Jacks Camp

Botswana

  • Vintage 1940s style camp 
  • 4x4 drives and Bushman-led walks 
  • Luxurious tents with 4-poster beds 
  • Covered swimming pool 
  • Browse through books in the library
  • Enjoy a meerkat experience

Open: All year. 
Please note that Jack's Camp is being refurbished between October 2019 and April 2020. From 16th October 2019 till 15th April 2020 Jack's Migration Camp will be open, a short distance from the main camp, offering the same style of accommodation and activites.

Location: The camp is located to the east of the Madgadikgadi Pans on a private soncession. It is a tranquil, even solitary setting in this harsh yet beautiful terrain. It is reached by flight from Maun to a private airstrip. 

Rooms: 10 spacious canvas safari tents with antique furnishings, en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers. These are set in a peaceful palm grove and each has its own private veranda with wonderful views of the pans. 

Activities: Guests can take Bushman-led walks looking for wildlife including meerkats and brown hyena. The camp offers game drives, day and night, with exceptionally well-informed guides. Guests have the opportunity to go on bird watching walks. As of 2018 guests staying 3 nights will be offered a 20 minute helicopter ride. For those staying less than 3 nights the helicopter can be booked, prices start at $250 per person for 30 minutes (subject to change).

Facilities: The main area has the dining area, a seating area and museum plus a tented swimming pool and wooden deck. The camp has a separate, uncovered, plunge pool too. There are 2 circular pavilions, one is the lounge and bar and the other is the library. There is a seating area with swing chairs and a camp fire where guests can chat over the day’s events in the evening.  

Dining: Meals are taken communally in the pavilion, seated at the long table. There is a separate tea tent. 

Children: Children of all ages are welcome at the camp. Children under the age of 13 require the use of a private vehicle and guide. Children under the age of 12 cannot stay alone in their own tent, but can share a tent with 1 or 2 adults (maximum 2 adults and 1 child). Parents with 2 children under 12 will be roomed in 2 tents with 1 adult and 1 child each.  

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication:
There is no mobile reception or email. Communication is maintained with the head office via radio. There is a satellite phone for emergency use.

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