Botswana Destinations

nxabega main&Beyond Nxabega

Nestled under a canopy of African ebony trees, Nxabega is an intimate camp, offering the height of sophistication and style within the heart of the Okavango Delta.  Enjoy exciting bush picnics in surprise settings, breakfast in bed, lamp lit cocktails on a river island, or a walking safari with tasty picnic – provided with pleasure by warm and friendly staff.

 

Accommodation: 9 tented suites
Game activities: Open vehicle day and night game drives, nature walks
Facilities: Swimming pool, boma
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undercanvasmain&Beyond Chobe Under Canvas

The elegant Chobe under Canvas is situated in the Northern part of the Chobe National Park.  A wildlife enthusiast’s dream, Chobe National Park is one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and is home to the largest single concentration of elephant.  The camp moves to a different site every five or six days, ensuring that game drives constantly explores fresh areas.

 

Accommodation: 5 Tents
Game Activities: Semi-open vehicle day and night game drives, boat cruises
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BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND CAMP mainBelmond Eagle Island Camp

Hidden from the world, the camp overlooks a lagoon fed by the tranquil waterways of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.  Built to blend into its environment, the camp offers guests a peaceful setting perfect for enjoying the exceptionally high quality wildlife viewing with prolific birdlife and mammal sightings sights.

 

Accommodation: 12 Tents
Game Activities: Mokoro canoe safaris, walking safaris, helicopter safaris
Facilities: Swimming pool
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BELMOND KHWAI RIVER LODGE mainBelmond Khwai River Lodge

Nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest, overlooking the vast Khwai River floodplains and into the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, sits the luxurious Khwai River Lodge. The Lodge is renowned for its large concentrations of mammals and it is not unusual to see many different types of wildlife from the comfort of your own private deck.  As a year round destination for wildlife, predators can regularly be seen in the area, rated as one of the most prolific in Botswana for viewing wildlife.  The exceptional location of Khwai makes it a regular host to Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dogs.  Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of wildfowl and raptors near the lodge.  This is the perfect location for observing the perennial drama of the African bushveld and provides excellent birding.  At Khwai River Lodge, you are close to Africa’s heartbeat and at the centre of a world that has not altered since life began.  You can sense this from the moment you arrive.  Bush hats and desert boots, tall tales and long drinks, a past redolent of trophies and potent sundowners.

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BELMOND SAVUTE ELEPHANT CAMP mainBelmond Savute Elephant Camp 

Perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, in the heart of the Chobe National Park, the camp offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of elephant in their natural habitat.  Prides of lion are not uncommon as are sighting of all the other major predators; the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and the hyena.  Savute is also renowned for its excellent birding during the summer months (December through March), as well as being home to some very rare rock paintings drawn by the early San Bushmen, who once inhabited the region.

 

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chobe savanna mainDesert & Delta Chobe Savanna

The lodge offers a 270 degree view over the Chobe River.  The emphasis at this property is on complete relaxation and solace, while at the same time, providing you with professional guides who will ensure an unforgettable experience.  The small manoeuvrable boats are ideal for close up encounters with wildlife along the river’s edge.

 

Accommodation:  12 stylish thatched chalets
Game activities:  boat excursions, catch-and-release fishing trips
Facilities: Swimming Pool, open boma on the banks of the Chobe River.
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Chobe game lodge mainDesert & Delta Chobe Game Lodge

Picturesquely situated 100 km west of the Victoria Falls, overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, this is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park.   The park is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa. During the dry season these large herds, as well as herds of buffalo, congregate along the flood plains of the Chobe River to drink, bathe and play. After-dinner stargazing on offer as well.

Accommodation: 47 river-facing luxury rooms
Game activities:  Open vehicle game drives, boat excursions, sunset cruises
Facilities: Swimming pool, gym, beauty salon, riverside boma
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Desert & Delta Savute Safari Lodge mainDesert & Delta Savute Safari Lodge

Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty.  The famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills add magic to a delightful African safari.

Accommodation: 12 cool thatched timber and glass suites
Game activities:  Open vehicle game drives
Facilities: Swimming pool, viewing deck

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CAMP MOREMI mainDesert & Delta Camp Mermi

An elegant, elevated thatch and timber structure, peering out beneath giant ebony trees, brings true meaning to the word safari.  Each tent is individually sited on a raised platform with a viewing deck.  Besides the exciting game drives, explore the Xaxanaka Lagoon and surrounding Okavango channels.

 

Accommodation: 11 African-style safari tents
Game activities:  Open vehicle game drives, motorboats
Facilities: Swimming pool with sundeck, thatched boma
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CAMP OKAVANGO mainDesert & Delta Camp Okavango 

The enchanting lodge sits at the heart of the Okavango Delta and assures an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience.  Each tent is individually sited on raised platforms with private viewing decks.   Explore the waters of the Okavango Delta or track the larger game species on guided walks on the many surrounding islands.

