Situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans, which was once the largest inland sea in Africa, Jack's Camp is quite literally in the middle of nowhere. Reclusive celebrities love Jack's and the unique desert experience that it provides.
Jack's Camp. The remoteness of the camp didn't deter Jack Bousfield when he stumbled upon the site in the 1960's. What he saw captured his imagination and he went to work building a truly special lodge.
The accommodation at Jack's Camp is surprisingly luxurious for such a remote location. Each of the 10 stylish canvas tents are decorated with Persian rugs and cotton sheets, all set in a palm grove oasis in the desert. Every tent also has indoor and outdoor showers with flushing toilets.
Jack's Camp's romantic medieval canvas pavilion houses the main chamber, where guests gather for delicious meals around an elegant communal dining table.
The Makgadikgadi Pans were once the largest inland sea in Africa. Now, it is a vast and unique desert playground for visitors to Jack's Camp, where activities centre around the ancient pan. Venture into the Makgadikgadi on quad bikes to explore remote archaeological sites and fossil beds of extinct zebra and hippo.
During the wet summer season, the landscape transforms into a vision of green. Herds of wildebeest and zebra migrate to the pan and for a few months, and the area teems with game and predators. Enjoy getting up close and personal with a family of comical meerkats!
The team at Jack’s Camp can also make it possible to interact with a group of Bushmen. Special arrangements can be made to spend time with these fascinating people, learning about their customs and desert survival methods within the Makgadikgadi Pans.