Jack's Camp

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana


Experience the extraordinary transformation of Jack’s Camp, an iconic destination in the Kalahari. Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of 1940s campaign style as Jack’s Camp pays homage to its cherished heritage. Discover the spacious and luxurious guest tents, each measuring a generous 270 square meters. Adorned with rich textiles from around the world, they retain their iconic interiors, enhanced by Natural History Museum cabinets and an innovative overhead bed cooling system. Delight in the ensuite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers, while the private verandas invite relaxation by the plunge pools.

Step into the expanded and enchanting mess tent, a true treasure trove featuring the renowned Natural History Museum, a library filled with knowledge, an antique pool table for leisurely moments, and a carefully curated drinks chest. Be captivated by the larger nomadic Persian tea tent, offering a serene retreat to indulge in this timeless ritual. And don’t forget to explore the renovated shop, now brimming with new and fascinating treasures waiting to be discovered. Discover the magnificent Jack’s Camp, reborn and ready to create unforgettable memories.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outside Shower
  • Mini Bar

What to Expect

Jack’s Camp, an extraordinary year-round destination, showcases the stark contrast between its two seasons. From April to October, immerse yourself in the desert’s mesmerizing allure, with the scorched landscape enveloped in a shimmering whiteness akin to a mirage over crusted salt. Witness the illusionary presence of nomadic herds and indulge in exhilarating quad bike adventures, celestial sleepouts under starry skies, and the iconic splendor of the pans at their peak.

With the onset of November, the Makgadikgadi Pans undergo a captivating transformation. Abundant rains breathe life into the desert, transforming the salt flats into verdant grasslands unrecognizable from the previous months. Emerald-green grass stretches as far as the eye can see, welcoming the arrival of pink-flushed clouds of flamingos and migratory birds nesting in harmony. Prepare to be captivated by Africa’s second largest mammal migration as wildebeest and our black and white striped companions flood the plains. The green season in this desert oasis unveils one of Africa’s most awe-inspiring and unpredictable spectacles, creating an enchanting atmosphere that beckons you to explore the wonders of Jack’s Camp.

  • Jack's is one of Africa's most storied and iconic camps and just one of three in a one million acre private wildlife reserve.
  • The only camp in Africa with a swimming pool tent - and a tea tent!
  • A blockbuster of activities including quad biking, horseback riding, bushman walks , traditional game drives and meerkat encounters with some of the best and most experienced guides in Botswana.
  • 50,000 zebra and wildebeest migrate through the area from January to April
  • Year round wildlife includes zebra, wildebeest, springbok, steenbok, elephant, brown hyena, oryx, Kalahari lion and cheetah.



The new Jack’s pays homage to the much-loved 1940s campaign style of the existing camp. Adorned with a classic East African safari feel, the nine guest rooms, 7 twin tents featuring two queen-size beds and 2 double tents with extra-length king beds, have almost doubled in size. Whilst the iconic green canvas and muslin-draped walls remain, each tent is embellished with Persian and North African rugs, paraffin lamps, brass fittings, luxuriant textiles and mahogany campaign furniture.

There is a comfortable living area, with a sofa and day bed for expansive views of the Kalahari. You’ll discover Natural History Museum cabinets curated by Ralph Bousfield himself, an overhead bed cooling system to ward off the desert heat and an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. Outside, each veranda has a private deck with a sparkling plunge pool as well as several velvet-clad chairs overlooking the glittering ancient landscape.


Game Drives at Jack's Camp

At Jack’s Camp, embark on captivating game drives and immersive night drives aboard custom-built 4×4 vehicles, purposefully designed to navigate the unique desert terrain of the pans. Let your experienced safari guide unveil the secrets of this extraordinary ecosystem, leading you to encounter the elusive brown hyena or the awe-inspiring Kalahari lion. Delight in the pulsating life that thrives within the desert landscape, as your senses awaken to the sights and sounds of a remarkable wilderness.

Indulge in the delights of bush picnics, where you can savor delectable cuisine amidst the untamed beauty of the desert. Enjoy the invigorating aroma of morning coffees as you greet the new day, and relish in refreshing chilled drinks that provide respite from the sun-drenched surroundings. Every moment at Jack’s Camp is crafted to enhance your safari experience, immersing you in the wonders of the desert and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Jack's Camp Bushman Walk

Embark on an extraordinary adventure at Jack’s Camp as you join the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen on a captivating bush walk, unraveling the hidden secrets of the pans. Witness the ancient desert landscape through their knowledgeable eyes, gaining a deep understanding of their profound connection with this land. These skilled hunter-gatherers will share their wisdom, revealing the art of survival in this harsh environment. Marvel at their extraordinary tracking skills as they uncover a bountiful array of culinary delights, ranging from nutrient-rich bulbs to surprisingly edible scorpions and flavorful berries.

Spending time with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen is a rare privilege, granting you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in their ancient traditions and customs. Gain insights into their intricate knowledge of the natural world, passed down through generations. As you walk alongside these remarkable individuals, a profound sense of connection to the land and its indigenous people will envelop you, creating memories that will forever resonate within your soul. Discover the extraordinary depths of the desert’s wisdom through the teachings of the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen, an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your journey at Jack’s Camp.

Jack's Camp Quad Biking

Indulge in the ultimate desert adventure at Jack’s Camp, where pure excitement awaits. Hop on an exhilarating quad bike and traverse the salt-crusted pans, immersing yourself in the boundless freedom of this vast and ancient terrain. Experience the thrill of exploration as you uncover the fascinating remnants of a bygone super lake, unraveling the secrets held within this captivating desert landscape. Please note that all pan activities are subject to weather conditions for your safety and enjoyment.


  • Library
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Laundry Service
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Customer Testimonials

  • Jennth Norz
    San Francisco

    My trip to Botswana was absolutely amazing! The wildlife was stunning, and the landscapes were breathtaking. The accommodations were also fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend a Botswana getaway to anyone looking for an unforgettable African adventure.

  • Rory Gibson

    I recently went on a Botswana safari, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife, and we saw everything from elephants to lions to hippos. The lodges were also very comfortable and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for an adventure in Africa.

  • Jessica Cosby
    New York City

    Botswana is a beautiful country with so much to see and do. I went on a mokoro (dugout canoe) safari in the Okavango Delta, and it was a peaceful and unique way to experience the wildlife and scenery. The lodges we stayed at were also top-notch and had everything we needed. I would highly recommend Botswana as a destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

  • Brittany Webster

    My Botswana getaway was everything I had hoped for and more. The wildlife was incredible, and I felt like I was in a nature documentary the whole time. The lodges we stayed at were also very comfortable and had great amenities, like swimming pools and spa services. I would definitely recommend Botswana as a destination for anyone looking for a luxury African safari experience.