Classic white tents stand majestically on the shore of an enormous sparkling salt pan, each sheltered by a cluster of stately desert palms. Spectacular vistas, pared down safari elegance with minimal ecological impact, it is the nothingness that attracts… San Camp also runs almost entirely on solar energy, dramatically reducing the use of fossil fuels. Expert guiding, incredibly friendly meerkats, unique desert species and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other.

San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered most of Botswana. The Makgadikgadi Pans are in the middle of the Kalahari Desert – which extends across 80% of Botswana.

There are direct flights to Maun from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Fly to Johannesburg, and then on to Maun, Botswana. From Maun, you take a smaller charter plane to San Camp.

San Camp is only open during the Dry Season.
High Season: 16 April – 15 October

A magnificent mess tent contains a small natural history museum and library. A tea tent spread with cushions provides a sheltering sanctuary. Tented yoga pavilion.

5 twin and 2 double tents with en-suite bathrooms and spacious verandah. Tents are spacious and stylish. Beds are replete with cool and crunchy cotton sheets, feather bedding and hot water bottles.

San Camp has a reputation for delicious, fresh and original menus. Plated meals are elegantly presented and served in the splendid mess tent. Indulgent, decadent teas are served daily. Please inform reservations of any dietary requirements prior to travel – and confirm upon arrival with camp management.

All meals, all activities and all drinks. The only things not included are flights, premium beverages and discretionary tips/gratuities.

  • Get unbelievably up close and personal with meerkats
  • Walking with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen
  • Game drives to experience unique desert wildlife
  • Take a morning or afternoon Horse Ride* excursion and experience the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans as the pioneers did, on Horseback!
    *Subject to a surcharge.
  • Visit the site of Chapman’s Baobab
San Camp is open during the dry season, however, rains can be unpredictable and might impact on these activities:
  • Quad biking across the salt pans.
  • Lie out on the pans as the sun sets, and watch the planetarium show unfold.

  • We welcome all ages
  • There is no electricity in our tents
  • There are camera charging facilities: bring an adaptor for a round 3 pin plug
  • There is no internet connection or cell phone signal in the Camp
  • 2 guests per quad bike
  • Our vehicles are open and fit a maximum of 7 people
  • Water is a scarce resource in Botswana, so please try to conserve it where possible
  • The water in Botswana is safe to drink
  • We recommend precautions be taken for malaria. Please consult your doctor
  • The camp takes a maximum of 14 guests

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