Botswana

Muchenje

Muchenje Lodge is situated West along the Chobe River some 55km from Kasane township and within easy reach of Victoria Falls. The lodge is perched on the escarpment that rises high above the Chobe flood plains. From this vantage point the panoramic views, out over Chobe National Park and towards Namibia are unsurpassed.

The warmth and informality you will find at Muchenje Lodge makes a stop here feel as though it has been time spent visiting an old friend. Accommodation is in beautifully appointed thatched Safari bungalows, each with its own fantastic view of the Chobe. The charming main lodge area has many quiet corners in which guests can relax, and a fantastic viewing platform. The swimming pool is great for a cool down in the warmer months while the dining room and bar host casual lunches and evening social events.

Activities include half- or full-day game drives in open 4x4 game vehicles within Chobe National Park, while guided walks and night drives in the forest reserve expand guests’ knowledge about the region. Wildlife can be spotted on the river banks during boat cruises on the Chobe River, and for those interested in the cultural aspect of Botswana, there is the option to visit the local village.


Pride of Zambezi - House boat

The "Pride of Zambezi" is an up-market houseboat berthed on the Chobe River, approximately 70km upstream of the majestic Victoria Falls and right at the entrance to the Chobe National Park.

The houseboat accommodates a maximum of 16 passengers in lavish en-suite cabins. The boat's guest deck has a tastefully decorated open plan lounge, bar and dining space with forward sun deck. Astern on the upper deck is a second sun deck with comfortable day beds. The house boat is crewed by the captain, a qualified chef and three fully trained river guides, all at your service every moment of the day.

Activities are arranged whilst on board and include bird watching, fishing, game drives into the Chobe National Park, mokoro or canoe trips, sightseeing excursions to Victoria Falls and Livingstone or exploring the mighty Chobe River by tender. The "Pride of Zambezi" is your floating oasis of peace and tranquility.


Elephant Valley Lodge

On the fringe of the Chobe National Park just above the mighty Chobe River, Elephant Valley Lodge is a secluded, peaceful retreat that offers a variety of safari options in this game-rich area. The "Elephant Highway" on the lodge’s doorstep presents a first-hand taste of the graceful wisdom of Elephants; their constant movement along historic routes is broken momentarily as they quench their thirst at Elephant Valley Lodge - not at the lodge’s well-stocked bar itself, but at their own local watering-hole!

Sturdy acacias reach high above the camp, forming large canopies of shade. In these trees the largest colony of White Back Vultures in Africa resides. Accommodation is provided in fully serviced "meru" style tents with private decks, and guests are able relax beside the pool, in the lounge, library or bar.

The safari experience includes morning boat cruises on the Chobe River and afternoon safaris into the Chobe National Park.


Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River, with the Chobe National Park on its doorstep. The lodge is within easy reach of several international airports making it the perfect overnight destination to start or end a Botswana safari.

The lodge combines a relaxed safari lodge atmosphere with the services of a large modern hotel. Under the riverine canopy is a fantastic pool and sun deck, private lounges and bar. The dining room comes alive thrice daily offering a wide selection of international cusine. There is range of comfortable accommodation options, from suites to family bungalows, spread throughout the expansive lodge grounds.

Activities include game drives within the Chobe National Park, Chobe River cruises, fishing trips, and excursions to Victoria Falls.


Lagoon Camp

Lagoon Camp is perched on the banks of the wild Kwando River, in the remote Linyanti region of Northern Botswana. Guests at Lagoon camp can relax in traditionally styled en-suite accommodation nestled beneath towering Ebony and Marula trees. The stunning views and close proximity of wildlife all contribute to the pervading sense of calm at Lagoon Camp. The heavily forested site is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals, and Elephant and Hippo are normally visible from the camp.

Lagoon has a well-earned reputation for big game action with large herds of Elephant and Buffalo a common site. The rich concentration of plains game attracts the attention of many large predators. Wild Dog regularly den close to Lagoon camp and the excellent viewing opportunities make this one of the better places to see Wild Dog in Botswana.

Activities available include: 4x4 guided safaris morning, afternoon and evening; guided walks (seasonal); afternoon river cruises; fishing.


