Central Kalahari activities at the Kalahari Plains Camp include twice daily game drives and insightful, life changing San Bushmen cultural interactions. Amazing wildlife displays can be seen in the fertile summer months when it rains from the end November to April.
On a Kalahari safari in Botswana in the rainy season, guests can see picture perfect landscapes with lush green vegetation and floral displays under magnificent skies. There are over 220 species of bird in the Central Kalahari with healthy populations of regionally threatened species including the Kori Bustard and Lappet-faced Vulture. Birders can spot various arid-west endemic species, while the Crimson-breasted Shrike and Violet-eared Waxbill make excellent photographic subjects.
Wildlife in great numbers converges at this time - Gemsbok, Springbok and Blue Wildebeest arrive, closely followed by Kalahari Black-Maned Lion and Cheetah. Wild Dog, Leopard, Black-Backed Jackal and Bat-Eared Fox appear on occasion. Guests can also see Southern Giraffe, Steenbok, Red Hartebeest and the endearing ground squirrels and meerkats (suricates).
The winter months at Kalahari Plains Camp are warm and dry and game can be seen on the dunes and pans and around waterholes. Exciting game drives in open 4x4 vehicles showcase these wildlife treasures and back at camp after sunset, fabulous calls and roars of the wild can be heard in the night.
The local San (Bushmen) community is known as the Baswara. These people have been resident in the area for thousands of years. Interaction with this true nomadic, hunter-gatherer culture is a fascinating experience. The Baswara now live in more established settlements in the southern sections of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Kalahari Plains Camp makes an unbeatable wildlife destination in summer and can also be combined with the Linyati region and Okavango Delta for a comprehensive Botswana safari.