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San Camp
San Camp
San Camp
San Camp
San Camp
San Camp
San Camp
San Camp

San Camp: Information from the owner

General information

Safari Lodge
No. of rooms
Check-in time
Check-out time

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on San Camp, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
25 Mar 2024
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Facilities at San Camp

Property facilities
Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Pool, Private Vehicle Available
Room facilities
Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Fan, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Shower
Activities on site
Game Drives, Game Viewing, Night Drives, Quad Biking, Safaris, Sleep Outs
Nearby activities
Helicopter Scenic Flights, Horse Riding

Room types at San Camp

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Double Tents

The 2 double tents are made up of a king sized four-poster beds as well as a second with a queen size four-poster bed each with private ensuite bathrooms and verandas with outside seating areas.

Max: 2 adults

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Family Tent

The Family tent comprises of two tents that have an interleading walkway. The parent's room has a king-size bed and the children's room has two queen-size beds.

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Twin Tents

Each of the 4 twin tents are made up of 2 x 3/4 four-poster beds, with private ensuite bathrooms and verandas with outside seating areas.

Please note that this can not be converted into a double bed

Max: 2 adults

Activities at San Camp

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Fallen Baobab

Visit the site of the Fallen Baobab - one of three of the largest and oldest trees in Africa.

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Game Drives

Take game drives and night drives in custombuilt 4x4s to spot the unique desert wildlife

that inhabit the pans, like the elusive brown hyena or Kalahari lion. Your experienced

safari guide will help you discover a desert landscape, pulsating with life. Complete with bush picnics, morning coffees and chilled drinks.

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Meet the Meerkats

Get up close and personal with our habituated meerkats, the cool cats of the Kalahari! Hanging

out with them at their burrow is a once-in-alifetime experience. As they dig and play around you, your head could become the perfect lookout point and part of the fun and games. This is where you’ll truly feel like one of the gang.

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San Camp Bushmen Walk

Discover the secrets of the pans with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen on a fascinating bush walk.

See this ancient desert landscape through their eyes. These skilled hunter gatherers will show you how to survive, using their extraordinary tracking skills to uncover a smorgasbord of culinary delights... from bulbs, to scorpions, to berries. Spending time with them is a very rare privilege.

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San Camp Horse Riding (At an additional cost)

Saddle up to explore this wild, unspoilt area in the same way many of the earliest explorers, hunters

and missionaries did – on horseback! You’ll embark on an adventurous outride (for all level riders). This

is an exhilarating way to spot wildlife, cantering along the crusty salt flats and following the animal

highways that bring life to the Makgadikgadi Pans.

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San Camp Quad Biking

This is pure desert adventure! Take an exhilarating quad bike across the salt-crusted pans

(all pan activity is weather permitting). You’ll feel total freedom as you trek across this vast and ancient landscape, discovering so much about the remnants of this once super lake. Weather Permitting.

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Scenic Helicopter Flights (At an additional cost)

This really is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a helicopter flight over the Makgadikgadi Pans, doors off (or on), to take in the vastness of this desert landscape. You’ll go in search of the zebra and flamingo migrations (if timed correctly), get dropped on an island of baobabs for lunch, do a bit of sunset sky surfing as you follow the palm tree linings and tell all your friends about it all when you get home.

At an additional cost.

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Zebra & Wildebeest Migration

Witness the second largest migration in Africa. A stonking spectacle of black and white stripes

as approximately 30,000 zebra and wildebeest migrate across the Makgadikgadi Pans, followed closely by stalking predators, waiting for the rich pickings of tired hooves. This is a wildlife explosion and an experience not to be missed! (seasonal)

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