Kalahari Tented Camp

Panoramic view of Kalahari Tented CampPanoramic view of Kalahari Tented Camp
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Desert tents at Kalahari Tented CampDesert tents at Kalahari Tented Camp

Kalahari Tented Camp (KTC) is an unfenced camp on top of a huge red sand dune that overlooks the dry Auob Riverbed, it is only 3 km from Mata Mata camp making it an close stop for refueling and stocking up on basic supplies from their shop.

Kalahari Tented Camps Desert tentsKalahari Tented Camps Desert tents

Accommodation

Kalahari Tented Camp boasts 15 desert tents;  1 luxury honeymoon desert tent, 4 family desert tents (two beds and a stack bed),  10 two bed desert tents (Two of the units have been made accessible to visitors with mobility impairment) 

The desert tents at Kalahari Tented CampThe desert tents at Kalahari Tented Camp
The desert tent at KTCThe desert tent at KTC

the tents all have their own enclosed carport.....

The back end of the tents at Kalahari Tented CampThe back end of the tents at Kalahari Tented Camp
Enclosed carport at Kalahari Tented CampEnclosed carport at out tent

The Desert tents are all elegantly decorated with rustic finishes using wood, sandbags and canvas.

Each has a large bedroom with chairs side tables, bedside lamps and ceiling fan....... 

Inside view of our tent at Kalahari Tented CampInside view of our tent at Kalahari Tented Camp
Us on the bed in our tent at Kalahari Tented campUs relaxing on the bed in our tent

a large en suite bathroom, with shower, bath, hand basin and toilet......

Kalahari Tented Camp BathroomKalahari Tented Camp Bathroom

All fifteen tents have a view of the waterhole but some have a better view than others, especially the ones in the middle as they are closer to the waterhole....

Jenny checking out the view at Kalahari Tented CampJenny checking out the view with a visitor
Looking up at Kalahari Tented Camp from the waterholeLooking up at Kalahari Tented Camp from the waterhole

We normally stay in tent number one (the honeymoon tent) as it is on the far end facing the open dunes and the Auob riverbed. This is the ideal tent if you want to photograph star-trails as it has no lights in front of it and it faces south.

Tent number 1 at Kalahari Tented CampTent number 1 at Kalahari Tented Camp
view from our tent at Kalahari Tented campview from our tent at Kalahari Tented camp

Food and Drink

each tent has a seperate kitchen, which is equipped with cutlery, crockery, fridge, gas hot plate, table and chairs and gas for hot water and solar power for lights.........

side view of our tent at Kalahari Tented Campside view of our tent at Kalahari Tented Camp
Kalahari Tented Camp kitchenThe kitchen area and back gate
breakfast visitor Yellow Mongoose at KTCbreakfast visitor Yellow Mongoose
Mongoose in tent at Kalahari Tented CampMongoose popped into our tent
Us enjoying sundowners from our braai areaUs enjoying sundowners from our braai area

the small courtyard has the braai area........

Us relaxing at our tent at KTCUs relaxing at our tent at KTC
KTC Honeymoon tent braai areaThe braai area at the Honeymoon tent
Me braaing on our Go anywhere braai at Kalahari Tented CampMe braaing on our Go anywhere braai

Activities

Kalahari Tented camp has a swimming pool with a large wooden deck next to the reception area, it's great for those hot Kalahari summer days......

Swimming Pool at Kalahari Tented CampSwimming Pool at Kalahari Tented Camp

The floodlit waterhole attracts the large herds of Wildebeest and other wildlife.  We have seen cheetah but far off, lion, Gemsbok, springbok and ostrich.....

Ostrich having a sand bath at Kalahari Tented camps waterholeOstrich having a sand bath at the waterhole
Wildebeest at Kalahari Tented camp waterholeWildebeest at Kalahari Tented camp waterhole
Ostrich and Quelea image taken from Kalahari Tented CampOstrich and Quelea image taken from Kalahari Tented Camp

the mongoose live in the dunes and often popped by to entertain us.....

Yellow Mongoose entertaining us at KTCYellow Mongoose entertaining us
mongoose relaxing next to our tent at KTCmongoose relaxing next to our tent
Yellow mongoose posing for us at KTCYellow mongoose posing for us

birds have also entertain us during our stays at KTC

Silhouette of a crow at Kalahari Tented CampSilhouette of a crow that often came to visit
White browed sparrow weaver with feather at KTCWhite browed sparrow weaver with feather at KTC
KTC Crow at our tentCrow at our tent

The camp offers good landscapes or stars photography; we enjoy photographing at night and set up our gear just in case we get to see something....

sunset from Kalahari Tented Campsunset from Kalahari Tented Camp
Night sky at Kalahari Tented CampNight sky at KTC
Mario shining our spotlight from our tentMario shining our spotlight from our tent
Stars at Kalahari Tented CampStars at Kalahari Tented Camp
Our spotlight at Kalahari Tented campOur spotlight at Kalahari Tented camp

There are many good waterholes in and around Kalahari Tented Camp and is the best area for giraffe amongst other animals and birds....

Gemsbok and bathing Ostrich image taken near Kalahari Tented CampGemsbok and bathing Ostrich image taken near Kalahari Tented Camp
mating Giraffe near Kalahari Tented campmating Giraffe near Kalahari Tented camp
Giraffe on the red dunes near KTCGiraffe on the red dunes near KTC
Spotted eagle owl chicks near KTCSpotted eagle owl chicks near KTC
Young lion with kill near KTCYoung lion with kill
young male lion protecting his kill in the Kalahariyoung male lion protecting his kill
Springbok drinking from puddle in road in the KalahariSpringbok drinking from puddle in road in the Kalahari
spotted eagle owl chick on the way to KTCspotted eagle owl chick

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Yellow mongoose at KTC in September 2012 
This one and a couple of others were under and around our tent, playing, hunting insects and probably hoping for human food...

Barking Gecko 
You can hear them everynight but can you see them?! We were really frustrted as we wanted to get a photograph of these noisy dudes but they seemed to come …

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This family of Suricates lived on the dune at the entrance to the camp. They would be there to greet us nearly every morning and afternoon.

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This jackal was having a rest near our tent in the camp - he looks quite at home!

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