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      Jack's Camp

      Immense Spaciousness in Seasonal Pans

      Jack’s Camp is located in a relic of one of the world’s largest super-lakes: The Makgadikgadi dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth’s crust. When the lake was formed, some five to seven million years ago, its shores were the setting for the mysterious transition from ape to man. Lying southeast of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, Makgadikgadi is technically not a single pan but many pans with sandy desert in between, the largest being the Sua (Sowa), Ntwetwe and Nxai Pans. The largest individual pan is about 1,900 sq mi (4,921.0 km2). A dry, salty clay crust most of the year, the pans are seasonally covered with water and grass, and are then a refuge for birds and animals in this very arid part of the world. The climate is hot and dry but with regular annual rains. Ten green, roomy and stylish canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers (for those who want to feel the Kalahari breeze on their skin) have been fashioned in classical style and are set into a palm grove creating an oasis of civilization in what can be the harshest of stark environments. Persian rugs underfoot and cool cotton sheets form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one’s own verandah. During the wet season the landscape transforms. Clouds of flamingos and other migratory birds descend from the heavens to decorate the watery grasslands. Herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass and, for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators. Venturing far into the centre of the Makgadikgadi, on four-wheel quad bikes, we are able to explore remote archaeological sites, periodically discovering never before documented fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippos. The fact that you can travel across the pans at great speed and still arrive nowhere only underlines the pans immensity.

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $1,190 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, Botswana
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 20 beds
      • Amenities: Ensuite Bathrooms, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities
      • Type: Bushcamp, Permanent Tented, Private Concession
      • Includes: Rates include: accommodation, food & beverages, guest laundry, activities: game drives, night drives, off-road game viewing, walking with Zu/'Hosai Bushmen, outdoor dining, expert guiding, national park entry fees and VAT
      • Activities Included: Off-Road Game Viewing, Stargazing, Sundowner
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        Cultural Connection, Educational Excursion, Family Friendly Activities, Game Drive, Horseback Riding, Museum, Night Drive, Outdoor Dining, Scenic Helicopter Flight, Walking Safari

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Cultural Connection

        A True Taste of Local Culture

        Get a better understanding with another culture. You're invited in to connect with a completely different lifestyle…a rare opportunity in life.

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Horseback Riding

        On horseback, animals seem to accept you as part of their natural surroundings a little more. You can spend more time with them…and get a little closer.

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        Museum

        Head to the museum for an in-depth look at the world around you.

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        Night Drive

        At night, the nocturnal animals awaken and treat you to a show that daylight game drives miss.

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

        In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Stargazing

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        Sundowner

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        Walking Safari

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