Reviews of Jack's Camp
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Not to be missed
We would love to return to Jack's camp. Such luxury, and such amazing food. We were very well looked after, the tents and communal areas delightful and the oil lamps gave an amazing ambience to the accomodation.
The activities were unusual and varied. Our guide, Super, had an amazing knowledge and enthusiasm for the area, and we had very intereting drives. We were able to see the tail end of the migration, with large herds of widebeest and zebra, and we also saw a large herd of the resident oryx. We also saw many smaller mammals, including bat eared foxes, a honey badger, mongoose and various colonies of meercats.
Bird life was good, including good views of secretary birds. These trips were complemented by a leisurely walk with bushmen who could show us how even the most unlikely grassland could provide food for man and beast.
The experience of the quad biking on the salt pans, and experiencing the sunset in such emptiness, was a unique and amazing. I am not allowed to talk about what followed, BUT IT WAS GREAT.
We all felt priviledged to experience meercats at very close quarters, it was fun to have them sitting on us, but I think our group all agreed that the best part was walking with these animals as they moved from one area to another.
There is always one, and surprisingly there was one guest, unfortunaltely English, who didn't enjoy the camp. The rest of the guests found her rather self centred and didn't want to share acitivites with her. The staff coped admirably. keeping all happy, and are to be commended on that.
I am so glad that you recommended a three night stay in this area, rather than the two nights we had originally intended.
Jack's Camp review
Knowledgable helpful guides. Salt Pans very different from other places we've been in Africa (especially after dark!).
All staff very friendly and helpful. The plunge pool was welcome in the heat of the afternoon. Enjoyed the surprise element of the activity programme.
We both enjoyed driving quad bikes even though we had never done that before.