Situated close to Jack’s on the same private concession, overlooking the Ntwetwe Pan and not far outside the Makgadikgadi National Park, San Camp was fully refurbished in 2011 to offer a very different style to its renowned older sister. There are just six white canvas tented rooms that blend in seamlessly with the adjacent sparkling salt pan. Sympathetically spaced out for privacy and peace, there are four poster beds and dark wood chests inside, but unlike Jack’s these are contained within an overall minimalistic, uncluttered style with little further adornment. The en-suite bathrooms have flush toilet and bucket showers in-keeping with a stated aim to minimise the camp’s environmental impact.
San’s public areas are stylish and innovative, including a mess tent with a small natural history museum detailing the unique geology of the Makgadikgadi, a tented yoga pavilion and a tea tent with cosy cushions for relaxing in the afternoon. Just as noteworthy are the diverse activities on offer. So you can try horse riding, Bushman discoveries, game drives, nature walks, quad biking and sleepouts on the pan, which will all make San an unquestioned highlight of your Botswana itinerary. (Please note that San is a dry season only camp, opening between April and October each year).