Natural Selection opens the new Jack's Camp

After decades of setting the standard in the Kalahari, the iconic Jack’s Camp in Botswana has undergone a full rebuild and has reopened with a luxurious new look.

Rebuilt during 2020, the brand-new Jack’s Camp pays homage to the property’s enduring and much-loved 1940s campaign style. The new guest tents, seven twins and two doubles, are now much larger - 270 square metres. The iconic interiors remain but with the addition of intricate textiles from all over the world, Natural History Museum cabinets, and an overhead bed cooling system. Ensuite bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers and outside and each veranda has a private plunge pool.

The new, larger mess tent is home to the renowned Natural History Museum, library, antique pool table and a well-stocked drinks chest. The iconic nomadic Persian tea tent has been made larger and the shop has been renovated and restocked with new treasures.

The rebuild was overseen by the camp’s owner and founder, Ralph Bousfield. “Jack’s has always been a place of adventure and style, somewhere unconventional where the natural world surprises and delights”. The new Jack’s has built on this legacy. “All the tented structures have been redesigned with a purpose and it’s our challenging environment that dictates this. We’ve used innovative new design features to offer more comfort for guests to fully explore this desert space.” explains Bousfield.

The camp now runs on solar power and the very latest in ‘clean and green’ technology. Furthermore 1.5% of all revenue goes straight back to conservation projects in the area.

Rates at Jack’s start at US$ 1795 per person. For new images and updated factsheets please contact