Lebala Camp

Lebala Camp is situated in the south of the Kwando concession, adjacent to the headwaters of the Linyanti marshes that form the boundary between Botswana and Namibia. Lebala means ‘wide open spaces’ in Setswana; vast plains scattered with palms and tree islands backed by wooded savannahs dominate the scenery. Lebala is famous for its healthy predator numbers and large herds of elephants.

The camp offers accommodation in custom designed en-suite tents each with its own viewing deck. The casual understated elegance of Lebala blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The wild expanses' muted tones are reflected throughout the stylish decor. Facilities include eight spacious accommodation tents, a family room, lounge, bar, dining room and pool.

Activities available include guided walks (seasonal), 4x4 game drives-morning/afternoon and evening.


Zarafa

Zarafa Camp is located near the Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the Savute Channel, and is regarded as one of the best game viewing areas in the world, with excellent density and diversity of both birds and mammals.

Zarafa Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with accommodation in spacious en-suite tents positioned under cool and shady trees, with verandas offering breathtaking vistas of the Zibidianja Lagoon. The Lounge at Zarafa Camp evokes the traditional safari ambiance of the turn of the 20th century. Guests can relax or dine under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees. The emphasis at Zarafa Camp is about offering a personalised and private experience to a small number of guests - perfect for those who favour a more intimate experience or those who prefer the entire camp for their own, exclusive use.

Activities at Zarafa Camp are flexible to suit guests' particular interests and include morning, afternoon and night game drives, short guided nature walks, fishing and bird watching. 


Selinda

Selinda Camp overlooks the Selinda Spillway, a unique seasonal waterway that links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti Swamps. With its large, game-rich floodplains Selinda Camp offers a unique wildlife experience.

Accommodation at Selinda Camp is in spacious, luxury en-suite tents under cool thatch canopies. The tents are beautifully appointed with furniture and features that have been collected from around Africa. The main guest area comprises a series of expansive decks that invite guests to simply sit and soak up the spectacular views and wildlife surrounding Selinda Camp. The design of the main area is such that there is never a barrier to the breath-taking views of the Selinda Spillway. When not relaxing in the lounge or dining in style, guests can also enjoy a small plunge pool and the traditional campfire.

Activities at Selinda Camp revolve around morning, afternoon and night game drives, while short guided walks from camp are encouraged to get to know some of Selinda's smaller creatures.


Duma Tau

Duma Tau – meaning 'roar of the lion' – is located close to the source of the Savute Channel in the vast Linyanti region of Northern Botswana. The area is renowned for its high concentrations of Elephant and the waterways around Duma Tau Camp lure an array of other wildlife, particularly so in the dry winter months (July-September)

Accommodation is in luxury en-suite tented units supurbly located within a shady grove of Mangosteen trees. Raised off the ground the outlook from each unit takes in the large Hippo-filled lagoon on the lodge's doorstep. Guests can enjoy the night sounds of Africa from the comfort of their own rooms or socialise in the stylishly decorated lounge and lodge bar. The swimming pool is a welcome addition in the hotter summer months and the expansive sun decks, with comfortable furniture, are a great place to recline and enjoy the afternoon.

Duma Tau offers day and night game drives, nature walks along the banks of the Linyanti River and Savute Channel and, if water levels permit, the lodge boat will take visitors cruising on the Linyanti.


Pom Pom Camp

Named after the lagoon island on which it is situated, Pom Pom Camp occupies its own private concession to the West of the Moremi Game Reserve and at the head waters of the Xudum River system.

The camp promises a true Okavango wilderness experience with both land and water based safari activities. The Lodge is attractively designed with elegant décor and the fully serviced guest accommodation is lavish. At the end of the day guests can stroll to the thatched lounge, bar or pool area to relax, soaking up the warm atmosphere to a chorus of Hippo and Bell Frog song from the nearby lagoon.

Land safari activities are offered day and night on foot or 4x4 game vehicle. Water safaris are also available in traditional mokoro dug-out canoes. Pom Pom camp is also a fantastic destination if you have a passion for bird watching.


Eagle Island

Situated on Xaxaba Island in a magical part of the Okavango Delta, Eagle Island is a secluded, luxurious safari retreat set amongst a maze of crystal-clear waterways and lush palm tree islands.

Accommodation at Eagle Island is en-suite and fully-appointed. Lodge facilities include a pool, library, lounge area, and one of the most romantic bars in the world, located on its own island set apart from the main camp.

