San Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana


Offering a complete desert experience, this luxury camp is among the most alluring safari destinations in all of Africa. Step back in time to a more glamorous era of travel and enjoy the mysterious Makgadikgadi salt pans.

Key Features

  • Elegant and impossibly romantic, San Camp’s six classic white tents offer 360-degree views over the sparkling salt pans
  • Incredible guiding to discover this unique part of Botswana and learn with the local San people as they demonstrate their survival skills
  • Get up close and personal with the playful meerkats on the meerkat adventure
  • San Camp has a reputation for delicious and innovative cuisine – think fresh tomato tartlets, three-layer banana and caramel cake, and the best beef Wellington you’ve ever tried


Located in a private concession bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans, San Camp gives guests the best of both worlds: game-rich open savannah as well as dramatic salt pans. The seemingly endless desert landscape is interrupted only by a scattering of desert palms and baobabs, and it’s this beautiful nothingness that creates a peaceful silence. And while the vast landscape is peppered with wildlife (think meerkats popping up from the dust, brown hyena hiding in the grass as well as hartebeest, springbok and gemsbok), it’s the ethereal atmosphere that draws guests in.


Turn in the trappings of modern-day living for a journey back in time where oil lamps, copper basins and antique four-poster beds are the norm. This is African elegance at its best. The white billowing tents of San Camp ooze luxury, and are furnished with Persian rugs and antique touches so you can enjoy this dramatic location in full comfort.

Main Pavillion

The main pavilion is open-sided, so spend an evening dining on a three-course feast or relaxing in the tea tent. If you can tear your eyes away from the magical views, marvel at the Natural History Museum cabinets and the eclectic collections of old maps, fossils and artefacts.


The entire camp runs on solar-power and when darkness falls, you’ll find lanterns scattered around to light the way

Why we love it

With just seven tents and experiences from quad biking across the salt flats to meerkat encounters, this luxury camp provides a sense of exclusivity, fun and adventure. Head out on a game drive or horseback safari to see the desert wildlife and hear from zoologists and biologists about unique flora and fauna.

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