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San Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana


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Luxury Holidays At San Camp

San Camp is perched on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, close to the national park of the same name. With just seven tents, this intimate, minimalistic camp is the perfect add-on to a luxury Botswana safari in the lush greenery of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River. After a day spent walking with the bushmen, interacting with the cheeky meerkats or taking a quadbike across the salt pans, hearty three-course dinners are served in the central mess tent. Take time to explore the cabinets which are filled with desert curios, old maps and ancient fossils, before heading outside to see the stars filling the night sky. This eco-friendly camp has a minimal impact on the environment and is run on solar power, with romantic lanterns lighting the way at night.

San Camp is only open in the dry season from April to October when the Nwetwe Pan is accessible.

  • Type: Luxury Tent
  • Summary: A remote and romantic eco-friendly camp
  • Feature: Walk with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen of the Kalahari
  • Rooms: 7 tents
  • Nearest airport: Tsigaro Airstrip
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Location and transfer

Approximately a 50 minute light aircraft flight from Maun to Tsigaro Airstrip and a 20 minute road transfer to San Camp.


Each of the seven tents has a four-poster bed and is decorated with Persian rugs and antique furniture. There is also an en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and shower, as well as a comfortable alfresco daybed for relaxing and absorbing the views.


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Wildlife Encounters

Despite its barren landscape, the Makgadikgadi is home to a variety of species. Zebra, wildebeest and ostrich can often be seen on game drives, while there is also a chance to spot lion and elephant amongst the desert wildlife. Probably one of the biggest wildlife attractions to the area is the population of meerkats. Habituated by researchers, they are as curious of guests as they are of them, and often offer the perfect photo opportunities. As well as game drives, one of the best ways to experience the remoteness of the area is on horseback. Two-hour safaris are available for all ability levels, while experienced riders may want to head out for several days and sleep out under the stars.

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Hotel Experiences

San Camp works alongside four generations of San tribesmen, who you can join on an interactive bush walk. Learn how they survive in this harsh landscape with their knowledge of plants, desert wildlife and survival skills. Another unique experience, one of the best ways to discover the vastness of San Camp is to take a quad-bike expedition across the pans. The endless landscape stretches as far as the eye can see while. For the ultimate escape, you can camp out under the stars for two nights.

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Described as one of Africa’s most romantic camps, the remote location of San Camp is the ideal place for couples to spend quality time together. The tents, furnished with antiques and four-poster beds, exude romance, especially at night with lantern-lit pathways.


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