Jack's Camp, the only permanent desert camp in the Kalahari, faces the huge horizons of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the vast dry bed of an ancient lake, where early hominids once roamed amongst herds of the now extinct giant zebra and hippopotamus.
Here you may explore a different world - an arid desert world. Walks with the Bushmen trackers are absolutely fascinating and allow you to take advantage of their skills and come to an understanding of their culture and relationship with the environment. Qualified zoologists and biologists interpret for you the specialised adaptation of the desert flora and fauna including the rare brown hyena.
You may also, thanks to the modern technology of four-wheel drive quad bikes, venture into the harsh terrain of the salt pans to explore remote archaeological sites. In the wet season the pans fill with water, forming important wetland sites to which flamingos, zebra and wildebeest flock.
Eight tents, in classic East African style, are positioned for maximum privacy and perfect views. Erected amongst glades of palms and shady acacias, they provide rustic but elegant accommodation. Comfortable beds, chambray sheets, wooden trunks, Persian rugs, copper basins and safari chairs recreate the essence of a 1940's safari. Each tent features an adjacent open-air private bathroom with a shower suspended from a palm tree and flush loo.
Dining also brings to mind a more elegant age. Damask tablecloths and bone-handled silver adorn the tables and the service is warm and friendly. Innovative and fresh, your meals are of a high standard, with all baking done daily over coals. At Jack's Camp you are offered a luxurious desert experience in the distinctive landscape of the Kalahari.
· Brown hyena den visits
· Walks with Bushmen
· Quad bikes
· Desert drive
· Visits to "stone age" tool sites
· Trips into Makgadikgadi National Park
· 8 tents with outside seating area and adjacent private bathroom