Jack’s Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Jack’s Camp was built by Ralph Bousfield and his wife Catherine, and named Jack’s Camp in homage to Ralph’s father, who first camped at the site in the 1960s.

This may well be one of the most romantic camps in Africa. Here, on an island oasis of palms and acacias in the endless Makgadikgadi Pans, are ten green and stylish canvas tents, each with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers. All have been fashioned in a classical safari style, lit by timeless safari “hurricane lamps” at night.

In this stark land of contrasts, simplicity and panache combine to form a recipe for a dream that is the near opposite to the wildlife and action-packed experience of the Okavango Delta.

Here each living being will stand out starkly, advertising that it is alive. This is a place to contemplate and relax, and to melt into a mirage of memories and become aware of all your senses.