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Why we like it
- 6 white canvas safari tents complete with bucket showers and flush toilets
- San Camp is run entirely by solar energy
- Incredible guiding to discover this unique part of Botswana and learn with the local Bushmen as they demonstrate their survival skills
- San Camp is one of the most romantic camps in Africa
- A complete desert experience for all and children of all ages welcome
Joining the meerkats first thing in the morning is a truly magical experience; in the absence of a termite mound or tree you might find that a meerkat uses your head as a sentry lookout post.
We had the most wonderful guides throughout our trip. They were incredibly knowledgeable, patient and humble. A Trip of a Lifetime. We were sorry to come home.
- JS, Hertfordshire
San Camp is set on a private concession that adjoins the Makgadikgadi National Park. San camp is the sister camp to the famous Jacks Camp. Supremely remote, turn 360° and nothing will cross the eye except the bowl of the sky and curve of the earth. A collection of the Stewart Granger 1940s safari tents, complete with bucket showers, flush toilets, four-poster beds, mosquito net canopies, percale sheets and paraffin lamps. There is no electricity at San Camp.San Camp offers a rare insight into life in the Khalahari together with the local bushmen discover how the natives survived in one of the harshest and dry environments on earth. Offering a complete desert experience, a safari at San Camp will focus on species that are unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. Activities on offer at San camp are vast, get very close with the family of meerkats, walk with Zu/'hoasi Bushmen trackers, game drives to experience a unique desert wildlife, visit Chapman's Baobab, a rare chance to see some of the unique desert bird species or simply relax in the yoga pavilion.
San Camp is only open in the dry season (winter) 16th April - 31st October/30November. The opening dates are weather dependent.
Maun or Kasane via Johannesburg
12 hours 40 minutes
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
March - November
The best time to travel is between March and November, rain fall is at a minimum and the days are cooler but clear. Early mornings and evenings can be chilly. The Delta is normally in flood from May until August.
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