San Camp

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana


Imagine a smattering of billowing white tents, shaded by desert palms and surrounded by a thousand acres of shimmering, sparkling nothingness. You’ve just dreamt up San Camp, our impossibly romantic, seven-bedroom camp on the edge of the Nwetwe Pan in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi. San isn’t a place for frills and fluffiness. The magic is in the minimalism, both at the camp and in the mysterious desert landscape. You can forget the tourist crowds and over-stuffed 4x4s too; it’s just you, the wildlife, and a handful of local San Bushmen, waiting to share their secrets with you.

Of all the Makgadikgadi pans, we think Nwetwe is the most iconic. Meerkats pop up from the desert dust, brown hyaena hide in the grass, and you’ll see red hartebeest, springbok and gemsbok scurrying between them. But San Camp isn’t just about wildlife-watching – it’s about the atmosphere and the ethereal surroundings. Disappear into a remote world, a million miles from glowing screens and fruit-themed devices, where the 360-degree panoramas are so vast, you can see the curvature of the earth…

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Laundry Service
  • Shower
  • Fan
  • Verandah
  • Pure Cotton Linen

What to Expect

San Camp is seasonal, and operates during Botswana’s dry season from mid-April to mid-October. These months are the only time that the Ntwetwe Pan is accessible. When the rains begin to fall, the pans morph in to a totally different place, and although they are magnificent to look at, the rain makes for rather a dangerous adventure! If you would like to travel during the green season (November to March), consider Jack’s Camp, a year-round property also on the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Ntwetwe Pan changes softly and subtly as the dry season rolls on. Pools evaporate, whiteness dominates, and the baobabs seem even more striking. The predictable weather allows us to offer our activities on an unpredictable land, and you can quad bike across the lunar-like expanse, meet the meerkats, interact with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen, and lie out on the pans and count the stars from horizon to horizon. As the land becomes drier, the permanent water sources and waterholes around San Camp are an important refuge for wildlife and although it can seem like a landscape of nothingness, the wildlife is never far away.

  • Elegant and impossibly romantic, San Camp's classic white tents offer 360 degree views over the sparkling salt pans.
  • Take game drives and night drives in custom built 4x4s to see the unique desert wildlife, spend time with the cheeky meerkats, and join the Zu/'hoasi Bushmen on a bushwalk.
  • Travel across the salt-crusted earth by quad-bike. The fact that you'll travel at great speed, yet arrive nowhere underlines the true immensity of this remarkable area.
  • San Camp has a reputation for delicious and innovative cuising - think fresh tomato tartlets, three-layer banana and caramel cake, and the best Beef Wellington you've ever tried.
  • Lie out on the pans as the sun sets and watch the planetarium of stars unfold.



Immerse yourself in comfort and style at San Camp. Our 4 twin tents feature two cozy 3/4 four-poster beds, private ensuite bathrooms, and verandas with inviting outdoor seating areas. Please note that the bed configuration cannot be converted into a double bed.

Max: 2 adults
Children of all ages welcome

Double tent(s)

Indulge in luxury and relaxation at San Camp. Our 2 double tents offer the ultimate comfort with a king-sized four-poster bed in one tent and a queen-sized four-poster bed in the other. Each tent boasts private ensuite bathrooms and verandas with outdoor seating areas, allowing you to unwind in style. Experience tranquility and elegance in the heart of the desert.

Max: 2 adults
Children of all ages welcome

Family Tent

Experience the perfect family getaway at San Camp. Our Family tent offers spacious accommodation with two interleading tents connected by a walkway. The parent’s room features a luxurious king-size bed, while the children’s room offers two comfortable queen-size beds. With private ensuite bathrooms and a shared veranda, the whole family can enjoy a memorable and relaxing stay surrounded by the captivating desert landscape. Create lasting memories together at San Camp.

Game Drives at San Camp

Embark on thrilling game drives and night drives in our specially designed 4×4 vehicles at San Camp. Explore the vast desert expanse and encounter the extraordinary desert wildlife, including the elusive brown hyena and majestic Kalahari lion. With the guidance of our experienced safari guide, immerse yourself in the vibrant pulse of the desert landscape. Indulge in memorable bush picnics, sip morning coffees, and savor chilled drinks while surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the desert. A truly unforgettable safari adventure awaits you at San Camp.


  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Eco Friendly
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry Service
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