Botswana

Botswana

Botswana is a land-locked country located in Southern Africa and bordering on Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. The economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining and tourism. Botswana is famous for its wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have a very high concentration of game. The bulk of the Kalahari Desert falls within Botswana’s borders and Botswana is home to most of the world’s San (bushman) population.
Botswana is a very special place – it is one of the few pristine and unspoilt environments left in the world, and offers an unequalled opportunity to study Africa’s wildlife. From big game to a wide diversity of birdlife, insects, reptiles and plant life. From the national parks of Moremi and Chobe, favourites to visitors from all over the world, to the fascination of the Kalahari and the Makgadikgadi Pans, to the unique Okavango Delta with its thirteen thousand square kilometres of waterways, Botswana provides a heady mixture for the lover of the great outdoors. This page offers various kinds of accommodation for travellers, who want to experience the wild lands of Botswana.
We aim to cater for all kinds of travellers and if you can’t find it on this page, it doesn’t mean we can’t assist. Please email us with your requirements. Combinations of Chobe & Victoria Falls are very popular and easy for us to put together!

Game Reserves and Attractions
Okavango Delta – A unique geological formation where a delta is formed by a river (the Okavango) flowing into the Kalahari desert instead of the ocean. Part of the Delta is designated as Moremi National Park. The Okavango Delta is situated deep within the Kalahari Basin, and is often referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the Kalahari.

That the Okavango exists at all – deep within this thirstland – seems remarkable. Shaped like a fan, the Delta is fed by the Okavango River, the third largest in southern Africa. It has been steadily developed over the millennia by millions of tonnes of sand carried down the river from Angola. Swollen with floodwaters from the summer rains, the Okavango River travels from the Angolan highlands, crosses into Botswana at Mohembo in the Caprivi, then later spills over the vast, fan-shaped Delta. The timing of the floods is uncanny. Just as the waters from Botswana’s summer rains disappear (April, May), so the floodwaters begin their journey – 1300 kilometres of which is through Kalahari sands – revitalising a vast and remarkably diverse ecosystem of plant and animal life.

The water’s flow, distribution and drainage patterns are continually changing, principally due to tectonic activity underground. As an extension of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the Okavango is set within a geographically unstable area of faults, and regularly experiences land movements, tremors and minor quakes. By the time the water reaches Maun, at the Delta’s southern fringes, its volume is a fraction of what it was. As little as two to three percent of the water reaches the Thamalakane River in Maun, over 95 percent lost to evapo-transpiration.

But the flow doesn’t stop in Maun. It may continue east to the Boteti River, to fill Lake Xau or the Makgadikgadi Pans, or drain west to Lake River to fill Lake Ngami.

There are three main geographical areas:

  • the Panhandle
  • the Delta
  • dryland

The Panhandle begins at the Okavango’s northern reaches, at Mohembo, extending down for approximately 80 kilometres. Its corridor-like shape is contained within two parallel faults in the Earth’s crust. Here the river runs deep and wide and the swamps are perennially flooded. The dominant vegetation is vast papyrus beds and large stands of phoenix palms. The main tourist attractions of the Panhandle are fishing, birding and visiting the colourful villages that line its western fringes.

At Seronga, the fan-shaped Delta emerges, and the waters spill over the Delta, rejuvenating the landscape and creating stunning mosaics of channels, lagoons, ox-bow lakes, flooded grasslands and thousands upon thousands of islands of an endless variety of shapes and sizes. Many of the smaller islands are grandiose termitaria built by fungus-growing termites, one of 400 termite species in Africa, whose fantastic structures are a source of refuge and food for many animals.

The Delta region of the Okavango can vary in size from 15 000 square kilometres during drier periods to a staggering 22 000 square kilometres during wetter periods. At the Delta’s lower reaches, the perennial swamps give way to seasonal swamps and flooded grasslands. To the southeast the third vegetation region becomes evident, as it changes to true dryland. There are three major land masses here: the Matsebi Ridge, Chief’s Island and the Moremi tongue. Here the vegetation is predominantly mophane, acacia and scrub bush and the land is dotted with pans. It is to this region that large numbers of mammals retreat during the dry winter months.

