20% OFF when you confirm a 3 night stay at Jack’s Camp, San Camp and Camp Kalahari during the months of June, July, August and September 2011.
Applies to all bookings made with us from now till 28 February 2011
Jack’s Camp is located deep in the Kalahari Desert on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest saltpans in the world.
Accommodation is comfortable and in keeping with the character of the Makgadikgadi.
Facilities include a mess tent for dining and a tea tent with Persian carpet cushions for socializing.
After the rains (December to April), there can be enormous herds of Wildebeest, Zebra and Springbok – with the accompanying predators – on the open grasslands. The summer rains also leave a warm shallow layer of water that entices Waterfowl and Flamingos. Activities are conducted in open 4×4 vehicles custom designed for this terrain and accompanied by knowledgeable guides.
In the dry winter months, all-purpose ATV vehicles (a four wheeler motorcycle/Quad bikes) are available, allowing guests to travel across the saltpans.
Walks with a Bushman tracker and a visit to Chapman’s Baobab – the historical baobab tree used by Livingstone, Selous and other early explorers – are activities also on offer.
A safari to San Camp is complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbok and springbok, it is also one of the very few places where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated, but wild, meerkats!
San Camp is also somewhere to learn about the geology, archaeology and anthropology of the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi. Many of the guides are fully qualified Zoologists or Geologists, often working on PhD research. They team up with a small group of Zu/’hoasi (San) Bushmen to guide guests on a walks and game drives.
Activities offered at San Camp include extensive usage of 4WD quad bikes, exploration of archaeological sites, night drives to view unique desert wildlife, and game walks with San (Bushman) trackers to observe desert wildlife. Guest can also visit the historical baobabs (the campsites of the 19th Century explorers such as Livingstone, Selous and Baines).
Nestled among the palms and acacias on Hyena Island, Camp Kalahari is situated on the edge of the famous salt pans and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park, which provides for a perfect base to explore this unique and changing region of Botwana in Southern Africa. Traditionally built using local craftsmen and their knowledge, the Camp Kalahari offers a unique and relaxing environment, combining Western comforts with the flair and colors of the African continent. The main complex of the Camp Kalahari consists of a thatched library, a comfortable lounge and dining area, allowing one to relax and savor the serenity and peace of this charming area. In the heat of the day guests are invited to relax or to take a dip in the plunge pool. In both seasons night drives are a fascinating opportunity to see shy nocturnal desert species, whilst during the day one can visit historical sites such as Chapmans and Greens Baobab.