Jack's Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park - Classic 4

Jack's Camp - Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

For several decades, jack’s camp has set the standard for style & desert experiences in the Kalahari. Now, the camp is being rebuilt & refreshed with a luxurious new look for 2020.

Where is Jack’s Camp

Jack’s Camp is located in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The remnants of an enormous super-lake that used to cover most of Southern Africa, Jack described the area as the “savage beauty of a forgotten Africa.” It’s a landscape of space and remoteness and otherworldly vistas dotted with unique desert wildlife.

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Where will I stay

The new Jack’s Camp will have 7 twin and 3 double tents. With a huge 136 sq m of interior floor space, the tents will retain the same iconic, 1940s-style but with the addition of new textiles from India, Natural History cabinets, wood-burning morso stoves, and an overhead bed cooling system. Ensuite bathrooms will have indoor and outdoor showers. Outside, there is 135 sq m of private veranda space overlooking the Makgadikgadi that includes a plunge pool.

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What will I do here

Year Round:

  • Meet the habituated meerkats.
  • Walks with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen.
  • Search for the elusive brown hyena.
  • Game drives.
  • Game drives to the Makgadikgadi NP (on request for stays of 4 nights or more).
  • Fat bike safaris.
  • Visit the site of Chapman’s Baobab.
  • Spa treatments.*
  • Helicopter flips.*
  • Morning and afternoon horse rides.*
  • 1 Spa Treatment and 1 Horse Ride is included in stays of 3 nights or more.

*Subject to a surcharge

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Dry Season (April – October):

  • Lie out on the pans at sun set and watch the planetarium show unfold.
  • Quad biking (2 guests per quad bike, weather dependent).

Green Season (November – April):

  • Witness the zebra and wildebeest migration, the second largest in Africa.