Why we like it
- A traditional East African 1940s style camp
- Nine en-suite luxury canvas tents
- The opportunity to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated, but wild meerkats
- Learn about the Zu/’huasi Bushmen and discover the secrets of the pans on a fascinating bush walk
- Jack's Camp is perfect for everyone wanting a true desert experience, and children of all ages are welcome
About Jack's Camp
Sited on the original spot chosen by Jack Bousfield in the 1960s, Jack's Camp is set on the Pans of the Makgadikgadi. A relic of one of the world's largest super-lakes, formed some five to seven million years ago, the lake dried long ago to leave a vast salt pan. Jack's camp has two distinctive seasons: dry season (winter) 16 April - 31 October and wet season (summer) 1 November - 15 April. During the wet season, the landscape transforms. Clouds of flamingo and other migratory birds, along with herds of zebra and wildebeest, are drawn to the lush, long grass; ultimately, the predators head this way too.
At the camp there is a beautiful swimming pool where you can escape the heat and relax in the cool waters. Afternoon tea at Jack's camp is a sumptuous affair and the chef goes to great trouble to create mouth-watering sweet and savoury delicacies. The meals at the camp are served in the dining tent surrounded by interesting artefacts.