Our Review

Jack's Camp

Sleeps
Resort
Makgadikgadi
,
Botswana
Type
Rooms
Cabins
Location
Makgadikgadi
Botswana
Botswana Safaris with Nelson Travel
overview

Sat within Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, and created by the legendary explorer Jack Bousfield, Jack’s Camp is a sophisticated, luxury camp, boasting old-world charm and traditional East African décor.

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One of Africa’s most iconic camps. Rebuilt in 2021, refreshed and reinvigorated, but still retaining the stylish old-world glamour we all know and love. Adorned with a classic East African safari feel.

Ben Nelson
Founder

About

One of the most original and exciting camps in Africa, the safari experience at Jack’s is unique. Here the living desert is constantly full of surprises. At first sight, the lunar-like salt pans appear devoid of life, but in the hands of the of the knowledgeable camp guides, the story of the Makgadikgadi begins to unfold. You will find an impressive choice of extraordinary activities and desert culture experiences to enjoy throughout your stay in and around the camp.

Rooms

The nine guest rooms, 7 twin tents featuring two queen-size beds and 2 double tents with extra-length king beds, have almost doubled in size. Whilst the iconic green canvas and muslin-draped walls remain, each tent is embellished with Persian and North African rugs, paraffin lamps, brass fittings, luxuriant textiles and mahogany campaign furniture. Outside, each veranda has a private deck with a sparkling plunge pool and each of the rooms has both an indoor and outdoor shower.

Activity

Exploring the raw expanse of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans can be enjoyed by vehicle, on foot or by self-driven quad-bike, All trips are expertly guided by a mixture of local San with all their local historical knowledge and graduate students who combine research with guiding. Depending on the seasons large concentrations of plains game can be found which inevitably brings in the predators. Camping out under the stars is another exhilarating experience not to be missed.

Activities
  • Bush Walks
  • Meerkat discovery
  • 4x4 Game Drive
  • Visit Chapman’s Baobab
  • Helicopter Trip
  • Horse Riding
  • Quad Biking
  • Wellness Treatment
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