Jack's Camp overlooks the vast, arid stretch of the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana.
On the fringes of the vast Makgadikgadi Pans lies one of the most remote African safari camps. Jack's Camp is set beneath palm trees on a site which at one time was the biggest inland sea in Africa, and is now an expansive desert landscape that gets transformed once a year after the first rains have fallen. Large herds of zebra, antelope and wildebeest migrate to the area in search of the sweet grasses that transform the landscape into a lush green wonderland.
Accommodation on a safari at Jack's Camp is provided in ten stylish tents, each with an en suite bathroom. The tents are decorated with Persian carpets and each has an indoor as well as an outdoor shower. Cotton sheets adorn the beds. The central section of this camp features a dining and lounge area as well as a swimming pool, which is arguably the most remote pool to be visited on a safari in Southern Africa.
Safari activities include quad bike rides on the pan as well as game viewing. San bushmen guide guests to the fringes of the pan where the antics of a group of local meerkat are sure to provide an exciting wildlife experience. The pans attract a great number of flamingos during the wet season, a spectacle which is sure to be remembered by all who visit the camp during this time of the year.
From Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport, guests are flown to Maun and transferred to the desperate beauty of the isolated Jack's Camp for their safari adventure. This African safari package transports you to a desert oasis dissolving into the horizon. From sundowners on the flat eclipse of the Makgadikgadi Pan to personal encounters with the curious resident meerkat families, the activities presented are inherently unique to the region.
Escape to the cool corners of the pool under the camp's pepper of palms or get lost on the stretch of salty earth in a small fleet of quad bikes. During the wet season, vast herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate through the area, providing great game viewing opportunities from the camp's open-air 4x4 vehicles. An excursion to the alien landscape of Kubu Island is a must; spend the night on a bedroll between the ruddy baobabs. With this slice of the African heavens rendered silver by its remote location, every evening can be spent stargazing - an unforgettable African safari experience.
Jack's Camp is, in every sense of the term, a 'unique experience'. I remember traveling overland to the camp from Maun and encountering a crew of the camp's workers struggling to make the road navigable for the supply trucks that had to reach camp. I then spotted an oasis made up of small luxuriously appointed tents seemingly built on the edge of the world. Clients wanting to travel to this remote location have to be well-informed, but if their expectations are in line with what is on offer, it will be an experience that will always stand out as memorable.Read More
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