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					                                         Jack’s camp - facts & information
What is it about Jack’s camp?                      What are the facilities
Jack’s Camp is an oasis of style and comfort       at Jack’s camp?                                        What should i bring?
in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert.       • Mess Tent with Natural History Museum,               Year Round
The Makgadikgadi is truly like nowhere               Library, antique pool table and well stocked         • Layers – the best way to dress on
else on earth. Spectacular vistas, creative          drinks chest.                                          safari, due to fluctuating temperatures.
surprises, expert guiding, incredibly friendly     • Refreshing plunge pool and a larger                    We recommend cotton. Long sleeves
habituated meerkats, unique desert wildlife,         swimming pool housed in a beautiful tent.              and trousers will protect from both sun
old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all                             ◆                               and insects. Colours should be neutral
come together to create an experience that is                                                               (beige, khaki, tan…).
completely different to any other.                 When is a good time to go?                             • Fleece/warm sweater – even
                                                   Jack’s Camp is open all year round.                      in summer.
                        ◆                          The Dry Season: Winter                                 • Hat – broad brimmed for
Where is Jack’s camp?                              16th April – 31st October                                protection against the sun.
Jack’s is a Kalahari Desert camp located in        The Wet Season: Summer                                 • Sunglasses – dark ones to
Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The             1st November – 15th April                                cut the glare.
remnants of an enormous superlake – that           Please note – weather and activities can               • Sunblock, insect repellent
used to cover most of Southern Africa.             never be guaranteed.                                     and lip salve.
                                                                            ◆                             • Shoes – good, sturdy closed shoes/
                        ◆                                                                                   boots and socks for walking. Flip
                                                   What Will i eat?                                         flops/thongs for use in outdoor
What Will i do here?                               Jack’s Camp has a reputation for delicious,
Year Round                                                                                                  showers. We recommend RM Williams
                                                   fresh and original food. Meals are plated,               ‘Gardener Boots’, Clarks ‘Desert
• Get unbelievably up close and personal with
                                                   not buffet style. Please inform the camp of              Boots’ or Timberlands.
  the family of meerkats that was filmed for the
                                                   any dietary requirements prior to travel – and         • Head torch – handy in the evenings.
  No.1 Ladies’ Detectives Agency!
                                                   confirm upon arrival.                                    We recommend Petzl.
• Walk with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen Trackers for a
                                                                                                          • Binoculars – each person should
  glimpse into their ancient culture.                                       ◆
                                                                                                            have their own so as not to miss
• Game drives to experience unique desert          hoW do i get there?                                      out on any sightings. We recommend
  wildlife.                                        Fly to Johannesburg, and then on to Maun,                Leica Ultravid 10x42 or Swarovski
• A visit to Chapman’s Baobab, campsite of         Botswana. From Maun, you take a smaller                  10x42 WB EL.
  Livingstone & Selous: one of the three largest   charter plane to Jack’s Camp.                          • Camera with spare batteries,
  and oldest trees in Africa.                                               ◆                               memory sticks, film, and the
                                                                                                            correct charging apparatus.
Dry Season Only:                                   What does the rate include?                            • A kikoi or light sarong has a
• Quad biking across the lunar expanse of          All meals, activities and drinks are included.
                                                                                                            multitude of uses.
  the pans.                                        Flights, premium brand beverages and
• Lie out on the pans as the sun sets, and                                                                • A good book for those lazy afternoons
                                                   discretionary tips/gratuities are excluded.
  watch the planetarium show unfold with
                                                                            ◆                             Summer
  horizon-to-horizon stars.
                                                                                                          • Light, compact jacket (windcheater)
                                                   What do i need to knoW?                                  for the rainy season.
Wet Season Only:
                                                   • We welcome all ages. Guests travelling with
• Experience the spectacular migration of
                                                     children younger than eight years of age             Winter
  zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest
                                                     require a private guide & vehicle.                   • It gets very cold in the evenings and
  in Africa, and the last remaining in Southern
                                                   • There is no electricity in our tents.                  early mornings, and quite hot during
  Africa.
                                                   • You can charge camera batteries in the Mess            the day – so layers are essential.
                        ◆                            Tent: bring an adaptor for a round 3 pin plug.       • Warm leggings – good to wear under
Where Will i stay?                                 • The camp takes a maximum of 20 Guests.                 trousers on the quads.
7 Twin and 3 double tents with en-suite            • Water is a scarce resource in Botswana – so          • Hat – woollen beanie for warmth.
bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor               please try to conserve it where possible.            • Gloves – good for cool winter
                                                   • Stay hydrated! The water in Botswana is safe           evenings, quad biking and
showers. Spacious and stylish – with a
                                                     to drink.                                              sun protection.
sophisticated 1940’s safari atmosphere.
                                                   • We recommend precautions be taken for                • Scarf
                                                     malaria. Please consult your doctor.


                  Post Net Suite 260, Private Bag X31, Saxonwold 2132, Johannesburg, SA tel: +27 (0)11 447 1605 fax: +27 (0)11 447 6905
                  marketing: marketing@unchartedafrica.com reservations: reservations@unchartedafrica.com Web: www.unchartedafrica.com

				
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