Nestled among the palms and acacias on Hyena Island,Camp Kalahari formerly known as Makgadikgadi Camp, is located on the edge of the salt pans and adjacent to Makgadikgadi National Park. The Makgadikgadi salt pans were once an ancient great lake, now a dried up lunar landscape of great wide open uninhabited spaces and endless horizons. This ancient lake reveals sites of archaeological artifacts, stone age tools and ancient animal bones among the swirling dust devils of the dry season. However when the rain arrive, the landscape transforms into a gigantic lake, attracting a plethora of birds and the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest.
Traditionally built using local craftsmen and their knowledge, Makgadikgadi camp is an unique and relaxing environment, combining Western comforts with the flair and colour of Africa.
Twin or double bedded meru tents, with ensuite alfresco bathrooms, with flush toilet and shower provide a home from home.
A thatched library, lounge and dining area, allow one to relax and savour the serenity and peace of this enchanted area.
Should one feel dusty or hot, go and relax around or in the small dip pool, where refuge from the heat of the day can be sought.
At night talk about the days event under the star filled skies whilst sitting around the flickering fire.
Although not trying to be a 5 star hotel in the bush – Makgadikgadi Camp is fit for Princes – literally!! – it is a favourite destination for young Royals.