San Camp sits serenely in a reef of palm at
the edge of the world. You can see the curve of the earth here. Turn 360° and
nothing crosses the eye but the bowl of the sky. It is the nothing-ness that
attracts. This is God's own minimalism. A safari to San Camp is also a
complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as
aardvark, gemsbok and springbuck. San Camp offers the Earth, stripped naked.
And, such restraint holds its own charms.
And this place could not be more different from everywhere. The camp is the Stewart Granger Memorial Collection of 1940s safari tents, with no running water nor electricity but with four-poster beds, mosquito net canopies, cambric sheets, bucket showers, paraffin lamps and butlers. Six pale khaki canvas tents twinned with a dramatic location, combine to create an oasis of civilization in what can be the harshest of stark environments.
The result: One of the most romantic camps in Africa!"
Jack's Camp and San Camp are unique in that they are the only permanent camps to offer a chance to explore and understand the Kalahari. Our concession adjoins the Makgadikgadi National Park with its endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands. Desert palms line the horizon… Through the tent flaps, the Makgadikgadi Pans run over the horizon like the mother of all Norfolk beaches.
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. Often graduate students who combine research with guiding, they team up with a small group of Zu/hoasi Bushmen to guide our Guests on a morning's walks and game drives. Offering a window into the past, the Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills. The cunning tricks and survival struggles of the feisty inhabitants of the Makgadikgadi are not certainly without drama and, here, the emphasis is on observing the intricacies of a truly unique ecosystem to which Uncharted Africa Safari Co. has added a few stylish adaptations of its own...
Rates per person per night, full board + activities: on request
Private Vehicle & Guide
SAN CAMP OPERATES FROM 15 APRIL to 31 OCTOBER (DRY SEASON), 3 NIGHTS RECOMMENDED
6 Tents: En-suite with outdoor Bucket shower & Flush loo
(4 Twin Tents & 2 Double Tents)
All ages welcome! Children under 8 require a private vehicle and guide
Expert Zoologist/Biologist Guide included in the rate
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