Jack's Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Desert, Botswana
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Overview

Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Preferred rates
  • Private poolside dinner for two
  • Private, guided tour of the museum explaining the different objects, fossils and other memorabilia

From Andrew Harper

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Unique, extremely well-run camp at the edge of the Kalahari’s Makgadikgadi salt pans, an hour by air southeast of Maun. Enormous canvas main tent, filled with a treasure trove of fossils, skulls, spears, books and maps, is lined by a voluptuous canopy of pale raspberry-pink cotton. Sisal mats and Persian carpets cover the dark wooden floor; easy chairs come with kilim-covered cushions. The 10 guest tents share this nostalgic décor but are very comfortable, with en suite baths, indoor and outdoor showers, and spacious verandas. Delicious food and a good selection of wines. Splendid swimming pool set in a tented pavilion. A nearby water hole ensures wildlife sightings year-round; also walks with the local San Bushmen. A second, dry season camp sits immediately adjacent to the salt flats. For those of a romantic and adventurous spirit, Jack’s Camp cannot be recommended too highly.

From the Hideaway Report

February 2012 Hideaway Report

Jack's Camp is located on a low island at the edge of the pans, an hour by light aircraft southeast of Maun. On our first visit more than 15 years ago, it was an atmospheric place of silence and emptiness, overseen by the immense and cloudless Kalahari sky. But back then, its tents were too basic to appeal to most Harper members. However, over the years, reports reached me that Jack’s had become more sophisticated, so I decided to take a second look.

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Rates

Tented Accommodation, from $2,980 for two (all meals, house beverages and scheduled camp activities included).

Standard Inclusions:

Rates include all meals and beverages (excluding premium imports), safari activities and expert guiding, laundry, national park entry fees and VAT.

These published rates, in US dollars, serve only as a guideline for travel planning and may vary based on season, currency exchange rates and other factors. The latest rates, including preferred Andrew Harper rates, are available to our subscribers booking online, directly with the hotels or through the Andrew Harper Travel Office. When booking direct, always provide your Andrew Harper subscriber number. Subscriber benefits are available only in conjunction with Andrew Harper rates.
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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Preferred rates
  • Private poolside dinner for two
  • Private, guided tour of the museum explaining the different objects, fossils and other memorabilia

Amenities

Children Welcome
Grand Award Winners 2013
Laundry
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Unheated
Restaurant
Sightseeing Tours

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