Major tourist attractions in the Delta and the dryland areas are game viewing, birding and boating, often in the traditional mokoro. The diversity and numbers of animals and birds can be staggering. A recent overview of the Okavango records 122 species of mammals, 71 species of fish, 444 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles and 1300 species of flowering plants. A successful rhino reintroduction programme in the Okavango now puts the population of White Rhino at approximately 35, and Black Rhino at 4.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve – The Central Kalahari game Reserve (CKGR) is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, and the second largest wildlife reserve in the world, encompassing 52 800 sq kms. During and shortly after good summer rains, the flat grasslands of the reserve’s northern reaches teem with wildlife, which gather at the best grazing areas. These include large herds of springbok and gemsbok, as well as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland and giraffe. CKGR is unique in that it was originally established (in 1961) with the intention of serving as a place of sanctuary for the San, in the heart of the Kalahari (and Botswana), where they could live their traditional hunter/ gatherer way of life, without intrusion, or influence, from the outside world.
Chobe National Park and Linyanti Reserve – Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11 7 00 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuté and Linyanti. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.
The Chobe River rises in the northern Angolan highlands, travels enormous distances before it reaches Botswana at Ngoma. Like the Okavango and Zambezi rivers, the Chobe’s course is affected by fault lines that are extensions of the Great Rift Valley. These three mighty rivers carry more water than all other rivers in Southern Africa. A great place to see wildlife, and a good point from which to move on to Victoria Falls.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – History was made when Botswana and a newly liberated, democratic South Africa signed in 1999 a treaty to form the first trans frontier peace park in Africa. This immense wilderness (37 000 sq kms) is now shared by both countries as a protected area, and is jointly managed. The entire park is completely unfenced, allowing for wildlife to move freely along the ancient migration routes so necessary for their survival in the desert. KTP’s very beautiful terrain comprises fossil river valleys dotted with dwarfed trees and bushes, grasslands and different coloured sand dunes. Wildlife is abundant, and the animals are attracted to waterholes along the otherwise dry riverbed. Several species of antelope, including the ubiquitous springbok and gemsbok, hartebeest, and eland can be seen, as well as the famous black-maned Kalahari lion, jackal, brown hyena, and wild cats.
Nxai Pan National Park – part of the great Makgadikgadi complex, Nxai Pan National Park covers an area of 2 100 sq kms, and comprises several larger pans – Nxai Pan, Kgama-Kgama Pan and Kudiakam Pan, which were once ancient salt lakes. These larger pans are now grassed, and are scattered with islands of acacia trees, and smaller pans that fill with water during the rainy season – thus providing rich resources for wildlife. Wildlife viewing is seasonal, and dependent on if and when the rains come, and when animals migrate. There are several artificial watering points. If the rains have been good, December to April is the best time to visit.
Common species to be sighted are zebra, wildebeest, springbok, impala, gemsbok, hartebeest, giraffe, lion, cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, bateared fox, and sometimes elephant and buffalo. The park is one of the more accessible areas of the Makgadikgadi, a mere 50 kms from the Nata-Maun Road.
Northern Tuli Game Reserve – a unique corner of Africa where nature & culture combine in spectacular wildlife, stunning scenery and fascinating history. Spectacular landscapes, rich and varied wildlife, and a host of historical, cultural and natural history attractions define this unique and very striking corner of north eastern Botswana. Straddling the Shashe, Motloutse and Limpopo Rivers, which serve as natural boundaries with Zimbabwe and South Africa, the Northern Tuli Game Reserve (NTGR) comprises 71,000 hectares of remarkably diverse habitat, including mophane bushland, riverine woodland, and marshland, punctuated by towering sandstone cliffs, basalt formations and unusually shaped kopjes – making for truly breath-taking scenery. One of the largest privately owned game reserves in Southern Africa and incorporating three major private concessions (Tuli Safari Lodge, Nitani Private Game Reserve, and Mashatu Game Reserve), the NTGR is home to 48 species of mammals and over 350 species of birds, with an estimated 20 000 animals residing in the reserve

