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An oasis of comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari desert, Jack’s Camp is pitched on a low grassland knoll in an oasis of desert palms and Kalahari acacia, and is one of the original luxury camps in the area.
Ten stylish canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers are set into a palm grove, and the camp's hub is a canvas mess tent that also houses a natural history museum, a library, an antique pool table and a well-stocked drinks chest. The latest addition to the camp is a refreshing plunge pool to cool off in the heat of the day.
The Makgadikgadi, a relic of one of the world's largest super-lakes, is unlike anywhere else on earth. A safari to Jack's Camp is a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. During the wet season see the zebra and elephant migration and when they waters dry up speed through the bush on quad bikes.
All year round, activities include walking through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated (but wild) meerkats, walks with Zu'hoasi Bushmen Trackers for a glimpse into their ancient culture, lying out on the pans at night watching the planetarium show unfold overhead with horizon-to-horizon stars, trips to Chapman's Baobab, and game drives studying the desert adapted species.
It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyena
Isabel, Original Traveller