Jack’s Camp

Named after an adventurer who stumbled upon the site in the 1960s, award-winning Jack’s Camp sits in the shade of palms amid a giant salt lake which dried up thousands of years ago. All year round here, sightings of rare brown hyena are almost guaranteed and guests are also often treated to unforgettable interactions with a gang of semi-habituated meerkats.

Unbelievably vast, these pans offer a unique desert experience in the dry season, offering otherworldly lunar terrain that you can explore by quad bike. After the rains, the ecosystem transforms into watery grasslands, attracting huge herds of zebra and wildebeest. For several months, the landscape teems with game and attendant predators. During this green season, guests can bear witness the last remaining mass mammal migration in southern Africa.     

Jack’s Camp has a maximum occupancy of just 20 guests, accommodated in 10 sophisticated tents decorated in 1940s vintage safari style. The gorgeous mess tent houses a museum, library and pool table, while there is a sparkling swimming pool tucked under a pavilion. There’s no electricity and absolutely no Internet but that’s all part of the magic of Jack’s Camp.  

Please note: Jack’s Camp is currently undergoing a re-build and will be re-opening in May 2020. From 16 October 2019 until 15 April 2020, Jack’s Migration Camp will be in operation.  

Location

How to get to Jack’s Camp

Light aircraft transfers can be arranged from Maun to Jack’s Camp.

Activities at Jack’s Camp

  • Game drives
  • Horseback safaris
  • Meerkat experience
  • Walking with Bushmen
  • Quad biking (dry season)

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Jack’s Camp Highlights

  • An utterly unique camp in Botswana’s ethereal Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
  • Featuring charming vintage explorer style
  • Offering perspectives on the Kalahari’s green and dry seasons
  • Seasonal zebra migration viewing
  • A wide range of activities from walking with Bushmen to quad biking

   

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Stunning safari experiences; Abundant Wildlife including big cats; Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta; Bushmen of the Kalahari; Birding; Mokoro trips.

When is the best time to see Animals in Botswana?
Best during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-Sep days are dry, sunny and dusty with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Temperatures from Oct-Apr (Summer) can be very hot, reaching 38°C, with some rain.

What can I combine Botswana with?
Victoria Falls; the stunning sand dunes of Namibia; cosmopolitan Cape Town; a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

How to get to Botswana?
The main gateway to the Delta is Maun. Maun is a popular Delta access point as it is linked by daily air services from Johannesburg, where most visitors begin their Botswana itineraries.

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