Camp Kalahari

Camp Kalahari

Is nestled amongst the acacias and Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park, you will find Camp Kalahari. It is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers, and is the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way. It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure. It has a large and comfortable thatched library, lounge and dining area; here Guests can relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this enchanting area.
The camp has ten Meru tents: Seven twin tents, two double tents and one family unit comprising two twin tents with an inter-leading bathroom. All tents have en suite outdoor bathrooms, flush loos and the hottest wettest showers in the Kalahari. The tent interiors are classic old safari style, replete with comfy beds, crunchy cotton sheets, stripy African blankets and hot water bottles in winter. Camp Kalahari’s chef is a talented chap, noted for his tasty soups and particularly for his “Pilli-Pilli Ho-Ho,” a lethal concoction of chillies marinated in sherry and gin. Smeared over one’s breakfast eggs, it’s just the thing to sharpen sleepdulled wits in preparation for whatever adventures await!
Get dressed up in dark glasses and Lawrence of Arabia headgear and race out on to the pan on quad bikes. Fat tyres skim over the surfaces where heavier vehicles would sink. The fact that you can travel across the pans at great speed and still arrive nowhere only underlines the pans immensity. There is nothing out here. Absolutely nothing.
The Guides at Camp Kalahari team up with a small group of Zu’hoasi Bushmen to guide our Guests on a morning’s walk, offering a window into the past, The Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using their vast and ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills.

Camp Okuti

Camp Okuti

This delightful camp lies alongside the Maunachira River which flows through Xakanaxa Lagoon within the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve . Offering a welcome touch of comfort, Okuti has recently been rebuilt amidst the wilderness of one of Botswana’s prime game viewing regions.
Okuti comprises five twin-bedded units, each with en-suite bathrooms, shower and bath, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. An additional two family units consist of two rooms which share spacious bathroom facilities – ideal for families in this child-friendly lodge. The spacious curved “tents” are located on raised teak decks, and each feature a balcony with a river views, and an outside – and completely private – bath for the chance to luxuriate under Botswana’s azure skies.
Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Moremi Game Reserve, guests can experience unhindered views in specially-designed safari vehicles. Moremi Game Reserve is rich in wildlife, and its consistent year-round game viewing makes it ideal for the first time visitors to Botswana. Guests can also explore the Okavango Delta waterways by motorboat, and the areas open lagoons and winding channels make it a birder’s paradise, complete with herons and storks in the breeding season.

Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Botswana’s Chobe Chilwero Lodge is one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you’ll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Africa has to offer. You will enjoy creature comforts – elegantly appointed accommodations, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Accommodation is in 15 stone & thatched bungalows, with a private terrace/balcony. All rooms have mosquito nets, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. There is a swimming pool, activities include game drives in Chobe national park, Boat cruises and fishing on the Chobe river.

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a family owned and managed property offering a secluded and personalised destination situated Impalila Island, Eastern Caprivi, Namibia (Opposite Kasane and the Chobe National Park) in the heart of the Chobe River experience. Set underneath a riverine forest, the Lodge offers a beautiful, quiet getaway for those families and groups wanting all that the Chobe region has to offer in an intimate and peaceful environment. From our luxury rooms, to the outstanding levels of service and the stunning cuisine, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge really can offer the ultimate Chobe River experience.
Accommodation is in 8 mini meru tents with en-suite facilities, there is a central bar and open air dining area, as well as a swimming pool. Activities offered are: game viewing by tender boat, excellent bird watching opportunities (with many endemic species in the area). Guided walks on Impalila Island on the Caprivi flood plain. Superb fishing all year around especially for the feisty tiger fish. Game drive into the nearby Chobe national park.

