Jack’s is an intimate camp with just ten Bedouin-style tents set in a stark sandscape on the relics of the Makgadikgadi, one of the world’s largest lakes which dried up thousands of years ago due to the continued shifting of the earth’s crust. Home to Southern Africa’s last great migration that occurs during the rains, some of the rarest species in the world are spotted here, including brown hyenas and Kalahari Llions with their distinctive black manes. The elegant tents have muslin-draped walls and are bedecked with African art and antique furnishings in a palette of burnt reds and bottle greens that conjures up an air of 1940s, old-safari glamour. The ensuite bathrooms feature “throne” toilets, copper basins and shower, as well as a romantic outdoor shower on your own private verandah so you can feel the Kalahari breeze while you wash. Back inside, Persian rugs underfoot and cool cotton sheets will cocoon you, forming a striking contrast to the rugged wilderness all around.
All meals are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine, as well as high afternoon teas and pre-dinner canapés served in a refined candlelit dining tent. There’s also a superb tented swimming pool pavilion for unwinding after exhilarating game drives in the unique ecosystem of the Makgadikgadi. Here you can enjoy quad-biking expeditions on prehistoric salt pans, go on bush-walking safaris with the San Bushmen, and interact with Meerkats. Keen ornithologists will enjoy the bird-watching here and exceptional astronomy evenings teach guests about the mysteries of the African skies.