San Camp

San Camp is a collection of romantic white tents which sit like a mirage beneath a scattering of lofty palms at the edge of a vast, glittering saltpan.

San Camp is a collection of romantic white tents which sit like a mirage beneath a scattering of lofty palms at the edge of a vast, glittering saltpan in Botswana’s surreal Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You might be in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by flat, featureless landscapes, yet your spacious bedroom is a cool haven under canvas, replete with light cotton sheets and luxe feather bedding.

There are just 7 guest tents in total to ensure privacy and seclusion, two specially set up for families. A sublime central mess tent contains a small museum, library and tea lounge, whilst there is standalone swimming pool tent and a special yoga pavilion for daily meditation or quiet contemplation of your natural surrounds.

Open only during Botswana’s dry months, San Camp offers quad bike explorations of undocumented fossil beds and lonely baobab ‘islands’, classic game drives and walks guided by Zu’/hoasi Bushmen as well as possible interactions with a mob of semi-habituated meerkats. Learn ancient desert survival skills and visit Chapman’s Baobab, an impressive fallen tree under which early explorers Livingstone and Selous once made camp.

Location

How to get to San Camp

Light aircraft transfers can be arranged from Maun to San Camp.

Activities at San Camp

  • Quad biking
  • Game drives
  • Walks with Bushmen
  • Meerkat experience
  • Archaeological and historic site visits

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

San Camp Highlights

  • An enchanting tented camp at the edge of a spellbinding saltpan
  • Decorated in 1940s glamorous safari style
  • Offering quad biking to undocumented fossil beds and historic sites
  • Opportunities to view rare hyena and interact with meerkats
  • Walk with Zu’/hoasi Bushmen and learn desert survival skills

   

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San Camp is a collection of romantic white tents which sit like a mirage beneath a scattering of lofty palms at the edge of a vast, glittering saltpan.

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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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