Activities on offer include walking safaris, mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips, motor boating, and an option to visit a traditional working Okavango village on Xaxaba Island. Eagle Island can also arrange a memorable game/scenic helicopter flight of the Okavango Delta.


Oddballs

Oddballs is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only and is a 20-minute flight from Maun. Many rare and endangered species call the Okavango home, and naturalists come from all around the world to view them.

Accommodation is in en-suite dome tents set on elevated wooden decks, shaded by shelters or trees. The central bar and lounge area has comfortable chairs and sofas, a selection of books and games, and raised viewing decks overlooking the sweep of the delta – the perfect place to sip a sundowner, watch the sun set over the palm trees, and view whatever wildlife may be visiting.

Activities include guided bush-walks into the Moremi Game Reserve where you may visit your guide’s village and meet the elders and perhaps his family. If water levels allow, excursions by mokoro (dug-out canoe) are also offered.


Oddballs Enclave

Oddballs Enclave is an adjunct to Oddballs on Chief's Island in the Okavango Delta, where desert and wetland species exist side by side and low nutrient levels mean that numbers of any single species give way to sheer variety. Few of Africa’s wilderness areas can boast the diversity of the Okavango.

Accommodation at Oddballs Enclave is in walk-in, en-suite mini "meru" tents with king-sized beds and crisp white linen. It is a lodge for those who want to be able to experience the authentic Okavango in a relaxed, comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere.

Activities include guided walks and makoro (dug-out canoe) trips with the respected swamp men of Sedibana village.


Delta Camp

Delta Camp is located on a small island in the heart of the Okavango Delta overlooking the confluence of the Boro and Metsematsweu channels of the Okavango River. The lodge is accessed by light aircraft from Maun, Botswana.

The camp's comfortable en-suite chalets are designed and built to take advantage of the many indigenous, old growth trees of the island forest. The buildings are designed to blend unobtrusively with the natural landscape, which means that sometimes a tree grows through a roof or a floor, or the building itself is elevated onto a deck to minimize our disturbance of the earth and vegetation below. The lounge and dining areas are elevated to command the spectacular vista of swamp and forest that lies all around, and a variety of game can usually be seen from the deck.

Delta Camp offers twice daily walking safaris and mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions in the Moremi Game Reserve. Village walks are also available. Another unique offering by pre-arrangement is the opportunity to go camping in one of the world's last great wildernesses on an extended, fully serviced and catered camping expedition by mokoro into the further reaches of the Okavango.


Kwara

This well-known camp is set overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta. This region offers a contrasting experience, and the camp location allows access to the permanent waterways of the Delta as well as expansive dry land areas, admired for their quality game viewing. 

Kwara Camp accommodates guests in traditionally styled en-suite tents on raised decks, each offering superb views of the lagoon. Towering African Ebony and Mangosteen trees ensure that the camp is always cool while the hundreds of birds add to the feeling of serenity in one of the Okavango's best-kept secrets.

Kwara offers a wide variety of activities. In addition to day and night game drives, the camp offers game walks and mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips, as well as power boating and fishing.


Little Kwara

Located in its own private concession at the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, Little Kwara is famous for its sightings of many cat species.

The lodge is fully catered and guests are made comfortable in serviced en-suite accommodation by the water’s edge. The elegant décor captures vintage safari style creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Highly regarded for its impressive personal service, Little Kwara offers you everything you could imagine a safari to be and more.

Activities include day and night safari drives and safari walks, while water-based options include lagoon fishing, boat cruises, and excursions by mokoro (dug-out canoe).


Mombo

Located in the Mombo Concession on Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Mombo Camp has arguably the best big game viewing in Botswana. The sheer number of animals and variety of species visible all year round defy description. 

Built under large, shady trees, accommodation at Mombo Camp comprises spacious en-suite tents raised high off the ground. All the rooms and guest areas take advantage of the very best vistas that the Okavango Delta has to offer. The main living and dining areas are under thatch, but the boma offers the chance for a dinner underneath the stars, while the plunge pool is the perfect place to relax.

