A holiday at the San Camp in Botswana is a journey into the past, back to untouched, pristine nature and into remote isolation – a region that radiates a fascination like a forgotten treasure.
Having touched down at the airstrip in Maun, you head due east towards the impressive Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and continue to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
The vast expanse of dry, caked salt was formed thousands of years ago by the immense Makgadikgadi Lake, which in turn was formed as long
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as 5 to 7 million years ago.
Despite its considerably shorter history, the San Camp is the perfect basis for exploring the harsh beauty of the Kalahari Desert and the salt pans. Some might describe the landscape as desolate - others as refreshingly austere.
Only a few desert palms rise up out of the vast infinity of the plains. The San Camp’s khaki tents are the only sign of civilisation and create an oasis of comforts amidst the inhospitable environment.
The rugged charm of the salt pans and the desert is breathtaking, either way you want to look at it. It appeals to nature enthusiasts, aesthetes and romantic natures alike.
The San Camp is traditional and rustic. It offers only six guest tents accommodating a maximum of twelve guests. Children of any age are welcome and honeymooners may look forward to special arrangements.
The tents have been positioned to command an unobstructed view of the Kalahari backdrop. And, of course, the rugged surroundings are at the focus where the day’s activities are concerned.
Safaris are either conducted in open all-terrain vehicles or with Quad Bikes in the dryer winter months between July and October. You may also choose to tie up your hiking boots and join a hike led by a San bushman, who explains about the highly adapted wildlife and fascinating nature in all detail.
The San Camp in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana – the perfect destination for all those searching for a secluded, unusual and ruggedly beautiful natural paradise in the heart of Africa!
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