Jack’s Camp is set in a palm “island” overlooking the tall grass fields surrounding the pans. The Makgadikgadi lake dried up thousands of years ago. Lying south east of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans is a system of pans with sandy desert in between.
A dry, salty clay crust most of the year, the pans are seasonally covered with water and grass and become a refuge for birds and animals in this very arid part of the world.
Spectacular vistas, expert guiding, incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, unique desert wildlife, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other.
Guests facilities include a Mess Tent with a Natural History Museum built into it. There is a library, antique pool table and well stocked drinks chest, while a refreshing swimming pool is housed in a beautiful tent with deck and deck chairs.
Jack’s Camp features 7 Twin and 3 Double tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. They are spacious and stylish with a sophisticated 1940’s safari atmosphere.
Open all year round
Year Round Activities:
Get unbelievably up close and personal with a group of habituated meerkats.
Spend time walking with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture.
Game drives to experience unique desert wildlife.
Take a visit to Chapman’s Baobab: one of the three largest and oldest trees in Africa.
Dry Season Only:
Quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans – The camp runs an amazing 5 nights itinerary called “Kubu quad Bike Expeditions”
5 nights horse riding safaris with an expert guide.
Lie out on the pans as the sun sets, and watch the planetarium show unfold with horizon-to-horizon stars.
Green Season Only:
Experience the migration of zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest in Africa, and the last remaining in Southern Africa.
Unique desert species such as aardvark, bat eared foxes, aardwolves, elusive brown hyaena, porcupine, honey badgers, black maned Kalahari lion, cheetah, meerkats, ground squirrel, genet, yellow mongoose, jackal.
Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Oryx, Elephant, several species of antelopes.
Ostrich, Sand grouse, Secretary birds, Vulture, Marshal Eagle. Migratory: Wader, ibis, duck, geese, stork, wattled crane, flamingo.
The central area is one of the 5 national museums of Botswana.