Activities at Mombo Camp include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4s. Lion sightings are frequent, and guests at Mombo Camp can also expect to see Leopard, Wild Dog, Spotted Hyena, large herds of Buffalo, Elephant, White Rhino, Southern Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest and Burchell's Zebra.


Duba Plains

Duba Plains Camp lies in the most remote reaches of the Okavango Delta in an area renowned for the endless conflict between herds of Buffalo and the prides of Lions that prey on them. It is a small, intimate camp surrounded by expanses of seasonally flooded plains and shaded by tall Ebony, Sycamore, Fig and Mangosteen trees.

Accommodation at Duba Plains Camp consists of roomy tents with en-suite bathrooms and verandas offering panoramic vistas of the Okavango Delta floodplains. The thatched lounge, dining and bar areas are raised along with the pool on wooden platforms to better appreciate the breath-taking views.

Duba Plains Camp offers a variety of activities including day and night game drives and leisurely nature walks. Boat cruises may be offered depending on the seasonal water levels in the Duba area.


Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp is a small, intimate lodge 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, affording Tubu Tree Camp the most diverse game viewing within the concession.

Tubu Tree Camp is built in traditional style with en-suite tents on raised wooden platforms, each with picturesque vistas of the floodplains from a private front deck. The main dining room, lounge and pool are also on raised platforms and have panoramic views of the plains game. The outdoor bar area lies under the canopy of a large Marula tree.

Throughout the year day and night game drives in open 4x4 vehicles are offered. There are also two platform hides in the concession, giving guests the chance to see game up-close. When water levels allow, a wide range of water activities from boating and fishing to mokoro (dug-out canoe) trips are available.


Kwetsani

Kwetsani Camp is located on an elongated island in the remote Jao Concession in the northwestern Okavango Delta. The island is heavily wooded with Palm, Mangosteen and Fig trees, and the camp has access to the vast open floodplains and some of the most stunning vistas of the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation at Kwetsani Camp is in furnished en-suite 'tree-house' chalets. The dining room, lounge and drinks area have been constructed under a large, cool thatched roof and offer incredible vistas of the surrounding floodplains and great views of the wildlife, which abounds there. Guests can also enjoy the wildlife from the communal pool.

Kwetsani Camp offers excellent land and water activities dependent on the annual flood levels of the Okavango Delta. Game drives, as well as wildlife viewing by mokoro (dug-out canoe) are on offer. There are also two game viewing hides in the concession.


Khwai River Lodge

Khwai River Lodge is a well established safari camp on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve within the game rich community concession of Khwai.

Each of the fully serviced en-suite units comes complete with a comfortable four-poster bed and private viewing deck that offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.

The lodge also has an elevated deck for game viewing, and a high-powered telescope enables guests to view wildlife further out on the floodplains. The Boma (place of eating) offers sumptuous dinners and evening performances inspired by local tribal culture.

Activities include day and night 4x4 drives, bird watching, stargazing and a Khwai village visit. Spa treatments are also available on request.


Xakanaxa Camp

Xakanaxa Camp lies on the banks of the Khwai River in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This exclusive lodge is one of Botswana’s very first safari camps and has an authentic African bush camp character. Its prime location in the Moremi Game Reserve ensures that it is one of the few camps able to provide guests with a year-round water and land safari experience.

The lodge provides fully serviced en-suite accommodation, and guest facilities include a sundeck with adjoining thatched lounge, a library, a plunge pool, and a fire deck, all nestled below a magnificent stand of trees. From the open deck and dining areas guests can enjoy sublime sunsets and incredible stargazing. Xakanaxa Camp prides itself on its environmentally friendly approach to tourism, and the lodge is at the forefront of a project to rid local waterways of the invasive Salvinia Molesta (kariba weed) plant.

Activities on offer at Xakanaxa Camp include 4x4 game drives and water-based excursions by mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) or powerboat.


Sango Safari Camp

Sango Safari Camp is nestled in the shade of the trees overlooking the Khwai River on the outskirts of the traditional village of Khwai. The camp offers guests the perfect base from which to explore the wildlife and culture of Botswana’s vibrant landscape.

Accommodating guests in en-suite "meru" style tents, Sango Safari Camp captures the  atmosphere of rustic safari camps of old, with handcrafted furnishings and classic styling.

