Botswana – Jack’s Camp

Botswana - Jack's Camp

Set on the edge of the Kalahari Desert’s Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Jack’s Camp has outgrownits 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.

X-factor ‘In the dry season, Jack’s Camp is surrounded by miles and miles of sand, parched grass and saltpans; in the rainy season the landscape is transformed into watery floodplains which attract thousands upon thousands of birds,’ says Gold List contributor Lisa Grainger.