Jack’s Camp

Gweta, Makgadikgadi, Botswana, Botswana

The father-and-son team behind Jack’s Camp were flying over Botswana in search of a site for their retreat when the plane went down. Soon after, in 1993, Ralph Bousfield opened the camp next to the vast and otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to honor his late father, Jack, a successful crocodile hunter who turned into a conservationist toward the end of his life. Today, it’s still one of the most exclusive camps in the country, and it’s easy to see why: the tents feel like a time warp, with their hand-carved mahogany furnishings, sienna-hued muslin walls, and kerosene lanterns.

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