San Camp is a seasonal camp located close to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Visits to the local meerkat colony as well as San bushmen walks are highlights of the camp. Unravel Historic Mysteries - venture out on quad bikes and explore remote archaeological sites.
San Camp Introduction
San Camp is located deep in the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest saltpans in the world. A maximum of 12 guests are accommodated in 6 large walk-in green canvas tents on slightly elevated wooden platforms with en suite facilities (bucket showers and flush toilets).
- San Camp truly is a unique experience, situated deep in the Kalahari Desert it offers peace and tranquillity with breathtaking views and expert guiding
- A complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area
- Learn about the inquisitive nature of the meerkat and enjoy thrilling quad bike rides while exploring the desert
San 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.
Sanctuary Retreat’s Chobe & Okavango Safari
This premier 6-night safari offers you the opportunity to explore 3 different regions of Botswana including the wildlife highlights of the unique Okavango Delta, the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe National Park.
In Search of Predators Premier
This premier safari visits 2 camps renowned for their excellent predator sightings. Search for predators on Chiefs Island in the Moremi Game Reserve and big game in the Selinda Concession, accompanied by expert guides who will create a better understanding of the African bush.
Makgadigadi and Delta Iconic Safari
This premier 7-night safari explores the desert-like area of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the water wilderness that is the Okavango Delta and the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Guests will experience the thrill of flying over these breath-taking wilderness areas via light aircraft transfer.
Nata Lodge is located among Mokolwane palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. It is situated near the Nata sanctuary, which is on the edge of Sau Pan and is the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands.