Jack’s Camp

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Kalahari Desert

While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60’s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his imagination, he set up camp under an acacia with the unshakeable expectation that others would feel the same…

Set on the edge of the Kalahari Desert’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Jack’s Camp has outgrown its rudimentary origins to become one of the most luxurious safari camps in southern Africa. Accommodation is in 10 tented suites with ensuite bathrooms and opulent, Forties-style decor; guests dine together in a central pavilion. Days are spent walking with San trackers looking out for – depending on the season – meerkats, zebra, wildebeest and other wildlife that live in, or migrate through, this part of the famous desert.

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.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Kalahari into a greater Botswana and African holiday. Take a look at Wild Bush Luxury as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Jack’s Camp Information

Location & Getting There

Guests can travel on daily flights from Johannesburg or Maun Airport to the Tsigaro airstrip at Jack’s Camp. Private air charters to camp for family or traveler groups are also available on request.


The Jack’s camp comprises of ten luxury tents with exotic Swahili Bedouin furnishings and rare African art. Each tent is equipped with an en suite bathroom.


-Indoor and outdoor showers
-Swimming Pool


Guests can embark on a walking safari, interact with the Meerkats and watch the Kalahari Black-maned lions and rare brown hyena sightings. Guests can also go quad biking on the prehistoric Makgadikgadi salt pans before enjoying a romantic elegant candlelit dinner with wine or enjoy stargazing in the astronomy evenings.


Children of all ages are welcomed. If guests are travelling with children under the age of eight years, a Private Guide & Vehicle is required.

Jack’s Camp Price Guide

4 out of 5

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