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.
Please note: Jack’s Camp is currently undergoing a re-build and will be re-opening in May 2020. From 16 October 2019 until 15 April 2020, Jack’s Migration Camp will be in operation.