Jack’s is not cheap, and when you take on board the fact that it’s not a big-game safari camp, it’s easy to question why to stay here. We don’t advise swapping one of the safari camps for time at Jack’s. We do recommend adding it to an itinerary – however, this increases both the cost and the time needed to explore the country! We’d love to send more travellers to this unique safari camp, but we tend to find that Jack’s sits a little awkwardly in most people’s itinerary. That aside, if you’re keen to experience something different, Jack’s is one of Africa’s best surprises.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Located in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in central Botswana, Jack's has an excellent reputation for guiding, walking and tracking. Overall, this is a superb safari camp that offers a refreshing contrast to the wet big-game viewing areas of the Okavango, Moremi and Chobe.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The accommodation is designed in a classic safari style, with a number of stylish little tweaks that make this camp so unique. Jack’s is a stylish, fashionable feast – the rooms and decorations here would not be amiss in a film about colonial Africa! Certainly, it’s one of the most beautiful and sophisticated safari camps we know. However, it’s well worth considering whether you have the time, and ultimately the money, to afford to stay here!
Well known for extremely high levels of guiding, Jack’s Camp is not your average safari camp. Big game is not the focus here – it’s the setting as well as the appreciation of wilderness and the open air that this camp is all about.
That’s not to say that there isn’t any game here, as full-day game drives to the Boteti River area can be extremely productive. However, Jack’s is about appreciating the finer things – walking and tracking with the San Bushmen, visiting groups of habituated meerkat and brown hyena, or simply exploring the lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi.