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A selection of our favourite places to stay in Botswana

Camp Kalahari – Makgadikgadi Pans

Salt Pan Bush Luxury

Camp Kalahari lies nestled amongst the acacias on the edge of a vast salt pan, adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park. Operated by the same family for five generations, it offers a return to the traditional safari style of the original explorers, allowing guests to experience the Makgadikgadi in an affordable yet authentic way. Read More

Macatoo Camp – Okavango Delta

Splashing through the Delta on horseback

Macatoo Camp is a fabulous base for some of the best horseback safaris in the Okavango Delta. Qualified guides will share their intimate knowledge of the Delta using the horses to bring you closer to birds, game and nature. Ride alongside a galloping giraffe or splash with a herd of zebra through the sparkling floodplains. Read More

Duba Plains – Okavango Delta

A veritable Garden of Eden

Duba Plains Camp sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta amidst a matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland. Great Plains Conservation founders and National Geographic filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, chose this spot as their home base and it is easy to see why - it is a veritable Garden of Eden. Read More

Little Vumbura – Okavango Delta

Island luxury in the Delta

Situated on a wooded island in a private concession of the Okavango Delta, Little Vumbura was designed to blend in with its surroundings. Boat safaris and mokoro expeditions are on order for the day as you navigate the teeming waters where wildlife viewing and birding is consistently good year round. Read More

Linyanti Ebony Camp – Linyanti Reserve

Botswana's lush river systems

Linyanti Ebony has just four elegant tented rooms, all with stunning lagoon views. The Linyanti Swamps are the only source of water for miles around in the dry months creating superb wildlife viewing as the animals come down to drink. A wide range of land and water based activities are available year-round. Read More

Gomoti Plains – Okavango Delta

The beauty of silence

Situated on the edge of the Gomoti river system, Gomoti Plains Camp is a small, intimate camp where the wildlife action is prolific. Offering excellent game, beautiful scenery and more than a little adventure, Gomoti Plains offers an authentic bush experience whilst never compromising on style or comfort. Read More

Pom Pom – Okavango Delta

Private Island Escape

This camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession in the heart of the Delta where visitor numbers are low, and the experience is wonderfully exclusive. In the company of a professional guide you will enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique habitat and learn about the waterways and wildlife. Read More

Sable Alley and Skybeds – Okavango Delta

Sky high under the stars

On the fringes of the Okavango Delta, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, Sable Alley is in an enviable location where the game comes to you. Tented suites provide comfort and luxury while three‐story raised 'skybed' platforms present the opportunity to spend a night under the stars. Read More

San Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans

Salt pans chic

Stylishly eccentric, romantic and remote, and set amid the desert and moonscapes of the Makgadikgadi pans, the elegant white Ottoman style tents of San Camp overlook the ethereal vastness of the Kalahari Desert. Following a classic 1920s set up, its opulence is in striking contrast with the emptiness of the surrounding wilderness. Read More

Meno a Kwena – Makgadikgadi Pans

Adventure tented camp

Meno A Kwena is a campaign-style safari camp roosted on a rocky clifftop above the Boteti River in Botswana. It is a rustic camp with a relaxed atmosphere and warm welcome where the team's keen interest in the surrounding area and its wildlife really shines through, and will make your stay all the more memorable. Read More

Jack’s Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans

Eccentric tented elegance

Jack’s Camp is located on a private concession amid the desert ecosystems and moon-like landscapes of Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana. Sited on the original spot chosen by Jack Bousfield in the 1960's, it has ten exquisite tents, a library and a giant canvas pavilion that houses its own Natural History Museum. Read More

Kwando Nxai Pan – Nxai Pan National Park

Baobabs, Bushman & desert adapted wildlife

This is the only camp located on the fossil pan from which the camp takes its name. This ancient 40km² lakebed is the centerpiece of the Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana where you will encounter baobabs, nomadic San bushman, many desert adapted species and thousands of zebra that visit the pan annually. Read More

Kwando Splash – Okavango Delta

Wildlife and sightings galore

Splash Camp is situated in a private reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. With labyrinths of permanent water channels and secret islands, this area offers the perfect delta experience and is considered to be amongst the best in Botswana for game viewing and many water-based activities. Read More

Linyanti Bush Camp – Linyanti Reserve

Exclusivity in the Linyanti

Linyanti Bush Camp is a small, intimate camp on the edge of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve known as the 'Chobe Enclave'. Placed in one of Botswana’s finest wildlife viewing destinations and with just six exclusive luxury tents, Linyanti Bush camp blends the sophistication of modern day comfort with the call of the wild! Read More

Linyanti Expeditions – Linyanti Reserve

Authentic adventure in Botswana

Linyanti Expeditions exudes a bygone era and is ideal for safari goers looking for an authentic African experience. At night, enjoy a truly immersive, unforgettable experience sleeping under the stars with the sounds of wild dogs yipping, hyenas whooping, or hear a lion’s gruff in the distance from your mesh‐enclosed ‘star suite’. Read More

Duba Explorers – Okavango Delta

Reminiscent of the original days of exploration

Duba Explorers Camp sits in the heart of the Okavango Delta on a wooded island overlooking a lagoon. This intimate camp consists of just five romantic, expedition-style tents, each with views of the surrounding floodplain. Activities centre on the area’s phenomenal game where you will enjoy a classic safari experience. Read More

Mombo – Okavango Delta

A luxurious camp in the heart of the Delta

If you are looking for the ultimate ‘do before you die’ wildlife experience, look no further than Mombo Camp. The camp sits on Chief’s Island, which is higher than the surrounding Delta and remains dry through the annual flood. During this time it becomes a refuge for land mammals with unbelievable concentrations of wildlife. Read More

Machaba Camp – Okavango Delta

the Okavango Delta's 'Tree of Life'

Machaba Camp is a traditional 1950's style camp nestling in the game-rich Khwai area which shares its westerly border with the Moremi Game Reserve on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta. Machaba is the local name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the 'tree of life', and the wildlife these trees attract leads to a fantastic safari experience. Read More

Jacana Camp – Okavango Delta

Classic island living

Jacana's remote location on a small island in what is rightly considered one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa allows for a truly spectacular safari experience. Large concentrations of game frequent the area and prolific birdlife can be enjoyed as you glide along the surrounding water channels in a mokoro. Read More

Duma Tau – Linyanti Reserve

Luxury in the Linyanti

In an area famed for its large herds of elephant, Duma Tau camp lies on the banks of the Linyanti River's Osprey Lagoon, close to the source of the Savute Channel. Given its location you can expect incredible land and river experiences by day and night, all while accommodated in classic en-suite tents overlooking the lagoon. Read More

Zarafa Camp – Selinda Reserve

The best of luxury eco-villas

Zarafa is an exclusively intimate luxury camp that sits in an enviable location in the Selinda concession, adjacent to the Linyanti and on the western border of the Chobe National Park making it the perfect compliment to an Okavango visit. Stay in one of only four decadent tents and spend your days in search of a host of wildlife. Read More

Zarafa Dhow Suites – Linyanti Reserve

The perfect escape for small groups

Zarafa Dhow Suites in Botswana's Linyanti Reserve is a private retreat of understated opulence. Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in one of Africa’s last great wildernesses – the private 320,000-acre Selinda Reserve - and the peaceful tranquility of nature combined with a classical stylish safari. Read More

Selinda Camp – Selinda Reserve

Safari amongst palm-studded floodplains

At Botswana's Selinda Reserve you are placed in an area that teems with a rich variety of wildlife and birdlife. This area has a real sense of remoteness and embodies a true spirit of Africa. Selinda's nine luxury tents are tucked away into the natural vegetation offering wonderful views of the surrounding palm-studded floodplains. Read More

Selinda Explorers – Selinda Reserve

Time-old explorer tradition

Selinda Explorers is an intimate 8 person camp located on the private Selinda Reserve, a noteworthy gathering point for Botswana's famous wildlife. Its “wow” factor lies in its expeditionary style and experience, walking in the footsteps of Livingstone and Selous. Read More

Jao Camp – Okavango Delta

Land and water based safari

In the heart of a private concession in Botswana, Jao Camp delivers on the true Okavango experience, offering land and water based activities owing to its close proximity to the panhandle in the Delta's northwest. Enjoy exploring game filled floodplains and savannah in one of the most picturesque concessions in the Delta. Read More

Vumbura Plains – Okavango Delta

Luxury Delta eco-retreat

Open floodplains and dense woodland give array to fabulous birding opportunities along with spectacular wildlife viewing at Vumbura Plains Camp. Lion, hippo, wild dog, giraffe and more roam the environment with opportunities for additional game viewing straight from your room, or while meandering the property's wooden walkways. Read More

Mapula Lodge – Okavango Delta

Iconic Delta experience

At Mapula Lodge find yourself immersed in a magical environment teeming with wildlife as you navigate through a maze of pristine channels, islands, wetlands and waterways in one of Botswana's most beautiful and game-rich concessions. Go on a scenic heli flight, hot air balloon ride or fly-camp and sleep under the stars. Read More

Tuludi Camp – Khwai Concession

The essence of safari

Located in the private Khwai Concession, an area that covers 200,000 hectares of pristine wilderness and floodplains, sits stylish Tuludi Camp. The camp is perfectly positioned for exploring this wildlife rich haven and back at camp, your tents provide a welcome retreat where the strikingly beautiful landscape can be enjoyed. Read More

Hyena Pan – Khwai Concession

Under elephants' feet

Hyena Pan sits in Botswana's Khwai Concession overlooking a watery lagoon where you can watch elephants making the most of the only permanent water source for miles around. There is an atmosphere of easy relaxation combined with an outstanding wildlife experience - the ground level hide is a photographer's paradise! Read More

Muchenje Safari Lodge – Chobe National Park

The jewel of western Chobe

Situated on an escarpment, Muchenje Safari Lodge overlooks the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplain. From sweeping views and a unique and prolific wildlife experience, Muchenje has become famous for superb access to the wilderness of the Western Chobe and its huge population of wild animals and birds. Read More

