Jack's Camp is the place to go to experience the Kalahari in style. Deep in the desert, at the edge of the world's largest saltpans, accommodations comprise 10 en-suite open-air safari tents, and styling is Bedouin-meets-Africa, with Persian rugs and teak furniture providing a counterpoint to the endless desert surrounds. If you grow bored of lolling about on antique rugs, you can head out for game drives, walking safaris with Bushmen trackers, or explorations of remote archaeological sites and geological features. December through April sees the spectacular migration of massive wildebeest and zebra herds, followed by hungry predators. Besides standard trips in custom 4WD vehicles, adventurous winter guests can take guided rides across the saltpans on quad bikes to Kubu Island and sleep for 2 nights under the stars amid the surreal desert boulders and baobabs, or experience "God's minimalism" at romantic San Camp. Count on outstanding staff, including qualified zoologists and biologists, Bushman trackers, and charming and well-trained local guides. All have been thoroughly trained by the very glamorous owner Ralph Bousfield (the camp is named for his father), whose 13-part Discovery Channel series has made him one of the most famous guides in Botswana. Note: The camp has no electricity (lighting is fueled by paraffin) and no pool.
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