Jack’s Camp

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Makgadikgadi Magic at Jack’s Camp

Jack’s Camp introduces you to real life in the mind-blowing whiteness and brightness of Makgadikgadi Pans on a compelling Botswana safari package this 2024. Experience the rawness of Africa in this startling landscape then spend your days unravelling the hidden treasures of Botswana while you revel in your unique camp experience at Jack’s Camp. 

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. It’s also the perfect stop over as part of your bigger Botswana safari package in 2024, year of bush and beach safaris!

Voyage2Africa recommends the charming Jack’s Camp for its elegance, its satisfying amenities and its sense of all-pervading serenity in the huge open spaces of the Kalahari. We love the lifelike style of this 1940s camp, deep in the heart of a silent white landscape and boasting a private museum, shop, drinks tent and pool pavilion. What a unique experience for guests who want to revel in the captivating views, the professional game rangers and the lavish meals with their classic turn of the century flavours. 

One of the most popular activities at Jack’s Camp is nature relating with incredibly friendly familiarized meerkats. Why not also indulge in walking with Bushmen Guides, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, a walk or drive to Chapman’s Baobab – one of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, birding and night drives.

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. Activities vary, combining wildlife with culture, history, archaeology and geology. The famous annual wildebeest migration occurs between November and April so book your safari tour for the next one and see how much we care about your wildlife experience in Jack’s Camp. 

It’s easy to see why this Makgadikgadi camp was rated number 1 favourite overseas leisure hotel in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Imagine being part of 16 000 square km of wilderness where game drives and walks fill your days. Find Jack’s Camp peeping out from its small knoll in a veritable oasis of palm trees and acacias. Persian rugs, cotton sheets and fantastic bedroom amenities entice visitors to stay longer and learn more eco-conscious methods of travel and ecotourism. 

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Overview

Jack Bousfield, while on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi 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.

Feel part of the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans, 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. Your tent is one of 10 Bedouin-styled chalets thrown with Persian rugs, cotton sheets and outside showers with wilderness views. Chill on your private deck to join fellow guests out quad biking, walking, game driving and birding. Look out for the famous black-maned Kalahari lions as well as hyenas and flocks of flamingos in the drier seasons. 

A Botswana safari to Jack’s Camp is a comprehensive desert experience, and focuses 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. Wildebeest 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 a 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. Antique 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 greet the new day in the most unforgettable way.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Jack’s Camp

From $1450

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Great Migration in season
  • Guided bush walks led by Bushmen trackers 
  • Visit Chapman’s baobab and other notable archaeological sites.

Included

  • Safari accommodation at Jack’s camp
  • Game drives with Professional guides
  • All meals included with local drinks
  • Traditional afternoon safari tea service
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Guided visit to see the Meerkats
  • Current applicable government taxes + VAT.

Guests on a game drive having sundowners in the Makgadikgadi Pans
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Facilities

  • 10 large khaki-green Marquee tents on wooden platforms
  • Private veranda, 4-poster bed, seating area, freestanding fan, en-suite bathroom, indoor & outdoor showers, complimentary toiletries
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bar

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring setting amid towering palm groves with sweeping vistas across the endless salt pans
  • Classic safari style camp with contemporary mod cons and elegance defined, in perfect nature. 
  • An excellent choice for visitors looking for an off the beaten track Botswana experience in wide open, silent spaces.
  • Lavish suites for privacy and guest areas complete with swimming pool, museum, shop and drinks tent.


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