Activities include walking and mokoro (dug-out canoe) excursions, and guests will have the chance to learn first-hand about the unique lifestyle and experiences that come from living and growing up in one of the most wildlife rich areas of Botswana.


Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena – "Teeth of the Crocodile" – is a small, comfortable safari camp overlooking the scenic Boteti River, and is ideally located for safaris into the three ecologically pristine wildlife sanctuaries of the Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Saltpans and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Accommodation at this small camp comprises comfortable en-suite tent units. The focus is on style, attention to detail and personal service, rather than opulent luxury. The whole camp is designed to take full advantage of the most incredible view in Botswana, and guests can relax in a natural rock plunge pool and viewing tents, which overlook the river and the wildlife in the National Park.

Activities include scenic flights over the saltpans, star gazing with a portable telescope, cultural experiences, nature walks with local Bushmen, and mobile camping in the reserves. The camp also has access to a floating wildlife hide within walking distance of camp offering further game-viewing opportunities.


Nxai Pan Camp

Nxai Pan Camp is nestled amongst clusters of Acacia trees overlooking open grasslands on the Western edge of the fossil-rich saltpan from which the camp takes its name. The delicate ecology and pristine state of the region makes visiting Nxai Pan an incredible and often moving experience.

The camp accommodates guests in comfortable en-suite thatched units, and has been constructed with Botswana’s delicate ecology in mind. The camp uses 100% solar electricity, and wastewater is processed in a state-of-the-art treatment plant and returned to the sands from where it came. Excellent game viewing is possible from guest rooms as the water hole in front of the camp attracts a multitude of mammal species.

Activities offered at Nxai Pan include game drives, day trips to the famous Baines’ Baobabs and Khama Khama Pan and star gazing, as well as nature walks with Bushman trackers.


Jack's Camp

Established in the 1960s under an Acacia tree on the edge of the vast and fragile Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana, Jack’s Camp is a luxury safari lodge situated in a striking location that truly reflects the savage beauty of a forgotten Africa.

Jack’s Camp was refurbished in 2003 in the traditional East African 1940's safari style.

Accommodation is in roomy and stylish en-suite canvas tents with luxuriant fittings and décor for ultimate comfort.

A safari to Jack's Camp is a complete desert experience. The guides at Jack's Camp team up with a small group of Zu’hoasi Bushmen to guide guests on morning walks and game drives. 4x4 quad bike trips across the Pans are also available.


Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari is nestled amongst the Acacias and Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park.

Accommodation at Camp Kalahari is in en-suite "meru" style tents decorated in the classic old safari style, replete with comfy beds, crunchy cotton sheets, and stripey African blankets. The camp has a large and comfortable thatched library, lounge and dining area where guests can relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of the enchanting area. Camp Kalahari is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers. It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure, and the camp accepts children of all ages making it a fantastic family safari destination.

Activities at Camp Kalahari include guided morning walks and game drives, with 4x4 quad bike trips across the Pans available during the dry season.


Grassland Safari Lodge

Grassland Safari Lodge is located on the western edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, 80km northeast of the town of Ghanzi.

Accommodation at Grassland is in comfortable, well-furnished en-suite chalets. The lodge has two beautiful main buildings that feature both an outdoor and indoor dining room. After a day’s activities, guests can take a soothing dip in the large swimming pool, or sit by the bricked fire pit to watch hundreds of animals come to feed at the nearby water pan.

Activities include visits to local bush tribes, day and night game drives, horse riding, and stargazing.


Tau Pan Camp

Tau Pan Camp is situated at the top of an ancient sand dune with astonishing and unusual views out over the flatness of desolate Tau Pan. It was the first camp to be built in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Accommodation is in comfortable en-suite thatched dwellings. The main building features a communal dining table, bar, lounge, viewing deck, fire pit, and plunge pool. Tau Pan Camp focuses on minimising ecological impact while maintaining comfort and the highest levels of personal service for guests. The camp uses 100% solar power for the generation of electricity, heating of water and pumping of water from deep under the Kalahari sands. Wastewater is treated in a state-of-the-art treatment plant and the fully treated water is returned to the sands from whence it came.

Activities offered at Tau Pan include game drives, day trips to the well-known Deception Valley, Sunday, Piper and Passarge Pans, star gazing, bush brunches on Tau Pan, and nature walks with Bushman trackers.