Botswana Camps – Page 3

Pelo Camp

Okavango

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The word Pelo means ‘heart’ – a fitting name as, from the air, the island on which Pelo Camp is situated is heart-shaped. It is also found pretty much as deep into the heart of the Okavango Delta as it is possible to be. Scheduled to open on 15 July 2013, the camp is completely eco-friendly with no permanent structures… More »

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Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

Okavango

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Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, this low environmental impact camp has been built using commercially grown wood and recycled tin cans. There is a communal swimming pool, and the wide wooden deck that surrounds the main dining and sitting room is the ideal place to relax while observing the varied wildlife present here. See prowling lions looking for prey at the edge of the lagoon that the camp overlooks, or watch one of the many elephants who live in the area. The five suites at Sanctuary Baines’ are opulent and luxurious, with ensuite facilities and four-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting. Traditional safari ceiling fans create a cooling breeze at even the hottest times of the year. Should you wish, your bed can be wheeled out onto the private wooden deck for a night under the stars, overlooking the shimmering waters of the Boro River where hippo can often be spotted… More »

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Okavango

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is a luxury camp situated on Chief’s Island in the exclusive Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. This area is considered to have the finest game viewing in Southern Africa including the Big Five. Guest accommodation is comprised of 12 secluded, permanent luxury bush pavilions. The main deck area is split-level and offers expansive views over the floodplain while the lower level of the deck houses an exquisite swimming pool… More »

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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Chobe

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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero borders Chobe National Park. The lodge is situated above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and flood plains as far as Namibia. Accommodation is in 15 air-conditioned cottages and the main public area includes a lounge and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. Chobe Chilwero also boasts the first full service spa on the Botswana Safari circuit… More »

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Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Okavango

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Set in an amphitheatre of ebony trees on the southern tip of Chief’s Island, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp sits amidst 260,000 acres of untamed African bush. Bordering the southern section of the famous Moremi Game Reserve, Stanley’s is a small luxury camp consisting of eight classic styled safari tents, each featuring en-suite facilities and a private balcony. The main building offers expansive views over the surrounding floodplains… More »

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Savute Elephant Camp by Orient-Express

Savute

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As it name suggests, Savute Elephant Camp is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains. Savute Elephant Camp offers an oasis type setting in complete luxury. All luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy… More »

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Savuti Camp

Savuti

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Savuti Camp is located on the Savute Channel, which for many years was dry, wide-open ribbon of grassland snaking through the adjoining woodland. In 2008, the waters returned, and Savuti Camp now has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake. The site of the camp is about 17 kilometres ‘downstream’ from the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the Channel… More »

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Seba Camp

Okavango

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Seba Camp, set in an ancient riverine forest, offers secluded accommodation overlooking a perennial lagoon. It has five well-appointed and spacious elevated tents, each with en-suite bathroom and private deck. Seba is family-friendly, complete with family villa with two interleading en-suite bedrooms, a built-in ‘tree-house’ and a kids’ swimming pool and sandpit. The dining area is set on a raised saligna deck with spectacular views. The minimum age for children is six years of age… More »

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Selinda Camp

Linyanti

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Selinda Camp is located in the 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana along the eastern banks of the Selinda Spillway, near the confluence of the Linyanti, Savute and Kwando Rivers. At the peak of dry season, this concession boasts elephants by the thousands and regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African wild dogs. Set under an impressive thatch structure, Selinda’s décor is centered on the four elements of air, water, fire and earth with art by Keith Joubert. The camp’s has nine tented rooms are cooled by thatch, and expansive with large en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs. It is a very careful blend of humble bush camp with some extra bells ‘n’ whistles, making for a home away from home atmosphere. This careful mix makes Selinda Camp a popular favorite… More »

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Selinda Canoe Safari

Selinda Spilway

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Weaving through the landscape of Botswana’s northern sector is not only the famous Okavango River, but also an equally vital but lesser known lifeline, called the Selinda Spillway. Banished to obscurity by decades of dry, the Spillway came back to life during the high rains of 2009. Since then, its beauty has been renewed after three decades, enabling adventurers like those of us at Great Plains Conservation, the rare opportunity of canoeing its waters. Since 2009, the Selinda Canoe Trail has been the consummate favorite among those seeking a first in pristine wilderness… More »

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