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Makgadikgadi, Botswana

Jack's Camp

An iconic camp that harks back to an era of glamour, Jack’s Camp is set in the striking Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Whether visiting in the dry or green season, Jack’s offers guests an exceptionally stylish place to stay while admiring the wildlife and unique beauty of the pans. An iconic camp that harks back to an era of glamour, Jack’s Camp is set in the striking Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Whether visiting in the dry or green season, Jack’s offers guests an exceptionally stylish place to stay while admiring the wildlife and unique beauty of the pans.
An iconic camp that harks back to an era of glamour, Jack’s Camp is set in the striking Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Whether visiting in the dry or green season, Jack’s offers guests an exceptionally stylish place to stay while admiring the wildlife and unique beauty of the pans. An iconic camp that harks back to an era of glamour, Jack’s Camp is set in the striking Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Whether visiting in the dry or green season, Jack’s offers guests an exceptionally stylish place to stay while admiring the wildlife and unique beauty of the pans.
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Location
You’ll find Jack’s Camp set upon the flats of one of the world’s largest prehistoric super-lakes, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. One of just three camps located within a one million-acre private reserve, Jack’s offers the utmost exclusivity.

Depending on the time of year you visit, the pristine wilderness surrounding the camp differs drastically. In the dry season, the entirely even plains are bone dry, but for a few waterholes, and encrusted in sparkling white salts as far as the eye can see. In the green season, the pouring rains give way to verdant landscapes, as the pans come alive in a sea of emerald grasses.
King Size Bed Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Accommodation
Jack’s Camp is made up of nine palatial tents - seven twin tents featuring two queen-sized beds and two double tents with extra-length king beds. Luxuriously appointed, the tent’s canvas walls are draped in swathes of crimson fabric; the dark wood floors embellished with Persian and North African rugs; and the whole space is adorned with mahogany campaign furniture.

The living area is equally spacious, with a sofa and daybed to recline on in between activities, as well as a cabinet of curiosities curated by Ralph and Jack Bousfield themselves (the famous hunters and adventurers who the camp is named after).

Continue through the tent and there’s an en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers. Outside, a private deck awaits with an enticing plunge pool as well as several velvet-clad chairs with gorgeous views of the ancient surroundings.
The communal mess tent houses a large vintage dining table, well-stocked drinks cabinet and antique pool table, providing a wonderful space for whiling away an evening. It’s also home to a collection of photos, maps, diagrams, natural history objects and an impressive library, which form the renowned Natural History Museum.

Alongside, you’ll find a swimming pool pavilion - the only one of its kind in Africa - plus a roaring boma (traditional campfire), the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing sundowner while watching the sun sink over the glistening pans.
Bathroom Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Private Pool Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Dining Room Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Sitting Area Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Experiences
  • Depending on the time of year the wildlife here varies. Get up close and personal with habituated meerkats, witness the second largest migration of zebra and wildebeest in Africa, and spot rare brown hyena or black-maned Kalahari lion.

  • Hop into a custom built 4x4 for a morning, afternoon or evening game drive full of anticipation.

  • Explore the pans by moonlight in search of nocturnal creatures on a night drive.
  • Enjoy the rare privilege of spending time with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen and discover the secrets of the pans on a fascinating bush walk.

  • Watch momentous migrations from above, as you take to the sky on a scenic helicopter flight.

  • When weather permits, zoom across the salt-crusted pans on an exhilarating quad bike ride.
Riding Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Meerkats Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Helicopter Jacks Camp Makgadikgadi
Positive Impact
We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching. We assess our partners to ensure the people we work with share our values of ensuring our trips continue to act as a force for good. Here we share some of the positive impacts your stay here contributes to.We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching. We assess our partners to ensure the people we work with share our values of ensuring our trips continue to act as a force for good. Here we share some of the positive impacts your stay here contributes to.
Community
Community
Jacks Camp’s parent company, Natural Selection works alongside Wild Vision to address the challenge of early onset vision impairment in rural areas of Botswana. They do this by bringing efficient on-site eye testing and eyeglass distribution to remote schools. The positive impact of this initiative has been tremendous!
Community
Community
Natural Selection is working with the Wild Shots Outreach initiative. Every year they will be running workshops at Natural Selection camps. This is an initiative that engages with unemployed youth from disadvantaged communities, teaching them about conservation and nature through photography, culminating in a game drive.
Conservation
Conservation
Near the end of an extreme drought in northern Botswana, ten game waterholes inside and bordering the Makgadikgadi National Park were in severe disrepair from theft and wear and tear. Natural Selection were responsible for replacing and repairing all solar pumps in order to support the migrating animals in this area.
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