Ichobezi House Boat

Ichobezi Houseboat

The Ichobezi Safariboat allows guests to experience a river safari unlike any other. Family owned and managed, these Safariboats cruise the Chobe River and offer clients the opportunity to stay on board and use the boat as a floating lodge within the Chobe National Park. Guests can make use of all the activities available, or simply relax and enjoy the constantly changing scenery that cruising on the Chobe River provides. A staff complement of five means attention to detail is guaranteed and the meals on board are superb. A stay on the Ichobezi Safariboat really does mean that you can cruise into an African adventure.
Accommodation is in 4 luxury cabins. All en-suite with large picture windows opening onto the river. General Facilities Lounge, bar, open-air dining area, sun deck and plunge pool. Activities include bird watching, Tiger fishing and game viewing by boat.

Kanana Camp – Okavango Delta

Kanana Camp

Kanana is a hidden jewel set on the Xudum River in the southwest Okavango. The area encompasses a necklace of islands dotted with palms, figs, ebony and knobthorn, and is home to a myriad of birds, plants and animals. The area is an excellent walking and mokoro area. By game viewing on foot and by mokoro, you do not have the noise of the vehicle and therefore will experience the bush in its true form. At Kanana Camp guests are accommodated in eight spacious, twin-bedded safari ‘Meru’ style tents, set on raised teak decks, offering breathtaking views across the waterways.Khwai Tented CampKhwai Tented Camp
Khwai is a private community run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve along the river Khwai. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. The river is the sole source of water for miles around attracting wildlife from afar. As this is community run all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people and local projects through the Khwai Community Trust. The camp is on an exclusive site on the banks of the Khwai River within the community area. This being a community concession, it allows you to conduct night drives as well as walking activities, which are not permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserves, as well as the usual game drives. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day.

Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai Tented Camp

Khwai is a private community run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve along the river Khwai. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. The river is the sole source of water for miles around attracting wildlife from afar. As this is community run all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people and local projects through the Khwai Community Trust. The camp is on an exclusive site on the banks of the Khwai River within the community area. This being a community concession, it allows you to conduct night drives as well as walking activities, which are not permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserves, as well as the usual game drives. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day.

Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp

Linyanti Bush Camp is a small, intimate 12 bedded tented camp with en-suite facilities on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The camp is limited to small exclusive groups who seek a personalized experience in a private concession away from the main tourist’s routes. Activities from the camp consist of game drives, walking, spot lighting and hides. This safari camps provides the perfect atmosphere for an authentic and wild safari experience.
The area is best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, and a number of the plains game can be enjoyed at Linyanti. The rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile can be found in the surrounding marshes. The Linyanti Swamps are one of the most attractive areas in the park as it is the only source of water in the dry months where a lot of the wildlife moves to, boasting a great diversity of game and a restful atmosphere. The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favored wild safari destination and one of the best sought after areas in Northern Botswana. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its enormous herds of elephants which move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive.

Linyanti Ebony Camp

Linyanti Ebony Camp

Built on raised decking overlooking the Linyanti Marsh, this new 8-bedded intimate tented camp offers you stunning views of the Linyanti River. Game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, walking excursions with an armed professional guide, boating and fishing in the recently replenished water-filled lagoons, and mokoro excursions are all on offer to provide you the opportunity to enjoy this unique riverscape.
The camp’s well-appointed accommodation includes 3 twin bedded tents and 1 luxury family room. A private dining and lounge area with a splash pool makes the camp a perfect choice for family experiences or small groups requiring exclusive use of a camp. It also offers accommodation for tour leaders and private guides on escorted safaris.
Linyanti Ebony can be booked exclusively with a minimum of 6 people and is open all year round.

