Jack’s Camp and San Camp, Kalahari

The contrast will take your breath away. On one hand you have the birthplace of mankind; a vast salt pan - derived from an extinct super lake - populated by prehistoric fossils and seemingly devoid of life. Unless you happen to be walking with an indigenous tracker who intuitively knows where to look.

And on the other hand you have one of the continent’s most important wetlands. An area with a complete over-wealth of dense vegetation and teeming wildlife. Clouds of flamingos and migratory birds skim across the watery grasslands. Great herds of wildebeest materialise out of the heat haze, accompanied by zebra - their stripy running mates.

At Jack’s or San Camp, you’re in for an enthralling experience.

Jack’s Camp, at a glance

  • Unique setting in the Makgadikgadi Pans of the Kalahari Desert
  • Classic 1940s African Safari experience
  • 10 roomy green tents with en suites and outdoor showers plus private verandas
  • Walking safaris with Zu’hoasi bushmen
  • Contrasting seasonal habitats
  • Quad safaris to birthplace of mankind
  • Explore fossil record of giant zebra and hippo
  • Aardvark, gemsbok, springbok and meercat

San Camp, at a glance

  • Standing on the edge of the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans – an extinct, country-wide super lake
  • Classic white tents sheltered by desert palms
  • Mess tent with small natural history museum and library
  • Reputation for superb food
  • Experience the vastness and solitude of the empty salt pans stretching to infinity
  • Intuitive walking safaris with indigenous guides
  • Thrilling quad bike adventures
  • Once again the service we got from Ultimate was impeccable

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    NR, Burma, 2015