Named after legendary explorer Jack Bousfield, Jacks Camp in the Makgadikgadi Pans of the Kalahari Desert has been called “a camp like no other in Africa”, and offers guests stark, African beauty in a truly remote location. Luxury goes hand-in-hand with welcoming hospitality, and staff go over and above the call of duty to provide a comfortable, memorable experience for their guests. A true oasis in the desert, accommodation is in ornate, elegant tents, which only add to the exclusive African adventure. Reminiscent of a bygone-era, a pool and deck in an open-sided tent offer a tranquil area for relaxation.
Guests who come in the dry season will experience the region in a different way to those who come in the green season – the dry season offering guests exciting ways to enjoy the outdoors. Quad bike safaris over the salt pans provide recreation with a spike of adrenaline, and horse safaris allow guests to explore the vast desert plains from an unusual vantage point. For the adventurous, sleeping out under the stars is a ‘must’. The rain of the green season draws even more wildlife to the region and guests can marvel at the zebra and wildebeest migration.
By exploring the remote cattle-post, travellers can learn about the traditions and culture of the Batswanan people. Legendary baobabs stand majestically over the landscape and guests can visit Chapmans Baobab, noted for being the third largest tree in Africa.
The Bushmen who guide the enlightening bush walks are avid observers of wildlife and the desert. These graceful, gentle guides track and spot African game with ease, offering guests the chance to encounter nature at close range. Sprightly meerkats are a trademark of the region and aardwolves, zebra, elephant, springbok, jackals, bushbuck, bat eared foxes and the elusive brown hyaena can be found. Birding enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of abundant birdlife.
Sunset heralds “sundowner-hour” where guests make the most of the last daylight hours outdoors. Sundowners are followed by generous, hearty dinners in the spacious dining-tent. Described as “beyond fantastic” by previous guests, Jack’s Camp ensures a unique, authentically African experience.