An iconic 1940s campaign-style camp in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
Stay at the 1940s campaign-style Jack’s Camp, where rooms are adorned with Persian and North African rugs, paraffin lamps, brass fittings, and mahogany furniture. Curated over decades, Jack’s Camp has one of the most wide-ranging ancient artefact collections in Botswana. All year round, guests can spot the fascinating wildlife that inhabits these mysterious pans, like the Kalahari lion, brown hyena, and oryx. When it's dark, the aardvark and bat-eared fox can be sought out on night drives. The thrills continue with Zu/’hoasi San nature walks and horseback rides for all levels. Guests can even sleep inside a tent that’s a designated Natural History Museum, but whatever the choice, a stay at Jack’s Camp benefits various Natural Selection conservation initiatives in Botswana.
Best time to go to Botswana
Botswana's climate ranges from arid to semi-arid and is marked by hot and rainy summers, usually between November and March. This ‘green’ season is the best time to spot migrating birds, predators, and baby animals. However, many lodges in the Okavango Delta close during these months, so do check before you book. The dry season, between April and October, is the prime time to spot animals as they frequent water sources. This is also when the Delta floods, making it a great time for water-based activities. These months are a fantastic time to visit the salt pans, which will be dry from about June to September.
Jack's Camp (Twin)
The 7 Jack's Camp (Twin) tents include 2 extra-length queen-size beds, with an overhead cooling system. The 135 sqm tent holds a lounge area leading to a private plunge pool on a private deck. All tents offer private indoor and outdoor showers, charging points, and 24-hour solar-powered electricity.
Jack's Camp (Double)
The 2 Jack's Camp (Double) tents each accommodate 2 adults with extra-length king-size beds, with an overhead cooling system. The 135 sqm tent holds a lounge area leading to a private plunge pool on a private deck. All tents offer private indoor and outdoor showers, charging points, and 24-hour solar-powered electricity.