Jack’s Camp is an exclusive tented lodge located on a private concession bordering Ntwetwe Pan and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Jack’s Camp is a very established property and offers a superb Makgadikgadi Pans experience. It is an expensive camp, which limits its appeal to many, but this does of course make it an exclusive camp to visit. The accommodation is very comfortable and a complete rebuild in 2021 has retained the quirky old world interiors whilst overcoming some of the more impractical elements of the original design. However, it is not the accommodation you visit Jack’s Camp for, it is the wonderful guiding, the varied activities, the superb service, the specialist wildlife experiences and the incredible natural scenery that attract you! Provided you are not expecting a slick hotel or highly luxurious accommodation, Jack’s is a wonderful experience.

The Makgadikgadi Pans are well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys exploring different habitats and landscapes, and who is prepared to compromise a little on the big game experience in favour of geographical diversity and more specialist wildlife viewing. The specialist wildlife is worth a particular mention as it is sometimes the key reason for visiting the area – brown hyaena, aardvark, aardwolf and habituated meerkats.


Jack’s Camp caters for 18 guests in nine large Bedouin style tents, seven of which feature two queen size beds and two with king size beds. Each tent has en suite plumbed facilities including…


The Makgadikgadi Pans are not a mainstream safari destination. Together with the adjacent Nxai Pan, the Makgadikgadi Pans cover an area of nearly 5500 sq. miles. The pans…


Jack’s Camp welcomes children of all ages and is very suitable for families who are looking for an exclusive bush adventure and a varied program of activities. There is currently no dedicated family tent…

Conservation & community

Jack’s Camp support the Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans Conservation Initiative which promotes the expansion of large mammal migration routes between northern Botswana (Chobe and the Okavango) and the Kalahari Desert…

Location Makgadikgadi Pans
Access Charter flight or Shared air transfer into Tsigaro airstrip
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury Tented Lodge
Focus Culture / Specialist species / Scenery
Children No age restriction
Activities Game drives (day and night) / Habituated meerkats / Bushman walks / Quad biking in dry season / Star gazing on pans in dry season / Horse riding / Helicopter scenic flight
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 7
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 9 tents (7 twin and 2 double)
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed indoor and outdoor showers
Power for charging 24 hour solar powered electricity
Lighting Solar powered
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling Standing fan / Overhead bed cooling system
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Main pool and private plunge pools on each room deck
Wellness Limited in tent spa treatments available at extra cost
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard