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Jack's Camp

Traditional 1940's style safari camp on a bed of desert salt pans.
Makgadikgadi Salt PansBotswana· 10 Rooms · ££££

In enchanting desert of the Kalahari

Kalahari Black-maned Lions, rare Brown Hyena and interactions with the Meerkats of Meerkat Manor make this extremely special

Jacks Camp is currently closed from the 1st October - 30th April for a full rebuild and refresh. The new Jacks open in May 2020 with a luxurious new look and will be open year round. Jack’s Camp is a traditional East African 1940's style safari camp, situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan, a once great inland sea, and now a bed of desert salt pans the size of Switzerland. A unique camp in a private area of Great Kalahari with exotic Bedouin furnishings and rare African art. For several decades, Jack's Camp has set the standard for style and desert experiences in the Kalahari. The dry season is Mid-April through end of October. Green Season is November through Mid-April.

Jack's Camp is a classic desert safari camp with seven double and three twin tents, all with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. The camp is spacious and stylish, with a sophisticated 1940’s safari atmosphere. Persian rugs and cool cotton sheets form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one’s own veranda. The tents are very comfortable and in keeping with the character of the Makgadikgadi. From May 2020 the tents will retain the same iconic, 1940's style but with the addition of new textiles from India, Natural History cabinets, wood-burning morso stoves and an overhead bed cooling system.

Activities are conducted on horseback or in open 4-wheel drive vehicles custom designed for this terrain and accompanied by knowledgeable guides. Only in the dry winter months are all-purpose ATV vehicles (Quad bikes) available, allowing guests to travel across the salt pans. Walks with a Bushman tracker and a visit to Chapman's Baobab, the historical baobab tree used by Livingstone, Selous and other early explorers are also activities on offer. The swimming pool pavilion will be made bigger with the addition of a sun deck and a dedicated spa tent will be added. Children of all ages are welcome and there is no Wifi in camp. For those wanting to spend a little longer in paradise, a spa treatment and horse ride is included in stays of 3 nights or more.

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