The iconic Jack’s Camp’s is legendary for its supremely stylish, old-world glamour that pays homage to traditional East African safari style. One of just three camps in a vast one-million-acre private concession in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Jack’s Camp offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience desert activities, including classic game-viewing drives, meerkat encounters, horseback rides, bushman walks and quad biking, all with some of the best and most experienced guides in Botswana.
Despite the almost lunarlike appearance of the Makgadikgadi Pans, it is a rich ecosystem and over 50 000 zebra and wildebeest migrate through the area from January to April. Year-round wildlife includes zebras, wildebeest, springboks, steenboks, elephants, brown hyenas, oryxes, Kalahari lions and cheetahs. In this extraordinary environment, Jack’s Camp is an elegant, supremely comfortable haven.
In the heat of the day, retreat to the sanctuary of camp, where you can relax beside your own private plunge pool overlooking the pans or in the glamorous tented swimming pool pavilion before heading to the nomadic Persian tea tent with its glorious views.
At 270m2, each of the guest tents, seven twins and two doubles, is exceedingly spacious. The interiors are embellished with Persian and North African rugs, paraffin lamps, brass fittings, luxuriant textiles, mahogany campaign furniture and a miniature “natural history museum” consisting of a cabinet of curiosities showcasing fossils and stone tools. Jack’s Camp has one of the most comprehensive collections of ancient artefacts in Botswana, collected and curated over decades by its owners, the Bousfield family. The overhead bed-cooling system keeps temperatures comfortable. The en-suite bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers, and tent has a private deck with a sparkling plunge pool as well as several velvet-clad chairs overlooking the spectacular ancient landscape.