Luxury Camp Jack’s Camp, located on a green oasis island on the edge of the endless salt lakes of Makgadigadi, is known for its luxury and individual approach to each tourist. Here you can meet popular Western artists, TV presenters, businessmen. The camp has ten huge tent-apartments on high wooden platforms, standing at a distance from each other among palm trees. The area of beach “house” is about 50 square meters. m. Inside – colonial-style furniture, including two four-poster beds, two showers and a toilet. Of the usual hotel amenities, there is only a TV, but in Botswana it is not needed. For twenty tourists living in Jack’s Camp, there are 34 service personnel. On the territory there is a huge dining tent, company cabins, a small outdoor pool, a tea house. Each apartment has its own guide-conductor with an SUV. Service is based on the “all inclusive” system – snacks, drinks, including in tents, and most importantly – all excursions are free. As a rule, Jack’s Camp stays for two or three days. During this time, tourists are offered to watch the migration of zebras, take a master class with the Bushmen (where they will teach you to “read” the tracks of animals, put snares on birds, make fire by friction, hunt scorpions), make a night rally on ATVs, spend dinner right on the surface salt lake, etc.
In the northwest of the country on the border with Namibia are the world-famous Tsodilo Hills, one of the world’s most significant accumulations of ancient rock art. This place is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The four Tsodilo Hills form a line of sheer quartzite cliffs that rise above the sandy plain of the western Kalahari near the Panhandle in the Okavango Delta. It is the artistic cultural heritage center of Botswana. A site of rock art made by the ancestors of the San tribe, the writer and traveler Lawrence van der Post called the Louvre of the Desert. The Busawaro, or San people, came to the Kalahari region over 27,000 years ago. All the hills have rock paintings, but the best site is located at the northern end of Mount Woman. The San people believe that the hills are a resting place for the spirits of the dead and their gods, who live in caves on this mountain. It occupies a large territory and reaches a height of 300 m. But Mount_Man is, of course, taller – 410 m. The most revered place in Tsodillo is located near the top of Mount_Men, where the very first spirit prayed after the creation of the world. Nearby is the village of Hambukushu. The third hill up to 40 m high – mountain_Child – is located about 2 km from mountain_Women. Behind them, at a distance of about 2 km to the northwest of Mount_Child, is a smaller peak without a name. The inhabitants of Basarwa believe that this mountain was the first wife of a mountain-Man, who was rejected when he married a higher mountain-Woman. From Tsodillo to other sites of rock art at least 250 km. Supposed, that the Tsodillo rock carvings express concepts of heat, energy, creativity and growth and are associated with the Basarvan “trance dance”. He, as the inhabitants of Basarva believe, allows the dancer to enter into contact with supernatural forces and has a beneficial effect on the human body.
How to get there. From Maun by land transfer in a few hours or during an organized mobile safari. The road to Tsodillo is very bumpy and only suitable for SUVs. Turn off the Maun-Shakawe road south of Sepupa. Camping is allowed.
Wall of Solomon. Its sheer basalt cliffs, rising 30m above the Motloutse River, are one of the most impressive geographic features of the Tuli Block area. The base of the rocks is an ancient natural dam that once blocked the Motluts River. A few kilometers from Solomon’s Wall are the ruins of Motluts. This area was originally occupied by the San hunters. It is believed that the first Bantu people came to the area around 900 AD. Archaeologists called them Zizo people. This patriarchal society left evidence of itself in the form of shards of pottery and areas for cattle pens. The Ziso people were later wiped out by the K2 tribe, or Leopard’s Kopje.