Jack’s Camp

Jack’s Camp, Makgadigadi Pans

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.

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  • Awe-inspiring setting amid towering palm groves with sweeping vistas across the endless salt pans
  • Classic safari style camp with contemporary mod cons
  • An excellent choice visitors looking for an off the beaten track Botswana experience
Jack’s Camp Overview
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 focus 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. 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 greet the new day in the most unforgettable way.
  • 10 large khaki-green Marquee tents on wooden platforms
  • Tent features: private veranda, 4-poster bed, seating area, freestanding fan, en-suite bathroom with washstand, flush loo, indoor & outdoor showers plus complimentary toiletries
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bar
From $1 450



  • Great Migration in season
  • Guided bush walks led by Bushmen trackers – see the plants that survive in this unforgiving environment and the small creatures that thrive in it
  • Visit Chapman’s baobab and other notable sites including some archeological sites

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