Jack’s is very luxurious, but not your typical safari camp. We were there in the dry season so the animals are very limited. But it has its own charm and niche in Botswana because the camp has so much history and offers unique desert experiences. Don’t miss the quad bike ride into the pans, it was fun. Also the walk with the San people is one of the best native cultural experiences we’ve ever had. Cobra is such an interesting person and famous too!
Management SHOULD make sure that this Camp gets the best guides and vehicles since it’s the highest price one. I’m told that the activities are the same as the other camps (San and Camp Kalahari).
The food is the best we’ve had on safari and the staff was great. KB, the camp manager was very funny and social. The tents are very nice but bring a headband flashlight so you can find things at night and in the early morning.
- 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