Jack's Camp / San Camp  Makgadikgadi Pans National Park


Trekking Meerkat 
Tortilis Acacia in the grasslands that comprise the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Acacia Tortilis in the grasslands of Makgadikgadi

Map of central Botswana
  Google Earth Map of the Makgadikgadi Pans

Jack's Camp and San Camp, located in the Makgadikgadi Pans, are in our view the most magical place in Botswana.   After you have seen the big game in Moremi we can recommend no place more highly than a visit here.  Your time will be filled with special surprises, adventure, and luxurious relaxation in an old-style safari camp. The camp is associated with a research station and guides have advanced degrees in zoology, biology and related fields.  This offers a unique opportunity to learn about the ecology of the Kalahari and how this harsh environment has driven the evolution of wildlife.  Once here you will have a much better appreciation for the ecology in Botswana as a whole. 

Derived from the research that is being performed a newly introduced activity is meerkat "trekking" which allows you to see  what goes on through the eyes of these intelligent, social and highly aware animals.

A minimum of three nights is recommended in order to give you time to appreciate the desert wildlife in the grass lands, and to explore the marvels of the salt pans.

See the Uncharted Africa page for detailed descriptions or Camp Kalahari or Planet Baobab for more affordable access to this unique region.



Brown Hyena 


Meerkat en guarde

Classic safari transport



Tented camping - old safari style

San Camp - dining tent 

Searching for stone age tools on the dried out pan
A museum quality find - searching for stone age tools in the salt pans 


Salt pans at sundown
Sunset serenity in the salt pans 
San Camp


The main lounge area is luxuriously appointed

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is filled with natural wonders.  This baobab is the largest tree in Africa and is approximately 5300 years old.

A crevice in the tree was used as the first mailbox in this part of Africa.  Explorers such as Livingstone and Courtney Selous would leave letters for one another in this tree as they traversed through this part of Africa.

The lounge at Jack's camp includes an interesting Museum containing  natural and stone age artifacts that have been found in the area.

This baobob is Africa's largest tree.
Just checking the mail
at Chapman's Baobab 

Beautiful desert wildflowers
Desert wildflowers 

In the wet season the pans fill with water and flamingos

Information on Jack's Camp
and Uncharted Africa Safaris

or Contact:

Cape To Cairo:  African Business and Adventure Travel
2761 Unicorn Ln NW, Washington DC 20015
Tel (800) 356-4433 / (202) 244 5954
Fax (202) 244 5993 
home: www.capetocairo.travel / safari@capetocairo.travel