There’s a lot to love about Botswana, from the winding waterways of the Okavango Delta to the vast desert plains of the Kalahari and abundant wildlife of the Chobe National Park. Add some super luxury lodges where your every need is catered for and you’ve got an A-list African experience. Dive into the crème de la crème of safari destinations with us…
Known as “the place of plenty”, Mombo Camp in the Okavango Delta is home to dense concentrations of game Expect to see everything from lion to leopard, buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and the occasional cheetah. You may also spot black and white rhino, both of which were first reintroduced into the Delta here. In between game viewing activities, relax in the lap of ‘responsible luxury’ in one of the nine spacious tents. Each one overlooks the floodplains below and has their own private plunge pool.
Jao is set among islands fringed by riverine forests and endless floodplains at the core of the Delta. Designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment, the elevated main area has been built into the tree canopy. This gives you the feeling of floating high in the forest while offering sublime views over the waterways. The camp is intimate with 5 luxury tents and 2 exclusive-use villas with their own vehicle, guide, chef and butler. Game viewing is superb with prides of lion, herds of red lechwe, hippo, zebra, buffalo, elephant and more. This region is also great for bird-watching with several species on display. Other highlights include mokoro rides (traditional dugout canoe) down the channels and helicopter trips.
Elephant conservation is at the heart of Abu Camp, an elegant camp that blends perfectly into the surrounding hardwood trees. The camp supports its very own herd of elephant specialises in offering elephant-based safaris. Six en-suite tents overlook the lagoon, each with its own outdoor shower, elevated deck, outdoor bath and sunken plunge pool. There is a multi-decked lounge and dining area, a library and a gym,as well as massage treatments available. The most remarkable feature is a dreamy star bed where you can enjoy a sleepout under the starry African skies. Head out on guided walks in between your small group day and night game drives. At Abu, opulence combines with that special essence of the bush to create an unforgettable safari camp experience.
SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP
Chief’s Island in the Moremi Game Reserve is the setting for this sophisticated camp. There are 10 bush pavilions (with some of the largest suites in the area) and the luxury Geoffrey Kent Suite. Natural materials reflect the surroundings, while the bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors that bring the outside in. Each suite has a private dining room, outside seating area and terrace pool for the ultimate seclusion. Indulge in fresh and flavourful meals, unwind with a spa treatment and relax with a good book in your suite. For game viewing, head out on mokoro excursions, game drives or even a scenic flight over the Delta. Nothing is too much at Chief’s Camp and you will, without a doubt, experience a luxury and unmatched safari adventure.
Other spots worth mentioning include:
- Xigera Camp
- &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
- Duba Plains Camp
- Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
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