Migration Tented Camp – Nxai Pan

Migration Tented Camp

The Pans of Makgadikgadi and Nxai were once the centre of a great lake that have been dry for at least two thousand years, and is today thought to be the largest saltpans in the world The Nxai Pan National Park is over 2,100 square kilometers. It is situated 130km South East of the Okavango Delta, and consists of the Makgadikgadi system of pans which once formed the largest inland lake in Africa dating back over 50 000 years. Today Nxai pan is a flat grass covered pan dotted with islands of clustered Acacia Tortilis trees and Mopane woodland in the North, where an amazing array of wildlife can be found. This part of Africa displays an incredible spectacle of the Zebra Migration that return to the desert at the onset of the rains. Thousands of Zebra can be seen following each other mixing with hundreds of Gemsbok Antelope (Oryx) and Springbok. Accommodation is in 5 luxury tents, with bucket style showers and flushing toilets.

Moremi Crossing

Moremi Crossing

Is a new 16 tented camp built on a palm fringed island surrounded by the Moremi’s game rich seasonal flood plains and over looking Chief’s Island. Accommodation consists of 16 en-suite and spacious tents on raised decks, each with their own verandah, there are both family tents & a honey moon tent. This is a 100% eco-friendly development featuring the latest in solar and waste disposal technology!

Muchenji Lodge

Muchenje Lodge

Offers unparalleled safari experiences for both discerning clientele and newcomers to the bush alike. Owner run and managed, attention to detail is paramount with nothing being too much trouble at Muchenje. Situated on the western side of Chobe National park, Muchenje is the only lodge in this area, offering unique, prolific game experiences. Only forty minutes drive from Kasane and just two hours from Victoria Falls and Livingstone. 11 en-suite lodges overlooking the Chobe river and has un-paralleled views across the flood plains.

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Situated in northern Botswana, within the Chobe Forest Reserve, Ngoma Safari Lodge borders the western edge of Chobe National Park (a region renowned for its outstanding wildlife, in particular the famous Chobe Elephants, and home to more than 75 mammal and 450 bird species). It is 55km from the nearest town, Kasane and 135km from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
This privileged location commands awe-inspiring views onto the Caprivi Floodplain and the Chobe River, the lifeblood of the area. The lodge’s central area includes a well-appointed sitting room, dining room, bar area and a plunge pool with a striking water feature. Each of the lodge’s 8 river-facing suites offers quiet refuge in a luxurious setting with an emphasis on space and comfort, and comes complete with bath, indoor and outdoor showers plus a private outdoor living area.
As Ngoma Safari Lodge is situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve, both walking and night drives are permitted. Activities include game walks on the concession (escorted by an armed Professional Guide), a full day game safari comprising a drive in the Chobe National Park, a cruise on the Chobe River and a sumptuous lunch, day or night game drives, birding and visits to a local community village and school.
Ngoma Safari Lodge, a joint community and privately funded project developed with the Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust (CECT), is committed to making a sustainable difference to the local communities and their environment. Through its socially responsible programs, the lodge enriches the lives of those living within this community.

Planet Baobab

Planet Baobab

Is an accessibly priced and family friendly adventure safari into the magnificent Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Pans. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency was filmed in Gweta – Meet the No.1 meerkats and experience something of Botswana’s culture at the baobab capital of the world! Planet Baobab is where your Kalahari desert adventure begins.
Accommodation is in a traditionally styled Kalanga village shaded by enormous and ancient baobab trees.
Consisting of 8 Twin Bakalanga Huts (sleep 2), with en-suite bathrooms. 7 Baobab Huts (sleep 2), with en-suite bathrooms. 3 Family Bakalanga Huts (sleep 4), with en-suite bathrooms. Planet Baobab has the largest, coolest and most welcoming swimming pool in the Kalahari! The Lonely Planet guide book rated the bar and restaurant as “superbly funky”!
Activities include : getting up close and personal with the Mma Ramotswe’s Meerkats. Tour the local village and learn about Batswana culture. Eat traditional Batswana food. See a Traditional Healer. Visit a local cattle post and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Visit Nxai Xini Pan to seek out ancient stone tools and fossils. A visit to Green’s Baobab. It was under this remarkable tree that traders, missionaries and explorers such as David Livingstone (his trademark cross is carved into the tree) used to camp when crossing this part of the country. • Do the baobab bushwalk and learn all about the largest succulents on earth! Quad bike in the desert in the dry winter months.