Kalahari Plains – Central Kalahari

Intimate desert wildlife camp

Kalahari Plains Camp lies in a remote part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana, a place famed for its unique desert-adapted wildlife. The camp comprises ten en suite canvas units each with a sleep-out area from which to enjoy the night skies and the opportunity to interact with its native San Bushman. Read More

Planet Baobab – Makgadikgadi Pans

Bang for your back in Botswana

Welcome to the baobab capital of the world. At Planet Baobab in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, you will be in the company of ancient giants where the average age of a tree is 4000 years old. Enjoy game drives onto the salt pans and ride quad bikes into nothingness to spend a night sleeping under the stars. Read More

Sandibe – Okavango Delta

Blend seamlessly with organic surroundings

Tread in the footprints of elephants on ancient game paths, look out for hippo that inhabit the deeper Delta channels and lagoons and watch the honey badgers that can be seen in broad daylight. At Sandibe, you will not only witness wildlife interaction but be a part of it staying in architecture that has been inspired by local wildlife. Read More

Xigera Camp – Okavango Delta

Jungle camp in the Delta

Xigera Camp is situated deep within the Delta surrounded by water and lush vegetation in a riverine forest on the aptly-named Paradise Island. The concession’s year-round water allows for the Delta’s most sublime experiences – poling on a mokoro and motorboat outings. Xigera Camp also offers some of the best birding in the Delta. Read More

Savuti Camp – Savuti

Tented camp overlooking Savute Channel

Savuti Camp is located on the Savute Channel, which for many years was a dry, wide-open ribbon of grassland snaking through the adjoining woodland. In 2008 the waters returned and Savuti Camp now has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake. Read More

Bakwena Lodge – Chobe National Park

Four countries on your doorstep

Located within Chobe National Park in Botswana, Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury retreat in an enviable location just 1.5kms from the meeting place of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. It is perfectly placed to offer a uniquely diverse and endlessly engaging safari experience. Read More

Khwai Bush Camp – Khwai Concession

Moremi at its best

A stay at Khwai Bush Camp gives you a unique and privileged insight into the African bush. Game drives in the day and at night will provide excellent and unexpected sightings while guided bush walks, mokoro safaris (seasonal) and visits to local villages will complete your bush experience. Read More

Kwando Kwara – Okavango Delta

Exclusivity in the Delta

With only nine luxury tents, Kwando Kwara provides a quietly exclusive, but wildlife rich safari experience in a prime wilderness location. The area is home to lechwe, sitatunga, crocodiles, elephant, buffalo, sable, zebra, lion and much more. Read More

Kwando Lagoon – Kwando Reserve

Intimate riverside stay

Kwando Lagoon Camp offers an enviable location within Botswana's largest private wildlife reserve where the experience is as authentic as it is intimate. Enjoy seeing large herds of elephant, buffalo, wild dog and abundant birdlife with your exclusive access to this remote wilderness. Read More

Kwando Lebala – Linyanti Reserve

Wide open spaces

The Swetsana word 'Lebala' meaning 'wide open spaces' is the perfect name for Kwando's Lebala Camp where the scenery is dominated by endless plains and wooded savannahs and the camp's exclusive location allows you explore this game rich private concession in the company of excellent guides. Read More
Camp Kalahari – Makgadikgadi Pans
Macatoo Camp – Okavango Delta
Duba Plains – Okavango Delta
Little Vumbura – Okavango Delta
Linyanti Ebony Camp – Linyanti Reserve
Gomoti Plains – Okavango Delta
Pom Pom – Okavango Delta
Sable Alley and Skybeds – Okavango Delta
San Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans
Meno a Kwena – Makgadikgadi Pans
Jack’s Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans
Kwando Nxai Pan – Nxai Pan National Park
Kwando Splash – Okavango Delta
Linyanti Bush Camp – Linyanti Reserve
Linyanti Expeditions – Linyanti Reserve
Duba Explorers – Okavango Delta
Mombo – Okavango Delta
Machaba Camp – Okavango Delta
Jacana Camp – Okavango Delta
Duma Tau – Linyanti Reserve
Zarafa Camp – Selinda Reserve
Zarafa Dhow Suites – Linyanti Reserve
Selinda Camp – Selinda Reserve
Selinda Explorers – Selinda Reserve
Jao Camp – Okavango Delta
Vumbura Plains – Okavango Delta
Mapula Lodge – Okavango Delta
Tuludi Camp – Khwai Concession
Hyena Pan – Khwai Concession
Muchenje Safari Lodge – Chobe National Park
Kalahari Plains – Central Kalahari
Planet Baobab – Makgadikgadi Pans
Sandibe – Okavango Delta
Xigera Camp – Okavango Delta
Savuti Camp – Savuti
Bakwena Lodge – Chobe National Park
Khwai Bush Camp – Khwai Concession
Kwando Kwara – Okavango Delta
Kwando Lagoon – Kwando Reserve
Kwando Lebala – Linyanti Reserve

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