A very special and individual experience. We loved the old style of the camp. Coming back in the evenings to the glow of all the paraffin lamps and the fire was magical.

Reinstow 26 yrs, Frome, Read 4 reviews »

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Jack's Camp

  • This camp is incredibly eclectic with fabric tied to every corner
  • Best meerkat spot in Botswana
  • One of the largest salt flats in the world, the lake that was here was larger than Switzerland

Facilities include

Swimming pool Dining area Drinks chest Pool table

Activities include

  • Riding
  • Birding
  • Bush walks
  • Sundowners
  • Game drives
  • Quad biking
  • Meerkat watching
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About

About Jack's Camp

A relic of one of the world's largest super-lakes, the Makgadikgadi dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth's crust. Jack's Camp is sited in this prehistoric setting offering just ten bedouin-style canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and spacious bedrooms with persian rugs and cool cotton sheets.

It's not uncommon for guides to team up with local bushmen to escort you on morning walks or game drives. Four wheel drive quad bikes will allow you to venture far into the centre of the Makgadikgadi, explore remote archaeological sites and periodically discover never before documented fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippo. Jack's Camp is the only place where you are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyena.

At the camp there is a beautiful swimming pool where you can escape the heat and relax in the cool waters. Afternoon tea at Jacks camp is a sumptuous affair and the chef goes to great trouble to create mouth-watering sweet and savoury delicacies.

The inviting beds are warmed by hot water bottles and you can turn in watching the billions of stars on your ceiling.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Jack's is a Kalahari Desert camp located in Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The remnants of an enormous superlake that used to cover most of Southern Africa.

How to get there

Fly to Johannesburg, and then on to Maun, Botswana. From Maun, you take a smaller charter plane to Jacks Camp.

When to go

When is a good time to go?
Jack's Camp is open all year round.
The Dry Season: Winter
16th April - 31st October
The Wet Season: Summer
1st November - 15th April

Important Information

We welcome all ages. Guests travelling with children younger than eight years of age require a private guide & vehicle
2 Guests per quad bike.
There is no electricity in our tents.
You can charge camera batteries in the Mess Tent: bring an adaptor for a round 3 pin plug.
The camp takes a maximum of 20 Guests.
Water is a scarce resource in Botswana –
so please try to conserve it where possible.
Stay hydrated! The water in Botswana is
safe to drink.
We recommend precautions be taken for malaria. Please consult your doctor.
Our vehicles are open with rooftop seats
and fit a maximum of 7 people.

What does the Rate include?
Accommodation
Laundry
All meals,and drinks are included.
Activities
National Park entry fee
Premium brand beverages and

What is excluded?
Premium wines and spirits
Discretionary tips/gratuities are excluded.
International and national flights
Travel insurance
Visas

Cancellation penalties:

0 - 2 Weeks prior - 100%
2 - 4 Weeks prior - 75%
4 - 12 Weeks prior - 50%

Children

Travelling with children

If Guests are travelling with children 8 years of age and under, a Private Guide & Vehicle is required.
A 50% discount is applicable to children under 12 years of age all year round.
A child can be accommodated on a Bed Roll in the parents room if they are under 12 years of age.
A max of two adults and one child sharing per tent.
Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to stay alone in their own tent.
Parents with two children under 12 years of age will be roomed as follows: One parent and one child per tent.
Jack's Camp accommodates a maximum of 20 Guests.

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