Pom Pom Camp – Okavango Delta

Pom Pom Camp

The camp is situated on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and true Okavango wilderness experience. Accommodation consists of nine luxury safari tents in true traditional safari style, all with full en-suite semi open ablution facilities. Eight en-suite safari tents with overlooking views of the PomPom lagoon. The tents are uniquely positioned under the shade of the surrounding trees. One family safari tent that can accommodate four with en-suite facilities and close proximity to the main lodge.

Saile Tented Camp – Chobe Enclave

Saile Tented Camp

Saile Tented Camp is in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. This is an intimate camp with 4 spacious Meru – style tents, each of which has en-suite bathroom facilities and bucket showers. The camp is situated on the sands above the ancient river bed of the Linyanti, with the charm of the old romance of Africa.
Activities consist of game drives, walking and spot lighting. This safari camp provides the perfect atmosphere for an authentic and wild safari experience. The area is best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, and a number of the plains game can be enjoyed at Linyanti. The Linyanti Swamps are one of the most attractive areas in the park as it is the only source of water in the dry months where a lot of the wildlife moves to, boasting a great diversity of game and a restful atmosphere. The area’s relative remoteness makes it a favoured wild safari destination and one of the most sought after areas in Northern Botswana. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its enormous herds of elephants which move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive. You will enjoy spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, beds and private en-suite bathrooms in this remote wilderness area. This camp is furnished with bucket showers under the stars. Your toilet is also en-suite and is a flush toilet for your convenience.

Sandibe Safari Camp – Okavango Delta

Is set on a permanent channel of the magnificent Okavango Delta, adjacent to the game-rich Moremi Wildlife Reserve on a 270 square kilometre private concession. The beautiful thatched camp nestles between permanent water and grass-swept plains and was built with a commitment to “treading lightly on the earth”. The result is organic architecture that blends seamlessly with one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Africa. Sandibe is surrounded by an abundant array of wildlife and throughout the year, guests are enchanted by the changing moods of the Delta.
Shinde Camp is nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde lagoon, teeming with animal and birdlife. The main camp’s unique tree house made of a multi-tiered raised dining/lounge area under canvas, set amongst the shade of ebony and mangosteen, complements the atmosphere of this original safari camp.
The camp comprises of eight twin bedded classic safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent, strategically positioned, offers splendid views, whether across the Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands. Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request.
There is a large diverse range of activities, having the ideal location affording both water and land activities throughout the year. Powerboats or mekoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Delta.

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp

Shinde Camp is nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde lagoon, teeming with animal and birdlife. The main camp’s unique tree house made of a multi-tiered raised dining/lounge area under canvas, set amongst the shade of ebony and mangosteen, complements the atmosphere of this original safari camp.
The camp comprises of eight twin bedded classic safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and flush toilet. Every possible comfort has been catered for – from generated electricity and a private viewing deck through to a handy flashlight! Each tent, strategically positioned, offers splendid views, whether across the Delta’s mysterious waterways or open grasslands. Accommodation is generally twin share on comfortable three quarter beds, however double accommodation is available on request.
There is a large diverse range of activities, having the ideal location affording both water and land activities throughout the year. Powerboats or mekoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Delta.

Stanley’s Camp

Stanleys Camp

This intimate camp is gathered around a large sitting and dining area which affords magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. From the swimming pool, watch giraffe and other plains game march across the savannah. You might even catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs stalking the plains. This is one of the best places in the world for seeing buffalo in large numbers, with herds often exceeding 2,000.
Each canvas tent at Sanctuary Stanley’s is individually designed, but all have a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers and colonialists of the 19th century. The tents are furnished with African antiques, carved wooden beds, woven reed mats, high quality bed linen and traditional ceiling fans. Large wooden decks provide private areas for guests to relax in hammocks or enjoy cocktails before dinner in the spectacular dining mess.

Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19kms from Maun and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The rambling lodge has an idyllic setting and is committed to service excellence. Their 10 freestanding luxury stone and thatch en suite chalets are nestled in the shade of the riverine trees. Twin and doubles are available.
The spacious chalet interiors have a feature stonewall with an en-suite bathroom consisting of a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Rooms are well ventilated with a unique “skylight type” wall. Each chalet has a private patio with a river view. The Thamalakane lodge restaurant is a magnificent rambling thatch and wood structure with views of the Thamalakane River. This lodge feature is open to the public and has become renowned for its high standard of cuisine and service. The restaurant setting is idyllic with superb sunset views to be experienced over the River. Thamalakane Restaurant has a good wine list and a superb menu. It is fast being recognized as the best dining experience in Maun. Other facilities include a pool and conference facilities. The generous camping area has electrified sites and a modern ablution building. We can also arrange your tours safaris and scenic flights. Birding opportunities abound at the lodge, with the option of a Mokoro trip on the Thamalakane River taken from the lodge. The lodge offers day trip excursions into the Delta and the Moremi.

Xakanaxa Camp

Big game, big birds, big water – Xakanaxa Camp is one of the pioneer safari camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Its prime location on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve ensures that it is one of the only safari camps which can provide guests with an authentic year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. As the custodians of one of Botswana’s very first safari camps the owners of Xakanaxa Camp (pronounced Ka-ka-na-ka) have gone to extraordinary lengths to preserve its original African bush camp character whilst providing guests with every comfort.
The stylish main buildings extend into the Khwai River and are set on raised platforms to maximize the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands. Constructed of local timber, reed and thatch they comprise of an elegant lounge containing a small but comprehensive library, dining room, expansive sundeck, plunge pool and sala with day bed as well as a fire-deck set under giant Jackalberry trees. The reception lounge boasts a curio shop and facilities are provided for charging videos, cameras and batteries. The camp operates on generator power but at night all lighting is supplied by gas and paraffin lanterns, giving the camp an authentic African ambience.

Zambezi Queen

The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it’s a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African. There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa’s raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent.
It is on this great expanse of untamed water an adventure unlike any other awaits. Why join the crowds on land-based game drives when you can experience the thrill of it all from your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter boat? The Zambezi Queen operates in 5-star opulence, and is all about pampering, indulgence, and superior comfort.
Whether you are dining on our third level restaurant watching the animals gather at the water at dusk, game viewing from one of our private boats, or attempting to land your first tiger fish, our professional team will be on hand to meet your every need. The top deck is air-conditioned and consists of the dining room, the lounge, a bar and a sunbathing area complete with private pool. Also to be found in the living area is a library of books, numerous games and a telescope for studying the stars at night.
The first and second levels of the boat incorporate 14 cabins – all of which have their own private balconies and have been tastefully furnished with either a double or two single beds. Of the 14 suites, 4 are master suites, some with their own private outdoor areas. These master suites are all larger than the 10 standard suites. Because of the limitations regarding power, none of the suites have been fitted with air conditioning units. However, each private space has been designed with the African summer in mind, and clever use of shutters situated on the outer edge of the deck and fans ensures a cool experience even during times of the year when external temperatures soar. Uniquely, the entire boat including the top deck, living and dining area, has mosquito screening. There are a total of 14 suites, of which 4 are master suites. Activities include fishing, bird watching, game activities by boat.

Tour CodeDates
MB8A/LD805 – 17 August 2014
MB9/LD9 02 – 14 September 2014
MB9A/LD909 – 21 September 2014
MB10/LD1030 Sept – 12 October 2014
MB10A/LS1007 – 19 October 2014
MB11/LD1104 – 16 November 2014