Founded in the 1960s by explorer Jack Bousfield and set on the edge of Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Jack's Camp is one of Africa's most legendary safari camps. Recently refurbished, the camp's ten lavish canvas-walled tents, rich with old-school glamour, are filled with hand-made textiles from around the globe, four-poster beds and artefacts from the Bousfield family's private collections. Each tent has a private deck with a plunge pool where you can soak up the haunting silence of the arid Kalahari Desert, and witness herds of wildebeest cantering past towards their evening pastures.
Meals take place in a communal mess tent filled with comfortable sofas and a small library and antique pool table. There is also a large, central swimming pool and a brand-new spa tent - a welcome retreat after days filled with bushwalks, game drives and horse rides across the plains. This is a fantastic place to spot the more unusual species; brown hyena, bat-eared fox, Kalahari lion and meerkat from Jack's pioneering habituation project. Groups of curious ostrich may also pass by to inspect your activities as you relax in the camp's delightful surroundings.
Lovers of peace and tranquility
THINGS TO DO AT THE PROPERTY:
Seek out desert wildlife such as oryx, brown hyena and Kalahari lion on game drives by day and night
Set out on a memorable walk with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen
Admire the views of the Makgadikgadi pans from your private plunge pool
Enjoy encounters with the family of habituated meerkats
Take an exhilarating quad biking adventure across the salt pans
Refuel after your adventures with sweet treats in the Persian tea tent
Discover the ‘Natural History Museum’, an impressive collection of ancient artefacts from the Bousfield collection
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Discover the region’s pristine landscapes on horse back
Visit the site of Chapman’s Baobab, one of Africa’s largest and most ancient trees
View the salt plans from an entirely different perspective with a helicopter flip
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