They say that the Makgadikgadi Pans are one of the few places in the world ‘where the silence is so complete you can hear the blood circulating through your ears’. It is in this stark moonscape that the legendary Jack Bousfield felt his soul stir and in setting up camp for the first time he set a safari ball rolling that has captured the imaginations of travellers ever since. Part of the Natural Selection & Uncharted Africa family of unique under canvas camps, Jack’s Camp is situated in the incredible Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
Dressed in the style of colonial safari days, complete with Persian rugs, opulent antique furniture and a host of comfortable details that are five star in every way tents include en suite bathrooms and views over the magnificent surrounds.
Recently re-launched, all the permanent canvas tents ( set up to accommodate a small group of max 14 guests) are now an impressive 137sqm (interior) and 138sqm (exterior) in size with a private deck and plunge pool. This pool is by far the coolest place to cool off in the Makgadikgadi! For the hot summer months the tents have a unique over-head cooling system and for the winter months there is a Morso fireplace. All the twin tents have a beautiful lounge area as well as private indoor and out-door showers.
In keeping with the camp’s famed attention to detail, meals here are gourmet, silver service affairs while there are fascinating extras including a world famous natural history museum, library, tea tent and a beautiful swimming pool.
Spend days getting up close and personal with the camp’s local family of meerkats, spend time with bushmen trackers, visit the third largest Baobab in Africa and most importantly, spend time with yourselves in one of the most extraordinarily beautiful and moving places on the planet. Jack’s Camp has won numerous international travel and hotel awards and can also accommodate families travelling with children. For a chance to experience untold luxury in the middle of nowhere, a place where time stands still, Jack’s Camp is it. Five generations of pioneering in the wilderness areas of Africa has resulted in the likes of this extraordinary African escape.