Spend three memorable nights at the hauntingly beautiful Makgadikgadi Pans at Jack's Camp, one of Botswana's original Kalahari camps. This legendary safari lodge is situated in a private concession on the border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park which allows for game drives both during the day and at night plus guided nature walks. 

Explore this vast, virtually unvisited area with walking safaris, game drives, quad biking adventures and cultural interactions. Get up close to the curious meerkats and elusive brown hyenas of the Kalahari and patrol the rolling grasslands adjacent to the salt pans for a surprisingly wide range of big game that includes zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and all the major predators. Following the rains, the summer bird watching (November to April) is phenomenal.

This short but intensive Kalahari safari combines beautifully with the Okavango Delta for a complete study in contrast.

  • Tour duration: 4 days
  • Start: Maun
  • End: Maun
  • Destinations:
  • Accommodation:
    3 nights at Jack's Camp
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented

Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover a true African wilderness
  • Enjoy a virtually unvisited destination
  • Go on game drives for big game & predators
  • Watch the sun set over the Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Cuddle up to a group of curious meerkats
  • Visit Chapman's Baobab - Africa's 3rd largest tree
  • Go on an exciting quad-biking adventure
  • Set off on an archaeological expedition
  • Search for the elusive brown hyena

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Jack's Camp

Fly from Maun Airport to Jack's Camp in the Kalahari Desert. On arrival, you will enjoy a delicious high tea before your first thrilling game drive into the vast Makgadikgadi grasslands. Enjoy the sunset and a fascinating talk on how the Makgadikgadi salt pans were formed. Return to camp via a short spotlit night drive for a sumptuous dinner served in the elegant mess tent.
Day 2

Interact with meerkats

Get up early and head out to find the local meerkats. These friendly, mongoose-type fellows sometimes use visitors as look-posts and often like to cuddle up for some warmth on cold winter mornings.

Enjoy a picnic breakfast, followed by a visit to a remote cattle post to learn more about the traditional culture of both the Batswana people and the San Bushmen of the region. Pay a visit to Chapman's Boabab, said to be the largest tree in Africa, where you will learn about the history of Botswana's early explorers before returning to camp for lunch.

In the afternoon, go on a quad-biking adventure and enjoy another magnificent Makgadikgadi sunset.

Day 3

Discover archeological wonders

Embark on an early morning archaeological expedition on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, taking some time to look at the ancient stone tools still strewn about the area.

Head back to camp for a delectable brunch and then relax at camp before your afternoon tea. It's then time to head off on a game drive and the search for the brown hyena, one of Africa's rarest carnivores. Keep a lookout for other big game species of course - the area has far more big mammals than people think - and return for a candlelit dinner back at the lodge.

Day 4

Spend time with Bushmen

Spend an unforgettable morning with local San Bushmen trackers. Learn how they have survived in this harsh environment for thousands of years, using their ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and hunting skills. Indulge in one last lunch before heading back to Maun Airport for your flight home or onward holiday connections.


  • Return flight from Maun to Jack's Camp
  • 3 nights at Jack's Camp on a fully inclusive basis


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

Please note that block-out dates apply at Jack's Camp.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 $3600
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017 $3720
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $3720

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

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