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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
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San Camp, deep in the Kalahari, is one of the most romantic and intimate camps in Africa. Completely rebuilt in 2011, the camp's classic six white tents stand majestically on the edge of the endless Makgadikgadi Salt Pans - each sheltered by a cluster of desert palms. The central dining tent houses a small library and natural history museum filled with fascinating artefacts from the area. There is also a yoga and meditation tent for Guests wanting to enjoy the space and serenity of the area. San Camp operates during the dry season, from 16th April to 15th October. Activities on offer at San Camp include: interacting with incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, walking with Bushmen Guides, game drives to experience unique desert wildlife, Chapman's Baobab - one of the oldest and biggest trees in Africa, bird watching, night drives and quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans
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Breakfast Available
Breakfast included
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Luxury
Great View
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Full view
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All reviews main tent salt pan no electricity on arrival quad biking paraffin lamps botswana trip palm trees every request night visit huge four poster bed once in a lifetime brown hyena sharing stories san bushmen high tea spent nights here
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They now have real showers in the rooms. Food is very good, Guides are very good. We got a private car which helped us go where we wanted to go. The meerkats are eay to get to and will willingly get on your head. It...More

Thank wandererannarbor
Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at San CampResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving this review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back into camp before too long. Kind regards, Pru - San Camp marketing team

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We really loved our experience there, ok the transportation to get there is tough (1:15 hour in a small cesna... we don t like plane and it was a pain for us) but it totally worth it! The hotel itself is just crazy, it is...More

Thank Julien V
Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at San CampResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We really do appreciate it. It's fantastic to hear that you so enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back into camp before too long. Kind regards, Pru...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

San Camp is amazing. Large comfortable tents set across the pan to offer every guest the best of view and privacy. Family style dining and great food added to the welcoming environment. While we saw lots of wildlife (zebra, cheetahs, wildebeest, ostrich, jackal, hyenas), this...More

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Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at San CampResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay at San Camp. We have to agree that the wildlife, landscape and culture combine to make this a very special area indeed, and we love...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was the last camp of a wonderful trip to Botswana, and by far my least favourite. The tents are huge and, in my opinion, over filled with strange furniture. we were lucky and stayed in the closest tent, but some other guests were taking...More

Thank Ross A
Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at San CampResponded 29 October 2018

Good morning Ross, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We really appreciate all the feedback we get. Your point about travellers with mobility issues is a good one, and well worth passing on to other potential guests, so thank...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Spent 2 relaxing days here in this unique camp on the edge of a salt pan. Saw what felt like millions of zebra and wildebeest, a few elephants and 2 lions!! The activities were great, love the quad bike ride and the meerkats but my...More

Thank Akblackbeard
Response from NS-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at San CampResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back into camp soon. Kind regards, Pru - San Camp marketing team

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tdp850
26 May 2016|
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Response from UnchartedAfricaGRM | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in my reply. You can contact our reservation office. It's based in Johannesburg. You can check availability online on our website. Uncharted Africa Safari co (sorry I can't send the link cause... More
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"Room 1 closest to dinner."
wandererannarbor
4 weeks ago
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"Our room was amazing, but quite a walk from the main eating/sitting areas. So not good for those with..."
90rebecca
16 Aug 2018
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"We were in tent 5 with open sweeping view of Salt Pan"
208samm
2 Oct 2017
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"Of the 6 tents, only a couple of them have Queen sized beds - otherwise it's twins. If this is a..."
RebeccaW803
28 Sep 2016
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LOCATION
BotswanaCentral DistrictMakgadikgadi Pans National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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