This was a safari organised by a small group of friends and it was recommended to include as part of a different angle to Botswana. We had a fabulous time and especially enjoyed the meerkats and excursions to the salt pans. We stopped here towards the end of our trip, and had already spent much time in the Delta, so the fact that Jack's Camp is slightly different came as an exciting treat, rather than a disappointment. It is set close to the salt pans and so offers a different array of wildlife on its doorstep and slightly different landscapes. I would recommend a three night stay here to everyone, as this gives you time to appreciate all the camp had to offer; but I would also want to stress that it is different to other camps. The routines are the same, game drives, wild locations etc but it has an old colonial camp feel and isn't in the heart of the bush - for those expecting elephants and lions to wander by all the time - you need to be breifed that it will feel different. But it has charms that are all its own, and for that, I can only use the word: unforgettable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jack's Camp is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana's Kalahari Desert. An authentic, 1940's style tented safari camp, which houses a private museum, shop, drinks tent and pool pavilion. Spectacular vistas, creative surprises, expert guiding, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other. Activities vary, combining wildlife with culture, history, archaeology and geology. Activities on offer all year round include: interacting with incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, walking with Bushmen Guides, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, Chapman's Baobab - one of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, birding and night drives. Dry season activities: 16h April - 31st October Quad bike across the saltpans Wet season activities: 1st November - 15th April Zebra and wildebeest migration ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jack`s Camp Hotel Makgadikgadi Pans National Park