Jack’s Camp introduces you to real life in the mind-blowing whiteness and brightness of Makgadigadi Pans. Experience the rawness of Africa in this startling landscape then spend your days unravelling the hidden treasures of Botswana. From the unique desert wildlife and flora to the captivating local Bushmen culture and ancient Stone Age sites. Jack’s camp faithfully awaits your return, offering a heavenly refuge where you can enjoy quality mod cons and friendly service.
Jack’s Camp is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. It encompasses an authentic, 1940’s style tented safari camp, which includes a private museum, shop, drinks tent and a pool pavilion. Spectacular vistas, creative surprises, expert guiding, old world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different. The camp features 7 twin and 3 double tents with en suite bathrooms, as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
Activities on offer all year round include interacting with habituated meerkats, walking with Bushmen guides, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, Fallen Baobab which one of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, bird watching and night drives. During the dry season activities include quad biking across the salt pans. During the wet season visitors can witness the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration experience.
Jack’s Camp is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. A beautiful authentic, 1940’s style tented safari camp, which includes a private museum, shop, drinks tent and a pool pavilion. Spectacular vistas, creative surprises, expert guiding, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other.
Jack's Camp features 7 twin and 3 double tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. Spacious and stylish – with an elegant atmosphere.
Activities are varied, and combine wildlife with culture, history, archaeology and geology. Activities on offer all year round include: interacting with incredibly friendly habituated meerkats; walking with Bushmen Guides; game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, Chapman’s Baobab - one of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, bird watching and night drives.
During the dry season (16h April - 31st October) activities include quad biking across the saltpans.
During the wet season (1st November - 15th April) visitors can witness the spectacular zebra and wildebeest migration experience.
Jack Bousfield , while on a trapping expedition in the Makgadigadi Pans, stumbled on a site that captured his imagination so much that he set up camp under an acacia tree and Jack’s Camp was born to capture the feeling that everyone else should find its beauty.
The Makgadigadi Pans is a relic of one of the world’s largest super-lakes that dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth’s crust.
A Botswana safari to Jack's Camp is a comprehensive desert experience, and focussed on unique species of wildlife found only in this area, such as gemsbok, aardvark, and springbuck. Guests are practically guaranteed to spot the rare and elusive brown hyena and walk through the Kalahari with wild meerkats.
Wildbeest and zebra herds pass by, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months the desert of the Kalahari teams with game and predators.
Jack’s Camp provides an inviting oasis in an naturally harsh environment. Large marquee tents built on raised wooden platforms house the main areas, with a dining and lounge tent decorated with a wide variety of maps and natural history objects. Steps lead down to the fire-pit where you can enjoy evening drinks under the stars while reminiscing on your day. The enormous swimming pool is just a short stroll away.
The ten guest tents are romantic - there is no electricity and paraffin lamps spread a warm and inviting glow around your room. Antiques canopied 4-poster beds dominated the en suite bedroom. You can also choose to have a night out on the pans under the Milky Way and an greet the new day in the most unforgettable way.
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