Jack's Camp
Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp

Jack's Camp is located nearby the Makgadikgadi Pans and offers a truly unique safari experience in Botswana's Kalahari Desert. Walks with San bushmen as well up close encounters with wild meerkats are highlights.

USD 1750 + per person per night sharing
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Jack's Camp Introduction

Jack's Camp is located deep in the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest saltpans in the world. Jack's Camp is a classic desert safari camp accommodating 20 guests in ten large walk-in tents, each with en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and shower.

Jack's is situated on an isolated island filled with tall fan palms and commiphora trees. Named for the legendary Jack Bousefield, who was a pioneer of these remote wastes, Jack's Camp remains one of the most intriguing and mysterious places in the Kalahari or Kgalagadi. Owned and designed by Ralph Bousefield and Catherine Raphaely, Jack's and nearby Jack's Camp offer guests access to a completely unique area.

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  • Situated deep in the Kalahari Desert, Jack's Camp offers peace and tranquillity with breathtaking views and expert guiding
  • Learn about the inquisitive nature of the meerkat and enjoy thrilling quad bike rides while exploring the desert
  • Walk with San Bushmen Trackers for a cultural adventure

Jack's Camp Game Viewing and Activities

During the summer months (November to April) the focus is on the thousands of zebra which have migrated from the Boteti River and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park immediately to the west. During these same months, the pans fill with water and attract numerous species of birds from flamingos to wattled cranes and pelicans. During the dry, or winter months, the migrations move westwards to the water available in the Boteti River but many desert-adapted creatures remain resident.

This is the domain of the brown hyaena, a shy and elusive creature, as well as suricates, aardvarks and small bustard species. Ralph Bousefield and his guides have made many important finds in the field of palaeontology, with stone implements and other evidence of Stone Age dwellers.

This is an extremely fragile environment filled with fascination and interest. The management and guides have an approach of maximum care for the environment, and this is a destination for the true lover of remote experiences.

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