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Jack's Tented Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Jack's Camp, Botswana Jack's Camp, Botswana

Continue by scheduled charter flight to San Camp, situated in a private concession on the edge of the great Makgadikgadi Pans in the Kalahari Desert. The saltpans are among the largest in the world, part of a fossilized super-lake from eons ago. The contrast becomes amazingly clear as you move from delta to desert, from water world to dry sand.

Scattered Stone Age tools reveal the history of this ancient African super lake while engravings left by the explorers David Livingstone and Frederick Courtney Selous, in the trunks of ancient baobabs, mark their passage so many years ago. In the wet months a warm shallow layer of water entices breeding colonies of hundreds and thousands of flamingo and the thundering herds of the great migration with thousands of wildebeest, zebra and springbok bringing the predators in their wake. Interesting wildlife to the area include brown hyena and meerkat.

Jack's Camp is a classic camp in the 40's safari style set in a palm grove. Ten roomy walk-in tents have en suite bucket showers and flush toilets. The camp is operated by Ralph and Katherine, who have an amazing understanding of this unique environment. Attention has been given to each detail here and this comfort and luxury is particularly appreciated in the dry season when the pans become a salty, parched, white expanse.

Activities include day and night game drives, bird walks, limited use of quad bikes on the pans, and game walks with bushman trackers to observe desert wildlife including hyena, springbok, suricate and meerkat. You may also visit the historical baobabs, campsites of Livingstone, Baines and Selous. You are accompanied by knowledgeable expert guides who are usually anthropology or zoology graduates.