Leaving the lush Delta behind, head south to your final destination, San Camp, in an entirely new eco-system. A relic of one of the world’s largest super-lakes, the Makgadikgadi Pans dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth’s crust. Venturing far into the center of the Makgadikgadi, on 4wd quad bikes, you are able to explore remote archaeological sites, periodically discovering never before documented fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippo. The fact that you can travel across the pans at great speed and still arrive nowhere only underlines the pans immensity. There is nothing out here. Absolutely nothing.
During the wet season the landscape transforms. Clouds of flamingo and other migratory birds descend from the heavens to decorate the watery grasslands. Herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators. A safari to Jack’s Camp is also a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but, wild meerkats! Three nights Jack’s Camp. All meals and local drinks.
On day 11, sadly it’s time to depart. Bid your African safari adventure a bitter sweet goodbye and are transferred to the Maun International Airport to meet your departing flights. Breakfast.