San Camp

The Bedouin-style San Camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana.

San Camp is a nomadic-style tented camp on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pan.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Lodge
Level:
Luxury Five Star
Star Rating:
Five Star
Location:
Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
No of Units:
6

San Camp offers a luxurious safari experience in Botswana, right on the edge of the awe-inspiring Makgadikgadi salt pans. Safari-style tents under the protection of massive desert palms offer luxury accommodation in a minimalist style with a feather-light ecological impact.

San Camp has six tents, set out far enough from one another to enable privacy and a unique personal experience of the African plains. Each tent has its own private bathroom, with bucket showers and flush toilets, canvas and wood basins - basic, but sufficient. Run with solar power, the impact on the environment is small, while guests are still able retreat into the lap of luxury with excellent service and heavenly cuisine.

The view here on the edge of the Makgadikgadi is so vast, the southern African night skies will leave the guest humbled and breathless - perfect for stargazing. San Camp offers game drives and quad rides into the vast pan. The guides and trackers during these excursions are experts that will make you feel safe and informed. The mess tent has a library, while the tea tent offers a hideaway from the Kalahari sun and a yoga tent for relaxing reflection.

Guests fly to Maun from Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport and are then chartered to the Kalahari oasis of San Camp for their safari in Botswana. Roosting on the fringe of the Makgadikgadi Pan, this tented desert haven offers unique African safaris, from quad bike excursions on the pan to guided walks to ancient baobabs with Bushmen trackers. Meerkat and brown hyena frequent the area around the camp, while the rainy seasons attracts flocks of flamingo and large herds of herbivore to the pan.

Mealtimes are a sociable affair in the airy tented mess hall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner bid signature dishes to delight your taste buds. Spend your evenings getting lost in the silver-studded velvet expanse of the African sky, with more stars to admire than any city-dweller would believe possible. This safari package deposits guests in the remoteness of wild Botswana and bids them farewell with unforgettable memories.

Starting Date:
Any date specified by clients
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Duration:
3 Days/2 Nights
(More nights can be added at an additional charge)
Flights:
  • Johannesburg to Maun round trip
  • Maun to Sand Camp round trip
Transfers:
  • None
Additional:
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Flights as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Two open 4x4 game drives daily
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
Excluded:
  • International airfare (to South Africa, and home)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Premier drinks not included at the lodge
  • Gratuities

Riaan's Review

The camp is definitely not for everyone. If you are, however, a die-hard safari fan that likes to visit places few others would ever venture to, it can be an amazing experience. The camp itself is quite luxurious, the setting as remote as can be imagined.

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