Jacks Camp Highlights
• A unique experience and perhaps one of the most romantic camps on earth
• Situated deep in the Kalahari Desert offering peace and tranquillity with breathtaking views
• Enjoy thrilling quad bike rides while exploring the desert
• Walk with San Bushmen Trackers for a cultural adventure
• Experience the unique desert wildlife, such as the elusive and rare brown hyena
Jacks Camp Description
Situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt pans, Jacks camp is situated on a low grassland hill amongst an oasis of desert palms and Kalahari acacia. The centre of the camp is a romantic canvas gazebo where guests meet for meals at a long communal dining table. There are ten stylish canvas tents at Jacks Camp with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. The tents are spacious with a sophisticated 1940’s safari atmosphere.
The main areas on Jacks Camp are under canvas on raised decks. The dining and lounge tent also houses a library with an impressive collection of books. There is a pool on a deck with sun loungers under shelter, by canvas , from the hot African sun.
Jacks Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
The Makgadikgadi region is home to some of the world’s largest salt pans and offers a unique ecosystem where guests can experience exhilarating and contrasting activities including observing inquisitive tiny meerkats, adrenalin rushing quad bike rides on the salt pans, spectacular star-gazing at night and explore remote archaeological sites. The concession adjoins the Makgadikgadi National Park with its sweeping views of golden grasslands and desert palms that line the horizon. Guests on a safari to Makgadikgadi can experience the migration of zebra and wildebeest, the second biggest in Africa, and the last remaining in Southern Africa. A safari to Jack’s Camp offers a complete desert experience with the emphasis on species unique to the area including aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyaena and experience habituated but, wild meerkats!
Activities at Jacks Camp vary and are seasonal. The wet season is generally from late November through to March and into April. Activities available during the wet season include game drives in open customized 4×4 vehicles; bird walks offer guests the opportunity to view migratory waterfowl (flamingos, storks, Wattled crane, ducks, terns, etc.) Weather permitting and depending on the amount of rainfall received, guests will have usage of 4WD quad bikes and vehicles on the salt pans, an exhilarating way to explore the area. Night game drives provide the opportunity to view migration and unique desert wildlife including the Brown Hyena, Aardvark, Aardwolf etc).
Guided game walks with Bushman trackers are a highlight and guests can observe desert wildlife such as Gemsbok, Meerkat and Springbok. Guests can also visit to the historic Baobab Trees, the campsites of Livingstone, Selous and Baines). The dry season allows more extensive use of the quad bikes out on the pans. All other activities are available as well.