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The Jackal and Hide

The Jackal and Hide, previously called Pangolin Khwai Camp, is in Khwai Private Reserve adjoining Moremi Game Reserve


Khwai Private Reserve

Accommodation Type

Tented camp

Accommodation Level

Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.

Price Guide


The Jackal and Hide

This camp offers a classic safari experience based around game drives and seasonal water-based safaris in a private reserve in the Greater Okavango Delta. The camp’s style is similarly traditional, with Meru-style tents and a thatched central area and firepit.

The Jackal and Hide, previously called Pangolin Khwai Camp, is in Khwai Private Reserve adjoining Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and the Khwai Community Reserve in the Greater Okavango Delta. With floodplains, grassland, forests and water channels it has typically photogenic delta scenery and diverse wildlife. You can expect to see elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and several species of antelope, with lion and, of course, jackal, among the predators. Birdlife is well represented too. If you’re lucky you might spot wild dog, honey badger or even a pangolin.

Morning, afternoon and evening game drives are offered year-round with boat safaris and mokoro trips available when water levels allow. The camp has a photographic guide and a modified photographic vehicle for experienced and would-be photographers. Between April and October it is also possible to stay at the Skybeds for a night under the stars. This needs to be pre-booked.

You need to time to rest between activities and The Jackal and Hide has a lovely shaded lounge and bar with open sides for far reaching views across the plains. This leads down to a lower level sitting area with a wraparound sofa and firepit, the venue for morning coffees and sundowner drinks.

The camp has just eight tents to accommodate a maximum of 16 guests ensuring an intimate feel. Tents are in the classic safari style, with wooden frames and canvas walls and ceilings. Interiors are roomy and cooled by fans and include an en-suite shower room to the rear of the tent. At the front there’s a viewing deck with views of the grasslands.

Times to go:

The Jackal and Hide is open throughout the year, and there are some seasonal variations to note. Water levels are highest from April to October (dry season), which is best for mokoro and boat rides. Game drives operate all year.

The Jackal and Hide Highlights

  • Private, wildlife-rich concession
  • Year round game drive and seasonal water-based activities
  • Panoramic views from you private deck
  • Sunken lounge and firepit
  • Resident photographic guide
  • Sundowners round the camp fire

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The Jackal and Hide Location

The Jackal and Hide

The Jackal and Hide


  • 8 guest tents
  • Open all year
  • Children aged 6 years and over welcome


  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Sunken lounge
  • Firepit
  • Battery charging points
  • Free laundry service
  • Special photographic guide and vehicle


  • Game drives
  • Seasonal boat safaris
  • Seasonal mokoro rides
  • Photographic safaris

There are 8 tents, which can be arranged as twins or doubles (king-size beds). They are traditional Meru-style tents with a wooden frame and floor, canvas walls and ceiling, a ceiling fan and sliding gauze doors that open on to the deck where there’s a table and chairs. The tent contains handy points for charging batteries. A wooden panel divides the bedroom from the bathroom which has two hand basins, a shower and toilet.

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Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

“This camp is operated by Natural Selection who have linked up with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust in Khwai Private Reserve to monitor the region’s leopard population. They also work with Round River Conservation Studies in collecting information about the reserve’s herbivores. “

And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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