 

Accommodation: 12 African-style safari tents
Game activities:  Mokoros, motorboats, nature walks
Facilities: Sundeck with plunge pool, secluded bird-viewing hide
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LEROO LA TAU mainDesert & Delta Leroo La Tau 

Situated on the bank of the Boteti River on the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, this lodge offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large populations of zebra and wildebeest, closely accompanied by predators.

 

 

Accommodation: 12 luxurious thatched and glass fronted chalets
Game activities: Open vehicle day and night game drives, boat excursions depending on water level, guided nature walks
Facilities: Swimming pool
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XUGANA ISLAND LODGE mainDesert & Delta Xugana Island Lodge 

Situated on the shaded fringe of the Xugana Island, this lodge offers a classic Okavango Delta safari experience.  Explore the lagoons and surrounding islands in the concession.

 

 

Accommodation: 8 reed and thatch lagoon-facing en-suite chalets
Game activities: Mokoros, motorboats, leisurely walks, birdwatching, bream and tiger fishing
Facilities: Swimming pool, boma overlooking the Xugana Lagoon
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Sanctuary Baines Camp mainSanctuary Baines Camp

Situated in a grove of trees and water of the Okavango Delta, Baines Camp is set on elevated platforms with wooden decks that offer expansive views over the permanent water of the river and a lagoon teaming with life.  A myriad of waterways, feathery beds of papyrus, and animal species, large and small, are waiting to be discovered.  Sometimes there is no better way to tune into the bush than on foot, and walking safaris are a speciality at Baines, with skilled, armed guides introducing the area’s natural wonders.

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp mainSanctuary Chief’s Camp

A luxury bush camp situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.  In this “predator capital of Africa”, wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound.  Chief’s Camp has been so skilfully integrated into the landscape that guests can often view game without even leaving camp.

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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero mainSanctuary Chobe Chilwero

With gorgeous, breath-taking vistas as a backdrop, Chobe Chilwero is one of the most enchanting places on earth.  You will come face-to-face with abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows.

Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.

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San camp mainUncharted Africa San Camp  

Classic white tents, perched on the shore of an enormous sparkling salt pan, San Camp is pared down safari elegance.  Incredible landscapes, old-world safari styling, superb cuisine and friendly habituated meerkats all come together to make San Camp an experience completely different to others.

 

Game activities:  A walk with Bushmen Trackers and game drives.  Quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans.
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Jacks Camp mainUncharted Africa Jack’s Camp 

Ten spacious, stylish canvas tents are set into a palm grove creating an oasis of civilization in what can be the harshest of stark environments.  Persian rugs underfoot and cool cotton sheets form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness.

 

 

Game activities: Possible meerkat sightings, a walk with Bushmen Trackers and game drives.  In the dry season (mid April – October), quad bike across the lunar expanse of the pans.  In the wet season (November – mid April), experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest in Africa, and the last remaining in Southern Africa.
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Wilderness Abu Camp mainWilderness Abu Camp 

Abu Camp is located in a grove of magnificent hardwood trees on the edge of a large lagoon at the edge of the Okavango Delta with a resident school of hippo.
An imaginative use of canvas and pole has created a unique style of tent which has been called Afro-Bedouin: high, wide and airy, blending in flawlessly with the natural surroundings. Each of the five en-suite accommodation units has its own distinctive furnishings and fittings, many of them antique, imparting an air of opulence amid the bush setting. Each tent has its own private elevated teak deck sculpted around one of the lofty sycomore figs or jackalberry trees with vistas the likes of which only the Okavango Delta can boast.
Interacting with the resident elephant herd, meeting each individual and initiating a journey into the complex behaviour of the largest land mammal on Earth is part of the experience at Abu Camp.  Guests are invited to become part of the elephant herd during their stay: watching the evening feeding, sharing the simple joy of a frolicking youngster, accompanying them on foot or atop the eleaphant as they move through the bush.
Abu Camp also offers morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and nature walks to view the abundance of fauna and flora in the area. During the seasonal floods of the Okavango Delta, guests are invited to take to the waters in the mokoros, the traditional poled craft used in the Okavango Delta.

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Wilderness Duma Tau mainWilderness Duma Tau

Duma Tau is in the private 125 000 hectare Linyanti Wildlife Reserve which borders onto the western boundary of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana.  The camp is built under a shady grove of mangosteen trees, overlooking a large hippo-filled lagoon within the Linyanti waterway system. The source of the Savuti Channel is close to the camp, and game drives up the Savuti are one of the highlights of the area.

