Jack’s Camp

Award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up millennia ago, beside Botswana’s otherworldly Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Named after an adventurer who stumbled upon the site in the 1960s, award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up thousands of years ago. All year round here, sightings of rare brown hyena are almost guaranteed and guests are also often treated to unforgettable interactions with a gang of semi-habituated meerkats.

Unbelievably vast, these pans offer a unique desert experience in the dry season, offering otherworldly lunar terrain that you can explore by quad bike. After the rains, the ecosystem transforms into watery grasslands, attracting huge herds of zebra and wildebeest. For several months, the landscape teems with game and attendant predators. During this green season, guests can bear witness the last remaining mass mammal migration in southern Africa.     

Jack’s Camp has a maximum occupancy of just 20 guests, accommodated in 10 sophisticated tents decorated in 1940s vintage safari style. The gorgeous mess tent houses a museum, library and pool table, while there is a sparkling swimming pool tucked under a pavilion. There’s no electricity and absolutely no Internet but that’s all part of the magic of Jack’s Camp.  

  • An utterly unique camp in Botswana’s ethereal Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Featuring charming vintage explorer style
  • Offering perspectives on the Kalahari’s green and dry seasons
  • Seasonal zebra migration viewing
  • A wide range of activities from walking with Bushmen to quad biking
  • Game drives
  • Horseback safaris
  • Meerkat experience
  • Walking with Bushmen
  • Quad biking (dry season)

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Light aircraft transfers can be arranged from Maun to Jack’s Camp.

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Jack’s Camp

Award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up millennia ago, beside Botswana's otherworldly Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Kalahari Plains Camp

In an exceptionally remote section of the immense Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an enormous white salt pan.

Leroo La Tau

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Meno a Kwena

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San Camp

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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