Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park
About Jack's Camp
While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his imagination, he set up camp under an acacia with the unshakable expectation that others would feel the same.
The choice of such a striking locale, owed much to his original taste for the savage beauty of a forgotten Africa where he lived until his tragic death in an aircraft accident in 1992.
As a homage to the vision of his father, Ralph, his son, and his partner Catherine established Uncharted Africa Safari Co starting with Jack’s Camp which was refurbished at the beginning of 2003 - in a traditional East African 1940s safari style.
Ten green roomy and stylish canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers, 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 veranda. During the wet season, the landscape transforms. Clouds of flamingo and other migratory birds descend from the heavens to decorate the watery grasslands. Herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators.
The Makgadikgadi is not without drama and here, the emphasis is on observing the intricacies of a truly unique ecosystem to which Uncharted Africa Safari Co has added stylish adaptations of its own.
A relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes, the Makgadikgadi dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth’s crust. When the lake was formed, some five to seven million years ago, its shores were the setting for the mysterious transition from ape to man.
A safari to Jack's Camp is also a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyaena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but, wild meerkats.
If guests are travelling with children under the age of eight years, a private guide and vehicle is required.
All requests for quotes, provisional bookings, confirmed bookings, amendments and cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail or fax. Safaris are booked subject to availability and held provisionally for 14 days. The... If guests are travelling with children under the age of eight years, a private guide and vehicle is required.
All requests for quotes, provisional bookings, confirmed bookings, amendments and cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail or fax. Safaris are booked subject to availability and held provisionally for 14 days. The booking will be confirmed upon the receipt of a 20% non-refundable deposit. This deposit must be paid at the time of the booking confirmation, on or before the provisional expiry date. Should this not be received, we reserve the right to release the booking. The balance of payment is due 60 days before the safari commences. Should this not be received, the system automatically releases the booking on the booking expiry date. Once the reservation is fully confirmed, Uncharted Africa Safari Co. requires detailed information from the guests.
No activities at the camps and UASC Mobile Expeditions can be guaranteed. All activities are weather permitting. All air transfers are subject to weather and aviation safety regulations. Any delays or amendments to air transfers which are beyond Uncharted Africa Safari Co’s. control are non-refundable.
Should you wish to change to an earlier departure, after the confirmation of a booking, you may do so subject to availability. If the revised dates are not available, normal cancellation terms apply. Please ensure that your travel insurance covers the cost of the cancellation fees should these be incurred for any reason.
All prices quoted exclude any bank charges related to the transaction. Please note that you are responsible for the cost of any bank charges incurred in any of the payment processes. All payments must be made in the currency in which the quotation was accepted, or in which the invoice is made out. All payments should be made through electronic or telegraphic bank transfer.
All credit card transactions will be converted to Botswana Pula at the prevailing rate of exchange. Fluctuations with regard to the rate of exchange are beyond our control. In order to avoid issues or problems relating to the above, we strongly recommend that you arrange for payment by bank transfer. see more
Jack's Camp Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling