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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana
Marooned in the wildlife-rich Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Jack’s Camp is one of the country’s most iconic safari destinations. Robustly old-school but with no compromise on modern luxuries, staying at this 1940’s campaign-style encampment is to experience the Kalahari with classic cool.
Why We Love It
The plunge pools are absolutely wonderful. On the private veranda of each room, you sink beyond the reach of the Kalahari’s intense heat, feel the water clean off the day, and take in the panoramas while reflecting on your incredible safari encounters.
It’s one of the few African safari camps that allow children of all ages, offering spectacular early safari experiences for the younger adventurers with you.
In the lesser-explored Makgadikgadi Salt Pan—a part of the Kalahari that’s roughly the size of Switzerland—you’ll discover a slice of 1940s classic safari cool amid a wildlife-rich landscape.
Beneath the green canvas tops of the Moroccan-style tents, you’ll find luxurious interiors full of antiques, velvet sofas, and an unparalleled whiff of authenticity. This, considering the camp was recently refurbished, demonstrates the commitment that the owners have to maintain their unique style in the face of ever-evolving safari camp trends.
The tents come equipped with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, wood-burning Morso stoves, colorful rugs, and twin or double beds with dark wood headboards (as well as overhead bed-cooling systems).
The service you’ll encounter in the mess tent is also right on the money—attentive when required, offering plenty of privacy otherwise. Sip Champagne as you relax on your private veranda watching the mesmerizing Kalahari sunset.
WHAT MAKES THIS HOTEL UNIQUE?
It’s a camp that can truly lay claim to retaining that classic African safari feel. Help yourself to drinks at the honesty bar, afternoon tea is served with classically English cucumber sandwiches, and just pretend that WIFI hasn’t been invented yet. Beyond the antiques and other historical relics, the camp also has its own Natural History Museum.
It’s also rare to find a camp that allows children of all ages to stay, and while there’s only one family tent the suites are swiftly and effectively converted with daybeds to suit your group’s needs.
Seven twins and three doubles with en-suites
Main mess tent for dining and lounging, library and gift boutique
Spa tent, swimming pool
Guided activities such as quad biking, bushman walks, classic desert game drives, meerkat visits, and horse rides
Planning your experience
Contact our travel experts to book your evocative stay at Jack’s Camp.
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