The rooms are raised off the ground and are under thatch with canvas walls, allowing guests to enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their beds. The bathroom facilities are en-suite and each room has an additional outside shower.  Activities are diverse and allow guests time on the water, on land and on foot.  Day and night game drives are conducted in open 4×4 vehicles along the Savuti Channel and the banks of Linyanti River. There are many hides in the area where guests can enjoy wildlife viewing away from a vehicle. During the dry months Sable and Roan antelope traverse the flood plains, along with Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Lechwe, Tsessebe and other plains game in the area.

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Wilderness Kings Pool Camp mainWilderness Kings Pool Camp

Kings Pool is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.  Magnificently located in a private reserve in the Linyanti area, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park, the new Premier Camp overlooks the hippo filled Kings Pool Lagoon and the Linyanti River to the north.

Nine luxuriously appointed tented suites all offer a large bedroom with private bathroom, a lounge, a private plunge pool and an outdoor sala.  The accommodations are sheltered under cool thatch and are linked to the main living area by elevated wooden walkways. The thatched main lounge, dining room and pub are on a raised wooden deck.  There is a cool filtered swimming pool sunk into the deck.

The Linyanti Concession has a large wildlife population but is most noted for its high density of elephant herds, especially in the winter months.  There is an excellent concentration of general plains game.  All the major predators are regularly seen.  Ornithologists and amateur birders alike enjoy the wide variety of bird species to be seen.  The private Linyanti Concession borders on Chobe National Park, and is not subject to the same restrictions that apply in National Parks.

Guests can enjoy game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, night drives and walks.  In addition, the camp has a double-decker boat that cruises the Linyanti River, offering wonderful opportunities to view game and birds from the water when water levels allow.  There are also great hides in the area where guests can view wildlife peacefully.

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Wilderness Little Mombo mainWilderness Little Mombo 

Little Mombo Camp is situated on Mombo Island, adjoining the northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, northern Botswana. It is a smaller and more intimate camp than its sister, Mombo Camp, to which it is connected via a raised walkway.
Little Mombo Camp is built under a shady canopy and has three luxurious, spacious rooms under canvas with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers for guests looking to get closer to nature. Much of Little Mombo Camp overlooks the surrounding floodplains which offer some of the best big game viewing in the Okavango Delta. A sala, large veranda and lounge area provide ample place to relax and enjoy the view. Little Mombo Camp also has its own dining room, kitchen and pool.
Activities include morning and afternoon game drives. Open 4x4s provide an exquisite vantage for viewing the high concentrations of plains game and all the predators – including the big cats. Lion sightings are frequent. Guests at Little Mombo Camp can also expect to see leopard and cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, large herds of buffalo, elephant, white rhino, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest and Burchell’s zebra.

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Wilderness Little Vumbura mainWilderness Little Vumbura 

Little Vumbura is a beautiful 6-roomed tented camp situated to the north of Mombo in a private reserve bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta. Little Vumbura offers both water and land activities. Mekoros (dug-out canoes) traverse the flood plains under the guidance of our experienced polers. Open 4×4 Land Rovers allow guests to get close to animals in the savannah areas. Guests usually have the opportunity to see Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Sable and Buffalo, along with all the plains animals, providing an excellent all round wildlife experience in this remote corner of the Okavango. Walks (on request basis only) around the islands as well as night drives give guests the opportunity to enjoy Africa from a different perspective. The 6 tented rooms are large and comfortably appointed and each have an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, a shower and flush toilet – as well as an outside shower under the stars. The camp has a plunge pool. Access into this area is only by aircraft and then guests are transferred by means of vehicle and then mokoro or boat to the camp from the airstrip.

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Wilderness Mombo Camp mainWilderness Mombo Camp 

Mombo Camp is situated on Mombo Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in northern Botswana.  The camp offers abundant big game, arguably the best in Botswana.   The highlight here is the concentrations of plains game and all the predators – including the big cats! Leopard sightings are particularly good. Guests could see Lion, Leopard, large herds of Buffalo, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Elephant, Hyena, Giraffe, Wildebeest and Zebra.

Mombo has nine luxuriously furnished tents which are connected to the living area by walkways, up to 2 metres off the ground.  The rooms are spacious and well-appointed and have en-suite facilities and an additional outdoor shower for those who enjoy a shower under the stars.

