool is a popular destination in the midday heat.
Activities on offer at this affordable destination include guided tours of the desert and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, getting up close and personal with meerkats, game drives to view the desert-adapted species, walking safaris with the Khoisan and quad biking across the salt pans.
Between January and April each year, about 50 000 zebra and wildebeest migrate through the region on Africa’s second-largest migration. The focus at Camp Kalahari is on the wilderness experience, with excellent service and comfortable lodgings a given.