Jack’s Camp. Amazing experience in Botswana

Jack’s Camp. Amazing experience in Botswana

While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60’s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his imagination, he set up camp under an acacia with the unshakeable expectation that others would feel the same.

This place is called “Jack’s Camp” and it was considered in 2009 the Best Safari Camp in Africa. Located in Makgadikgadi, one of the largest salt pans in the world, in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, the camp and the salt pan are, probably, the most unbelievable places I have ever been to.

Luxurious tents with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, fashioned in classical style with Persian rugs and cool cotton sheets, are set in a palm grove creating an oasis of civilization in contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one’s own verandah.

There are many amazing activities to do there: meet the Meerkats (Suricate), learn from the Bushmen to hunt and make fire, ride a quad bike along the salt pan and enjoy one of the most fascinating sunsets in your life.

If you can afford it and you want to experience something absolutely different, go there. It will certainly be a major highlight in your life!

UPDATE: People ask me if there is any special equipment you should wear or bring to the bush. Although you really don’t need it, I’d recommend to take a compass with you, good boots, good photographic equipment that protects your camera from dust… I usually buy stuff in this website that has a great selection of gifts.

Jack’s Camp website
Trip organized by Patricia Gallo
Photo credits: Pedro Sagüés

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