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Wilderness Savuti Camp mainWilderness Savuti Camp 

Savuti Camp is situated in the southern part of the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. It is built along the Savuti Channel. And can accommodate a maximum of eight guests at a time. The Savuti Channel is a legendary wildlife region, best known for its large number of predators. When the channel flows, water travels from the Linyanti marshes into the interior of Chobe National Park. The channel stopped flowing in 1980 and what was once a Hippo-filed river is now wide open grasslands. Savuti Camp is a small and intimate tented camp in an isolated area, far from any crowds. Accommodation is in 5 large comfortable walk-in tents with en-suite facilities. Game activities include 4×4 game drives; night drives and walks with an armed ranger. Elevated hides also allow for viewing animals in safety and away from vehicles.  Wildlife regularly seen are plains game, Roan, Sable, Giraffe and all the predators – Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog.

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Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp MainSanctuary Stanley’s Camp

This luxury camp is situated in a 260,000 acre private concession, thus affording guests absolute exclusivity.  Guest accommodation consists of classically styled safari tents.  The delicately appointed tents exude classic Africa, handcrafted beds dressed with the finest linen, antique furniture and oriental carpets.  The main building is raised on decking and offers extensive views over the surrounding floodplains.  The structure has been built into the existing tree line, its main support being a large sausage tree.  Stanley’s Camp offers some of the best game viewing in the Okavango, including an abundance of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.

Activities available at Stanley’s Camp include serene water safaris in mokoros (traditional dug-out canoes) and game drives in customized, open 4×4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives.   Due to the fact that Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession, guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide.

One of the wonderful features of Stanley’s Camp is an educational experience with a herd of semi-habituated African elephants.  Spend a day learning about the elephants and observing them up close in their natural environment.   The aim of the unique elephant activity is to highlight to the guests, the physical presence and individual personalities of the elephants and to initiate relationships between elephants and guests.  This rare experience is one you will long cherish and certainly never forget.

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Wilderness Tubu Tree Camp mainWilderness Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp is built on the western side of Hunda Island, in the Okavango Delta’s Jao Concession.  Usually a water-inundated area during the floods, Hunda Island is the largest stretch of dry land in the area.  This affords Tubu Tree Camp diverse game viewing.  Wildlife seen around the camp includes elephant, lion, Burchell’s zebra, red lechwe, southern giraffe, tsessebe, and blue wildebeest on the floodplains.  Kudu, impala, leopard and bushbuck are also seen in the forested areas.  The variety of bird life is impressive, with dry-land species seen on the large islands and all the wetland birds seen on the floodplains and waterways.

Each of the 5 tented rooms offer picturesque vistas of the floodplains from a private front deck. En-suite bathroom facilities and an outdoor shower are standard. The main dining, lounge areas and pool are also on raised platforms.

The activities at this camp include mokoros (dug-out canoes), boating and fishing (both seasonal), day and night game drives, birding and the hide sleep-out.

There are two platform hides in the concession, offering incredible up-close viewing.  Normally from May to late September, the water levels rise and the floodplains become covered with water. This allows for a wide range of water activities from boating and fishing to moroko trips.

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Wilderness Vumbura Plains mainWilderness Vumbura Plains 

Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury tented camp situated in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The lodge offers both land and water activities in an area of close on 130,000 acres.  This is possibly the only area where one can see Red Lechwe (an animal that inhabits the fringes of the waterways) and a Sable antelope (an animal that enjoys the dry countryside) on the same game drive.

All rooms are raised off the ground on wooden platforms with walkways connecting them to the main living areas. Each has a large, very comfortable bedroom, a lounge, a “sala” and en-suite facilities with a shower, bath, a flush toilet and an outdoor shower under the stars.

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Wilderness Xigera Camp mainWilderness Xigera Camp

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is situated in the heart of the Okavango’s on ‘Paradise Island’ within the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.  Xigera is a superb, luxury tented camp, located in an area that is surrounded by permanent water.  The rooms, with en suite facilities (indoor shower and flush toilet as well as outdoor shower and toilet) are built within a shady forest.  Each room is raised off the ground offering superb views for the floodplain to the east of camps and its attractive waterhole.  The dining, pub and lounge area is under thatch overlooking the river that flows past the front of camp.  The footbridge in front of camp is a unique feature – this is the only way predators can cross from island to island without having to swim.  A “long-jump” pit has been built with soft sand; animals are forced to walk over the sand when they use the bridge.  The sand is raked smooth each evening and the following morning guests can see which animals have walked through camp.  Almost every night Lion, Hyena and Leopard stroll through the camp!

Activities focus mainly on mokoro rides through the quiet waterways, as well as short walking safaris.  Many guests are lucky enough to get good views of the elusive Sitatunga antelope.  Game drives are also offered if water levels are low enough, as are boat trips on the river, if water levels are high enough.  Game drives are best in summer months.  Birding in the area is excellent, with Pels Fishing Owl, Slaty Egret and Wattled Crane amongst the many species of birds regularly sighted.  Xigera has exclusive rights to the area, providing a tranquil and private setting for its guests.

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