The Jackal & Hide

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The Jackal & Hide, Okavango Delta, Botswana

With only 8, Meru-style tents, The Jackal & Hide is an intimate camp with an emphasis on hospitality, comfort and a touch of Natural Selection quirkiness! Each room is a cosy retreat from the elements and all have wonderfully large King-size beds (that can also be twins), writing desks, cool ensuite bathrooms and private verandas with views across the shimmering grasslands.

At the main area, a sunken lounge and fire pit take pride of place and make the perfect spot for that first morning cuppa or an early-evening G&T. Located just in front of a favourite grazing spot for zebra and elephant, it’s a fabulous wildlife-watching base during siesta time too – or at any time of day for that matter. Under the thatch, the bar, lounge and dining areas are subtly stylish, dotted with sunny cushions and black and white artworks, and by mid-2019, we hope to have added a swimming pool to the roster.

  • The little sister to Sable Alley, The Jackal & Hide is a relaxed yet intimate hideout in the heart of the game-rich Khwai Private Reserve.
  • Experience the best of the Okavango Delta (in a private concession, no less) and some of the most iconic activities in Botswana for a great price.
  • Punt through the winding channels of the Okavango in a traditional dug-out canoe (mokoro) safari.
  • Spot all the wildlife stars of the safari show on morning and afternoon game drives; have your cameras at the ready!
  • Retreat to the sunken lounge at the end of the day and watch the animals grazing ahead, G&T in hand.

Game Drives

Morning, afternoon and evening game drives.


Punt through the waterways of Khwai on a mokoro (dugout canoe) excursion or boat trip (water levels permitting).


Spend a night sleeping under the stars at the Skybeds platforms – it’s certainly a night to remember! (Must be pre-booked; Skybeds is only open from the 1st April to the 31st October).


Visit one of the ground level hides for truly up-close-and-personal encounters with the wildlife.

Photographic Safaris

For keen photographers, there is a resident photo guide in camp and specially-adapted photographic vehicles are available.

As Natural Selection's portfolio of camps develops, they will be forming partnerships with different conservation programmes and projects in the areas that they operate. Each project will be supported by revenue from their 1.5 percent of turnover initiative. In the Khwai Private Reserve, they have partnered with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust to investigate the leopard population in this vast area, using camera traps to determine the population size and territories. Additionally, their partners at Round River Conservation Studies have been collecting important baseline data on large herbivores for the reserve’s game monitoring programme.

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